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Misinformation and Lies in Congress

  • Posted on: 26 October 2009
  • By: rick

October 2009

What follows in italics is a letter received by a friend of the
Quixote Center from Senator John Cornyn of Texas in response to her
letter advocating respect for human rights and constitutionality in
Honduras. I have responded below to Senator Cornyn’s reply, paragraph
by paragraph, in an attempt to expose the misinformation being touted
by some members of the U.S. Congress. This document may be useful to

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Stand Down! End Human Rights Abuses by Military Contractors

  • Posted on: 26 October 2009
  • By: rick

if you are in the Washington DC area, come out to this event!:

A Panel Discussion on the Private Military Industry in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa

October 27, 2009, 6 pm

True Reformer Building: 1200 U Street, NW, Washington, DC

6pm: The Detainee Project photo exhibit by Chris Bartlett

6:30pm: Panel discussion begins

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Honduras Update 10/22/09: Day 117 of the Coup

  • Posted on: 26 October 2009
  • By: rick

Action Alert from IFCO/Pastors for Peace on behalf of the National Resistance Front Against the Coup in Honduras:
“DIALOGUE” IS AT A STALEMATE; REPRESSION CONTINUES;
SEND POSTCARDS TO OBAMA!

1) Since October 7 a misleading process of “dialogue” has taken place
in Honduras between the illegal coup forces and representatives of
President Zelaya and the Resistance Front. The coup government has
tried to use these so-called "negotiations" to delay the return of
democracy while continuing to maintain a state of siege. The
representatives of the National Resistance Front Against the Coup left
the dialogue after it was made clear that the most important issue to

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