Your donations at work: Organizations, individuals & projects Rights Action funded (Dec.9, 2018)

Each struggle Rights Action supports is a locally-controlled community/ human rights/ environmental defense struggle, and -at the same time- a struggle resisting the harms and violence of the unjust global economy and political order, trying to hold to account the wealth and (oftentimes violent) power of companies, investors, banks and governments, near and far.

~ Guatemala

Community/ environment/ human rights defense struggles

  • La Puya, resisting mining harms – KCA (Kappes, Cassiday & Associates): $1,100
  • CALAS (Centro Acción Legal-Ambiental Social), legal support, communities suffering mining harms – Tahoe Resources, KCA, Solway Investment Group: $3,600
  • CODIDENA (Comision Diocesana Defensa Naturaleza), resisting harms – Tahoe Resources: $4,000
  • FREDEMI (San Miguel Ixtahuacan defense front), demanding reparations – Goldcorp Inc.: $550
  • El Estor territorial defense committee, resisting harms – Solway Investment Group (formerly Skye Resources, Hudbay Minerals)
    • Choc/Ich families – killing of nephew: $7,700
    • Trial against Mynor Padilla, former Hudbay Minerals head of security: $8,150
    • Hudbay Minerals lawsuits – plaintiffs travel to Toronto (Nov.2017, July2018): $13,600

Community development

  • Lote 8 women – humanitarian relief: $8,000
  • La Union women’s cooperative: $800

Truth, Memory, Justice

  • Commemoration – Feb.12, 1982, World Bank/IDB Chixoy Dam-Xococ massacre: $1,050
  • Commemoration – Mar.13, 1982, World Bank/IDB Chixoy Dam-Rio Negro massacre: $800
  • Commemoration – May14, 1982, World Bank/IDB Chixoy Dam-Los Encuentros massacre: $1,050
  • Commemoration – Sep.27, 2009, Hudbay Minerals-linked killing Adolfo Ich: $1,750
  • Buenavista caso, CIDH – Martha Garcia: $1,000
  • CIRMA (Center Mesoamerican Research): $10,000
  • FAMDEGUA (Family members disappeared Guatemala) – Dos Erres massacre trial: $1,300
  • FAFG (Forensic anthropology foundation Guatemala) – mass grave exhumations: $14,100

Emergency responses

  • Maria Cuc, criminalized – Chaabil Choch land defense: $11,000
  • Chaabil Choch community: $2,000
  • German Chub, Hudbay Minerals-linked shooting victim – health: $2,120
  • Vivian (niece of Maria, Ramiro, Angelica Choc) – health: $500
  • Refugee support, Jose Ich: $5,000
  • Maya Q’eqchi’ Fisher Gremial – criminalization & health, Cristobal & Carlos; death – son of Eduardo Bin: $2,850
  • Choc/Ich families – family security, property: $16,000
  • Killing Eduardo Quevedo – family support: $880

Education

  • Rio Negro/Pacux – primary school, scholarships children of genocide: $6,600
  • San Miguel Ixtahuacan – law degree, Mam woman resisting Goldcorp harms: $1,595
  • El Estor – children of Q’eqchi’ territorial & rights defenders: $7,827.80
  • Santa Maria Tzeja – primary, middle schools, scholarships high school & university: $7,135

~ Honduras

  • Azacualpa community – resisting Aura Minerals harms: $5,850
  • Siria Valley committee – reparations for Goldcorp Inc. health harms: $1,490
  • Berta Caceres & Gustavo Castro families – justice for her assassination, his attempted killing: $4,600
  • Berta Caceres & Gustavo Castro families – security: $4,000
  • Commemoration – March 3, 2016, assassination of Berta Caceres: $1,845
  • Free Edwin & political prisoners – support Honduras Solidarity Network, Rights Action’s work: $9,300
  • COFADEH (Comite Familiares Desaparecidos Detenidos) – support, post-election repression: $2,545
  • ASOPDEHU (Asociación Democracia Derechos Humanos) – support, post-election repression: $2,845
  • OFRANEH (Organization Garifuna Afro-descendant people) – territorial & rights defense work: $3,300
  • Simcoe County Honduras political prisoners support: $4,500
  • Refugee support – Felix & Benja: $2,450
  • Caravan – refugee support: $2,440

~ North-south human rights accompaniment, reporting, activism

  • November 2017 electoral fraud & repression in Honduras: $1,500
  • Berta Caceres family – 2nd anniversary assassination: $2,317
  • Edwin Espinal – political prisoner: $926
  • Doc-film – health harms Siria Valley linked to Goldcorp Inc.: $400
  • Doc-film – ‘criminalization’ Maria Cuc: $400
  • Doc-film – political prisoners, Honduras: $1,736
  • Mining Injustice Solidarity Network – Education & action, Canadian mining: $1,000
  • ‘Experiential learning’ delegation, Guatemala – UNBC-RA: $9,759.22
  • Political prisoner delegation, Honduras – Simcoe County-RA: $3,946.28
  • Human rights delegation, Guatemala – RA-Mir Centre: $7,744.09
  • CBC film-crew, Guatemala – Hudbay Minerals harms: $2,252.48
  • Public presentations & interviews: $3,500

~ Other countries

  • Tropico Seco (Peru) – flood relief: $5,000
  • AYNI (Peru) – community development: $11,550
  • COMPPA (Chiapas) – community radio & communication: $7,580
  • Herbert Anaya human rights congress (El Salvador): $2,545

Thank-you

… for supporting what we are working against, and what we are working for. Thank-you for your own work and struggles in favor of a local-to-global economic model supportive and respectful of all people, all life forms and Mother Earth.

Grahame Russell, director

grahame@rightsaction.org

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