Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Blaring Impunity: Unrelenting Assassinations of Honduran Journalists, the Government Remains all but Quiescen

From the US think-tank Council on Hemispheric Affairs (11 October, 2011)

As always, but with an unusual quota of aggression since 2010, freedom of speech and the personal security of Honduran journalists are under permanent attack from groups, gangs, and individuals who launch their strikes under a cloak of anonymity. The journalist Medardo Flores, a relentless supporter of former President Manuel Zelaya, is the latest victim of the wave of violence directed toward members of the Honduran working press. With all the disrespect attributable to the government of Porfirio Lobo, as demonstrated here, it is not unreasonable to presume that the perpetrators, along with their underlying political motives, want to silence such journalists at any cost.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

FNRP Communiqué regarding the integration of the political movements within the electoral-political instrument

1 OCT 2011 FNRP
The National Coordination and Political Committee of the National Front of People’s Resistance, at a meeting held in Tegucigalpa on Thursday, September 29, 2011, reached the following agreements:

It will integrate all political forces and movements which deem suitable for the Re-Foundation and National Constituent Assembly projects for the Honduras that FNRP proposes.

The organized political expressions, such as the Liberal Resistance Movement June 28, and other movements must be incorporated into the organization within two weeks, in order to meet the deadlines set by law in the Supreme Electoral Tribunal.

The Political Commission of FNRP must in this case reach these agreements and draft the regulations.

We resist and we will win!

National Front of People’s Resistance
Tegucigalpa September 29, 2011

Source: FNRP

Hondurans celebrate another inspiring `September 15’

23 SEPT 2011
Independence parade consolidates new national identity in Honduras

"We do not celebrate independence, about that there is nothing to celebrate, we want a new nation, and we have changed the meaning of this day," said one participant, "the people will conquer power with the broad front" claimed others.

On September 15, as it has become tradition for the Honduran resistance, estimations stated that the number of protesters reached between one and two million people nationwide. In Tegucigalpa alone, two hours after the aperture of the parade, caravans were still leaving the departure point. This is the third year that the Honduran resistance flies its flag of freedom, for a “wanted independence”.

Resolutions of the "Seeds of Liberty" Extraordinary Assembly

The Second Extraordinary Assembly of the National Front of People’s Resistance “Seeds of Freedom" , held in Tegucigalpa, was attended by delegates from all departments, the 19th department and representatives of social and political organizations that are part of the FNRP.
The Assembly focused on the approval of the Declaration of Principles, the Statutes and a FARP Flag, these are requirements for registration of the Broad Front of People’s Resistance in the Supreme Electoral Tribunal.
After extensive discussion, debate and presentation of some motions of reform the Assembly agreed the following:
1. Approval of the Declaration of Principles. (read in Spanish)
2. To create a Committee of Style to be responsible to review, edit and implement the reforms solicited by the Assembly for the Statutes and the Declaration of Principles of the Broad Front of People’s Resistance (FARP). (Statutes in Spanish)
3. Approval of the flag of the FARP, which shall be rectangular with red background, in the center of the flag stands the acronyms of FARP in black lowercase letters, and with a four vertices star in white at the right side.
Source: FNRP