EMERGENCY PROTEST FOR HONDURAS AT THE US EMBASSY!
Campaign News | Tuesday, 27 October 2009
End all US economic, political and military support to the dictatorship in Honduras now!
Defend human rights in Honduras!
No election without the restitution of Zelaya!
Wednesday November 4, 5.30-7.30pm
US Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 1A.
In a statement, Mr Zelaya urged Western Hemisphere countries to step up economic sanctions "against the de facto regime".
The BBC reports the words of the legitimate President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya (October 17)
"Once again we call on the international community to remain steadfast and not to recognize the de facto regime.. The United States should apply direct sanctions against the perpetrators of the coup..We are not asking for sanctions against a nation, but to isolate the perpetrators of the coup."
Exiled Foreign Minister of Honduras, Patricia Rodas
ASK YOUR MP TO SIGN EDM IN SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT ZELAYA AND DEMOCRACY BEING RESTORED IN HONDURAS
Please take 10 seconds of your time to use this application to ask your MP to support EDM 2032 : PRESIDENT ZELAYA AND THE COUP IN HONDURAS:
"That this House welcomes the return of President Manuel Zelaya to Honduras on 21 September 2009 after being ousted in a military coup in June; notes that President Zelaya has since been taking refuge in the Brazilian Embassy and congratulates the Brazilian government for providing sanctuary to the elected Honduran President; is concerned by the response of the coup regime to President Zelaya's return, including repression, that has left a number of people dead and led to a clampdown on civil liberties that has seen hundreds arrested and the closure of independent media; welcomes the rapid condemnation of the coup regime by the UK Government and the EU; calls for the United States government to take stronger action by suspending all financial support to the coup regime; and demands the release of all those arbitrarily arrested, that laws restricting media freedoms are rescinded, and the immediate restitution of President Zelaya to office and restoration of full democracy in Honduras. "
This picket is part of the activities of the Emergency Committee Against the Coup in Honduras. The Committee involves Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign, Labour Friends of Venezuela, UNITE the Union, UNITE London & Eastern Regions, South East Region TUC, and other bodies of the British Labour movement and Latin American communities.
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