Declaracin del Partido Comunista de los Estados Unidos Sobre la Situacin en Honduras

 
July 29, 2009

Manuel Zelaya, el presidente legtimo de Honduras, envi una solicitud a la administracin de Obama a que aumente la presin contra el rgimen ilegal de Roberto Micheletti, que se instal en la maana del 28 de junio de 2009 tras un golpe de estado. Zelaya exigi que la administracin de Obama aumente las presiones diplomticas y econmicas sobre el gobierno ilegitimo con acciones contra algunos de los individuos responsables por el golpe. Esta peticin viene en una coyuntura crtica cuando las negociaciones mediadas por el presidente costarricense scar Arias no han progresado debido a la intransigencia del rgimen golpista, y cuando a la vez las protestas masivas en Honduras han llegado a un momento de alta intensidad, con una huelga general y un creciente movimiento masivo en las calles para restaurar al Sr. Zelaya, acampado en la frontera entre Honduras y Nicaragua, a la presidencia.

El rgimen golpista se encuentra aislado mundialmente pero persigue con la expectativa de poder sacar recursos materiales desde los Estados Unidos, a pesar de una declaracin fuerte en su contra de parte del presidente Obama. La ultraderecha estadounidense, bajo el liderazgo de personas como el senador republicano John McCain de Arizona y el congresista republicano Connie Mack de Florida, contando con el respaldo de fuertes redes comerciales, polticos, militares y mediticos en los Estados Unidos, estn haciendo todo lo posible para mantener el rgimen golpista en poder suficiente tiempo para asegurar que en las elecciones programadas para el 29 de noviembre (que Micheletti quiere llevar a cabo un mes o ms antes) se lleven a cabo bajo condiciones represivas para impedir que candidatos que apoyan a las reformas sociales, laborales y polticas de Zelaya puedan hacer campaa abierta sin el riesgo de crcel o violencia, y as hacerlo imposible que ganen. Mientras tanto, el gobierno de facto de Micheletti aumenta la represin en contra de los sindicalistas, los campesinos, los estudiantes y otros opositores, con reportes de varios muertos en los ltimos das.

El Partido Comunista de los Estados Unidos (CPUSA) est de acuerdo con la necesidad de aumentar la presin, y hace un llamado a su militancia y al pblico en general a que tomen los siguientes pasos:

Comunicarse con la Casa Blanca y al Departamento de Estado para insistir que el gobierno estadounidense responda a las reclamaciones del presidente Manuel Zelaya, tomando los siguientes pasos inmediatamente:

*Cancelar las visas de los oficiales militares y civiles del rgimen golpista.

*Congelar las cuentas bancarias de los lderes golpistas en todos los bancos estadounidenses.

*Retirar a todo personal norteamericano de la base militar en Soto Cano en Honduras y otras, y expulsar a los oficiales hondureos que estn en programas de capacitacin en la Escuela de las Amricas en Fort Benning, Georgia.

*Insistir en que se acaben las intrigas de apoyo a los golpistas por el International Republican Institute y otras organizaciones gubernamentales y no gubernamentales en los Estados Unidos, que cargan una responsabilidad pesada por la actual situacin.

Adems, debemos estar en comunicacin con nuestros representantes en el Congreso para pedir que agreguen sus firmas a la resolucin H.Res 630 de la Cmara de Representantes, que condena el golpe y exige la restauracin del presidente Zelaya. Esta resolucin, cuyo patrocinador principal es el congresista demcrata por Massachusetts, Bill Delahunt, actualmente cuenta con las firmas de 40 congresistas pero se necesitan mucho ms.

Finalmente la federacin sindical AFL-CIO, el Sindicato de Obreros Siderrgicos, y el filial numero 10 del Sindicato de Estibadores (ILWU) han desempeado un papel de liderazgo con sus declaraciones en contra del golpe en Honduras; debemos aprovechar de sus iniciativas para lograr que ms sindicatos e organizaciones cvicas, comunales, religiosas, entre otras emitan sus propias declaraciones, para as fomentar un gran movimiento de solidaridad aqu en los Estados Unidos con el pueblo hondureo.

Informacin para contactos:

Casa Blanca: 202-456-1111

Departamento de Estado: 202-647-4000

Congreso: 202-224-3121

Para seguir el progreso de la medida en el Congreso H RES 630, vaya a http://thomas.loc.gov/

Articulo en la Jornada sobre la peticin de Zelaya a Obama: http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2009/07/27/index.php?section=mundo&article=022n1mun

Declaracin del AFL-CIO sobre Honduras.

June 30, 2009
The AFL-CIO stands in solidarity with our sister organizations of Honduras, the national trade union centrals — the Unitary Central of Honduran Workers (CUTH), the Confederation of Honduran Workers (CTH) and the General Workers Central (CGT) — as well as with the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA), representing over 45 million workers of this hemisphere, in condemning the military coup that resulted in the illegal ouster of democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya.

The AFL-CIO denounces this unconscionable attack on the fundamental rights and liberties of the Honduran people. The recent internal conflict relating to the proposed constitutional referendum cannot in any way justify the extra-constitutional measures undertaken by the armed forces, which were later ratified by the Honduran congress when it voted to depose President Zelaya and install Congressman Roberto Micheletti immediately following the coup. These measures are a flagrant violation of the most basic democratic principles and of the rule of law.

The AFL-CIO calls on the United States government and the international community, particularly the Organization of American States and the United Nations, not only to condemn the coup and withhold recognition of the current government, but to make every effort to help achieve the restitution of constitutional order and the reinstatement of the democratically elected president.

We have already received eyewitness reports that the thousands of people from civil society organizations, including trade unions, who assembled to demand that democratic order be restored and the president returned, have been tear-gassed by the armed forces. Several have been injured and dozens have been arrested. We call on the United States Government to also take all measures within its diplomatic powers to ensure that all Honduran civilians, and particularly trade unionists and social activists denouncing the coup, are safe and secure and will not be victimized by violence and repression.

Declaracin de los sindicatos de la industria siderrgica sobre Honduras.

Workers Uniting, representing 3.5 million workers in North America, the UK and Ireland, unequivocally condemns the military coup and kidnapping of the democratically elected President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya. President Zelaya was working to free his country from decades of hunger and poverty until he was abruptly thwarted in these efforts by the Honduran military.

This military coup is an illegal attempt to use armed force to overturn the course of democracy and social progress chosen by the Honduran people at the polls, and we call upon the nations of the world, and especially the U.S., UK and Canada, to officially declare the seizure of power by the military in Honduras a military coup and to act accordingly. In the case of the U.S., this means withholding all military assistance unless and until President Zelaya is returned to power.
Meanwhile, the military and coup conspirators are trying to suppress popular demonstrations by unions and other social groups by violence and arrests; are illegally shutting down critical news outlets; establishing a blanket military presence and setting illegal curfews. We condemn these acts as well, and call upon the Honduran military to respect the human rights of all, including those demonstrating for a peaceful return to civilian and constitutional rule.
We join the OAS and UN in condemning the military seizure of power in Honduras as a giant step backward for the Western Hemisphere, and an act which simply cannot be tolerated. We therefore call upon our respective governments to take all peaceful, diplomatic measures to ensure the return of President Zelaya to his rightful place as President of Honduras. We further support the efforts of the OAS, UN and other Latin American leaders to accompany President Zelaya back to Honduras on Thursday, July 2, 2009, and call upon others to join them in this effort.

Leo W. Gerard, USW International President
Ken Neumann, USW Canadian National Director
Derek Simpson, Unite the Union Joint General Secretary
Tony Woodley, United the Union Joint General Secretary

Declaraciones de Latin American Working Group, Washington Office on Latin America y School of the Americas Watch.

Latin American Working Group www.lawg.org
Washington Office on Latin America www.wola.org
School of the Americas Watch www.soaw.org

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