martes, 23 de agosto de 2016

“Justice for Berta NOW” Days of Artistic, Cultural and Spiritual Mobilization

Call to Action


The Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) calls on its communities and social movements, organizations and civil society to join us in the “Justice for Berta NOW” Days of Artistic, Cultural and Spiritual Mobilization that will take place September 1st-3rd in La Esperanza, Intibucá, Honduras.

The objective of this action is to share through mobilization, art and spirituality our cry for justice for the assassination of our compañera and sister Berta Cáceres Flores and to continue camping together in actions to denounce the participation of Honduran institutions, private enterprise and international banks in this crime.

During this action we will continue to demand that the state accept an Independent Investigatory Commission and the immediate and definitive cancellation of the deadly DESA-Agua Zarca project.

We also call on the international community to join in this action with public actions that show support for these demands.

Thursday September 1st       
3:00pm  Bringing flowers to the grave of our sister Berta.        (Cemetery in La Esperanza, Intibucá.)
6:30pm  Showing of documentary about the struggle of Berta Cáceres & COPINH   (“Utopía” Convening and Friendship Center)

Friday September 2nd
7:30am  Justice for Berta NOW March   (We leave from “La Gruta”)
2:00pm  Spiritual ceremony.    (“Utopía” Convening and Friendship Center)
3:30pm  Concert and theater demanding Justice. (“Utopía”)

Saturday September 3rd       

9:00am  Forum on the impact of dams in Lenca communities (“Utopía”)

It has been 6 since this crime, 6 months of impunity!
Justice for Berta NOW!


La Esperanza, Intibucá August 22nd, 2016

martes, 9 de agosto de 2016

SUPPORTING COPINH COMMUNITY RADIOS LET'S AMPLIFY OUR VOICES!

 

Recognizing the continued repression and aggressions faced by the Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH) as executed by the Honduran government, national and transnational corporations, we launch this campaign , with the support of COMPPA, in order to strengthen our communications.

“Communication is a weapon for creating and capacity building, it allows us the range and diversity in order to create new appropriate things for our reality. For example, the community radios reach many people that do not know how to read and write, making the radio essential. For that reason we continue to work to strengthen this process, which is vital for the process of political organizing for COPINH”
Berta Cáceres, General Coordinator of COPINH, murdered on March 2, 2016.

Our first line of defense of mother earth and our rights as indigenous people is THE WORD. Through COPINH radios we inform, multiply, organized and educate people in order to continue the defense of nature and rights of first nations peoples. By demanding our right to freedom of expression and the right of access to and the production of information we defend life against the destruction and threats we receive from economic projects and the politics of displacement. For that reason, we continue to struggle and strengthen our word and our voices.

COPINH has one AM and four FM radio stations that are part of the    Mesoamerican Network of Community, Indigenous, Garifuna and Feminist Radios in Honduras:
- La Voz Lenca FM
- La Voz Lenca AM
- Radio Guarajambala FM (listen to us in internet)
- Radio la Voz del Gualcarque FM
- Radio la Voz de Opalaca

However, it has been over almost 13 years since the first radio was established. Now it is necessary to begin an intensive process of maintenance, improvement, and expansion of the equipment while reinforcing our capacity and production quality in order to continue providing information and breaking the media barriers.

How will funds from this campaign be used?
Funds will be used for:
  • Maintaining and improving the existing radio infrastructure and equipment.
  • Begin two new radios.
  • Capacity building for COPINH community communicators.
  • Strengthen connections and mutual aid between the radios that form the Mesoamerican Network of Community, Indigenous, Garifuna and Feminist Radios in Honduras.

For all of these reasons we ask that you support defending mother earth in all of the Lenca territories and the freedom of expression by distributing this campaign and by making a donation (the amount is not important, rather that each person participates according to their ability) so that the COPINH community radios may strengthen their voice in Lenca territory.

Who are COPINH:
The Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) is an Indigenous Lenca organization made up of 200 Lenca communities in the western Honduran states of Intibuca, Lempira, La Paz, and Santa Barbara. COPINH was born in 1993 when the Indigenous and popular movements in the Honduran state of Intibuca came together to stop logging and advance popular struggles. Today, COPINH encompasses 4 states in western Honduras and struggles for the rights of the Lenca people, including environmental, cultural, economic, social, health, education, and Indigenous rights. COPINH defends the Lenca territory and our natural resources as part of our Lenca cosmovision of respect for Mother Earth.
For over 20 years, the Lenca people organized in COPINH have defended our communities and natural resources from logging, dams, mining projects, and other megaproyects that would destroy our way of life and environment. We have stopped at least 50 logging projects that would have deforested our land and forests and 10 hydroelectric dams that threatened Lenca communities, including the huge Tigre Dam project on the border of Honduras and El Salvador. Together with other Indigenous organizations we successfully pressured that the Honduran government to ratify ILO Convention 169 on the Rights of Indigenous People, which includes the right to free, prior, and informed consultation of Indigenous communities about projects that affect us. COPINH has also successfully fought for the creation and funding of health centers and schools in Lenca communities.

COMPPA (Popular Communicators for Autonomy) is a collective that works with over a dozen grassroots organizations across Mesoamerica, mainly in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. For more then ten years we’ve dedicated ourselves to working alongside popular and indigenous organizations to build skills that strengthen their basic human right to communication, including the right to freedom of expression, freedom of information, and the rights of women and indigenous peoples to have access to their own media. 
At COMPPA, we help strengthen grassroots communities through the use of popular communication by facilitating the sharing of experiences among the organizations with which we work and providing support through equipment and training in radio, video, and internet.
For more information about COMPPA, visit our website atwww.comppa.org, or write us at info@comppa.org


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APOYA LAS RADIOS COMUNITARIAS DEL COPINH,

¡AMPLIFIQUEMOS NUESTRAS VOCES!


Ante la continua represión y agresiones en contra del Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH) por parte del estado hondureño y empresas nacionales y transnacionales, nosotros como COPINH, lanzamos esta campaña para fortalecer su área de comunicación.

“La comunicación es un arma para la formación y capacitación, nos permite la amplitud y diversidad para crear nuevas cosas adecuadas a nuestra realidad, por ejemplo, con las radios comunitarias, pues muchísima gente de nuestra región no sabe leer ni escribir y la radio es esencial. Por ello seguimos en el esfuerzo de fortalecer este eje, que es vital en el proceso político organizativo del COPINH”
Berta Cáceres, Coordinadora General del COPINH, asesinada el 2 de marzo 2016

Nuestra primera línea de defensa de la madre tierra y nuestros derechos como pueblo indígena es LA PALABRA. A través de las Radios del COPINH informamos, multiplicamos, organizamos y sensibilizamos a la población para continuar y sumar esfuerzos en la defensa del medio ambiente y de los derechos territoriales de los pueblos originarios. Ejerciendo nuestro derecho a la libertad de expresión y el derecho al acceso y la producción de información, defendemos la vida y la madre tierra en contra de la destrucción y las amenazas por parte de intereses económicos y las políticas de despojo. Por ello, seguimos levantando y fortaleciendo nuestra palabra y voces.

Actualmente, en el COPINH contamos con 4 radios en FM y una en AM que forman parte de la Red Mesoamericana de Radios Comunitarias, Indígenas, Garífunas y Feministas de Honduras:
- La Voz Lenca FM
- La Voz Lenca AM
- Radio Guarajambala FM (escuchanos por internet)
- Radio la Voz del Gualcarque FM
- Radio la Voz de Opalaca

Sin embargo, tras casi 13 años que se instaló la primera radio, ahora es necesario realizar un proceso intensivo de mantenimiento, mejoramiento y ampliación de las instalaciones además de reforzar nuestra capacidad y calidad de producción para así seguir informando y rompiendo el cerco mediático por la defensa de la madre tierra.

¿Cómo se usará lo recaudado en esta campaña?
El apoyo recaudado se utilizará para:
  • Mantener y mejorar la infraestructura y equipos existentes en las radios.
  • Levantar dos nuevas radios.
  • Capacitación para comunicadorxs comunitarixs del COPINH.
  • Fortalecer los vínculos y el apoyo mutuo entre las radios que conforman la Red Mesoamericana de Radios Comunitarias, Indígenas, Garífunas y Feministas.

Por todo ello te invitamos a apoyar la defensa de la madre tierra en los territorios lencas y a la libertad de expresión difundiendo esta campaña y/o haciendo un aporte (no importa la cantidad, cada quién con sus posibilidades) para que las radios comunitarias del COPINH fortalezcan su voz en la defensa del territorio Lenca.

COMPPA (Comunicador@s Populares Por La Autonomía) es un colectivo que trabaja con una docena de organizaciones de base en Mesoamérica, principalmente en México, Guatemala y Honduras. Desde hace mas de 10 años nos dedicamos a acompañar a organizaciones indígenas y populares en la formación, capacitación y apoyo técnico para el ejercicio y la construcción de sus derechos a la comunicación como derechos humanos esenciales: derecho a la libertad de expresión, derecho a la información, derecho a la comunicación de los pueblos indígenas y derecho a la comunicación de las mujeres indígenas.
En COMPPA apoyamos los esfuerzos de lucha de las comunidades a través de la comunicación popular, propiciando intercambios entre las diferentes organizaciones con las que trabaja, apoyo con equipo y capacitación en producción de radio, video e internet.

Para más información sobre la historia del trabajo de COMPPA, visita nuestro sitio: www.comppa.org o escríbenos a info@comppa.org.

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UNTERSTÜTZE DIE KOMUNITÄREN RADIOSENDER DES COPINH

VERSTÄRKEN WIR UNSERE STIMMEN!

 

Um unsere Arbeit auf dem Gebiet der Kommunikation zu stärken und angesichts der fortdauernden Repression und Aggressionen gegen den Zivilen Rat der Basis und indigenen Organisationen von Honduras (COPINH) durch den honduranischen Staat und nationale und transnationale Unternehmen, ruft der COPINH, mit der Unterstützung von COMPPA, zu dieser Kampagne auf.

“Die Kommunikation ist eine Waffe der Bildung und Schulung. Sie erlaubt uns den Spielraum und die Vielfältigkeit um neue, an unsere Realität angepasste Dinge zu erschaffen. Die komunitären Radios zum Beispiel sind essentiell, da viele Leute in unserer Region nicht lesen und schreiben können. Darum stärken wir weiterhin diesen Prozess, da er lebenswichtig ist für den politischen Organisationsprozess des COPINH.”
Berta Cáceres, Generalkoordinatorin des COPINH, ermordet am 2. März 2016

Unsere erste Verteidigungslinie der Mutter Erde und unserer Rechte als Indigene ist DAS WORT. Durch die Radios des COPINH informieren, vervielfältigen, organisieren und sensibilisieren wir die Bevölkerung, um weiterhin die Umwelt und die indigenen Rechte zu verteidigen und die Anstrengungen dafür zu vereinigen. Durch die Ausübung unseres Rechtes auf Meinungs- und Informationsfreiheit verteidigen wir das Leben gegen die Zerstörung und Bedrohungen durch ökonomische Interessen und der räuberischen Politik.
Deshalb erheben und verstärken wir unser Wort und unsere Stimmen.

Aktuell hat der COPINH 4 Radiosender in FM und einen Radiosender in AM die Teil des Mittelamerikanischen Netzwerkes komunitärer, indigene, garifuna und feministischer Radios sind.
- La Voz Lenca FM
- La Voz Lenca AM
- Radio Guarajambala FM (internetstream anhören)
- Radio la Voz del Gualcarque FM
- Radio la Voz de Opalaca

Um weiterhin informieren zu können und um die mediale Ausgrenzung zu durchbrechen, sind nun, nach fast 13 Jahren seit der Installation des ersten Radiosenders, ausgiebige Wartungsarbeiten und die Erneuerung und der Ausbau der Installationen notwendig. Zudem ist die Erweiterung unserer Kapazitäten und Kenntnisse und die Verbesserung der Qualität unserer Produktionen geplant.

Das gesammelte Geld wird eingesetzt fuer:
  • Wartung und Erneuerung der Installation und der Geräte in den Radios
  • Der Aufbau von zwei neuen Radiosendern
  • Weiterbildung von Komunitären Berichterstatter_innen des COPINH
  • Der Ausbau der Zusammenarbeit und der gegenseitigen Hilfe zwischen den komunitären Radiosendern des Mesoamerikanischen Netzwerkes der komunitären, indigenen, garifuna und feministischen Radios

Deshalb laden wir dich ein, die Verteidigung der Mutter Erde und die Meinungsfreiheit zu unterstützen und diese Kampagne weiter zu verbreiten und/oder einen Beitrag zu leisten, damit die komunitären Radios des COPINH ihre Stimmen verstärken.
(Die Größe des Beitrags ist nicht wichtig, jeder nach seinen Möglichkeiten)


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SOUTENONS LES RADIOS COMMUNAUTAIRES DU COPINH ! AMPLIFIONS NOS VOIX !

 

Face à la  répression continue et aux agressions perpétrées contre le Conseil civique des organisations populaires et indigènes du Honduras (COPINH) par l'État hondurien et les entreprises nationales et transnationales, nous, membres du COPINH, lançons cette campagne pour renforcer notre service de communication.

"La communication est une arme pour la formation et l'apprentissage qui nous offre de l'amplitude et de la diversité afin de créer de nouvelles choses adaptées à notre réalité. C'est le cas des radios communautaires, puisque de très nombreux habitants de notre région ne savent ni lire, ni écrire, et que la radio est un média essentiel pour eux. C'est pourquoi nous poursuivons l'effort de développer ce secteur vital du processus politique et organisationnel du COPINH. " - Berta Caceres, coordinatrice générale du COPINH, assassinée le 2 mars 2016

Notre première arme dans la défense de la Terre Mère et de nos droits en tant qu'indigènes est LA PAROLE. À travers les radios du COPINH, nous informons, multiplions, organisons et sensibilisons le public pour continuer à rassembler les efforts de chacun dans la défense de l'environnement et des droits territoriaux des peuples indigènes. En exerçant notre liberté d'expression et notre droit à l'accès à et à la production de l'information, nous défendons la vie et la Terre Mère de la destruction et des menaces de pillage que les puissances économiques et politiques font peser sur nous. C'est pourquoi nous continuons à lever et amplifier notre parole et nos voix.

Actuellement, le COPINH dispose de quatre radios émettant sur la bande FM et une sur la bande AM. Elles font partie du Réseau mesoaméricain de radios communautaires, indigènes, garifunas et féministes du Honduras :
- La Voz Lenca FM
- La Voz Lenca AM
- Radio Guarajambala FM
- Radio la Voz del Gualcarque FM
- Radio la Voz de Opalaca

Cependant, près de treize ans après l'installation de la première radio, il est aujourd'hui nécessaire de réaliser des travaux intensifs de maintenance, d'amélioration et d'agrandissement de nos installations. Mais aussi de renforcer notre capacité et notre qualité de production pour continuer à rompre le cercle médiatique au service de la défense de la Terre Mère.

Comment l'argent collecté durant la campagne sera-t-il utilisé ?
Les dons serviront à :
- Mantenir et améliorer l'infrastructure et les équipements existants dans les radios; - Monter deux nouvelles radios;
- Former des communicants communautaires du COPINH;
- Renforcer les liens et le soutien mutuel entre les radios qui composent le Réseau mesoaméricain de radios communautaires, indigènes, garifunas et féministes du Honduras.

Pour toutes ces raisons, nous vous invitons à soutenir la défense de la Terre Mère dans les territoires lencas et la liberté d'expression en diffusant cette campagne et/ou en apportant votre contribution (peu importe son montant, chacun donnant selon ses moyens), pour que les radios communautaires du COPINH renforcent leur voix au service de la défense du territoire lenca.

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SUPPORTA LE RADIO COMUNITARIE DEL COPINH

AMPLIFICHIAMO LE NOSTRE VOCI!

 

Di fronte alla repressione e alle ripetute aggressioni contro ilConsejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH) da parte dello stato honduregno e delle imprese nazionali e internazionali, il COPINH lancia questa campagna per rafforzare la sua area di comunicazione.

“La comunicazione è un’arma che permette la nostra formazione, permette di aprirci e diversificarci per creare nuovi progetti adeguati alla nostra realtà, ad esempio, con le radio comunitarie. Visto che tantissime persone della nostra regione non sanno leggere e scrivere, la radio è essenziale. Per questo continuiamo a lavorare per rafforzare questo settore, che è vitale nel processo politico e organizzativo del COPINH”.
Berta Cáceres, coordinatrice generale del COPINH, uccisa il 2 marzo 2016

La prima arma cha abbiamo in difesa della madre terra e dei nostri diritti come popolo indigeno è LA PAROLA. Attraverso le Radio del COPINH informiamo, moltiplichiamo, organizziamo e sensibilizziamo la popolazione per potenziare lo sforzo in difesa dell’ambiente e dei diritti territoriali dei popoli originari.
Esercitando il nostro diritto alla libertà di espressione e all’accesso e produzione di informazione, difendiamo la vita e la madre terra contro la distruzione e le minacce causate dagli interessi economici e dalle politiche di spoliazione.
Per questo, continuiamo ad alzare e rafforzare le nostre parole e le nostre voci.

Attualmente, nel COPINH possiamo contare su 4 radio in FM e una in AM che formano parte della Rete Mesoamericana delle Radio Comunitarie, Indigene, Garifuna e Femministe dell’Honduras:
- La Voz Lenca FM
- La Voz Lenca AM
- Radio Guarajambala FM
- Radio la Voz del Gualcarque FM
- Radio la Voz de Opalaca

Ora, a quasi 13 anni dall’installazione della prima radio, è necessario realizzare un processo intensivo di manutenzione, miglioramento e ampliamento delle installazioni, oltre a rinforzare la nostra capacità e qualità di produzione per continuare ad informare in difesa della madre terra.

Come verrà utilizzato il denaro raccolto con questa campagna?
Il denaro raccolto verrà utilizzato per:
·        Mantenere e migliorare l’infrastruttura e apparecchiature presenti nelle radio
·        Creare due radio nuove
·        Formare comunicatrici e comunicatori comunitari del COPINH
·        Rinforzare le relazioni e l’appoggio reciproco fra le radio che fanno parte della Rete Mesoamericana delle Radio Comunitarie, Indigene, Garifuna e Femministe dell’Honduras

Per questo ti invitiamo ad appoggiare la difesa della madre terra nei territori indigeni lenca e la libertà di espressione diffondendo questa campagna e/o facendo una donazione (anche minima, ognuno secondo le proprie possibilità) perché le radio comunitarie del COPINH rafforzino la loro voce a difesa del territorio lenca.
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jueves, 28 de julio de 2016

COPINH: Threats and violence continue in Rio Blanco despite attention following assassination of Berta Cáceres

COPINH DENOUNCES REPRESSION IN Río Blanco [Original en español]


Alan Garcia after being shot
(AQUI EN ESPAÑOL)  COPINH must again denounce the constant threats and intimidation against the Lenca people of the Río Blanco community that is fighting against the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric Project. In the months since the assassination of our General Coordinator Berta Cáceres, there have been a series of incidents and threats that reflect the Strong climate of violence and repression against members of COPINH who oppose the building of the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric Project. These incidents are directly linked to members of the DESA corporation and the repressive branches of the State.

We denounce the following:

On July 23rd, 2016, around 6pm, COPINH member Alan García, who was shot by the army during their assassination of his father Tomás García three years ago, was threatened with a firearm when a man came into the community, took out a gun and pointed it at Alan. In recent months, a group of DESA-affiliated hitmen has come to the community of La Tejera, Río Blanco around midnight threatening to burn down the houses of COPINH members while they sleep in them.

jueves, 7 de julio de 2016

Honduras: “We will never abandon the struggle for truth and justice”

Interview with Bertha Zúniga, four months after the assassination of her mother, the indigenous leader Berta Cáceres.

By Giorgio Trucchi I LINyM

On the night of this past March 2nd, on the outskirts of the city of La Esperanza in western Honduras, the indigenous leader and coordinator of Copinh, Berta Cáceres, was felled by assassin bullets from those who wanted to silence her commitment and struggle against the extractive model that privatizes and plunders the public resources provided by nature . Four months later, her daughter Bertha says that there are still a lot of things missing in order to guarantee truth and justice.

-    Four months after the assassination of your mother, how is the struggle going so that this crime doesn’t remain in impunity?

It has been four intense and difficult months, not only the emotional impact of such a great loss, but also because of all the barriers we have encountered on the path towards profound justice and truth. We have confronted diverse obstacles, mainly created by the State of Honduras.

Four months after the assassination of my mommy they continue to exclude us from the investigations and we do not have access to any information. The detentions that have occurred seem to be a reaction by the State to try and get out from under the strong pressure that has been generated at the national and international level. There is no doubt that the intellectual

viernes, 1 de julio de 2016

Stinkfish, Kill Joy and Mazatl in Honduras

Between the months of April and May of this year we(Kill Joy, Stinkfish and Mazatl) had the pleasure of being in Honduras for four weeks to work on the first stage of the Cuma Project, an independent initiative, in which we visited several rural communities in the Intibuca State. The state is located in the western part of the country, that borders El Salvador.
The initial goal of the project, that took a year of planning, was to visit a variety of communities that have been affected by hydroelectric dam mega-projects initiated by multinational corporations along with the Honduran government. We planned a series of interventions on school facades and communal houses. Our contact and guides, the COPINH (The Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) is an organization that for more than 20 years have devoted themselves to the defense of the environment, the land, and the local indigenous culture and way of life of the Lenca, who live primarily in the region of Intibucá. The organization also functions as a network for other communities’ struggles on a National and International level. ...MORE>>>

GLOBAL TWITTERSTORM JULY 4th

Four months after the political crime to our sister and indigenous leader Berta Caceres, we are calling for a Global Twitterstorm to keep demanding justice.
We call on everyone to join this action by using the following hashtags:

-     @JuanOrlandoH
-     #ComisionIndependienteYA
-     #4MesesSinJusticia
-     #JusticiaParaBerta

This Global Twitterstorm will be at two tiems on July 4th - 12:00pm and 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time

martes, 21 de junio de 2016

Berta Cáceres's name was on Honduran military hitlist, says former soldier

Berta Cáceres, the murdered environmental campaigner, appeared on a hitlist distributed to US-trained special forces units of the Honduran military months before her death, a former soldier has claimed.
Lists featuring the names and photographs of dozens of social and environmental activists were given to two elite units, with orders to eliminate each target, according to First Sergeant Rodrigo Cruz, 20.
Cruz’s unit commander, a 24-year-old lieutenant, deserted rather than comply with the order. Cruz – who asked to be identified by a pseudonym for fear of reprisal – followed suit, and fled to a neighbouring country. Several other members of the unit have disappeared and are feared dead.
“If I went home, they’d kill me. Ten of my former colleagues are missing. I’m 100% certain that Berta Cáceres was killed by the army,” Cruz told the Guardian. MORE>>>

sábado, 18 de junio de 2016

COPINH – UNRELENTING REBELLION


"COPINH is an organization of communities to defend our territories, our
cultural, ancestral, spiritual rights." (member of COPINH)

The Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of
Honduras (COPINH) has been fighting, resisting, and building alternatives
for more than 23 years. It is an indigenous organization that fights
neoliberalism, patriarchy, and racism, an organization that seeks justice,
dignity, and well-being for than 200 communities in 6 states.

The documentary shows the diversity of their struggles, and their courage.

"With our autonomy, self-determination, pressure and mobilization, we have
been able to get community land titles. We have been able to get roads,
schools, all types of benefits." (Tomás Gómez Membreño, General Coordinator of
COPINH) 

For more information:
copinhonduras.blogspot.com
copinh.org

domingo, 5 de junio de 2016

Honduran Indigenous Leader of COPINH in Chicago

3 months after the assassination of COPINH leader Berta Cáceres there is still no justice for her or her organization, only more threats and violence. Tomás Gómez Membreño has filled Berta's role as General Coordinator of COPINH and will be in Chicago Wednesday, June 8th to build international solidarity with the Honduran resistance movement and the Lencan people's struggle for their land. 

1) On June 8th join us first at a press conference at 11 am at the Federal Plaza when we will deliver a letter to Senator Durbin demanding an end to all security aid to Honduras. 

2) Then at 6:30 pm come and hear Tomás speak at Citlalin Cultural Center, 2005 South Blue Island Ave in Pilsen. 

These events are sponsored by La Voz de los de Abajo Chicago, Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America and Witness for Peace Upper Midwest.

Honduran Social Movements Urge World Bank to Stop Fueling Human Rights Violations

Honduran social movements and indigenous peoples organizations this week called on the World Bank to in light of persistent attacks on human rights defenders, suspend financing in Honduras “until there are minimally just and realistic conditions for indigenous and small farming communities to defend their rights and, above all, that these ancient peoples can freely decide about their territories.”
In a letter to World Bank President, Jim Kim, on May 27, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), Fraternal Black Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice (MADJ), and the Regional Agrarian Platform of the Bajo Aguan criticized Kim’s recent statements regarding the situation in Honduras and the recent killing of Berta Caceres, an indigenous rights leader who struggled against a flood of harmful megaprojects threatening the Lenca people. more>>>

martes, 24 de mayo de 2016

Another Armed Attack On an Indigenous Activist in Honduras

Another Armed Attack On an Indigenous Activist in Honduras

5/23/16
Another indigenous Honduran activist was shot at by ex-Honduran military recently and the activist's allies, which include the organization directed by the slain Berta Cáceres, are protesting the freeing of the alleged shooter on bail and asserting that the situation is very similar to that of Cáceres.
On May 6, Alexander Garcia Sorto was leaving his home in Llano Grande to help prepare for a protest in Tegucigalpa involving the organization founded and lead by Cáceres, the National Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations (COPINH). The group was en route to protest the government's investigation into Cáceres' assassination.

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/05/23/another-armed-attack-indigenous-activist-honduras-164565