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A Graphic History of the Honduran Coup

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Here’s the first page of a graphic history of the Honduran Coup that’s been published online at Alternet – click here to read the whole story or on the thumbnails below.



  1. Hey, that was very well done! I’ve been reading a bit about this on Indymedia(.org) sites, but your T.P.B. lays it all out clearly. I don’t see it in the store section though, is it not ready for publication yet>?

  2. sweet graphics! Thanks for putting this together and for getting the word out about the coup, U.S. foreign policy and the School of the Americas (SOA/ WHINSEC). This kind of artwork is powerful and can reach people on a different level. Awesome work!

  3. Simply an amazing job!
    I would like to take the time to point out a few things that are what I consider ommissions or mistakes. First off, the frame where Zelaya is flown from the country doesn’t include that his first stop was the Honduran US airforce base for a refuel. Over 600 US soldiers are at the base and no airplane lands there without the US approval. Secondly the supposed Supreme Court ruling oustering Zelaya on the 26th was kept secret until the 28th supposedly however unlike every other normal document that comes from the Supreme Court it isn’t numbered meaning that there is no evidence that it was actually given on the 26th and could have been post facto made after the military takeover on the 28th similarly to the phony back dated resignation letter. The resignation letter, by the way makes almost no sense except in the sense that if he was killed in his kidnapping they could have used it to say that he took his own life due to mental illness.

  4. Your graphic history is good as far as it goes, but it’s a very partial view in that it literally makes invisible the Honduran people, and the popular resistance movement that has kept this coup regime from consolidating its grip on power.

    The struggle in Honduras isn’t, at this point, only or even mainly about reversing the coup. It’s about winning a national constituent assembly to write a new constitution, one that will allow for more participation by the Honduran people in the decisions that affect their lives. That fight’s going to go on whether Zelaya is ever returned to office or not, and whatever happens in the illegitimate elections scheduled for this November 29.

    When you have time, do read over some of the best accounts of the resistance from the past four months: the dispatches from Oscar E. at, and the posts by Al Giordano at The Field ( U.S. officials, the Honduran military and their paymasters among the Honduran business elite aren’t the only protagonists in this long-running history.

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    Thanks for your comment Nell. Our aim was to focus on the background and context to the coup, and we felt we did include the Honduran people in several of the panels to show the action wasn’t just happening between Zelaya and the main political players but also on the streets of Tegucigalpa and across the country. We’re currently working on a follow-up that is primarily focused on the growing popular movements throughout central and south america so that should go address the issues you raised in more detail.

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