Your donations at work: Organizations, individuals & projects Rights Action funded, as of March 16, 2019

Each struggle Rights Action supports is a community/ human rights/ environmental defense struggle that is -at the same time- taking on the global economy, taking on the wealth and (oftentimes) violent power of companies, investors and governments, near and far.

Thank-you for supporting this vision of what we are working against and working for.  Thank-you for your work in your own community in favor of an economic vision and model that is friendly to people, all life forms and Mother Earth.

Grahame Russell, director




Community / environment / human rights defense struggles

  • La Puya, resisting violent, illegal mining of Kappes, Cassiday & Associates: $1,045
  • CODIDENA (Comision Diocesana Defensa de la Naturaleza), resisting harms and violence linked to Tahoe Resources / Pan American Silver: $1,650
  • Buenavista Maya Achi land claim struggle, before IACHR: $350
  • Q’eqchi’ territorial rights defense committee, resisting harms and repression by CGN mining company, owned by Solway Investment Group (formerly by Skye Resources, Hudbay Minerals)
  • Maria Choc, receiving award as woman, indigenous defender: $260
  • Gremial (union) of fisherpeople and campesinos – legal defense and political prisoner support work: $1,400
  • Meetings and preparation work with victims/ plaintiffs in Mynor Padilla criminal trial (former Hudbay/CGN head of security) and Hudbay Minerals lawsuits: $5,600

Community development

  • Lote 8 women, community re-building, education and humanitarian relief: $3,000
  • La Union women’s pig cooperative: $250

Truth, Memory, Justice

  • Commemoration, Feb.12, 1982, World Bank/IDB’s Chixoy dam/Xococ massacre: $950
  • Commemoration, Mar. 13, 1982, World Bank/IDB’s Chixoy dam/Rio Negro massacre: $780

Emergency responses

  • Ramiro Choc, health emergency (diabetes): $1,800
  • German Chub, health support, victim of Hudbay-linked shooting: $380
  • Carlos Ernesto Choc, health emergency support: $1,200
  • Angelica Choc (widow of Hudbay-linked shooting), living-security support: $3,000


  • Rio Negro/Pacux refugee community – primary school, scholarships for children of genocide victims: $3,900
  • San Miguel Ixtahuacan, scholarship, law degree, Mam woman resisting Goldcorp mining harms: $1,045
  • El Estor, scholarships, children of Q’eqchi’ community defenders seeking justice for mining harms: $3,700



  • Azacualpa community resisting harms, violations, cemetery destruction caused by Aura Minerals: $700
  • ASONOG – study on Aura Minerals harms: $1,045
  • Berta Caceres family, demanding justice for her assassination: $2,100
  • Commemoration, Mar,2, 2016, assassination of Berta Caceres: $870
  • OFRANEH (Indigenous-Garifuna & Afro-descendant people’s organization): $2,500
  • Refugee support, Felix & Benjamin in Canada: $2,000



  • Mining Injustice Solidarity Network: Education and activism related to Canadian mining repression and harms: $2,000
  • Education presentations, Canada/U.S.: $1,750
  • Journalist –SC- transition to Guatemala: $350



Thank-you for your trust and support

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


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