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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 03:19 PM
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Opportunities and Risks in Honduras
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 05:06 PM
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1. Interesting interview. Good to keep in mind their business community is getting clobbered
by this coup they started.

There's some really grim satisfaction for that.

We need a professional Secretary of State, who DOES see the bigger picture. She needs to go. NOW.

Thank you, Downwinder.

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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 08:19 PM
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2. I agree with the interviewee, Vicki Gass (Senior Associate for Rights and Development
at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)), who says that what is most needed is a Constituent Assembly to discuss and rewrite the Constitution (Zelaya's famous proposal, which has been so slandered and lied about in the corpo/fascist press, and by the golpistas).

Honduras has a poverty rate of SEVENTY PERCENT. It is the second poorest country in Latin America. The Constitution empowers the very rich and the military and not the people--the vast majority. This has to change, or, as she says, Honduras will erupt again and again. This is, of course, WHY Zelaya wanted to get an advisory vote of the people on this issue. The idea was coming from the people--the unions, the grass roots. Its time has come. If the rich elite is going to just rip up the current Constitution--as they have done--then there is something very wrong with the power balance in the country and with them. Zelaya didn't violate anybody's rights---jail people for political activity, murder people, torture people. He just wanted a VOTE! So, why shouldn't they have that vote? And I'd make it binding this time--not just an advisory vote, but a mandate to re-write the Constitution.
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