A group of at least 100 soldiers surrounded the residence of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya early Sunday morning, hauled him out of bed, took him to an air force base and put him on a plane for Costa Rica.
I was shocked to learn of the coup in Honduras, the army have deposed the President. The people of Honduras should be free to elect a president not to have to endure rule by a military junta....however disguised.
I am calling on all members of the Green Party to protest. Environmental destruction flows from the ability of a minority to enclose resources and devastate nature for short term gain. A return to the rule by an elite who want the freedom to steal the resources from the indigenous is likely in Honduras, the network of indigenous put out statement showing their concern that the president would be ousted
Brazil, Costa Rica and Venezuela are leading the protest and the people have taken to the streets to mobilise against military rule.
Greens need to be at the forefront of protest.
Eve Gollinger has minute by minute reports, her information on a fake resignation letter from the President shows that this was a carefully prepared coup, similar to the one that briefly removed Hugo Chavez in 2002.
There is also a good article from Green Left Weekly here.