Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Call grows for immediate resignation of Honduran president

COMMUNIQUÉ! – December 4th, 2017

[Versión original en español AQUÍ]

The people, of their own initiative, organized in struggle and resistance in the cities and other territories have said ENOUGH to the corruption, impunity, killing and dictatorship of the oligarchy led by Juan Orlando Hernández and have raised the banners of dignity and rebellion throughout the whole country.

This rebellious dignity of our people has been able to hold back the repression in over 200 mobilizations and highway blockades nationally. Despite the bullets, the teargas, even assassinations and other aggressions, none of our actions of rebellion have been defeated, completely the contrary, they have strengthened as the days have gone on and today even more people have jointed the protests against tyranny.

Faced with the sharpening of the crisis and in the current context, we want to communicate the following to our people:
  1. We demand the immediate resignation of the tyrant’s government, who have usurped the will of the people.  
  2. We urge the immediate installation of a Provisional government to function until January 27th, 2018, made up of members of the people’s movement and the democratic sectors of the country, until President Salvador Nasralla assumes the powers to which he was legitimately elected by the Honduran people.
  3. We reject the intentions of the United States, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the national oligarchy to impose conditions of internal crisis in order to give way to a coup d’état that annuls and holds back the yearning for real and profound changes that our country needs. We
  4. We call on the people and its organizations to keep up the mobilizations, takeovers, and grassroots blockades in the highways, the barrios, the neighborhoods, communities and villages throughout the country. Don’t let yourselves be deceived by the attempts by some sectors to demobilize the struggle in the territories in order to get a miserable fraction of power over a political and economic system that is falling to pieces.
  5. The food crisis is sharpening in the main cities, villages, communities and our territories with each passing day. We call on the population and the organizations to create supply committees and organize distribution while we sustain the people’s resistance throughout the country. At the same time, we need to organized groups to defend and protect human rights. We need to guarantee the physical safety of people as well as the control and security over our neighborhoods and towns nationally.

Only the people will save the people!
Down with the dictatorship!
December 4th, 2017
Plataforma del Movimiento Social y Popular de Honduras
(Grassroots Social Movement Platform of Honduras)

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