News Update

Thu, 2016-05-05
  • Statement by Family of Berta Cáceres, May 4, 2016
  • TheRealNews interview with Grahame Russell (Rights Action), May 4, 2016
Sun, 2016-05-01

While the Honduran legal system is characterized by corruption, racism and impunity, if we can shine enough light on this trial in Canada and the US (where many tourism corporations and investors are based), we can help the Garifuna people have a better chance of not being forcibly dispossessed of their ancestral lands to make way for the encroaching ‘ethnocidal’ interests of global tourism companies and investors.

Sat, 2016-04-30

Article Murder Of Acclaimed Activist Has U.S. Questioning Massive Central American Aid Package, by By Tracy Wilkinson

Fri, 2016-04-15

By Karen Spring of the Canadian Delegation to the “International Gathering Celebrating the Life of Berta Cáceres in Honduras, April 13-15, 2016.

Thu, 2016-04-14

Serious questions must be asked by the US and Canadian media about the role that US and Canadian government officials played in supporting and legitimizing the 2009 military coup?

Tue, 2016-04-12

The ‘Canada Honduras Delegation for Justice, Land and Life’ is traveling to Tegucigalpa for the International Peoples Gathering ‘Berta Cáceres Lives’. First Nations women leaders, lawyers, filmmakers and solidarity activists make up the delegation that has been organized in the wake of the murder of Berta Cáceres’ on March 3rd, followed closely by her colleague Nelson Garcia’s murder on March 14th.

Highlights

Funds are needed to support Berta’s family as they respond to this political crime/crisis situation and demand justice for the assassination of Berta and wounding of Mexican Gustavo Castro; and to support COPINH’s work for justice in this case, and their long-term work for territorial defense and indigenous rights, and fundamental transformation and change in Honduras.

Urgent Action

"After 21 years with Rights Action, I never cease to be moved by the courage, tenderness and tenacity of people across Guatemala and Honduras." Grahame Russell.

Video

Rights Action recommends this 13 minute film, showing just how repressive, oppressive and desperate the situation in Honduras is, ever since the military coup in June 2009...  ... and just how brave so many women are.

Documents

Fri, 2013-10-04
Document Type: PDF

Over 185 days have passed in which the Lenca indigenous communities of the Rio Blanco region of Intibuca, Honduras have blocked an access road built into the intended construction site for the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque River. Desarrollos Energeticos, SA (DESA), plans to build the dam, and is pushing the project through with violence and intimidation, while attempting to criminalize land rights defenders with baseless charges.