August 11, 2009: Global Action Day for Honduras

To the sisters and brothers of all the regions of Via Campesina
To the sisters and brothers of all social movements
To all the people of the world

Since the military coup–after more than 38 days of untiring efforts by thousands of farmers, women, indigenous people, teachers, students, unionists, and ordinary citizens of the cities and the countryside to revert it and to recover democracy and dignity–the repression by the coup participants has not notched the fighting spirit of the heroic Honduran people. This struggle has now entered a crucial phase as the farmers movement and the National Front of Resistance Against the Coup d’Etat have summoned the social, union and democratic movements to a National March that begins on the 5 of August and will culminate on the 11 of August in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.

In support of this National March and our sister and brother farmers and all the Honduran people, Via Campesina calls you to participate in a “Global Day of Action for Honduras”, which will take place on the 11 of August of this year.  We seek to support strong solidarity efforts in carrying out political and cultural mobilization, concrete actions, and political pressure and lobbying, as well as any and all possible activities that help advance the Honduran popular resistance in defeating this military coup.
We ask you to inform us about your plans of action and work for the “Day of Global Action for Honduras” as soon as possible.


Write to Via Campesina Honduras:

Henry Saragih
International Coordinator of Via Campesina