News Update

Thu, 2016-08-18

“It [is] standard practice for the police and military to be involved in the “repression and killing” of opposition leaders, union organizers, and activists. The victims tend to be people from diverse social and economic strata. The principal characteristic they have in common is that they represent a threat or an obstacle to governmental or business interests.”

Sat, 2016-08-06
Tue, 2016-07-26

 This is summary of most grassroots funding to principal partner organizations and individuals.  Rights Action disperses funds and grants to other partner groups as well in other countries.

Sat, 2016-07-23

The murder of the environmental activist and indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras in March came as a shock.

Sat, 2016-07-23

Audio recorded by Warwick Fry (Latin Radical), June 9, 2016, in the office of OFRANEH in Sambo Creek, during a Rights Action / Mir Peace Centre delegation to Honduras, June 4-12, 2016.  Translation to english by Grahame Russell of Rights Action.

Tue, 2016-07-19

All respect for the tireless and courageous Guatemalan victims’ groups, human rights organizations and lawyers and activists.  As these precedent-setting trials continue against a few of the “intellectual authors” of the genocides and war crimes in Guatemala

Sat, 2016-07-16

[... but no end to economic, political, military relations with regime!]

Highlights

Funds are needed to support Berta’s family as they respond to this political crime/crisis situation and demand justice for the assassination of Berta and wounding of Mexican Gustavo Castro; and to support COPINH’s work for justice in this case, and their long-term work for territorial defense and indigenous rights, and fundamental transformation and change in Honduras.

Urgent Action

 This is summary of most grassroots funding to principal partner organizations and individuals.  Rights Action disperses funds and grants to other partner groups as well in other countries.

Video

Rights Action recommends this 13 minute film, showing just how repressive, oppressive and desperate the situation in Honduras is, ever since the military coup in June 2009...  ... and just how brave so many women are.

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.