Mega development destruction
DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR PENSION FUND IS EARNING MONEY? Another civil lawsuit in Canada, against another mining company that the CPP (Canada Pension Plan) - and many other pension funds and private funds - invests in, for more repression in Guatemala
On May 14, the people of San Pedro Ayampuc and San Pedro del Golfo received our UNBC / Rights Action group at the "La Puya" community resistance site. They fed us lunch, and told us of 2 years of peaceful resistance to the illegal and repressive mining interests of the American company Kappes, Cassidy Associates (KCA), formerly owned by Canadian Radius Gold.
From May 12-25, Professor Catherine Nolin (University Northern British Colombia, Geography Department) and Grahame Russell (Rights Action) are leading an educational, solidarity-building road trip in Guatemala, visiting communities that have suffered State repression (including genocide) in the past, that are suffering on-going repression today while resisting violent displacement and environmental harms caused by global mining companies, hydro-electric dam projects, African palm and sugar cane production, coffee for export, maquiladora sweat-shops.
GUATEMALA: LA PUYA’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE, PEACE, AND DEFENSE OF THE EARTH, article by Alexandra Pedersen
This photo-essay is yet another presentation of images demonstrating the reality of health problems experienced by people living in the Siria Valley, Honduras.