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Portland Participates in Global Day of Action for Honduras!

Portland, OR- Today solidarity activists in Portland participated in the Global Day of Action in Honduras by hanging a banner from the MLK Blvd. overpass above I-84. The purpose of this action is to call attention to the fact that democracy has not yet been restored in Honduras, more than 40 days after a military coup occurred in that country.
Thousands of farmers, women, indigenous people, teachers, unionists and ordinary citizens from all over Honduras are participating in a National March that began on August 5, 2009 and culminates today, August 11, 2009. This National March was organized by the National Front of Resistance Against the Coup d'etat as well as the farmworkers movement in Honduras. They are calling for the unconditional return of President Mel Zelaya who was removed in a military coup on June 28, 2009.

Portland citizens are concerned about this egregious violation of democracy and stand with the people of Honduras in calling on the Obama Administration and the US State Department to legally define the coup in Honduras as a military coup and stop all foreign aid to Honduras, publicly condemn human right violations occurring in Honduras at the hands of the military, recall the American ambassador in Honduras, freeze the bank accounts of the coup leaders and revoke the diplomatic and tourist visas of all the coup leaders including "interim president" Roberto Micheletti and General Romeo Vasquez.