Honduras: urgent call for action

To the org
anizations of La Via Campesina and other organisations of the world.

Because of the situation in Honduras, which you will already be aware of: the coup d’etat  in the early hours of the morning of 28th June, we are once again calling on all Social Organizations in all countries, and especially on the members of Via Campesina, to coordinate in their countries to denounce, reject and condemn this coup.

The information we are receiving from Honduras, is that people are continuing to mobilize, and that many people, including leaders of CLOC/Via Campesina in that country are suffering persecution and orders have been issued for their capture. That is why we are calling for this mobilization. Mobilize at the embassies in every country and keep us informed of the mobilizations.

Saturday 4th July will be the day that President Zelaya will return to Honduras accompanied by a number of presidents, international institutions and social movements. Together with this delegation there will be a committee from LVC with representatives from Europe, North America, South America and Central America. At the same time we will be mobilizing in solidarity.

La Via Campesina International.

To contact la Via Campesina in Honduras: laviacampesina@cablecolor.hn
News updates: www.viacampesina.org

Below is a release from the front for resistance in Honduras, for more information/Organize to break the media siege


To the national and international community we communicate:
1- That we denounce the fact that in the early hours of the morning on 28^th June 2009 a brutal and inhumane military /coup/ was perpetrated against the legally constituted Government of Manuel Zelaya Rosales, President of the Republic of Honduras.

2- That it is not true that President Manuel Zelaya Rosales and his Cabinet have renounced their positions, and argument used by the National Congress to smear them, to make President Zelaya’s dismissal official and to install Roberto Micheletti Baín in his place.

3- That the Honduran people and the international community only recognize Manuel Zelaya Rosales as the current and only President of the Republic of Honduras.

4- That we have organized the Popular Resistance Front, permanently and at a national level, coordinating with all the municipalities in the country, to create active and peaceful resistance in order to restore constitutional order and respect for human rights.

5- That the perpetrators of the /coup /have created a climate of insecurity, menace, capture and terror, that threatens the lives of the Honduran people and of all of us men and women who have demonstrated in favour of participatory democracy.

6- We call for the solidarity of the national and international community to re-establish constitutional rights and the sovereignty of the Honduran people.

7- That we should reject with dignity and esteem the siege of rumours and lies with which powerful groups and the perpetrators of the /coup /are trying to paralyze the popular will for democracy.

8- We call on the entire population to remain alert and to peacefully occupy all the public spaces available to us, including the area around the Presidential Palace in Tegucigalpa, symbol of legally constituted democracy.

Tegucigalpa, 28th June 2009
Popular Resistance Front