Two articles about the amazing "exhumation process" in Guatemala, that began in 1992! Since 1994, Rights Action has been honoured to fund and otherwise support the exhumation ofmass graves, the re-burial of loved ones, the building of commemorative monuments, and work for individual and collective justice.
Art icle “Inside the world's deadliest country: Honduras ” – provides little context as to why Honduras is now the “world’s deadliest country”, it provides a somewhat stark description of what it is like to live there, from one foreign journalist’s perspective.
We salute the "Idle No More" movement in Canada. Rights Action is honored to support and learn from Indigenous Peoples led organizations and movements in Guatemala and Honduras that have long been at the forefront of work and struggles to transform how their unjust and unequal societies function and operate, all the while struggling to transform the unjust and unequal relations between the global north (particularly the USA and Canada) and Central America.
From November 23-30, five Mayan Qeqchi [Kek’Chi] people came to Toronto to pursue justice and remedy for violations and harms they suffered due to the nickel mining interests of Canadian mining company Hudbay Minerals. They were here to respond to questions during cross-examinations by lawyers from Hudbay Minerals’ law firm Fasken Martineau.
Article by OFRANEH , the Fraternal Organization of Black and Garifuna Peoples
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7.4 Earthquake strikes off coast of north-western Guatemala, by the department of San Marcos where Goldcorp operates its very harmful open-pit, cyanide leaching, mountain-top removal gold mine. Concern has been expressed about the structural stability of the tailings pond, full of cyanide and other chemicals, built high on a mountain side.
"Shame on the DJSI North America for including Goldcorp Inc. on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America (DJSI North America). What “rigorous indicators” are you using to consider Goldcorp a leader in the areas of environmental and social performance?" Grahame Russell (co-director Rights Action)
STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS & THE ENVIRONMENT versusTHE MILITARY-BACKED REGIME & GLOBAL COMPANIES & INVESTORS
Goldcorp donates $5 million to two health programs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, even as Goldcorp categorically denies any responsibility or even remedy for deadly and devastating health harms in the Siria Valley, Honduras, suffered by former Goldcorp workers and by villagers living near Goldcorp’s “San Martin” open-pit, mountain-top removal, cyanide bonding gold mine. Today, four years after Goldcorp suspended its mining operation, people continue to suffer devastating health harms.