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Section 22 Protests Another Murder with a 72 Hour Shutdown of Oaxaca

The Town of San Pedro Jicayán Throws Out Political Parties: “We are Prepared to Assume Power…”

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... La Sección XXII protesta un nuevo asesinato con un paro de 72 horas en Oaxaca

September 4, 2009


Honduran Coup Has Been Far from Bloodless

More than 3,500 Detained for Peacefully Demonstrating, and Hundreds Beaten While in Custody

By Dana Frank
San Jose Mercury News

September 4, 2009


Back to Journalism School: Better, Faster and More Coherent

Readying this Month's Announcement of Scholarships for the February 2010 School of Authentic Journalism in Mexico

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Volviendo a la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico

September 4, 2009


Playing the "Anti-Semitism" Card Against Venezuela

The January Attack on a Caracas Synagogue Turns Out to Have Been a Robbery Orchestrated by the Temple's Private Security Firm

By Eric Wingerter and Justin Delacour
The NACLA Report

September 3, 2009


US Must Get Tough to Help Restore Democratic Order in Honduras

"The regime then tried to fool the world by claiming there was a unanimous congressional decision supporting the coup"

By Elvia Valle, member of the Honduran Congress
The Seattle Times

September 2, 2009


A School of Leaders in Honduras

Part VII of the Series on Toppling a Coup

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Escuela de Líderes en Honduras

August 31, 2009


“We Call for a November 2010 Plebiscite so the Honduran People Can Vote on a New Constitution”

Declaration of the XVIII National Gathering of Afro-Honduran Youth

By the Youth of ODECO
La Ceiba, Honduras

August 31, 2009


The Parable of the Honduran Congresswoman and the Gringa Blogger

Congresswoman Silvia Ayala Multi-Tasks to Restore Democracy as Self-Pitying Expat Blogger Attempts to Smear Her While Updating Amazon Wish List

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La Parábola de la diputada hondureña y la Blogger Gringa

August 31, 2009


Leadership

The Differences Between a Leader and a Boss

By Pedro Brizuela
Organization of Community and Ethnic Development (ODECO)

en español... El Liderazgo

August 31, 2009


Mexico Legalizes Small Quantities of Some Drugs

A Look at How the Law Is Implemented in Tijuana

By Rocky Neptun
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 30, 2009


Reflections on Peaceful Protest and Constitutional Dialogue in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Listening to the Aspirations of the Honduran People

By David Maxted
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 29, 2009


Millions of Dollars in USAID Funding Still Flowing to Honduras

Agency Bankrolling “Good Governance” Programs to Ensure the “Rule of Law in the Country”

By Bill Conroy
Via the NarcoSphere

en español... Millones de dólares en fondos del USAID siguen fluyendo a Honduras

August 28, 2009


Honduran Resistance Goes It Alone

An Interview During the 60th Day of Civil Resistance with Narco News Journalist and Publisher Al Giordano from Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras

By Jesse Freeston
The Real News

August 26, 2009


Juan and Pedro Enter the Honduras Oil Import Business, Coup d’Etat Follows

Padre Fausto Milla Returns to Santa Rosa de Copán from Nicaragua and Speaks of His Sunday Meeting with Exiled President Zelaya

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 25, 2009


Three Paths for the Honduras Civil Resistance: Electoral, Armed, or Something Else

Part VI in the Series on Toppling a Coup

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Tres Caminos en Honduras: Electoralmente, Armada o de Otra forma

August 25, 2009


Honduras Reports Lack of Towns Named for Oliver North

US Cocaine Trade May Suffer as Result of Campesino Empowerment in Guadalupe Carney

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 23, 2009


The Learning Curve of the Teachers Against the Honduras Coup

In the Northeastern State of Colón and Throughout the Country the Schoolteachers That Drive Much of the Resistance Seek to Expand their Tactics

By Al Giordano
The Field

August 23, 2009


Declassified Documents from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Confirm the Mexican Army Trained Paramilitary Groups

A Pentagon Report Dated 1999 Describes a Clandestine Network of “Human Intelligence Teams,” Created with Approval from then-President Carlos Salinas

By Kate Doyle
The National Security Archive

en español... Confirma EU: el ejército entrenó a grupos paramilitares
auf Deutsch... Die Mexikanische Armee und das Acteal Massaker von 1997

August 22, 2009


Introducing Micheletti, Man of God

Honduran Populace Meets its De Facto President After Almost Two Months

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 19, 2009


Cracks in the Honduran Coup Regime Grow Wider

Micheletti Blames the Military for the Coup's Illegality as His Own Simian Council Members Are Eyeing the Exit Sign

By Al Giordano
The Field

August 18, 2009


Coup Regime Claims Colombian FARC Goes without Food to Fuel Unrest in Honduras

Honduran Media Indicate Need for Course in Constructing News Headlines that Are Not Contradicted by Subheadlines

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 18, 2009


The Real Battle for Oaxaca: Who is Permitted to Earn Money, and Where?

"The lesser officials manage the street scene, but also the professionals, vendor bosses, who run a crew of ten or a dozen"

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

August 17, 2009


An Urgent Appeal from Radio Progreso in Honduras

A Day After Its Reporters Were Arrested and Beaten by Coup Regime: "People of the World, Don't Leave Us Alone"

By Radio Progreso
Translated to English by Quotha.net

en español... !!AUXILIO!! Nuestra Palabra Radio Progreso - Honduras

August 16, 2009


The Honduras Civil Resistance Cracks the Oligarchy

Part V in the Series on Toppling a Coup

By Al Giordano
The Field

August 15, 2009


US Ambassador Hugo Llorens Discloses Secrets of the Honduran Coup; Chinese Viewing Prohibited

Washington’s Man in Tegucigalpa Met Friday Morning with Human Rights Observers in What He Termed an Intimate Conversation

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 15, 2009


Pro-Coup Honduras Presidential Candidate Elvin Santos Is a Key Beneficiary of Continued US Government Funding

The Liberal Party Nominee’s Construction Company Enjoys a Multi-Million Dollar Contract, Government Records Show

By Bill Conroy and Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Elvin Santos, Candidato Presidencial Golpista Hondureño, es un Beneficiario Clave del Continuo Financiamiento del Gobierno Estadounidense

August 14, 2009


The Coup in Honduras, ALBA, and the English-Speaking Caribbean

Island Nations Are Joining the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our América for Common Sense Reasons

By Faiz Ahmed
Monthly Review

August 14, 2009


US State Department and Millennium Challenge Corp. Contradict Each Other Over Honduras Coup Aid

In Interviews with Narco News, MCC Says It Keeps Funding Coup Regime Because State Department Hasn’t Told It to Stop

By Bill Conroy and Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 13, 2009


“¡GOOOOOOLPISTAS!”

Honduras Wins Soccer Game while Losing More Basic Freedoms to Coup Regime

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 13, 2009


Honduras: The Lost Sheep and the Flock

Part IV on Toppling a Coup

By Al Giordano
The Field

August 12, 2009


Anti-Coup Marchers Merge on the Capital of Honduras

The Emphasis on Three Straight Lines Broke Down When a Small Group Burned a Bus

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 12, 2009


US Secretary of State Clinton’s Micro-Management of the Corporation that Funds the Honduras Coup Regime

Records Demonstrate that the Secretary Has Hands-On Control of the Fund that Gave $6.5 Million to the Regime After the June 28 Coup

By Bill Conroy and Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 11, 2009


Too Cute by Half on Honduras, Mr. President

Narco News Documents $6.5 million in US Dollars to the Honduras Regime After the June 28 Coup d'Etat

By Al Giordano
The Field

August 11, 2009


On the Road to Tegucigalpa with Father Andrés Tamayo

Honduras Anti-Coup Marchers Defy Media Conviction that They Do Not Exist

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 10, 2009


Discipline in the Honduras Civil Resistance Solves Big Problems

Toppling a Coup, Part III

By Al Giordano
The Field

August 10, 2009


Lopez Obrador Continues his Tour in Oaxaca

PRI Goons Go Along to Hassle Him

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

August 10, 2009


Millennium Challenge Corp. Poured Millions into Honduras in Months Leading up to Putsch

U.S. Aid Agency, Established Under Bush, Seeks to Promote “Economic Freedom”

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

August 9, 2009


The Wall Street Journal Walls Itself In and Ridiculously Defends the Dictatorship of Roberto Micheletti

Mary Anastasia O’Grady, Unwilling to Be a Real News Reporter, Cribs Her Stories Jayson Blair Style from Emails and Cable TV

By Juan Carlos Rivera
Mirada del Halcón Honduras, Translated by Narco News

en español... The Wall Street Journal se encierra entre sus paredes y defiende ridículamente la dictadura de Roberto Micheletti

August 9, 2009


Honduras Coup Dictator Micheletti Calls Out the Geezer Patrol

Veterans of the 1969 "Soccer War" with El Salvador (now 56 and up) and the 1957 War with Nicaragua (68 or Older) Are Recruited to Join in the Repression of the Honduran People

By Al Giordano
The Field

August 9, 2009


Plan Mexico's Prisoner

"The fierce questioning, laced with expletives and threats, had one goal: Force Martínez's confession to the murder of U.S. journalist Brad Will."

By Todd Miller
North American Congress on Latin America

August 8, 2009


Honduran Cell Phone Company Falls in Love

Double Standards in the Western Commercial Media on the Role of Technology in Civil Resistance Movements

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 8, 2009


The Honduras Regime Is Like an Onion

Part II in a Series: Toppling a Coup

By Al Giordano
The Field

August 8, 2009


Toppling the Honduras Coup, Part I

The Civil Resistance Is Creating Dilemma Actions that Deliver the Death of a Thousand Cuts to the Coup Regime

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Derrocando a una dictadura - Parte I

August 7, 2009


Honduras Coup Generals Break Silence in Hopes that World Will Understand Them

Military Leaders Claim that the Coup Was Necessary to Protect the United States from “Socialism Dressed as Democracy”

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 6, 2009


Government and Media Trash 2006

The Campaign to Discredit the Social Movement Shifts into High Gear

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

August 6, 2009


U.S. Appeals Court Sides with House of Death Informant — Again

Judges Find U.S. Government’s Reasoning Lacking in ICE Snitch’s Deportation Case

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

August 4, 2009


Radio Globo Defies New Military Tribunal Order to Close Its 15 Stations

As Repression in Honduras Escalates, so Does the Civil Resistance

By Al Giordano
Reporting from San Pedro Sula, Honduras

August 4, 2009


Coup General: "We're Going After the Protest Leaders"

Romeo Vasquez and the Honduras Coup Military Brass Show Their Fear and Frustration on National Television

By Al Giordano
Reporting from Tegucigalpa, Honduras

August 4, 2009


AFP in Honduras Hung By Its Own Photograph

And More News on the Struggle from Below to Topple a Dictatorial Coup Regime

By Al Giordano
Reporting from Catacamas, Honduras

August 3, 2009


Honduras Coup Is More Bloody than Bloodless

A Hysterical Regime that Wraps Itself in the Constitution While Trampling Democracy and Murdering Its Own People

By Albor Ruiz
New York Daily News

August 2, 2009


Former U.S. Ambassador Roger Noriega Hired to Push Honduran Putsch Agenda

Lobbying Records Reveal His Firm is Targeting State Department and National Security Council

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

August 2, 2009


Francisco Jara of AFP Commits a Felony Against Journalism

When a Movement Uses Nonviolence, as in Honduras, the First Task of the Simulators Is to Make False Claims to the Contrary

By Al Giordano
The Field

August 1, 2009


Roger Abraham Vallejo Soriano (1971-2009)

The Schoolteacher's Death, at 3:30 a.m. this Morning, Galvanizes an Increasingly Organized Civil Resistance in Honduras

By Al Giordano
Reporting from Tegucigalpa, Honduras

August 1, 2009


Xiomara: "The US Has Given an Ultimatum to the Coup Regime"

Honduras' First Lady Addresses Protest in Tegucigalpa and Drops a Hint About Yesterday's Meeting in Managua Between President Zelaya and US Officials

By Al Giordano
Reporting from Tegucigalpa, Honduras

July 31, 2009


Thursday, Bloody Thursday in Honduras

Coup Leader Micheletti Waved the Peace Sign with His Left Hand While With His Right Hand Ordering a Violent Nationwide Attack on Peaceful Protesters Today

By Al Giordano
Reporting from Comayagua, Honduras

en español... Jueves sangriento en Honduras

July 30, 2009


The Authentic Journalism Renaissance Reports from Honduras

Narco News Has Entered Honduran Territory to Deepen Our Reporting on the Collapse of the Coup d'Etat

By Al Giordano
The Field

July 29, 2009


Honduras Coup: The Dumbest Regime on Earth

As Dictator-for-a-Month Micheletti Rails About "the Gringos," the Martial Law He's Imposed Turns the Residents of Two Key States Against Him

By Al Giordano
The Field

July 29, 2009


US Revokes Diplomatic Visas of Honduran Coup Members

Four Visas Pulled, More "Under Review," Including Family Members

By Al Giordano
The Field

July 28, 2009


And This Is What Her Friends Are Saying...

Reports Surface of a Foreign Policy Rift Between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the White House

By Al Giordano
The Field

July 27, 2009


Former DEA Agent’s Lawsuit Exposes CIA “Fraud”

Litigation Also Claims Spook Agency Engages in Wholesale Spying on Other Federal Agencies

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

July 26, 2009


Honduras and the Three-Ring Circus

Never Mind Micheletti, Zelaya and the Inept US Secretary of State Clinton, the Real Story Is One of Civil Resistance from Below

By Al Giordano
The Field

July 24, 2009


"These Are the Coup Leaders, They Will Be Judged"

A Who's Who of the Honduras Coup d'Etat

By the daily El Libertador, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Translated to English by Kristin Bricker

en español... ¡Estos son los golpistas, el soberano juzgará!

July 21, 2009


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