Community, environment, human rights defense struggles

  • La Puya, resisting violent, illegal mining of Kappes, Cassiday & Associates: $1,100
  • CALAS (Centro de Acción Legal-Ambiental y Social), legal support for people suffering harms and violence linked to Tahoe Resources, KCA, CGN: $2,150
  • CODIDENA (Comision Diocesana Defensa de la Naturaleza), resisting harms and violence linked to Tahoe Resources: $2,525
  • FREDEMI (San Miguel Ixtahuacan defense front), advocacy related to Goldcorp’s massively deficient mine “closure” plan: $545
  • Q’eqchi’ territorial, rights and environmental defense committee, resisting harms and repression by CGN mining company, owned by Solway Investment Group (formerly by INCO, Skye Resources, Hudbay Minerals)
    • Support for Choc/Ich families, after killing of nephew: $7,695
    • Legal team, criminal trial against Mynor Padilla, former Hudbay/CGN head of security: $8,159
    • Q’eqchi’ plaintiffs travel to Toronto (November 2017, July 2018) for Hudbay Minerals lawsuits depositions: $13,217.36

Community development

  • Lote 8 women community re-building and humanitarian relief: $6,890
  • La Union women’s pig cooperative: $795

Truth, Memory, Justice

  • Commemoration, February 12, 1982, World Bank/IDB’s Chixoy Dam/Xococ massacre: $1,045
  • Commemoration, March 13, 1982, World Bank/IDB’s Chixoy Dam/Rio Negro massacre: $800
  • Commemoration, May 14, 1982, World Bank/IDB’s Chixoy Dam/Los Encuentros massacre: $1,045

Emergency responses

  • Maria Cuc, illegally detained and “criminalized” for Chaabil Choch community land recuperation: $10,545
  • Chaabil Choch community land recuperation: $1,927
  • German Chub, health support, victim of Hudbay-linked shooting: $1,620
  • Refugee support, Jose Ich: $4,093.31
  • Family support, Eduardo Bin Pop, death of child: $355
  • Family security, Choc/Ich family, purchase property: $11,440
  • Family support, killing of Eduardo Quevedo: $880


  • Rio Negro/Pacux refugee community – primary school, scholarships for children of genocide victims: $6,600
  • San Miguel Ixtahuacan, scholarship, law degree for Mam woman resisting Goldcorp mining harms: $1,595
  • El Estor, scholarships, children of Q’eqchi’ people seeking justice for mining harms: $7,827.80
  • Santa Maria Tzeja, primary and middle schools, scholarships to high school and university: $7,135


  • Azacualpa community resisting harms, violations, cemetery destruction caused by Aura Minerals company: $3,445
  • Siria Valley Environmental Committee, denouncing health harms from Goldcorp Inc.’s mine (2000-2009); resisting plan to build geothermal energy plant in communities harmed by mining: $1,490
  • Berta Caceres family, demanding justice for her assassination: $3,287
  • Family security, victim/eye-witness in Berta Caceres assassination: $3,000
  • Commemoration, March 3, 2016, assassination of Berta Caceres: $1,845
  • Honduras Solidarity Network, support for families of victims of killings and political prisoners, after fraudulent elections of November 2017: $1,600
  • COFADEH (Comite de Familiares de los Desaparecidos y Detenidos), support for victims of killings and human rights violations, after fraudulent elections of November 2017: $2,545
  • ASOPDEHU (Asociación por la Democracia y los Derechos Humanos), support for victims of killings and human rights violations, after fraudulent elections of November 2017: $2,045
  • Simcoe County Honduras Political Prisoners Project: $4,500
  • Refugee support, Felix & Benjamin, in Canada: $2,450


  • Reporting on November 2017 electoral fraud and repression in Honduras: $1,500
  • Berta Caceres, 2nd anniversary assassination, accompaniment: $2,317
  • Edwin Espinal, political prisoner, accompaniment: $926
  • Doc-film, health harms in Siria Valley linked to Goldcorp mine: $400
  • Doc-film, illegal detention and “criminalization” of Maria Cuc: $400
  • Doc-film: political prisoners in Honduras: $1,736
  • Mining Injustice Solidarity Network: Education and activism related to Canadian mining repression and harms: $1,000
  • Education presentations, Canada/U.S.: $500
  • ‘Experiential learning’ delegation to Guatemala, UNBC-RA: $9,759.22
  • Political prisoners delegation to Honduras, Simcoe County-RA: $3,946.28
  • Human rights delegation to Guatemala, RA-Mir Centre: $7,744.09
  • Film-crew to Guatemala, justice for Hudbay-linked nickel mining harms: $2,252.48


  • Tropico Seco (Peru), disaster and flood rebuilding: $5,000
  • AYNI (peru), community development: $11,550
  • COMPPA (Chiapas), community radio and communication: $7,580


Thank-you for your trust and support

Grahame Russell, director Rights Action (Canada & U.S.)


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