News Update

Fri, 2015-10-02

"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.

Wed, 2015-09-30

This campaign is to raise funds for the on-going health and wheelchair needs of a young Q’eqchi’ man, German Chub.

Mon, 2015-09-28

Yves' newest book is now available and he is touring across Canada.

Wed, 2015-09-23

The Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN) has launched a mini-campaign to try to get mining (in)justice on the agenda for the historic federal foreign policy debate on Sept. 28th (and hopefully more generally in the lead up to the election).

Mon, 2015-09-14

5 Minute Film. In 2007, private security forces in the employ of Canadian multinational mining company HudBay Minerals, backed by Guatemalan police and military personnel, destroyed the remote indigenous Maya-Q'eqchi' community of Lote Ocho

Mon, 2015-09-14

Article by Grahame Russell.


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.

Urgent Action

A summary of organizations and individuals Rights Action has supported to date this year, with your funds. Rights Action receives funds from individual donors and foundations in the U.S. and Canada.


"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)


Fri, 2013-10-04
Document Type: PDF

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.