Toronto Star article: Canadian and American tourism companies, investors and governments ~ versus ~ Garifuna people territorial and human rights in Honduras. Investor interests at risk due to land “acquisitions” linked to repression, corruption and impunity.
The Board that controls the pension investments of the United Church of Canada, Canada’s largest protestant Christian church, is refusing to put into practice a vote in August 2015 that would see the Church divest from Goldcorp Inc.
Amazing struggle for Truth, Memory and Justice continues in Guatemala Genocide charges against U.S. trained, funded and supported general Efrain Rios Montt, for the Dos Erres massacre
“This is not clean energy. It is energy stained with the blood of those who defend human and environmental rights and the commons of nature. … With such a profitable business, why not pay a million to murder my daughter for defending the common goods of nature and the rights of the Lenca people? ” (Austra Bertha Flores López)
Support needed, particularly from the U.S. and Canada, to politically and financially support GAIPE.
- Urgent actions: Honduras Solidarity Network (English) / OFRANEH (Spanish)
- What to do / How to support Garifuna people
- Spring Break 2017: Educational trip to Guatemala, Saturday March 25 – Saturday April 1. “Why Central Americans Flee North, Decade After Decade. Understanding the Human Rights, Poverty, Repression, Corruption & Impunity Crisis in Guatemala”
- May 2017: Educational trip to Honduras, Saturday May 27 – Sunday June 4. “Honouring The Life, Work & Struggles Of Berta Caceres”
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.
This is summary of most grassroots funding to principal partner organizations and individuals. Rights Action disperses funds and grants to other partner groups as well in other countries.
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.
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.