Protests Succeed As Honduran Congress Suspends Proposed Reforms

(Red Revolution) -The Honduran Congress has announced that it will suspend plans for controversial reforms to education and health care, a victory for protestors in the country.

The planned reforms, which critics say would have led to mass unemployment and privatization, had led to protests against the government by students and healthcare workers. Protests on Tuesday had led to fresh marches and the suspension of a number of educational and health services as unions called for opposition to two reforms agreed last week.

“We have decided to suspend and archive those laws and to invite dialogue with the leaders of the health and teaching associations, with the aim of bringing peace”

Mauricio Oliva, President of Congress

Union leaders have agreed to the invitation for dialogue but are expected to ensure that the pressure remains on the government over the coming days and weeks, vowing to maintain roadblocks as students continue to take to the streets.

The recent protests and government suppression led to international attention on Honduras, with the Anonymous hacking collective announcing its support for the protests under the hashtag #OpHonduras.

Many of the protestors have suggested that the blame for the ongoing situation in Honduras lays at the feet of the United States following the coup of 2009 that led to the ousting of President Manuel Zelaya, a coup that came following a move toward more left-wing reform in the country. E-mails released by the then U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2015 and 2016 showed that the coup was backed by the U.S.

While the dialogue is an encouraging first step, many of the protestors have called for the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernández who was reelected to the Presidency in 2017 after an election that was widely criticized as fraudulent and it remains to be seen if the move is enough to quell popular opposition to his government.


This article was originally published by Red Revolution Media on May 7th 2019. It was republished, with permission, through a mutually agreed upon publishing partnership between Rogue Media and Red Revolution. Formatting edits added by Rogue Media Labs.

Extinction Rebellion Reacts To 2019 Global Assessment on Biodiversity

(Red Revolution) – Extinction Rebellion has said that the ecological crisis and fight against the mass extinction is just as dangerous to the planet as climate change, supporting findings from the UN IPBES 2019 Global Assessment on Biodiversity and saying that “the report delivers a stark message that humanity is engaged in the mass annihilation of other species with whom we share our home.

Issuing a statement yesterday following the UN Report, the activist group has said that too much of the political focus in recent weeks has surrounded the issues of greenhouse gases and climate change, with the ecological fight being just as desperate.

Learn More – UN Global Assessment On Biodiversity: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2019/05/nature-decline-unprecedented-report/

Dr Alison Green, National Director (UK) Scientists Warning and spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion said that the report was “damming… shaming and shocking” and that “little or no progress has been made towards halting extinctions, loss of habitat or restoration of ecosystems.

“We must radically transform the ways in which we live with nature and to do so will require evidence-based and science-led interventions by the public, the private sector and the government. Human behaviours, including our reliance on degenerative as opposed to regenerative practices, manifest in land use change, which is the major cause of what is now a rapidly accelerating loss of biodiversity. The failures to make progress show that it is our collective duty now to reject complacent and inadequate responses and to rebel. The future of all life is at stake.”

Lorna Greenwood, spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion said that humanity “must accept that we can’t go on as we are” and that it was time to “rethink how we grow food, travel and look after the countryside.

It may mean hard choices but the rewards are enormous. Within our lifetime we could see nature restored and our children’s future secured. The alternative is not an option. We have no choice but to rebel until our world is healed.

Lorna Greenwood, spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion

Last week the British government became the first in the world to declare a climate emergency after two weeks of protests around London that raised pressure and awareness on the issue, Extinction Rebellion winning the backing of Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party.

Extinction Rebellion has stated that their key demands are the declaration of a climate emergency, the government acting to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025 and the creation of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

Executive Summary of Report:

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This article was originally published by Red Revolution Media on May 7th 2019. It was republished, with permission, through a mutually agreed upon publishing partnership between Rogue Media and Red Revolution. Formatting edits, video, and pdf were added/embedded by Rogue Media Labs.

#OpHonduras: 48 Hours Into The Operation, Dozens of Government Owned Websites Have Been Hacked, Leaked, Defaced and/or DDos’ed Offline

A little less than 48 hours after news of “Operation Honduras” (#OpHonduras) broke on May 3rd 2019, nearly half a dozen offices/branches affiliated with the Honduran Government, and dozens of their subdomains, have been hacked, leaked, defaced and/or crashed online. For example, named in a list of hacks over the weekend were the Honduran Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State, Office of The Presidency, Secretary of Agriculture, as well as the Secretary of Development and Social Inclusion. Perhaps more importantly, in addition to the hacking campaign, news of the operation itself has also begun attracting the attention of the international media, bringing global attention to the struggle of the people of Honduras – such as you can read via the press clippings below.

Learn More – #OpHonduras

Red Revolution Media: https://redrevolution.co.uk/2019/05/04/as-media-stands-silent-anonymous-stands-with-protestors-in-honduras/
Rogue Media Labs: https://roguemedia.co/2019/05/03/anonymous-launches-ophonduras-in-solidarity-w-protesters-around-honduras/

Tango Down’ed:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Honduras: hxxp://www.sre.gob.hn/
Secretary of State of the Presidency of Honduras: hxxp://www.sep.gob.hn/

Hacked/Leaked:

Platform for Monitoring and Evaluation of the SAG (Secretaría de Agricultura y Ganadería): hxxp://sisem.sag.gob.hn/
Data Leak: https://anonfile.com/WfQ4Aem3nc/sisem.sag.gob.hn_zip
Defacement: http://sisem.sag.gob.hn/PSME/

Honduran Secretary of Development and Social Inclusion Mass Defaced:

hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/Libros/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/adultomayor/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/boletines/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/ca/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/calendario/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/chat/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/credito/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/discapacidad/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/ejecutores/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/email/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/escuelas/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/evento-ministro/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/gabinete/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/generacion_oportunidades/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/guias/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/mejoresfamilias/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/misc/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/modules/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/notas/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/portal/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/prensa/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/profiles/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/scripts/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/sistemavidamejor/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/sites/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/themes/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/upd/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/v2/
hxxps://sedis.gob.hn/ventanillaunica/

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