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Struggles & projects Rights Action is supporting

Almost every community group Rights Action supports is a human rights, environmental, territorial defense struggle, and -at the same time- a struggle taking on the inequality and injustice of the global economy, taking on the wealth and (oftentimes) violent power of companies, investors and governments.  Thank-you for supporting this vision of what we are working against and what we working for.  Thank-you for your work in your own community in favor of a global economic-political model friendly to and supportive of all people, all life forms and Mother Earth.

Grahame Russell, Rights Action




Environment / human rights / territory defense struggles

  • La Puya: Resisting violent, illegal mining of Kappes, Cassiday & Associates: $1,050
  • CODIDENA (Comision Diocesana Defensa de la Naturaleza): Resisting harms and violence linked to Tahoe Resources / Pan American Silver: $2,250
  • Buenavista Maya Achi community: Legal land claim struggle, IACHR: $350
  • Maria Choc: Receive award as Indigenous rights and territory defender: $260
  • Gremial (union) of fisherpeople and campesinos: Resisting harms and repression by Solway Investment Group (legal defense and political prisoner support work): $3,000
  • Q’eqchi’ territorial defense committee: Mynor Padilla criminal trial (Guatemala) / Hudbay Minerals lawuits (Canada), meetings w victims and lawyers: $6,000
  • Juan Martin: Community education and organizing, strengthening democracy: $1600

Community development

  • Lote 8 women: Community re-building / education / drought relief: $6,000
  • La Union women’s pig coop: $250
  • Xesiguan: Community project to recuperate Achí culture and society through education and traditional agriculture: $9,750

Truth, Memory, Justice

  • Commemoration: Feb.2, 1982, World Bank/IDB’s Chixoy dam/Xococ massacre: $950
  • Commemoration: Mar.13, 1982, World Bank/IDB’s Chixoy dam/Rio Negro massacre: $780
  • Commemoration: Mar.31, 2018, killing of Hector Choc, nephew of Angelica Choc (protagonist in Hudbay Minerals linked justice struggles): $450

Emergency responses

  • Ramiro Choc: Health emergency (diabetes), Q’eqchi’ territory and rights defender: $1,800
  • German Chub: Health support, paralyzed victim of Hudbay-linked shooting: $380
  • Carlos Ernesto Choc: Health & family support, journalist targeted for work related to Solway Investment Group: $1,200
  • Angelica Choc: Living-security support, widow of Hudbay-linked murder victim: $3,000
  • Jesus Tecu: Health support [eyes], Achi truth and justice defender: $700


  • Rio Negro/Pacux refugee community: Primary school, scholarships for children of genocide victims: $5,300
  • San Miguel Ixtahuacan: Law degree, Mam woman defender, Goldcorp mining harms: $2,050
  • El Estor: Scholarships, children of Q’eqchi’ defenders seeking justice for mining harms: $8,500




  • Azacualpa environmental committee: Resisting harms, violations, cemetery destruction caused by Aura Minerals: $1,800
  • ASONOG: Study, Aura Minerals harms and violations: $1,045
  • Berta Caceres family: Struggle for justice for her March 2, 2016 assassination: $2,600
  • CIPPH: Indigenous community defense struggle: $1,000
  • Commemoration: March 2, 2016, assassination of Berta Caceres: $1,200
  • OFRANEH (Indigenous-Garifuna & Afro-descendant people’s organization): Resisting harms and violations caused by (mainly) Canadian tourism operators and African palm producers: $2,500
  • Refugee support: Felix & Benjamin, in Canada: $2,400
  • Political prisoner / Human rights victims: Emergency support for family members of political prisoners and victims of violations, and for activists and lawyers working in support: $8,000




  • Mining Injustice Solidarity Network: Education and activism related to Canadian mining repression and harms: $2,000
  • Education presentations, Canada/U.S.: $5,750
  • Journalist, forced out of Honduras: $350
  • Delegation: U.S. citizens, “roots of migration”: $1,100



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