Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco
Issue: Environmental and Social Justice
Program Topic: Fraud and Repression in Honduran Elections; Fast Food Wages Rally
Key Discussion Points:
a) We look at Hondurans elections, rife with numerous instances of election fraud recorded by election observers. Despite this the European Union and the U.S. Have verified the oficial results, in favor of the National Party, the party behind the coup and who was declared the winner of the following elections.
b) Violence against social movement activists and journalist has been continuous since the 2009 military coup, and intensified against supporters of the LIBRE party preceding the elections, including at least 18 killed in the past year.
c) Today, fast food workers in 100 cities are walking off the job in a one day strike for higher wages. Supporting rallies were expected in close to 100 more cities, including Ellsworth.
A) Grahame Russel, director of Rights Action, www.rightsaction.org/
B) demonstrators at Ellsworth rally for increased wages at fast food restaurants, including members of the Ellsworth Community Union. www.facebook.com/communityunionofellsworth