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Honduras: Al Giordano -- `The people are organising creatively to topple the coup'


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August 26, 2009, marks 60 days since Honduras' oligarchy overthrew the elected president of the country. As protests against the coup continue without let up, Western governments have refused to do anything concrete to support democracy, or as in the case of the US administration of President Barack Obama, been complicit.

The international corporate mass media has shunned providing coverage of the mass opposition in the streets of Tegucigalpa. This news blackout, and the resulting heightened state repression, has done little to deter the ongoing resistance to the coup inside Honduras.

Al Giordano reports from rural Honduras on the determination of the resistance movement to achieve its goals, with or without help from overseas. Giordano also points out that, contrary to popular belief outside of Honduras, the end goal of the resistance is not the return to power of President Manuel Zelaya, but rather the transformation of the country through a constitutional referendum.

Giordano is an investigative journalist based in Chiapas, Mexico. Since 2000 he has been the publisher of Narco News, which reports mainly on the US ``war on drugs'' and how it effects the people of Mexico and Central America. He is also the founder of the School for Authentic Journalism and writes a blog called The Field which focuses on US politics.

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