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Joe Anybody Latin America Solidarity
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
The Youth of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela ...
Mood:  energetic
Now Playing: Uribe - Chavez - USA - (this email was sent to me)
Topic: Venezuela News

 

The Youth of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) categorically supports the rupture of diplomatic relations with the genocidal government of Alvaro Uribe Velez


La Juventud del Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV) respalda de forma categórica la ruptura de relaciones diplomáticas con el Gobierno Genocida de Álvaro Uribe Vélez


 

On Thursday July 22, 2010, was presented at the "Ministry of Colonies USA", an organization also known as the Organization of American States (OAS), a shameful, gruesome and infamous accusation against the Bolivarian Revolutionary Process by narco-paramilitary government of Alvaro Uribe Velez.
In fallacious arguments and desperate words, the Colombian representative Alfonzo Luis Hoyos, political corruption and paramilitary disabled, tried to materialize the guidelines emanated by American imperialism and international Zionism, in the most grotesque expression of anti-Bolivarian lackeys and interest. With the delivery of some faded photos, videos bad prints and maps downloaded from Google Earth tried to accuse our government of allowing the presence of fighters from the FARC on Venezuelan territory. All this with the silent support of outdated bureaucratic structure of the Organization of American States and the complacent smile right-wing governments in the region.
This crude measure, but loaded with deep content that violate the stability of Latin American revolutionary process, was answered with a complete breakdown in relations Commander of the Bolivarian Government of Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan people, with the outgoing government of Number 82 list of most wanted drug dealer Yankee State Department


In the framework of the celebration of the two hundred twenty-seven (227) years of the birth of Father Simon Bolivar, and the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Independence and Revolutions Nuestroamericanas, that the confrontation between the perjurer Francisco de Paula Santander and father Bolivar is reinforced within our people. It is the expression of the struggle of a people united against the attacks of the capitalist bourgeoisie, the same as four years ago in their expression of colonizers wiped out native populations, and two hundred years later, betrayed and betraying the dream of Latin American union.

It is no coincidence, that is just today, when we're two months after the elections are vital for radical consolidation of the Bolivarian Revolution, that these statements come into the ring cheats. The recent statements of the Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America, Arturo Valenzuela, against our country, the accusations of a minority of right-wing Chilean deputies, the capture of terrorists Peña Chávez Abarca and Lock in Venezuela, the onslaught of the Dome of the Catholic Church against the Bolivarian process, the presence of troops, ships and an aircraft carrier yankee on Costa Rican territory, the constant violation of our airspace by U.S. aircraft stationed at bases in Aruba and Curacao off the Venezuelan coast and the installation of seven U.S. bases in Colombia, constitute components of a coordinated assault against the Bolivarian Revolution.

While President Hugo Chávez Commander, to work and has demonstrated a willingness to work in the search for peace in Colombia, closer fraternal Nuestroamericana Union, Colombian and U.S. rights thunder their drums of war in a genocidal policy and fratricidal which are worth a few dollars more, than the life of our peoples.

In this sense, represents the current government of Colombia's thesis of a confrontation: its paramilitary weapons Zionist warmongering policy are now a stumbling block in the formation of the Patria Grande. This is why we, the revolutionary and revolutionaries of Youth United Socialist Party of Venezuela, we have the historic task to take the lead in the fight to defend the Bolivarian Revolution, the construction of socialism and the realization of the dream Bolivarian a United America, through raising awareness levels of people and our membership.

This is why we should remain alert and mobilized around the imperialist onslaught, channeled through the decadent government of Uribe. While they seek to end the war and the hope of freedom in the Bolivarian people, we respond as it did Neruda

 


 

"La unidad de nuestros pueblos
no es simple quimera de los hombres,
sino inexorable decreto del destino.”
Simón Bolívar

"the unity of our peoples is no simple fantasy of men,
but inexorable decree of fate."
Simón Bolívar

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 2:29 PM
Updated: Tuesday, 27 July 2010 2:35 PM
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Southj Of The Border movie plays in Portland Oregon on 7.30.10
Mood:  celebratory
Now Playing: Hugo Chavez in Oliver Stones new movie "South Of The Border"
Topic: Venezuela Solidarity

SOUTH OF THE BORDER

Hugo Chavez in an Oliver Stone movie

http://southoftheborderdoc.com/


Portland Theater Information and more movie information here:

http://www.livingroomtheaters.com/coming_movie_detail.cfm?movie_id=456

 


 

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 3:19 PM
Venezuela and threats from Columbia and (?) others
Mood:  don't ask
Now Playing: Chavez issues warning and reads inside information
Topic: Venezuela Solidarity

Sunday, July 25, 2010

UPDATE: Venezuela will suspend all oil shipments to the US in the event of an attack

By Eva Golinger

Caracas, Sunday, July 25, 2010 - After Venezuelan President Chavez revealed intelligence data yesterday during a national address indicating the imminence of an aggression against his government via Colombia with support from the United States, the country is on maximum alert. Today, the Venezuelan President suspended an important trip to Cuba to celebrate the July 26th anniversary of the Moncada Battle. Chavez was to meet with Fidel Castro, recently recuperated and active again in his nation's politics, and was scheduled to give the key address at the Moncada commemoration.

"After reviewing intelligence reports and other information all night, I have decided to suspend my trip to Cuba", declared Chavez on Sunday before tens of thousands of members from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). "The possibility of an armed attack against Venezuela from Colombia is too high, and therefore I will remain in the country".

Chávez also warned the US government that in the event of a military attack against Venezuela from Colombia or elsewhere, all oil supply will be suspended. "Let the United States know, that if any aggression is waged against us, we will cut off all oil supply to them. Not a single drop of oil for the United States!"

Venezuela currently supplies more than 15% of US oil needs, but also has seven oil refineries in US territory and over 14,000 gas stations run by CITGO, a Venezuelan-owned company. In January, the US Geological Survey (USGS) determined that Venezuela has the largest recoverable oil reserves in the world, with over 500 billion barrels and counting.

On July 1, Costa Rica, a nation whose constitution prohibits the presence of any armed forces, agreed to allow 46 warships and 7000 US marines inside its territory. Last October, Colombia signed a 10-year agreement permitting the US to occupy seven military bases and all civilian installations as necessary within its territory.

US Air Force documents from May 2009 revealed the intention behind the occupation of Colombian bases was to combat "the constant threat...of anti-US governments in the region", as well as to conduct "full spectrum military operations" throughout South America (see below).

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Chavez: US and Colombia plan to attack Venezuela

By Eva Golinger

Caracas, July 24, 2010 – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denounced this Saturday US plans to attack his country and overthrow his government. During a ceremony celebrating the 227th birthday of Independence hero Simon Bolivar, Chavez read from a secret memo he had been sent from an unnamed source inside the United States.

“Old friend, I haven’t seen you in years. As I said to you in my three prior letters, the idea remains the generation of a conflict on your western border”, read Chavez from the secret missive.

“The latest events confirm all, or almost all, of what those here discussed as well as other information that I have obtained from above”, the letter continued.

“The preparation phase in the international community, with the help of Colombia, is in plain execution”, manifested the text, referring to last Thursday’s session in the Organization of American States (OAS), during which the Colombia government accused Venezuela of harboring “terrorists” and “terrorist training camps” and gave the Chavez government a “30-day ultimatum” to allow for international intervention.

The letter continued with more details, “I told you before that the events wouldn’t begin before the 26th, but for some reason they have moved forward several actions that were supposed to be executed afterward”.

“In the United States, the execution phase is accelerating, together with a contention force, as they call it, towards Costa Rica with the pretext of fighting drug trafficking”.

On July 1, the Costan Rican government authorized 46 US war ships and 7,000 marines into their maritime and land territory.
The true objective of this military mobilization, said the letter, is to “support military operations” against Venezuela.

ASSASSINATION AND OVERTHROW

“There is an agreement between Colombia and the US with two objectives: one is Mauricio and the other is the overthrow of the government”, revealed the document. President Chavez explained that “Mauricio” is a pseudynom used in these communications.

“The military operation is going to happen”, warned the text, “and those from the north will do it, but not directly in Caracas”.
“They will hunt ‘Mauricio’ down outside Caracas, this is very important, I repeat, this is very important”.

President Chavez revealed that he had received similar letters from the same source alerting him to dangerous threats. He received one right before the capture of more than 100 Colombian paramilitaries in the outskirts of Caracas that were part of an assassination plan against the Venezuelan head of state, and another in 2002, just days before the coup d’etat that briefly outsted him from power. “The letter warned of snipers and the coup”, explained Chavez, “and it was right, the information was true, but we were unable to act to prevent it”.

US MILITARY EXPANSION

This information comes on the heels of the decision last Thursday to break relations between Colombia and Venezuela, made by President Chavez after Colombia’s “show” in the OAS.

“Uribe is capable of anything”, warned Chavez, announcing that the country was on maximum altert and the borders were being reinforced.

Last October, Colombia and the US signed a military agreement permitting the US to occupy seven Colombian bases and to use all Colombian territory as needed to complete missions. One of the bases in the agreement, Palanquero, was cited in May 2009 US Air Force documents as necessary to “conduct full spectrum military operations” in South America and combat the threat of “anti-US governments” in the region.

Palanquero was also signaled as critical to the Pentagon’s Global Mobility Strategy, as outlined in the February 2009 White Paper: Air Mobility Command Global En Route Strategy, “USSOUTHCOM has identified Palanquero, Colombia (German Olano Airfield SKPQ), as a cooperative security location (CSL). From this location nearly half of the continent can be covered by a C-17 without refueling”.

The 2010 Pentagon budget included a $46 million USD request to improve the installations at Palanquero, in order to support the Command Combatant’s “Theater Posture Strategy” and “provide for a unique opportunity for full spectrum operations in a critical sub region of our hemisphere where security and stability is under constant threat from narcotics funded terrorist insurgencies, anti-US governments, endemic poverty and recurring natural disasters”.

The May 2009 Air Force document further added that Palanquero would be used to “increase our capacity to conduct Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), improve global reach…and expand expeditionary warfare capability”.

In February 2010, the US National Directorate of Intelligence (NDI) classified Venezuela as “Anti-US Leader” in the region in its annual threat assessment.

The US also maintains forward operation locations (small military bases) in Aruba and Curazao, just miles off the Venezuelan coast. In recent months, the Venezuelan government has denounced unauthorized incursions of drone planes and other military aircraft into Venezuelan territory, originating from the US bases.

These latest revelations evidence that a serious, and unjustified conflict is brewing fast against Venezuela, a country with a vibrant democracy and the largest oil reserves in the world.

Posted by Joe Anybody at 2:32 PM
Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Buying Venezuela’s Press With U.S. Tax Dollars


Jul 15 2010
Jeremy Bigwood

The U.S. State Department is secretly funneling millions of dollars to Latin American journalists, according to documents obtained in June under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The 20 documents released to this author—including grant proposals, awards, and quarterly reports—show that between 2007 and 2009, the State Department’s little-known Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor channeled at least $4 million to journalists in Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Venezuela through the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), a Washington-based grant maker that has worked in Latin America since 1962. Thus far, only documents pertaining to Venezuela have been released. They reveal that the PADF, collaborating with Venezuelan NGOs associated with the country’s political opposition, has been supplied with at least $700,000 to give out journalism grants and sponsor journalism education programs.

Until now, the State Department has hidden its role in funding the Venezuelan news media, one of the opposition’s most powerful weapons against President Hugo Chávez and his Bolivarian movement. The PADF, serving as an intermediary, effectively removed the government’s fingerprints from the money. Yet, as noted in a State Department document titled “Bureau/Program Specific Requirements,” the State Department’s own policies require that “all publications” funded by the department “acknowledge the support.” But the provision was simply waived for the PADF. “For the purposes of this award,” the requirements document adds, “ . . . the recipient is not required to publicly acknowledge the support of the U.S. Department of State.”

Before 2007, the largest funder of U.S. “democracy promotion” activities in Venezuela was not the State Department but the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), together with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). But in 2005, these organizations’ underhanded funding was exposed by Venezuelan American attorney Eva Golinger in a series of articles, books, and lectures (disclosure: This author obtained many of the documents). After the USAID and NED covers were blown wide open—forcing USAID’s main intermediary, Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI), a Maryland–based contractor, to close its office in Caracas—the U.S. government apparently sought new funding channels, one of which the PADF appears to have provided.

Although the $700,000 allocated to the PADF, which is noted in the State Department’s requirements document, may not seem like a lot of money, the funds have been strategically used to buy off the best of Venezuela’s news media and recruit young journalists. This has been achieved by collaborating with opposition NGOs, many of which have a strong media focus. The requirements document is the only document that names any of these organizations—which was probably an oversight on the State Department’s part, since the recipients’ names and a lot of other information are excised in the rest of the documents. The requirements document names Espacio Público and Instituto Prensa y Sociedad, two leading organizations linked to the Venezuelan opposition, as recipients of “subgrants.”

Neither organization makes clear its connection to the State Department. Espacio Público, according to its website, is a “non-profit, non-governmental civil association that is independent and autonomous of political parties, religious institutions, international organizations or any government” (emphasis added). Two of three images on the homepage are from anti-Chávez demonstrations. The other “subgrantee,” the Venezuelan chapter of Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPyS-Ve), is a Peru-based journalism organization that was started with funding from USAID, and that has continued to receive USAID money while launching a series of attacks on Chávez. It has explicitly opposed Chávez since 2000, when it falsely accused him of harboring Peruvian dictator Alberto Fujimori’s fugitive spymaster, Vladimiro Montesinos (Chávez’s own authorities later arrested Montesinos and extradited him to Peru).

The documents detail a series of grants doled out to unnamed individual journalists. These include two kinds of grants “for innovative reporting and investigative reporting,” with the winning content disseminated online “and to selected independent media audiences.” While we don’t know who won these grants, we know that they were substantial. One of them consisted of 10 one-year grants of $25,000 each. For many journalists, especially in Latin America, $25,000 for a year is a high salary. The PADF also holds “2 competitions, one per year, for a total of $20,000 in funding awarded to at least 6 entries.”

The PADF’s Venezuela program also supports journalism education, which is undertaken to produce investigative work “via innovative media technologies,” according to an “Action Memorandum” for a fiscal year 2007 grant. This grant includes “a series of trainings for local journalists focused on the basic and advanced skills of Internet-based reporting and investigative reporting,” according to the requirements document. The education program engages “a wide range of Venezuelan media organizations and news outlets, including 4 university partners,” where it aims “to establish one course per school on investigative reporting.” PADF proposes targeting not only universities in the capital city of Caracas, but also regional ones in “the Andes, Center East, Zulia and the Western region of the country.” In each region, “the local partners will sign agreements with academic institutions that teach social communications.”

The revelations of U.S. funding of Venezuelan journalism comes on the heels of a report released in May by the center-right European think tank FRIDE, which found that since 2002 the United States has spent an estimated $3 million to $6 million every year “on small projects with political parties and NGOs” in Venezuela, with funds distributed through an alphabet soup of shifting and intertwined channels. (The report was removed from FRIDE’s website soon after it was publicized.) The PADF journalism program thus appears to be part of a much larger project of propping up the Venezuelan opposition.

The Venezuelan journalists and students who benefited from the grants and education may not have known of the State Department funding. Nonetheless, covert foreign state support for ostensibly independent journalism violates basic principles of the profession’s integrity.*

Look for an expanded version of this article in the September/October edition of NACLA Report on the Americas.

*The word covert was added to this sentence on July 18.

 

https://nacla.org/node/6663


Jeremy Bigwood is an investigative reporter whose work has appeared in American Journalism Review, The Village Voice, and several other publications. He covered Latin American conflicts from 1984 to 1994 as a photojournalist.


Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:01 AM
Updated: Sunday, 25 July 2010 3:28 PM
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Venezuela Blog from 2006
Mood:  chillin'
Now Playing: American Media activists reports from Latin America
Topic: Venezuela Solidarity

Here is a blog from an aquaintence of mine that I see is dated 2006

He is writing from Venezuela

http://www.oirnos.blogspot.com/

I have been enjoing his writings, five years latter


Posted by Joe Anybody at 8:06 AM
Updated: Monday, 19 July 2010 6:11 PM
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Cuban Caravan in Portland Oregon
Mood:  lucky
Now Playing: Right 2 survive welcomes the bus to Cuba in Portland on 7.8.10
Topic: HUMAN RIGHTS

Posted by Joe Anybody at 5:17 PM
Friday, 9 July 2010
US out of Latin America
Mood:  blue
Now Playing: Costa Rica 40 us ships
Topic: Venezuela Solidarity

Posted by Joe Anybody at 6:23 AM
Updated: Saturday, 10 July 2010 5:26 PM
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Janet Napolitano and Salvadoran Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez today forged an agreement
Mood:  loud
Now Playing: El Salvador and US - Be Aware of the Spin of this collaberation
Topic: USA IMPERIALISM

Readout of Today's Meeting Between Secretary Napolitano and Minister Martinez

Release Date: June 23, 2010

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary

Department of Homeland Security
Contact: 202-282-8010

http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1277325381132.shtm

Washington, D.C.—Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Secretary Janet Napolitano and Salvadoran Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez today forged an agreement between the United States and El Salvador that will strengthen the capabilities of both countries to share information about criminal nationals repatriated to El Salvador or to the United States—bolstering efforts to combat transnational crime and safeguard public safety.

“The United States and El Salvador share a strong commitment to working together to protect the safety of our citizens,” said Secretary Napolitano. “Today’s agreement will help ensure that we are able to easily share information about criminals who may pose a threat to public safety in either of our nations.”

“The signing of this letter is extremely important for El Salvador, as this will allow us to advance in the exchange of information of Salvadorans returnees with criminal records, critical to our homeland security,” said Minister Martinez. “We are pleased to have this kind of agreement with the United States, and which is indicative of the excellent bilateral relations between our countries.”

During the meeting, Secretary Napolitano and Minister Martinez discussed the ongoing and vital collaboration between their two countries—and highlighted ways to further increase cooperation and information-sharing in the future.


Posted by Joe Anybody at 8:46 AM
Saturday, 5 June 2010
Bmedia Collective Portland Oregon
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Bmedia Collective Portland Oregon Website is Recomended
Topic: Organizing-Activism-Info

Bmedia collective

out of Portland Oregon is engaged

and covering the Venezuela

and Bolvarian Revolution.

They have a website link here:

http://bmediacollective.org/?page_id=16

 

 

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:24 PM
Updated: Saturday, 5 June 2010 12:30 PM
Podcast #10 "The Imperfect Revolution"
Mood:  chatty
Now Playing: Eva Golinger writes it, Joe Anybody reads it
Topic: Venezuela Solidarity

My podcast of Eva Golingers recent post to Venezuela Analysis .com

 

To listen just right click the link then "save Target as" 

 click here to download PODCAST #10

 


On May 25th 2010 I read for my podcast #10
The article which is titled
"Venezuela: The Imperfect Revolution"

By Eva Golinger - (The Chavez Code)

The original article that was read for podcast 10 was found at this link:

http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/5384

(quote)

If you come to Venezuela with glistening eyes, expecting to see the revolution of a romantic and passionate novel, don’t be disappointed when the complexities of reality burst your bubble. While revolution does withhold a sense of romanticism, it’s also full of human error and the grit of everyday life in a society – a nation – undertaking the difficult and tumultuous process of total transformation.

Nothing is perfect here, in the country sitting on the world’s largest oil reserves. But everything is fascinating and intriguing, and the changes from past to present become more visible and tangible every day.

(end quote)


Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:16 PM
Updated: Saturday, 5 June 2010 12:22 PM
Another Mrder In Broad Daylight In Honduras
Mood:  don't ask
Now Playing: Murder and oppresion in Honduras Continues
Topic: Honduras Solidarity

 

 

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE IS HERE:

http://www.rel-uita.org/internacional/honduras/democradura/una_caceria_humana-eng.htm


 

A little after noon on Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the city of San Pedro Sula, there was a knock on the door at Claudia Larissa Brizuela's house, where she was celebrating her 36th birthday. As soon as she opened the door she was gunned down, with three shots to the head that killed instantly. Claudia was an active member of the trade union of employees of the Mayor's Office, where she worked. She was also the daughter of Pedro Brizuela, a prominent local leader of the National Popular Resistance Front (FNRP).

 

This new terrorist killing occurred just before a large mobilization planned by FNRP for the capital, Tegucigalpa, to protest against the Truth Commission, which is seen as a way of guaranteeing that all the criminals involved in the coup and the ensuing savage repression will not be punished.

 

Claudia is the third deadly victim of the government of Porfirio Lobo, who's only been in office one month. Vanessa Zepeda and Julio Funes had already been slain this past month in similar circumstances.

 

Pedro Brizuela, Claudia's father, linked the murder to his FNRP activities and to an attempt to terrorize anyone who dares to fight for democracy in Honduras.

 

The repression is now targeting women in particular, as several women have reported that they've been receiving threat calls and are being harassed, also by phone, by unidentified callers who announce the death of their children or of somebody close to them. One woman was followed by a car and another was brutally beaten, losing an eye and several teeth and suffering back injuries.

 

This selective violence against low-ranking FNRP, trade union and social organization leaders has intensified since Jan. 28, when Porfirio Lobo took office. His security minister, Oscar Álvarez, has stated publicly that the resistance must be eradicated because "there's no longer any reason for it to exist."

 

The strategy deployed by Honduras' Intelligence Services consists of sowing terror through highly public, almost televised, killings of low-ranking leaders, sparing, for the time being, the more prominent leaders of the opposition. This strategy has apparently a double aim: intimidating the people with a state-terrorism-type "low-intensity hunt" while, supposedly, avoiding major national and international scandals that would be triggered by the killing of more well-known figures.

 

This regime is not governing democratically; it is not a democracy. And already there are people who have paid with their lives, demonstrating the true nature of the government. It's not by chance that Porfirio Lobo's leading security advisor is José Félix Ramajo, an ISA (International Security Academy) instructor, with connections to the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service.

 

Honduras is seeing the reemergence of the state terrorism it suffered in the 1980s, but with a slight difference: the perpetration of selective killings targeting low-rankings activists. There are no massacres, no mutilated or dismembered bodies dumped in the suburbs; there are no high-profile assassination as of yet. The form of repression carried out now is much more perverse, because it uses the media to broadcast the killings and convey a clear message: "You could be the next victim; or your children, or your relatives, or your friends." Anyone can be next. It spreads a terror magnified by impunity to an almost universal scale.

 

What mind is capable of conceiving this kind of strategy? Just putting it into words is repugnant.

 

Rel-UITA, the IUF's Latin American Office, once again holds President Porfirio Lobo responsible for these murders, along with all the governments that supported the process that led to the ousting of Manuel Zelaya and the establishment of this terrorist dictatorship disguised as a democracy.

 

The blood of Claudia, of Vanessa, of Julio and of all the other victims of state terrorism in Honduras should stain the spotless offices of the White House. The inconsolable cries of eight-year-old Eduard and two-year-old Said, Claudia's orphans, should resound in the broad and elegant halls of the U.S. presidency and fill its war-spreading peace-talking President with shame.

 

Rel-UITA condemns this and all other murders committed against the Honduran people as they fought for their rights, for their democracy, and it will go on denouncing without pause the true perpetrators of these crimes against humanity.

 

The international community must react quickly and forcefully to condemn the governments that support these inhumane regime.

 


 

 

Il 24 febbraio, poco dopo mezzogiorno, nella città di San Pedro Sula, qualcuno ha bussato alla porta di Claudia Larissa Brizuela, che stava compiendo 36 anni. Aprendo ha ricevuto tre pallottole alla testa, morendo sul colpo. Claudia era militante nel sindacato del Comune dove lavorava e figlia di Pedro Brizuela, connotato dirigente locale del Fronte Nazionale di Resistenza Popolare (FNRP). 

 

Questo nuovo omicidio terroristico è accaduto alla vigilia di una grande mobilitazione organizzata dal FNRP nella capitale, Tegucigalpa, in rifiuto alla Commissione della Verità, considerata come la via d’uscita verso l'impunità per tutti i criminali coinvolti nel colpo di Stato e nella selvaggia repressione che è seguita. 

 

Claudia è la terza vittima mortale in questo primo mese di governo di Porfirio Lobo. Sono già stati assassinati in circostanze abbastanza simili Vanessa Zepeda e Julio Funes

 

Pedro Brizuela, padre di Claudia, ha relazionato l’omicidio di sua figlia con la sua partecipazione alle attività del FNRP e al tentativo di terrorizzare chi continua a sostenere la lotta per la democrazia in Honduras

 

La repressione sembra ora essere diretta soprattutto contro le donne, poiché sono varie quelle che hanno denunciato di avere ricevuto in questi giorni minacce telefoniche, come per esempio essere perseguitate da telefonate di persone che non si identificano e che annunciano la morte dei loro figli o di altri parenti. Una di esse è stata inseguita da un’auto, mentre un’altra è stata assalita e colpita ripetutamente, provocandole gravi ferite a un occhio, la perdita di vari denti e una lesione alla colonna vertebrale. 

 

La violenza selettiva contro dirigenti di base del FNRP, sindacati ed organizzazioni sociali si è incrementata a partire dallo scorso 28 gennaio, giorno successivo all’insediamento di Porfirio Lobo. Il suo ministro della Sicurezza, Óscar Álvarez, ha espresso pubblicamente che è necessario sradicare la resistenza in quanto “non ha più ragione di esistere” 

 

La strategia implementata dai Servizi Segreti honduregni consiste nel seminare il terrore mediante l’omicidio pubblico, quasi mediatico, dei e delle dirigenti di base, evitando –per adesso– le personalità più conosciute dell'opposizione. Questa strategia avrebbe il doppio effetto di installare una vera e propria “caccia all’uomo” di bassa intensità, con caratteristiche proprie del terrorismo di Stato per intimorire la popolazione e, allo stesso tempo, evitare maggiori scandali nazionali ed internazionali che provocherebbero gli omicidi di personalità conosciute. 

 

Questo regime non governa in democrazia, non è una democrazia. E sono già molte le persone che hanno pagato con la loro vita questa evidenza. Non è un caso, quindi, che il principale assessore del servizio di sicurezza di Porfirio Lobo sia José Félix Ramajo, istruttore dell'ISA (International Security Academy), con risaputi vincoli con i servizi segreti israeliani del Mossad

 

In Honduras si sta implementando una riedizione del terrorismo di Stato degli anni 80, ma con una variante: la selettività nel colpire la base. Non ci sono massacri collettivi, corpi mutilati, spezzati, abbandonati nelle periferie; non ci sono ancora “magnicidi”. Il concetto di repressione che si applica adesso è molto più perverso, perché utilizza la diffusione mediatica delle morti con un messaggio ben chiaro: “Il prossimo puoi essere tu, o tu, o i tuoi figli, parenti, amici o amiche". È la disseminazione di un terrore che l'impunità amplifica su scala quasi universale. 

 

Che genere di mente può produrre questo tipo di strategia? Solo enunciarlo fa venire la nausea. 

 

La Rel-UITA segnala nuovamente la responsabilità del presidente Porfirio Lobo in questi omicidi, così come quella dei governi che hanno sostenuto il processo che ha defenestrato Manuel Zelaya ed ha istaurato questa democratura terroristica. 

 

Il sangue di Claudia, di Vanessa, di Julio e di tutte le vittime del terrorismo di Stato in Honduras deve arrivare fino agli incontaminati uffici della Casa Bianca. Il pianto sconsolato di Eduard e Said, di otto e due anni rispettivamente, orfani di Claudia, deve rimbombare nei suoi ampi saloni e sui suoi ingioiellati muri e riempire di vergogna questo Presidente afroamericano che sparge la guerra e la morte parlando di pace. 

 

La Rel-UITA condanna questo e tutti gli omicidi perpetrati contro il popolo honduregno che lotta per la difesa dei suoi diritti, per la sua democrazia, e continuerà a denunciare permanentemente i veri responsabili di questi crimini di lesa umanità. 

 

La comunità internazionale deve reagire rapidamente ed energicamente, e condannare i governi che sostengono questo regime inumano.

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 11:56 AM
Updated: Saturday, 5 June 2010 12:00 PM
Saturday, 15 May 2010
We will also speak with Eva Golinger on 4.7.10
Mood:  chatty
Now Playing: U.S. relations with Venezuela: Eva Golinger, a Venezuelan-American attorney explains..

Venezuela Bilateral Relations with the U.S.

Has the U.S. relations with Venezuela really changed with the Obama administration? Or is it more of the same as with Bush?



April 7 2010 Show -(DOWNLOAD LINK):

 http://dc.indymedia.org/usermedia/audio/10/lmc2010-04-07usmediaperceptiononvenezuela.mp3

 


7:42 /Andrew Willis Garces, of Save Our Safety Net - saveoursafetynet.com, raises concerns about $100 million in cuts in safety net programs by Mayor Fenty. Garces pointed out that people who make $40,000/year are paying the same DC taxes as those making millions in income, and the Mayor needs to collect more taxes from those with higher income.

The main focus of the show is correcting the mainstream media portrayal on Venezuela, specifically addressing these issues: Has the U.S. relations with Venezuela really changed with the Obama administration? Or is it more of the same as with Bush? Livia Suarez, press attache of Venezuela Embassy, and Eva Golinger, Venezuelan-American attorney speak

 

14:40 Livia Suarez (Embassy of Venezuela)

 

29.45 We will also speak with Eva Golinger, a Venezuelan-American attorney based in New York who has been referred to as La Novia de Venezuela" by Hugo Chavez.

And Livia Suarez, the press attache for the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The Latino Media Collective can be heard every Wednesday from 7 to 8pm EST coast time on WPFW 89.3fm Washington DC and live online at wpfw.org.
The Latino Media Collective is a collective of Latino Americans producing progressive public affairs programs with in depth analysis affecting Latin Americans and communities in search of justice and equality around the world.

 

(recommended /more) - http://venezuela-us.org/


Posted by Joe Anybody at 5:43 PM
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION TO HONDURAS, June 26-July 4, 2010
Mood:  energetic
Now Playing: consider joining this delegation - information is below
Topic: Honduras Solidarity

RIGHTS ACTION invites you to join a …

HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION TO HONDURAS, June 26-July 4, 2010

Since the June 28th oligarchic-military coup against the government of President Zelaya, Rights Action – along with other North American activist and solidarity groups – have been working hard to support the extraordinary anti-coup, pro-democracy movement.

Now that the illegal November 29th “elections” are over, now that the January 27, 2010 “transfer of power” to the new regime of Pepe Lobo, is over, this delegation will overlap with the first anniversary of the June 28, 2009, oligarchic-military coup that ousted the democratic government of President Zelaya.

Not just an educational delegation, this will be a human rights accompaniment and observation delegation.

Participants will learn about the background context that led to the June 28, 2009 oligarchic-military coup, about the courage and spirit of Honduras’ peaceful pro-democracy movement, about the repression being used by the oligarchic-military regime, about the long-term goals of the people’s movement to establish a National Constituent Assembly and to refound the Honduran State and society.

If you are considering joining this delegation, we urge you to read through our series of Honduras Coup Alerts, found at www.rightsaction.org.

THE PLAN:  Arrive in Tegucigalpa, Saturday, June 26th.  Depart from Tegucigalpa on Sunday July 4th.  There will be no activities on these travel days.  Over the 7 days in Honduras, the delegation group will meet with Hondurans and North Americans involved in the pro-democracy struggle and/or reporting on it; involved in human rights defense work; involved in the pro-democracy movement and the National Front Against the Coup.  The delegation may participate, as human rights observers, in pro-democracy marches or gatherings; the delegation may visit, as human rights observers, people illegally detained in jail.  Closer to the actual dates, Rights Action will set out a 7-day itinerary.

TYPE OF PARTICIPANT: There are no specific requirements for participation.  What we ask of interested people is that you accept that this is not some sort of “impartial”, “objective” investigation.  Rights Action is clearly critical of the illegal coup of June 2009 – effectively backed and legitimized by the governments of the USA and Canada – and of the repression and policies of the post-coup regimes since then.

This is an activist-oriented delegation.  We focus considerable discussion and debate on the policies and actions ‘the north’ – the governments of the USA and Canada, our companies, investors, banks, etc.  It is not a question of whether you agree or not with our vision of these issues, but that you are open to the critical debate and discussions that will occur.

Moreover, this is a serious human rights trip.  Members of the group will have to be flexible in terms of the itinerary we set up – that is likely to change as the days go by.  We encourage participants to do educational outreach and fund-raising work when they return home.  Group members will have to commit to abide by general guidelines as to how to act/ how not to act as a member of this international human rights delegation.  Spanish speaking ability is not necessary, but a bonus.  During the 7 days, Rights Action will provide translation for key meetings; but there will be times (during possible participation in marches and gatherings) when translation will not be possible.

COST: US$750, that includes 8 nights lodging and 2 meals/ day, over 7 days; delegation set-up, translation, in-country guiding and planning, etc; honorariums for some invited speakers.  Delegates are responsible for their travel to and from Honduras. 

RISK: We will have discussions with interested persons about the possible risks involved with this delegation, before people decide to join or not.  Having said this, a good number of international human rights delegations have visited Honduras sincce the June 28 coup.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Annie Bird, annie@rightsaction.org,

1-202-680-3002

* Please re-distribute this information *

 

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 6:48 AM
Updated: Saturday, 5 June 2010 11:52 AM
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Great Speech by Chavez in Copenhagen
Mood:  energetic
Now Playing: Speech by Hugo Chavez at COP15 on Dec 18 2009
Topic: CHAVEZ

Posted by Joe Anybody at 8:01 PM

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