News Update

Tue, 2015-06-30
  • Press Advisory: Klippensteins Law Firm
  • Article by Grahame Russell: “Concocted Stories” About Gang-rapes, Hudbay Minerals Lawyer Asserts
Mon, 2015-06-29

Article “Disaster Capitalism and Outrage in Post-Coup Honduras”, by Adrienne Pine.

Wed, 2015-06-24

“Resistance in Honduras Alive and Jumping”, article by David Swanson.

Wed, 2015-06-24

In the period since the Ontario Superior Court of Justice agreed (July 2013) with the 13 Mayan Q'eqchi' plaintiffs that their lawsuits against Hudbay/CGN (for negligence causing murder, the gang-rapes of 11 women, and a shooting-paralyzing) can and should be heard in Canadian courts, Klippensteins has been trying to get Hudbay/CGN to provide any and all information pertinent to the lawsuits.

Tue, 2015-06-23

Anita Isaacs’s article “America’s Second Chance in Guatemala” (published in the New York Times) is based on misrepresentations of American history and interests in Guatemala.

Mon, 2015-06-22

62-year-old Oswaldo Ochoa was met by cheers and applause from crowds of supporters on his arrival in Guatemala City, after a 200km (125-mile) march in protest against corruption, repression and impunity.

Sat, 2015-06-20

Speech by Naomi Klein, delivered on June 6, 2015, in Bar Harbor, Maine, as the College of the Atlantic commencement address. It appeared at The Nation on June 17.

Action Report

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.