News Update

Wed, 2014-09-17

A summary of organizations, individuals and projects that Rights Action has supported this year. Rights Action receives funds from individual donors and foundations, including: UNIFOR Social Justice Fund, FPSE International Solidarity Fund, Tikva Grassroots Empowerment Fund, Cut Foundation, Agostino Foundation. Thank-you all very much.

Thu, 2014-09-11

"Murder and Migration in Honduras" is a 14 minute VICE News report on poverty, exploitation, violence and repression, and what the U.S.- and Canadian-backed military coup in 2009 has to do with this extremely harsh situation.

Thu, 2014-09-11

After we collect all the sign-ons, this letter will be sent to Hudbay Minerals and CGN, insisting they take all steps necessary to ensure that no one directly or indirectly related to Hudbay or CGN is, in any way, harassing or pressuring the Mayan Qeqchi victims, plaintiffs, witnesses, and their family and community members in the El Estor region, from participating in the criminal and civil lawsuits in Canada and Guatemala.

Mon, 2014-09-08

Artículo: El Proyecto de la Represa de Chixoy del Banco Mundial y el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo: Sigue Asesinando a Guatemaltecos, 32 años después.

Mon, 2014-09-08

New York Times, September 4, 2014. A severe drought has ravaged crops in Central America and as many as 2.81 million people are struggling to feed themselves, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, though the region's coffee crop has been largely unscathed.

Sat, 2014-09-06

We re-send this reflection by Noam Chomsky that provides a moving reflection on the state of our human dominated planet. The injustices (including chronic impoverishment, repression and environmental destruction) that our partner groups in Guatemala and Honduras are struggling to survive and overcome, occur predictably and systemically in an unjust global, historic and contemporary context

Wed, 2014-09-03

Two women from Pacux were brutally killed on Monday, August 25, 2014. One was 40-year-old Francisca Chen Uscap, a tortilla maker who leaves behind 3 children.  Francisca was eight years old when her father - Pablo Chen Sanchez - was killed by Guatemalan soldiers and civil defense patrollers in the uncles, cousins in the other three massacres. The other was 19-year-old Brenda Marisol Sic Morente, who worked as a maid in the city. Both her grand-mothers were killed in the second Chixoy Dam/ Rio Negro massacre at the place known as Pacoxom, above the village of Rio Negro, on March 13, 1982.

Action Report

This delegation aims to continue the spirit of international solidarity between Honduras and the United States, and in this case with several Salvadorans that will be on the delegation as well. This triangular model of solidarity allows us all to learn from each other and support each other in the struggle against injustice in Honduras.

Urgent Action

News reports of seriously spiking levels of hunger and even starvation due to an extended drought through much of Guatemala, and into Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Video

Este documental, de Frauke Sandig y Enrico Black, acompaña a seis jóvenes maya en su vida cotidiana, sus ceremonias y su resistencia frente a los peligros que acechan a su cultura y su entorno. Narra sus historias que no sólo son personales y entrañables, sino que constantemente se sumergen en temas universales.

Documents

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.