A US backed military coup, with Hillary Clinton playing an essential role, ousted the popular President Mel Zelaya of Honduras in June 2009. This halted Honduras’ move to legally and democratically break free of the neocolonial control of the US, as Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador had done and to break with the neoliberal economic and political model.
A nationwide democratic resistance movement arose. Seven years later, the resistance continues but has not been able to turn back the effects of the coup and the consolidation of a dictatorship led by Juan Orlando Hernandez. The resistance of the students, small farmers, indigenous communities, unions and poor workers is confronting growing death squad activity, militarization and privatization of public resources and services. Activists in all movements, journalists and human rights defenders are under attack, including physical attacks on their lives. Since the assassination of the visionary radical indigenous leader Berta Caceres on March 2, 2016 international solidarity has stepped up activity to accompany the resistance in Honduras. Join us in a discussion of what is happening in Honduras, why is it important, and how can we strengthen this international solidarity.
Jesse Freeston, producer of "Resistencia"
Vicki Cervantes, National Coordinator, Honduras Solidarity Network
Diego Briceño, Makila, Coopérative multimédia