29 Sep 2009

The Coup in Honduras: Repression, Resistance and the Struggle for Democracy

Public Talk: The Coup in Honduras: Repression, Resistance and the Struggle for Democracy (Monday October 12th/London)

Alborada presents a public talk:

The Coup in Honduras: Repression, Resistance and the Struggle for Democracy.

On 21 September the democratically elected President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, returned to the country following his forced expulsion by a military coup in June.

The Honduras dictatorship responded by barricading President Zelaya in the Brazilian Embassy, cutting off water, electricity and telephone lines to the building and unleashing a wave of repression against peaceful protestors who had gathered to welcome back their elected President.

Come and hear about the latest developments in Honduras, what the role of the US government has been and what this means for US/Latin America relations under Obama, and what we in Britain can do to help Honduras’ pro-democracy movement.

Speakers:

- Calvin Tucker: Editor of 21stcenturysocialism.com who has recently returned from accompanying the pro-democracy movement in Honduras.

- Grace Livingstone: Journalist and author of the book ‘America’s Backyard’, 2009, Zed Books.

Monday 12th October, 6.30-8.15pm (Talk starts at 7pm)
The Compass (Function room),
58 Penton Street,
London N1 9PZ
Nearest Tube: Angel
http://thecompassn1.co.uk

Map:
http://www.multimap.com/maps/?qs=N1+9PZ&countryCode=GB

Facebook event page:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=139989906537&ref=nf

>More info: info@alborada.net
http://committeeagainsthondurascoup.blogspot.com/

Background info:
News & Analysis Video: The Siege of Tegucigalpa (The Real News Network)
http://www.alborada.net/realnewsnetwork-siegeoftegucigalpa-2009

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