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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:36 AM
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Honduran teachers get the shock treatment: killing teachers
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 03:39 AM by Hannah Bell
A report from various communities in Honduras where the regime imposed by a 2009 military coup has opened up an all-out attack on the country's teachers. Honduras' teachers are, in the eyes of many, the most organized sector of the anti-coup resistance movement. Over recent months they have had their pensions stolen, their wages cut, their labor rights suspended, and a new education law passed which they believe is the beginning of the privatization process. In response, the teachers and the National People's Resistance Front have occupied institutions, roads and highways across the country, to which the regime has responded with brute force.

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VIVAR: The teachers in Honduras are one of the only--or of the few sectors that have achieved a decent living. By this I mean they have decent housing, they have--well, they can send their kids to college, they have healthy food, etc. Since the coup, that livelihood has been, well, heavily attacked. A hundred million dollars was robbed from their pension fund and hasn't been returned. Last September, Pepe Lobo went to New Orleans in order to study the charter school system design, and he brought it back to Honduras, and that's what he's giving us now.


KLEIN: And one of the people who saw opportunity in the floodwaters of New Orleans was Milton Friedman. He said New Orleans schools are in ruins; the teachers, families, parents, are scattered throughout the country. This is a tragedy, he wrote; it is also an opportunity. Then he proceeded to explain that this was the moment to transform New Orleans' education system into a charter school system, which means public money going to private schools, many of them run for profit. They busted the teachers union completely. They fired 4,700 teachers--they don't have a contract anymore. This was the opportunity.


FREESTON: During our September visit to New Orleans, Pepe Lobo's assistant, Mayra Pineda, was quoted by the student newspaper The Tulane Hullabulloo as saying, quote, "We've had a huge problem with teachers unions. . . . Charter schools are certainly one option to try to solve the union situation." Just two weeks after meeting with New Orleans authorities, Lobo signed an agreement with the International Monetary Fund. In exchange for a $200 million loan, he promised to cut the country's education budget. A little over three weeks after that, the regime cut the teachers' salaries, while announcing increases for the budgets of both the military and the police. One month later, an IMF evaluation declared things were, quote, "broadly in line with expectations".

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http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&...

They're murdering students & teachers:

ZAVALA (SUBTITLED TRANSL.): This is the continuation of the coup. We see here a disrespect for human rights. Every day, we see deaths, youths murdered, teachers beaten and shot. As teachers, we can't put up with this any longer.


So my question is, why aren't we bombing them?

My second comment is, can anyone doubt that education deform is a *global* ruling class initiative, part of the *global* austerity/privatization program being imposed by the ruling class?

Who is the IMF, & how is it that they can dictate social policy?




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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:42 AM
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1. good observations
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:52 AM
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2. No, no, you must not look there! Look at Venezuela!
Chvez is having tea with somebody we don't like! He is the dictator! :crazy:
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:02 AM
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3. unreccers out i see
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:53 AM
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4. I can tell you who they think they are.
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 05:55 AM by RandomThoughts
They think they should rule society. And are tasked with controlling the people.

They have a few delusions to create that.

The fact that many delusions exist to create that same thought process, shows that most likely they are all delusions with the goal of creating the same effect in the groups that think they are special or should rule over people.

I know many delusions that try to say a person is different then other people to the point they should rule over what the delusion says are the lessers.

If any of those delusions was real, they would not have many different delusions trying to create belief that have the same effects on those that believe any of them.

The effect those delusions try to create is consistent, therefore the many different delusions are not becuase they are what reality is. They are to create a thought process in some. The delusions (Pet, Zoo, Prison, Aliens, world as game, world as only order matters regardless of right or wrong, people are evil or monsters delusion,)

All those delusions have the same goal as an effect on those that buy into them. To break empathy and get them to think they can rule without care or responsibility for rights of all people.


People need to know, many in what are called power positions, are gripped in delusion. Really they are, they think they do the will of God, or are even like a god. They communicate with the supernatural, and think what it says is always correct.
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Agony Donating Member (865 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:48 AM
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5. An Inconvenient Truth in Honduras
US runs the IMF since we bought enough votes to block any action unilaterally.

"At the same time that the police and the Honduran army were brutally repressing popular protests of teachers, students, and resistance members for the sixth day in a row, Julissa Reynoso was greeting Honduran President Porfirio Lobo at the presidential palace. According to the press release issued by the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Reynoso was there to recognize President Lobos achievements regarding national reconciliation, human rights, and the return to democracy in Honduras. "

Yay! Democracy!

http://upsidedownworld.org/main/honduras-archives-46/29...
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Agony Donating Member (865 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:49 AM
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6. "people dont give one shit"
(about Latin America) Richard Nixon to Bob Haldeman Oct 20 1971 - Oval Office

some things never change
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:21 AM
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7. You know Republican governors wish they could similarly use deadly force.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:30 AM
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8. K & R
for the truth
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:32 AM
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9. Critical thinking faculties must NOT be nurtured.
Dangerous things, functioning brains.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:48 AM
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10. In the US it is called race to the top nt
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:28 AM
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11. K&R
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