This Week on Between The Lines

Posted Nov. 29, 2017 for week ending Dec. 8, 2017

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"The military is very opposed to the (leftist) Libre party with (Salvador) Nasrallas' victory, which can potentially be back in power in the government and the military won't want to see that. And they may act again as they acted in 2009 to prevent that from happening. "

– Alex Main, senior associate for International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on the possibility of a military coup should the opposition candidate and his party regain power


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Fraud Could Deny Honduran Voters' Apparent Rejection of Unpopular Incumbent President

MP3 Interview with Alex Main, senior associate for International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, conducted by Scott Harris

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Pollsters and pundits had predicted that the Honduras’ Nov. 26 presidential election would maintain the status quo, with incumbent conservative president Juan Orlando Hernandez easily winning re-election. But it appears that voters had a different outcome in mind. Opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla, one of the nation’s best-known television personalities, was holding a 5-point lead over Hernandez before the nation’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal stopped announcing vote totals with 57 percent of the ballots counted. Both candidates have claimed victory.  Story continues

A 'Women's Solidarity Network' Could Provide Support for Victims of Sexual Harassment

MP3 Interview with Barbara Maclean, founder of the group Planning Beyond Capitalism, conducted by Scott Harris

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The explosion of public accusations denouncing perpetrators of sexual harassment over recent weeks has provoked a national dialogue and debate on how society should address the ancient scourge of male sexual aggression and violence. The powerful men named have come from the worlds of movie making, media, business, sports and politics. While movie producer Harvey Weinstein was the subject of early attention for his long history of predatory behavior, soon other well-known men were named, including actors Kevin Spacey, talk show host Charlie Rose, comedian Louis C.K., Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Michigan Rep. John Conyers.  Story continues

U.S. Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier Delivers Passionate Thanksgiving Message

MP3 Wampanoag elder Bert Waters reading Leonard Peltier's annual letter at the Day of Mourning Thanksgiving Day event at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus

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Thanksgiving Day this year marked the 48th annual Day of Mourning on Cole’s Hill overlooking Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Mass., where the Pilgrim myth got its start. The gathering is organized by the United American Indians of New England and featured speakers from Labrador to Puerto Rico to Guatemala. Those addressing the gathering paid tribute to American Indian Movement co-founder Dennis Banks, who died on Oct. 29 at age 80.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

 

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