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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 11:34 AM
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Right wing shuts down media in Honduras.

See. Hugo Chavez isn't the only one doing it. I suppose the MSM will not report this.

Radio Globo Defies New Military Tribunal Order to Close Its 15 Stations
Posted by Al Giordano - August 4, 2009 at 9:51 pm
By Al Giordano

AUGUST 4, 2009, SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS: The order was printed on the hijacked stationary of the National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL, in its Spanish initials), executed by a military judge, and delivered to Radio Globos flagship station on 88.7 FM in Tegucigalpa at noon today: charged with sedition, the peoples radio station will be closed by decree, it proclaimed.

But the station continues to broadcast here in San Pedro Sula at 104.5 FM and also from 14 other cities throughout the country, in defiance of the order, which had been solicited by the Armed Forces of Honduras clandestinely on July 31 and granted today by the illegitimate coup regime.

This highly illegal situation in which Armed Forces that claim to obey the orders of civilian authorities are the ones giving the orders to the regime over which media may broadcast and which may not makes a lie, again, of the legaloid claims to be a civilian coup. But its the military the same one that invaded and closed Radio Globo in the early hours of June 28 that is calling the shots in Honduras today.

Honduras Indymedia was there at noon, in the capital city, and photographed inside and outside the station at the moment that the order was delivered. Its report (in Spanish) and the photographs appear here.

This mornings televised threat by coup General Romeo Vsquez Velsquez to go after them the leaders of the civil resistance to the coup also included broadcasters and journalists.

Radio Globo, after its first shutdown at the hands of military soldiers, won a court order to reopen and has broadcasted constantly since June 29. If not for its news team and conductors and the thousands of calls they have received live on the air from Honduran citizens, the nationwide public would not know the real facts about what has been happening to their country. Thus, the military coups thirst to censor Radio Globos signal.

Repression has also been on the rise here in the countrys second largest city, and so has the resistance. Yesterday, Monday, August 3, as a peaceful caravan headed to protest outside the Honduran Arab Club where coup president Roberto Micheletti would address business leaders, National Police violently intercepted the participants, arresting at least 24 and wounding at least 47 men, women, children and seniors.

After beating and arresting the caravan participants for the crime of riding in cars toward a peaceful protest location, the National Police converged on the citys central square. According to pro-coup daily El Tiempo, they did so because they had information that resistance members were reassembling in that location.

Local stores and businesses near the square, upon viewing the violent charge of the police, began closing their metal gates to protect themselves and their customers. Among them, Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Meja, proprietors of a cyber-caf. In the building, police were seeking various pregnant and elder women who they sought to arrest because they considered them part of the protests, wrote the pro-coup daily. When the Mejas did not open the gates, the police arrested them. You can see that scene in this photo
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MinM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 11:59 AM
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1. I'm holding my breath. Waiting for the AP, Miami Herald, Fox News...
and the rest of the M$M to cover this story. :sarcasm:

:kick: & R
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:02 PM
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2. K&R
to the GP.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 08:28 PM
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3. These guys are worse than Chavez and Correa!!!!
:popcorn: :popcorn:
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