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Dana Frank
Dana Frank is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she researches modern Honduras and US labor history. Since the 2009 military coup in Honduras she has published widely on human rights and U.S. policy in Honduras, including in the New York Times, Foreign, Politico Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, The Nation, The Baffler, and many other publications, and been interviewed by the Washington Post, the New York Times, Newsweek, National Public Radio, the Associated Press, BBC World News, NBC News, and other news outlets. She has testified before he United States House of Representatives and the Canadian Parliament.

She is the author of many books, including Buy American: The Untold Story of Economic Nationalism; Women Strikers Occupy Chain Store, Win Big: The 1937 Detroit Woolworth's Sit-Down, and Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America.

Entries by Dana Frank

The Long Judicial Arm of the Honduran Coup

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 12:38 PM

Seven weeks after the 2009 military coup that deposed democratically-elected president of Honduras Manuel Zelaya, a judge named Mario Chévez de La Rocha was parking his car near a mall in San Pedro Sula, the country's second biggest city. As demonstrators protesting the coup marched by, police and military showed...

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Sit-Down Strike at Walmart and Win? It's Been Done

(1) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 10:32 AM

This past Thursday, November 13, 28 brave employees staged a sit-down strike at a Walmart store in Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles, protesting Walmart's retaliation against co-workers who spoke out for a $15 wage and for stable, full-time hours. Sitting down in a giant store might sound far-fetched, but there's a...

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Who's Responsible for the Flight of Honduran Children?

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 7:56 AM

Suddenly, all eyes are on the 47,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who have been apprehended at the U.S. border since the beginning of this year, the largest number of whom are from Honduras. Quite rightly, most discussions have underscored that gangs and violence are the immediate cause of their...

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Repression's Reward in Honduras? Dinner with Obama

(19) Comments | Posted September 24, 2010 | 4:38 PM

Why is the U.S. still supporting a repressive regime in Honduras? While Secretary of State Clinton continues to insist that democracy is marching forward in Honduras, President Porfirio Lobo's ongoing coup government has been escalating its violent attacks against peaceful demonstrators, opposition radio stations, and critics. Repression under Lobo has...

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No Fair Election In Honduras Under Military Occupation

(52) Comments | Posted November 26, 2009 | 12:04 PM

As the Honduran election approaches this Sunday, let's be clear about the conditions under which it is taking place. Human rights abuses are rampant, freedom of speech is under attack, and the election process is in the hands of the very people who perpetrated the coup. Clearly, no free and...

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