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Al Giordano

Opening Statement, April 18, 2000
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Questions from a Reader About Honduras

A Letter to Narco News Brings a Summary of the Current Situation

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Preguntas de un lector acerca de Honduras

November 10, 2009

El Cortamortaja, the Newspaper of the People of Oaxaca, now Publishing in English

Narco News Makes this .pdf Document of the New Issue Available for Global Downloading and Reprinting

By the Colectivo Cortamortaja
Jalapa de Marqués, Oaxaca

November 8, 2009

National Resistance Against the Coup d’Etat Announces Boycott of November 29 Honduras Elections

Coup Regime’s Noncompliance with the October 30 Accord Renders Last Week’s Agreement Moot

By Tamar Sharabi
Reporting from Tegucigalpa

en español... La Resistencia Nacional en Contra del Golpe de Estado anuncia un boicot a las elecciones del 29 de noviembre en Honduras

November 6, 2009

Electricians Take Over Luz y Fuerza Buildings

Ex-Workers from Luz y Fuerza del Centro Tried to Enter the Pachuca Station and Hung Red and Black Banners in the Nuevo Necaxa, Puebla, Hydroelectric Plant

By Editorial
El Universal

en español... Electricistas toman instalaciones de LyFC

November 6, 2009

U.S. Agrees to Settle Lawsuit in Which CIA Officials Are Accused of Misconduct, Fraud

Ending Litigation, Filed by Former DEA Agent Richard Horn, Will Cost Taxpayers a Pretty Penny

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

November 3, 2009

Big Gun: US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Heads to Honduras on Tuesday

She Joins former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos - Who Has Already Dismantled One Coup d'Etat - on the Verification Commission to Enforce the Agreement to Restore Honduras' Elected Government

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Pez Gordo: La Secretaria del Trabajo de los Estados Unidos, Hilda Solís, se dirige a Honduras el martes

November 2, 2009

Céleo Alvarez Casildo: The Crisis Won’t Be Resolved on Paper

For a November 2010 Referendum on a New Constitution in Honduras

By el diario Tiempo
San Pedro Sula, Honduras

en español... Céleo Alvarez Casildo: La crisis no queda resuelta en papel

November 2, 2009

Honduran Newspapers Deliver Photo Images of Resistance Participants to Police

Freedom of the Press Acquires New Definitions

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La prensa hondureña entrega fotografías a la policía de los participantes de las marchas de la Resistencia

November 1, 2009

U.S. Government’s Effort to Derail Former DEA Agent's Lawsuit Marked by Deceit

Recent DOJ Pleadings in State-Secrets Case Appear to Rely on Fabrications

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

November 1, 2009

Milenio Gets Declassified Information

Ulises Ruiz “Used Mercenaries to Keep Himself in Power,” According to USA Documents Obtained by Milenio

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Milenio obtiene información desclasificada

November 1, 2009

Accord for National Reconciliation and the Strengthening of Democracy in Honduras

Text of the Agreement Signed on October 30, 2009

By Negotiating Teams of the Elected Government of President Zelaya and Coup Regime of Roberto Micheletti
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

en español... Acuerdo para la reconciliación nacional y el fortalecimiento de la democracia en Honduras

October 31, 2009

48 Hours to Deadline for School of Authentic Journalism Applications

Sunday at Midnight (Pacific Time) We Begin Choosing 24 Scholarship Recipients for the Ten-Day February 2010 Session on Journalism and Civil Resistance

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Quedan 48 horas para que venza el plazo de enviar su solicitud para la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico

October 30, 2009

Reports of a Deal in Honduras Are Premature

The Latest Stalling Tactic: Coup "President" Micheletti Claims the Agreement Requires Supreme Court Approval

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Los reportes de un acuerdo en Honduras son prematuros

October 30, 2009

From the Ashes of the Dying Newspapers Will Come Authentic News

Latest Audit Bureau of Circulation Report Shows US Newspaper Industry Losing Readers Faster than Before

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... De las Cenizas de los Periódicos Agónicos Surgirá el Periodismo Auténtico

October 26, 2009

Golpistas Set Sights on El Libertador Director After One of His Journalists is Kidnapped and Burned with Cigarettes

Unsustainable Nature of Oligarch Model Confirmed by Philosophy and Mathematics

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Los Golpistas Dirigen su Mirada a el Director de El Libertador luego de que uno de sus Periodistas Fuera Secuestrado y Quemado con Cigarrillos

October 25, 2009

Poll: Honduran President Mel Zelaya Retains Public Support

Micheletti Viewed Negatively by 2-1 Margin; Strong Majority Favors Constituent Assembly for a New Constitution

By Greenberg, Quinlan & Rosner Research
Public Opinion Pollsters

en español... El Presidente Hondureño Mel Zelaya Mantiene el Apoyo del Público

October 24, 2009

Chiapas Government Tries to Pin Narco Arsenal on Peasant Leader

Conflicting Press Releases Cast Doubt on Government Claims

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... El Gobierno de Chiapas trata de Adjudicar a un Líder Campesino un Arsenal Incautado
en français... Le gouvernement de l’Etat de Chiapas veut coller un arsenal de trafiquants de stupéfiants à un leader paysan

October 24, 2009

Casualties of the ‘Bloodless’ Coup

No Matter What Prominent U.S. Apologists Say, the Military Takeover of Honduras Was—and Is—Violent and Unjust

By Jeremy Kryt
In These Times

October 24, 2009

Next: A Popular Referendum for a New Honduras Constitution?

Talks Now Over, the National Civil Resistance Returns to Center Stage

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Siguiente: ¿Un Referéndum Popular para una Nueva Constitución Hondureña?

October 23, 2009

How the School of Authentic Journalism Changes Veteran Reporters, Too

Five Years of Reporting I Wouldn’t Have Been Able to Do, If Not for the 2004 Narco News J-School in Bolivia

By Bill Conroy
Treasurer, The Fund for Authentic Journalism

October 22, 2009

Detained Chiapan Peasant Leader Treated Worse Than a Drug Kingpin

Government Transferred “Don Chema” to a Federal Maximum-Security Prison

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... El Líder Campesino Chiapaneco Detenido Tratado Peor que un Capo de la Droga
en français... Un leader paysan du Chiapas incarcéré traité pire qu’un chef de la drogue

October 21, 2009

Ten Days Left to Apply for the 2010 School of Authentic Journalism

Completed Applications Are Due Sunday Night November 1 to Be Eligible for 24 Scholarships in Journalism and Civil Resistance

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Quedan Diez Días para Aplicar una Solicitud para la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico 2010

October 21, 2009

The Medical Cannabis Victory: A Textbook Case of Organizing and Resistance

It Was the Drug Policy Reform Movement's Turn to Community Organizing and Civil Resistance that Brought This Week's Sea Change in US Policy

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... La Victoria de la Cannabis Medicinal: Un Caso Ejemplar de Organización y Resistencia

October 20, 2009

DEA Agents Accused in Court Pleadings of Dealing Heroin As Part of 1990s Pakistan Connection

Agents — Two Since Retired, One Now Leading High-powered Task Force — Call Claims “Absurd” and “Despicable”

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

October 20, 2009

Privatization Behind Calderon's Attack on Electricians Union

A Spanish Company and National Action Party Members Hope to Exploit Luz y Fuerza's Fiber Optic Network

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... La Privatización detrás del Ataque de Calderón contra el Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas

October 18, 2009

Coup Government Blames United States for Honduran Economic Woes but Continues to Pay US Lobbying Firms

Claudia Rosett Fails to Detect Obama Conspiracy to Keep Nobel Peace Prize Out of Micheletti’s Hands

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El Gobierno Golpista Culpa a los Estados Unidos por los Males de la Economía Hondureña pero Continúa Pagando a Firmas Estadounidenses de Cabildeo

October 17, 2009

“We’re Looking For the ‘President of Employment’”

Thousands of People March in Mexico City Against Calderon’s Order to Shut down Luz y Fuerza

By Fernando León
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... “Andamos Buscando al ‘Presidente del Empleo’”

October 16, 2009

Supreme Court Overrides Justice Mariano Azuela´s Opinion

Ulises Ruiz Ortiz Judged Responsible for Violation of Rights in Oaxaca 2006-2007: No Penalties Need Apply

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

October 16, 2009

No Alternative

The Narco News J-School Teaches a Journalism that Doesn't Pander to the Interests of Advertisers

By Mike Miliard
The Boston Phoenix

en español... Sin Alternativa

October 16, 2009

Military and Federal Police "Kidnap" Electricians to Put them to Work

Federal Agents Take Them By Force to Power Stations with Problems

By Patricia Muñoz and Fabiola Martinez
La Jornada

en español... Secuestran electricistas para que trabajen: SME

October 14, 2009

Micheletti Declares Revenge on US in World Cup Qualifying Match

New York Times’ “90-Minute Break from Political Crisis” Mitigated by Power Failure in Tegucigalpa

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Micheletti Declara la Venganza contra los Estados Unidos en el Partido Clasificatorio al Mundial de Fútbol

October 13, 2009

Transition to Democracy Forum Cancelled in Guelatao

La Santísima Virgen de las Barrikadas Appears Instead

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

October 12, 2009

Military, Federal Police Bust Mexican Electrical Workers Union

Calderon Uses 6,000 Federal Agents to Fire Over 44,000 Luz y Fuerza Workers

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... La Polícia Federal y Militares Arremeten Contra el Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas

October 12, 2009

Celeo Alvarez Casildo: The Moment Has Come for a New Constitution in Honduras

“We reiterate our condemnation of the coup d’etat… and call for convening a referendum so that the citizenry can vote on a new Constitution”

By Selvin Fernández
The daily Tiempo, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

en español... Llegó el momento para una nueva Constitución en Honduras: Céleo Alvarez Casildo

October 12, 2009

Mexico "Anarcho-Bombings" Spark Student Witch Hunt

Government Uses the Explosions Against Leftist Strongholds on University Campuses

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... México: “Anarco-bombazos” Inician la Cacería de Estudiantes

October 11, 2009

Field Marshaling in New York and DC

Monday, 10/12 at Sarah Lawrence College and Thursday, 10/15 at the Newseum, We'll Be Talking About Journalism and Civil Resistance

By Al Giordano
The Field

October 10, 2009

“Transition to Democracy” Alliances Firm Up

Citizen Forums Face the PRI While Mexico’s Supreme Court Closes Legal Pathways

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

October 9, 2009

Surveillance Camera Footage of the Honduras Coup Invasion of Channel 36

Censorship Endorsed by US Lobbyist Lanny Davis and PR Firm Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter & Associates, Enemies, All, of Press Freedom

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Videos de las Cámaras de Seguridad del Canal 36 Muestran la Invasión Golpista a la Estación de Televisión

October 8, 2009

The Top Ten Reasons to Donate to Narco News and the School of Authentic Journalism

“Unique, Hard-Working, Groundbreaking, Tireless and Real Journalism in an Era When That Has Become Very Scarce”

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

en español... Las Diez Mejores Razones para Donar a Narco News y a la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico

October 8, 2009

Esdras Amado López Explains Increasing Lack of Chemistry between Channel 36 and Roberto Micheletti

Coup President Fails to Confiscate Award He Signed to Journalist and Station Owner in 2006

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Esdras Amado López Explica la Creciente Falta de Química entre el Canal 36 y Roberto Micheletti

October 7, 2009

Poll: Wide Majority of Hondurans Oppose Coup d'Etat, Want Zelaya Back

Narco News Has Obtained and Makes Available the Full Results of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal Approved COIMER & OP Survey from Honduras

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Encuesta: La Amplia Mayoría de los Hondureños se Oponen al Golpe de Estado, Quieren a Zelaya de Vuelta

October 6, 2009

Six Ideas for Re-thinking the War in Mexico

The Security Situation has Worsened, and Mexicans are Desperate for Policy Change... Any Policy Change

By Sabina Berman

en español... Seis ideas para repensar la guerra

October 6, 2009

Ros-Lehtinen Discovers Antidote to Honduran Tourism Crisis in Visiting US Congress Members

Coup Leader Admits that Lifting of Emergency Decree Does Not Apply to All Media Outlets

By Belén Fernández
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Con la Visita de los Congresistas Estadounidenses, Ros-Lehtinen descubre el Antídoto para la Crisis Turística Hondureña

October 6, 2009

Your Donations Will Directly Improve the Content of the News You Read

The Narco News School of Authentic Journalism Helped My Reporting on Immigration, Foreign Aid, Politics and Drug Policy

By Andrew Stelzer
Graduate and Professor

en español... Sus Donaciones Mejorarán Directamente el Contenido de las Noticias que Usted Lee

October 6, 2009

CIA, State Department Accused of Sanitizing Report into Alleged Misconduct

Federal Investigator Claims He Faced Retaliation for Failing to Play Ball with a Cover-up

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

October 5, 2009

Against Anti-Semitism: Right, Left or Media Induced

There are Anti-Semites in Honduras, One at a Left-Leaning Media, but Mel Zelaya Is Not One of Them

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... En Contra del Antisemitismo: de Derecha, Izquierda o Inducido por los Medios

October 4, 2009

Meet the 2010 School of Authentic Journalism Faculty

A Dream Team for the Next Generation of Authentic Journalists

By Al Giordano
President, Narco News School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Conozcan el cuerpo de profesores de la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico 2010

September 17, 2009

Announcing 24 Scholarships in Authentic Journalism for February of 2010

Journalism and Civil Resistance to Be the Theme of the Ten-Day Intensive Training on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

By Al Giordano
President, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Se anuncian 24 becas para la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico que se llevará a cabo en Febrero de 2010

September 17, 2009

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