Sunday, August 2, 2009

Coup in Honduras

The coup government in Honduras ordered attacks on unarmed protesters, including women and children. I discovered this music video on YouTube. I'm angry today, and this hip-hop approach sits right with me. (Lyrics from the YouTube site beneath)

Lyrics & Music by Simon Rios.


Oye, Nica, Salvadoreño,
Indio, Garifuna, Brazileiro,
Gringo, Gaucho, y Caraqueño,
Chilango, Cholo, Potorro y Porteño
Esto es una llamada, en nombre de los Hondureños
Hay ke levantarnos todos, por este justo desempeño
Hay que defender ese pueblo, con puño y con cerebro
Hay que defender ese pueblo, con puño y con cerebro

June 28th, 2,000-nine was the day
When they uprooted los catrachos, from the progresista way.
Mel Zelaya was the president, whod gone from right to left,
He was a magnate of the old school, but was calling out the theft,
& pillage of Honduras, & the whole of the continente
by los gringos asesinos, & their local asistentes.
So they kidnapped Mel at gunpoint, at five o clock in the morn
And America woke that Sunday, said what the hell is going on?
Que carajo esta pasando? Otro golpe militar!
Otro once de septiembre, otro tiempo pa gritar!
This isnt about Manuel Zelaya, it aint about the constitution,
Its about the oligarchía, and its about the revolution.
The Honduran Magna Carta, was designed by the ruling class
With the oversight of Washington, & the rulers of the past
And Zelaya wanted reform, to promote participation
Cuz democracy aint about, pulling a lever & waiting patient
It aint about a rich criollo, sucking blood out of the nation
Its about power to the people, & the old order is changing
Pues America esta cambiando, por un modelo socialista,
anti-fascista, contra estes malditos golpistas
Tres-cientos mil up en la calle, dicen Zelaya no se va!
Los golpistas dicen democracia, mientras hacen coup detat
Its like saying save the trees, while revving a chainsaw
Its like saying it aint me babe, when youre the one I saw.
And the golpistas waved a banner, reading we shall overcome
Which side would Martin be on, if Martin couldve come?

Oxala pudiera cantarte, una rolita mas alegre
But the golpe en Honduras, makes me mutherfucking angry
I wish this was a nightmare, or a skit on cha cha cha
But its real as rigor mortis, cuz they made a coup de tat
Hay que tener rabia pueblo, Honduras es America
La misma sangre y consigna, desde Ushuaia hasta Merida
Y de ahi para Recife, y de ahi pa Torreón
Desde el bosque de Chapultepec, hasta las minas de Cerrejón.
No importa que pinche dia, no importa en que lugar,
Pues la esperanza comun, es lo kieren asesinar.
And they speak of an invasion by Venezolano agents
Y no aguantamos eso, they say, cuz were a sovereign nation.
Sovereign nation? With a gringo base in Chaperola?
You mean sovereign to the people? Or sovereign to Coca Cola?
And youd be foolish if you thought that the gringos didnt play a role
You think that the ambassador, Hugo Llorens, didnt know?
This aint the US of Obama, but of Reich & of la CIA
The ones who planned the golpe contra Hugo Chavez Frias
The ones who killed Allende, & who tried to kill Fidel
The ones who speak of freedom, while manifesting hell
The ones who infiltrated the mighty Tupamaros
The ones who drew & quartered, the brave Tupac Amaru
The ones who own la prensa, y las haciendas y maquilas
The ones who stand to profit, from the riches of the minas
And the reporters of the mainstream, are more full of shit & piss
Than the sewage tank at midnight, on the Chinatown Express
Sowing fear of comunismo, and a thousand huevonadas
Cuz la prensa esta vendida, y su gente, comprada
Comiendo baleadas, mientras los pobres comen basura,
And they still cant understand, why theres tanta amargura
And you think they give a damn about the starvation of a people?
The disenfranchising of a people? the genocide of a people?
Cuz theyre killing little kids, & theyre killing periodistas,
Theyre killing esperanzas, & theyre killing sindicalistas.
Heres a fist up for Murillo, martyr of Tegucigalpa
Whose death served to make la resistencia stand mas alta
Here a fist up to COFADEH, OFRANEH, y el COPINH
From the pueblo of Geronimo, & Martin Luther King.
This is the wakening of Honduras, in the form of a class war
Its a fight of good & evil, & the good ones are the poor
Nothing more, and it sure aint nothing less
And it wont stop till the coup drops, and justicia is addressed.
Caerá la dictadura, como todos los demas
Y llegará un tiempo de justicia, justicia con paz
Pero mientras tanto y los llantos, los molestaré con mi canto
En frente de las marchas, con mas bravura que mil Rambos
Ambos ladosde la izkierda y por debajo
Venceremos Hondureñodale duro pueblo catracho.


mmlindsey said...

"And you think they give a damn about the starvation of a people?
The disenfranchising of a people? the genocide of a people?"

Man, we have to wake up.

Thanks for posting this! Praying for more voices like yours and Simon Rios to arise and help awaken our world.

love you,

an average patriot said...

Hi Billie
You know, I have a story on this I have been sitting on but keep waiting and watching to see what is going to happen. As a result I keep updating it every day or waiting until "tomorrow" to see what new it Brings.

D.K. Raed said...

I've been watching Hondurus with much fear and hope. I still don't understand what was so wrong about Zelaya giving the people an opportunity to vote on a provision of their constitution.

Some days ago I was flabbergasted to see a US Congressman get up & denounce Zelaya for trying to destroy the Honduran democracy. Hunh? Democracy and the right of the people to vote are inseparable. Are we so turned around up here that we no longer understand anything so basic as that?

claire bangasser said...

This is absolutely not reported in either France or Switzerland. Don't know about the rest of Europe.
Thank Godde for you :-)

Vicente Duque said...

This is extremely sad and shameful - Everything that has happened in Honduras.

I hope that the best solution for Democracy is found with the help of the International Community.

Democracy, Liberty, Free Press, we should strive for those objectives. At least in the Western Hemisphere. Democracy without imposition.

Good News and Enthusiasm
The Audacity of HOPE

Republican senators Christopher S. ( "Kit" ) Bond of Missouri and Judd Gregg of New Hampshire announce vote for Sonia Sotomayor - Votation is Today's Afternoon : Thursday August 6, 2009

Eight Republicans have announced that they will vote YES in the U. S. Senate to confirm the nominee for the Supreme Court

The other Republicans announcing votes for Sotomayor are Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, Mel Martinez of Florida and Susan Collins and Olympia J. Snowe, both of Maine. Other Republican senators who haven’t seemed to tip their hand in public yet include Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and George Voinovich of Ohio.

Associated Press and Google

Senate poised to make history with Sotomayor vote
August 7, 2009

Senate poised to make history with Sotomayor vote

Some excerpts :

Senate poised to make history with Sotomayor vote

WASHINGTON — Sonia Sotomayor stands on the verge of making history as the Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice, despite staunch opposition from Republicans who call her ill-suited for the bench.

The Democratic-led Senate is set to vote Thursday to confirm President Barack Obama's high court nominee, a 55-year-old appeals court judge of Puerto Rican descent who was raised in a New York City housing project, educated in the Ivy League and served 17 years on the federal bench.

Sotomayor picked up more GOP support Wednesday even as nearly three-quarters of the Senate's 40 Republicans said they would vote "no" .....

The National Rifle Association is strongly opposing her and has threatened to downgrade any senator who votes to confirm Sotomayor in its closely watched candidate ratings. The warning has made little impact on Democrats, many of whom have rallied behind the judge despite their perfect or near-perfect ratings from the NRA, but it may have influenced some Republicans who were initially considered possible supporters but have since announced their opposition, citing gun rights as a key reason.

Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., also said he'd vote for her, adding that politicizing the confirmation process — as he argued Democrats did when they blocked GOP nominees in the past — "undermines the public's views of our courts and the integrity of our judicial system."

Vicente Duque