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Video: Honduran Coup Comes to National Press Club (a place that has banned peace activists I know)


By William Hughes

A surreal event took place on July 7, 2009, at the National Press Club, in Washington, D.C. It was so strange that I thought that the late, great British comedic actor, Peter Sellers, was going to make a cameo appearance! Some of the representatives of the “de facto” regime in Honduras, repeatedly denied that President Manuel Zelaya was overthrown in a military coup on June 28, 2009. At the beginning of the press conference, protesters staged a brief demonstration. On this video, you will see and hear the spin on the matter from former Honduras Ambassador to the U.S., one Roberto Flores Bermudez. For background on the coup d’etat, see: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/30/world/americas/30honduras.html and http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1907600,00.html and http://upsidedownworld.org/main/content/view/1970/68/ and http://www.pasionvioleta.com/en-el-campo-grande-f17/fuera-golpistas-de-honduras-t2937.htm and ttp://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/44258 For a historical perspective, check out Stephen KInzer’s excellent tome, “Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq” at: http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/cgi-bin/blogs/voices.php/2008/04/01/p24467#more24467 There is a concise chapter in the book dealing with Honduras.

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From Robert Naiman:
AP Legitimize Honduran Coup Regime as "Interim Government"

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