Do YOU know what our tax dollars are doing in Honduras?
Why is the US supporting a violent regime that continues to suppress the people’s non-violent democratic movement?
Join us for answers and an opportunity for action as Mary Anne Perrone, local Latin America activist, gives her first-hand account of a recent SOAWatch delegation to Honduras.
Tuesday, June 21st
St. Mary Student Parish
(331 Thompson, Ann Arbor)
Light refreshments provided. Open to the public.
Same old story:
- A coup d’etat topples a democratically-elected president, the military marching him out of the country at gunpoint, still in his pajamas.
- Outcries of protest are met with fierce repression, including torture and homicide.
- U.S. military aid continues to flow as a “return to normalcy” is hoped for under an illegitimate regime.
- Resistance continues and so does the repression: union leaders, journalists, teachers, small farmers, LGBT community and human rights defenders are all targets.
- Meanwhile, Honduras is declared “Open for Business” as usual for corporate exploitation.
The Latin America Task Force of ICPJ is in a special relationship of support with the family of one of the victims of government repression (Julio Funez, see photo above) as they pursue justice in the case. Opportunity to take action on behalf of this case will be available at this presentation. You can also take action by downloading this letter (includes the English translation), signing it, and sending it in to ICPJ (1679 Broadway St. Ann Arbor, MI 48105). Thank you.