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honduranresistance0630This powerful short film begins with a demonstration in June 2010 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras twelve months after the coup that removed President Manuel Zelaya. Powerful images of young women dancing, banners, the faces of old people, peasants and trade unionists, contrast with menacing close-ups of nervous soldiers fingering the triggers of their automatic rifles as they advance across the grass towards the demonstrators; lines of police with riot shields; young men with masked faces spray-painting anti-government slogans on the walls. A rapped commentary in English and Spanish gives the context, the disgraceful role of the Obama administration: “the Honduran Magna Carta was written by the ruling class, with the oversight of Washington and the rulers of the past…”

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