Sisters and Brothers: The Latin American Solidarity Network calls on Toronto 's progressive organizations and individuals to participate in a rally supporting democracy in Honduras !
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 12:00PM
In front of the constituency office of MP Peter Kent, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas)
7600 Yonge Street, Thornhill
On Tuesday we will once again demonstrate our repudiation of the coup d'etat that took place in Honduras on June 28th and specifically demand that the Canadian government suspend all assistance, including military aid, to the illegal government in Honduras, much like several countries in Latin America and Europe have done. We believe that this will further isolate the illegitimate government in Honduras and pressure it to restore the constitutional pre-coup President and Cabinet.
In addition, given some of Minister Kent's ambiguous comments regarding the coup, including some that qualify Canada's opposition to the coup d'etat, we will demand that Minister Kent unequivocally condemn the coup, refuse to recognize any de facto government in Honduras, call for the immediate and unconditional reinstatement of legitimate President Manuel Zelaya and his cabinet, call for the respect of the human rights of people in Honduras, and insist on justice and reparations for the illegal actions and rights violations committed during and after the coup. We cannot help but contrast the Canadian government's rapid and unconditional condemnation of the recent state repression of mass demonstrations in Iran with the relatively tepid and equivocal positions taken in reaction to the coup in Honduras . As Canadians, we want our government to steadfastly denounce all attacks on democracy, human rights, and self-determination, irrespective of political and ideological interests!
Transportation to Minister Kent 's Office ( 7600 Yonge Street )
1. Return ride to Minister Kent 's office from Finch Subway Station Kiss 'n Ride: Meet at 11:15AM at Kiss 'n Ride section. Vans/cars will leave at 11:30AM sharp.
2. Public Transit Directions (from Toronto ): Take the subway/bus to Finch Station. Transfer to York Region Transit Bus 99-Yonge South (northbound). You will need to pay an extra fare of $3.25. Ask the driver to let you off at the stop closest to Elgin St. , which is just south of 7600 Yonge Street .
The Latin American Solidarity Network: Casa Salvador Allende; Grupo Cultural Victor Jara; Coalicion Venezuela Estamos Contigo; Comite de Solidaridad con Bolivia-Toronto; Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN-Toronto); Colombia Action Solidarity Alliance-CASA; Toronto Forum on Cuba; Barrio Nuevo; Comite El Ceibo de Apoyo al Frente Amplio-Uruguay; Grupo Cultural Orlando Letelier; Consejo Nacional de Mujeres Latinoamericanas y Caribenas en Canada (LATIN@S); Pueblos Originarios Abya Yala; Coordinadora de Asociaciones Salvadoreno-Canadiense de Ontario; Circulo Bolivariano Louis Riel / Hands Off Venezuela; Circulo Bolivariano Manuelita Saenz
For more information contact: Email: ctorchia39 @ aol.com 416-962-0904
Police watch over people rejecting the coup, July 5, Tegucigalpa. Photo by Sandra Cuffe