1. It was a military coup carried out on behalf of corporate and transnational elites. "Restoring Democracy" though a military coup is akin to bombing your way to peace.
2. Coup participants were trained by the CIA and at the School of the Americas. Reactionary, anti-democratic US training grounds such as these are responsible for mass murder throughout the Americas.
3. President Mel Zelaya is a centrist, and his movements towards the "left," such as joining the ALBA trade block, are a result of massive popular pressure for change.
4. The constitutional referendum was not focussed on extending Zelaya's term limit. The referendum on the constitution marked the beginning of a popular process of participative democracy, which is extremely threatening to local and transnational elites.
Photo of demonstrators in Tegucigalpa by Sandra Cuffe. This write up was originally posted at The Dominion