A Day Like Today, Now.

A Day Like Today, Now.

On a day like today five years ago, I woke up with the noise of military planes crisscrossing the skies, and without light, without water, without news. It was June 28, 2009 and the chronicles of the impossible were yet to be written. In the entire world, even in Honduras, our generation thought that coups d’état had passed into history. We were wrong.

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Outrage

Outrage

In Honduras, there is an institutional crisis and society lives in an atmosphere of panic. Isn’t it ironic that we’re being attacked by the same forces the government says are responsible for guarding our personal integrity and our lives?

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Honduras’ Walk for Dignity

Honduras’ Walk for Dignity

For ten days, men and women walked many kilometers toward the capital of Honduras, making stops along the way, accompanied by people who joined in solidarity. Called “Step by Step for Dignity and National Sovereignty”, the walkers demanded the derogation of the Law of Special Development Regions, freedom for Chavelo Morales, derogation of the Mining Law and cancelation of environmental edicts that privatize water, energy and natural resources. Indigenous, Afro-Honduran, peasant women, and feminists formed the core of the Walk for Dignity.

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A Chronicle of Hell, Women and Hope

“Hágase justicia aunque el mundo perezca” (“Let justice be served, even as the world perishes”) was the motto written above the entrance to the penitentiary that burnt to the ground in Honduras, trapping and killing hundreds. We have to ask: What kind of justice did they have in mind when they placed that line on the door to the jail?

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