Syrian, Iraqi and Afghani families are fleeing by the millions, from the bombing, violence and terrorism on the ground and from above.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25), Honduran police and soldiers beat 40 women peaceful protestors in front of the Presidential Palace, in the Murder, Corruption and Impunity Capital of the Americas, a country fully supported by the governments, military and business of the United States and Canada.
Commentary sent to the CBC The Current, in response to November 26, 2015 report: “Calling out the racist legacy of Woodrow Wilson and other historical figures”
From Barrick Gold’s mine in Papua New Guinea to Hudbay Minerals’ mine in Guatemala, women and girls being raped by mining company security guards.
On November 13th, 2015, Canadian tourism developer Randy Jorgensen, aka “The Porn King”, appeared in court on charges of illegally appropriating ancestral Garifuna lands.
Glenn Greenwald writes of how “stock prices of weapons manufacturers [are] soaring since [the] Paris attack”.
Illegal land seizure trial against Randy Jorgensen, the “porn king” (according to Maclean’s Magazine), proceeds in Honduran courts.
Rights Action June 2015 Newsletter. Matching Donor Until July 15th, an anonymous donor will match (up to $30,000), tax-deductible donations in the U.S. and Canada.
"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.
"No More Evictions" addresses the historic and on-going struggle of indigenous Mayan Q'eqchi' communities against the threats of:
- global agribusiness (sugar cane and African palm production)
- global nickel mining industry (owned, until late 2011, by the Canadian companies INCO, Skye Resources and Hudbay Minerals)
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.