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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-10 05:24 AM
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Edited on Sat Sep-25-10 05:42 AM by Judi Lynn
Thanks to new D.U. poster L Cutter for this material from an excellent, respected source DU'ers have read for over a year, ever since the brutal, obvious sleazy coup:

Official Communiqu from Caf Guancasco on the Repression
of September 15th in San Pedro Sula


We write to inform that this September 15 we were brutally
attacked by the police and army, while performing at the
"What Independence?" concert

We address our message of protest to all the people of the
world. We escaped with sick children in our arms, women who
had been beaten, injured youths, elderly people who had
fainted. In Honduras it is no longer legal to make art, it is
no longer legal to publicly side with the people. We send our
message of condemnation to the dictatorship of Porfirio Lobo
Sosa. Our song is nothing more than a shout of hope for
millions of people trying to free their nation, and if this
bothers him, he will have to get used to living with the
contempt of the people, which we will once again turn into
song.

www.hondurasresists.blogspot.com /

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L Cutter Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-10 11:37 PM
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1. revolutionary minstrels
Thanks, Judi.

Being moved by the courageously defiant proclamation of "get used to living with the contempt of the people, which we will once again turn into song", I felt the need to share.

Tyrants fear the music because once it gets into the heads of the people it can not be removed. Once given and received it loops through minds in the fields and in the factories and in the tyrant's prison cells, like an invisible, unbreakable thread uniting and bringing hope.

May the children sing the words in the streets and may the angles watch over the revolutionary minstrel.
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 12:48 AM
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2. Judi, Where is the song? n/t
Edited on Sun Sep-26-10 12:49 AM by Downwinder
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 03:04 AM
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3. Do you mean "Nos tienen Miedo porque no tenemos miedo"
(They are afraid of us because we are not afraid) which we heard when either rabs or magbana posted it in this forum back in June, a year ago, right after the coup?

Impossible to forget that song. It is wonderful. It gets in your head just as the new poster L Cutter said, and it STAYS there!

For anyone who hasn't seen it yet, the images of people waiting at the airport were taken on a Sunday when Hondurans believed their elected President Zelaya was coming back to Honduras by plane, and he would get off the plane, and attempt to go back to his office for which they elected him.

The coup plotters and the bogus president sent the military, & police to point their guns at the people, and park their trucks all over the tarmac. Zelaya made several passes over the runway while the people shouted and screamed and waved their arms at him. When the military obeyed the illegal leaders and refused to move the crap on the runway, Zelaya left.

During that day, the military opened fire on the crowd and shot the first young protester, whose father just happened to be a political activist, shot him in the head, and he died immediately. They continued to fire on others in the meantime, although only one died that day.

The song, "Nos tienen miedo porque no tenemos miedo:" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it2z-QlofFY&translated=1



First innocent victim of many. Karma's waiting for these clowns.
Eventually they won't be able to outrun their deeds against others.



The photo on the left is the photoshopped image, published by theght
right-wing controlled, coup-supporting newspaper. Note they erased
the flowing blood from the young man's fatal head wound. Right wingers
get to control reality, when they own the media.


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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 07:18 AM
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4. I was thinking more:
Edited on Sun Sep-26-10 07:30 AM by Downwinder
"We send our message of condemnation to the dictatorship of Porfirio Lobo Sosa. Our song is nothing more than a shout of hope for
millions of people trying to free their nation,"

The message should come with a link to an MP3.

"Nos tienen Miedo porque no tenemos miedo" or

"Todas las luchas" http://cafeguancasco.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/01-...

I found the web site for Cafe Guancasco, http://cafeguancasco.com /

and here is their full "Plea to the National and International Community" in English
http://www.quotha.net/node/1207

With an MP3 link, we can all hear "the words in the streets."


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L Cutter Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 08:35 AM
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5. MP3 link
Downwinder says: With an MP3 link, we can all hear "the words in the streets."

I'm struggling to understand your point. You seen to be holding Judi responsible for my words, and perhaps doing a bit of misinterpreting of those.
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 08:49 AM
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6. I didn't realize the source of the post.
I think Caf Guancasco's piece would be more effective with an MP3 link.

I apologize for addressing it here. I hoped it might be relayed to Caf Guancasco.
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L Cutter Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 02:36 PM
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7. links
My thanks for your explanation - and for your excellent links.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 03:43 PM
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8. Sorry to both you and Downwinder for my confusion when I responded overnight.
I'm not at my best in early morning hours, and totally misunderstood.

It was astonishing police were sent to actually lay waste to that peaceful gathering, but not out of line with the openly vicious tone set by the coup government which apparently will NOT be altered. It appears their intention to establish the clear understanding they will rule by brutal force until there is no one left to oppose them, and beyond that, until there is no one left who MIGHT oppose them.

It has been shocking, horrifying from the first day learning these right-wingers will harm, mutilate, torture, murder all their Honduran countrymen/women in order to maintain control of the country, its work force, and its resources. They are stunningly crude in the ways they use to get the message across.

I think many people assumed the human race had actually evolved more than this by now, and were NEVER expecting to see methods and behaviors resurrected everyone assumed were buried permanently in the past as never having been acceptable, never to be used again.

The song by Caf Guancasco posted was great. I tried to find the lyrics and translation but haven't located anything, yet. Did find another song video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoRIZpeEOLo

El club de los idiotas - Caf Guancasco.

Sorry I dropped the ball.

Thanks for the original article, it was important to hear more about this horrendous situation which had been a short news story previously, and one which didn't even make it to our corporate media, of course! Any time we hear about what's really happening there, it's next to a miracle, since everything is being done to keep us all in the darkpport , as usual! It's just as if we're reliving the Contra War all over again, under Reagan, isn't it? Very close. We are being forced to financially su another level of violent suppression of dissent against a brutal Central American government.

Thanks to Downwinder for adding the links which provided depth, color, background.
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L Cutter Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-10 03:03 AM
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9. On lyrics and translations
>Judi says: The song by Caf Guancasco posted was great. I tried to find the lyrics and translation but haven't located anything, yet. Did find another song video,<



It's all good. My observations about revolutionary music were not directed towards any particular song. Perhaps I'm behind the times with things like Utube and Facebook, but I never imagined that Caf Guancasco would have their response to the police-riot in question recorded and distributed in ten days.

The songs sung in the streets are usually but a catchy verse or two from the original. The line,"They are afraid of us because we are not afraid", is extremely powerful by itself. I don't speak their tongue but I know the situation and I get the drift of the value and skill of their message. It should all be translated into many languages and spread to the four corners.
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-10 03:39 AM
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10. Ther should be a live internet feed of:

"As such, we invite you to join us this October 21 (Day of the Honduran armed forces) to repeat our plan of singing for the people of San Pedro. Let this day herald the start of a new era, the day of artists in resistance armed with ideas! Let it be the biggest concert our nation has ever seen!"
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-10 05:26 AM
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11. 
The lead singer says the band members have received death threats, and if anything happens to them or other artists, he wants people to know it's related to the Honduran government.

Also mentions the upcoming concert October 21:

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



Porfirio Lobo, Ferengi

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