News Update

Thu, 2015-01-22

Sign-On Letter concerning about assassination ff Juan Francisco Martinez, Lenca Indigenous Community & Environmental Defender in Honduras.

Thu, 2015-01-22

Rights Action denounces that the World Bank is sponsoring the so-called "Conference on Sustainable Development of Natural Resources" in Honduras, a country that, since the U.S. and Canadian-backed military coup in 2009, has become known as "the murder capital of the world", and the "repression capital of the Americas". (See World Bank communiqué, below)

Sun, 2015-01-18

Canadian and American Mining Companies and the World Bank Lining Up to Mine the Poverty, Misery and Repression of Haiti. Along with Guatemala and Honduras, Haiti remains the country with the highest levels of exploitation and poverty, lack of democracy, impunity and corruption in the Americas.

Sat, 2015-01-17

Article "Mexican Students Didn't Just 'Disappear' - Describing them as 'missing' is missing the context" By Andalusia Knoll

Fri, 2015-01-16

The violent, exploitative and oppressive situation in Honduras remains ... violent, exploitative and oppressive.  U.S. and Canadian government policies ("Free" Trade Agreements) and North American companies and investors are profiting from the poverty, violence and lack of the rule of law.

Wed, 2015-01-14

"Despite the risk of boring those who believe they are not affected by metal mining, I feel I have to keep raising the thorny issue of mining, in the crazy hope that we will wake up from our lethargy and do something about the pain and shame caused by this industry in Guatemala."

Tue, 2015-01-13

As the Canadian and American governments and mainstream media continue to ignore the situation of systemic 'Narco/Government' repression and impunity in Mexico, that has resulted in the killings and disappearances of tens of thousands of people since 2006, the Mexican people, including family members of the Ayotzinapa 43, continue their courageous work and activism for justice and for fundamental reforms to Mexico's 'Narco/Government' violence and repression.

Action Report

Inside you will find links to articles and reports, TV reports and doc-films addressing the work and struggles that Rights Action is funding and/or involved in. 

Urgent Action

Sign-On Letter concerning about assassination ff Juan Francisco Martinez, Lenca Indigenous Community & Environmental Defender in Honduras.

Video

"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)

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.