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Honduras: Criminalization and Threats to Community Cemetery in Copán Persist

March 29, 2016 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Aura MineralsHondurasMilitarisation/Criminalisation.

Today, Tuesday March 29, the Azacualpa Environmental Committee in Copán, Honduras issued the following alert regarding the continuing criminalization of dissent in their communities and the ongoing threat they face from the expansion of Aura Minerals’ San Andrés mine into their 200-year old cemetery. On Monday March 28, nineteen community members traveled to the city • Read More »

Another Indigenous Leader Killed in Honduras, Canadian Organizations say Enough is Enough

March 18, 2016 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: HondurasHuman RightsIndigenous Rights.

(Montreal/Toronto/Ottawa) Today, fifty Canadian organizations and networks sent a letter calling on the Canadian Government to pressure Honduran authorities and review Canadian foreign policy after another member of Berta Cáceres’ organization was murdered this week. On Tuesday, Nelson Noé García Laínez from the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) was murdered • Read More »

Open Letter From Malartic Resident to City Council of Kamloops – AJAX Open Pit Mine

March 15, 2016 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: British ColumbiaQuébecEconomic DevelopmentEnvironmental AssessmentHealthImpact on Communities.

(Letter presented to Kamloops City Concil’s Public Presentation Session on 15 March 2016) Mr. Mayor, Councilors, First, I would like to thank you for allowing me to speak here today, in the beautiful city of Kamloops. I would also like to thank MiningWatch Canada for this opportunity, and the people of Kamloops for their warm welcome and • Read More »

Honour Berta with Action

March 8, 2016 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: HondurasMexicoHuman RightsIndigenous Rights.

“Even though it’s very hard and very painful, we have learned to fight with joy.” – Berta Cáceres, cited this week by Canadian journalist Sandra Cuffe Dozens of organizations from across Canada and Quebec signed a communiqué sent to Canadian politicians today, condemning the assassination of Honduran environmental justice activist Berta Cáceres and calling on • Read More »

Urgent Action: Urge immediate protection for Gustavo Castro, injured during the assassination of Berta Cáceres

March 3, 2016 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Embassy of Honduras in Mexico Mexican Consulate in Honduras Inter American Commission on Human Rights SIGN THE ONLINE URGENT ACTION HERE. Early this morning, March 3, 2016, armed individuals forcibly entered and assassinated Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, founder of COPINH, in her home in La Esperanza, department of Intibucá in southwestern Honduras. Our friend and • Read More »

Assassination of Berta Cáceres

March 3, 2016 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: HondurasHuman RightsIndigenous Rights.

Shocking and terribly sad news from the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras: March 3, 2016 This evening at approximately midnight, the General Coordinator of COPINH, Berta Cáceres was assassinated in her hometown of La Esperanza, Intibucá. At least two individuals broke down the door of the house where Berta was staying for • Read More »