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Miriam Miranda in Berkeley - Palm Oil: Fueling Land Grabs, Hunger & Injustice in Central America

April 13, 2016

Reposted from Food First

Miriam Miranda is a leader of the Honduran Black Fraternal Organization (OFRANEH), which works with the 46 communities of the Afro-indigenous Garífuna of Honduras, to defend their territories, natural resources, identity, and rights.

"We are going to bring Berta’s legacy to life" - Berta Cáceres Lives Honduran Popular Alliance

April 11, 2016

Berta Cáceres Lives Honduran Popular Alliance moves towards unity and sets an agenda of struggle 

[Original en Español]

Reposted from Honduras Resists

By Giorgio Trucchi

April 10, 2016

Tegucigalpa, Honduras April 9th, 2016 Photo by Giorgio Trucchi

In a packed room, grassroots social movements who make up the Berta Cáceres Popular Alliance met this April 9th to initiate a path towards unity, towards building principles to guide an agenda of struggle by organized sectors of the Honduran people.

Women of COPINH: After more than 500 years of resistance we are the legitimate authorities

April 11, 2016

Statement from the Women of COPINH

Reposted from Honduras Resists, COPINH

[Original en español]

The women of the Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) are speaking up today about the occupation we are carrying out at the Attorney General’s building in the city of Tegucigalpa.

Justice for Farmers of Kidapawan and Other Victims of State Repression in the Philippines!

April 7, 2016

Reposted from Pesticide Action Network - Asia and the Pacific 

Published April 4, 2016

The People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) are asking different organizations to kindly add their support to the farmers in Kidapawan, Philippines by adding their organizations name below as signatory to the statement. The farmers were asking for food relief and calamity funds when the police authorities open fire at them killing 3 farmers, 116 injured, 89 missing, and 2 tortured.

Berta Cáceres' Mother: "The Honduran Government is Responsible for this Crime"

April 6, 2016

Public Letter from Austra Bertha Flores López

Reposted from Honduras Resists

April 5, 2016

 

As you know, I am the mother of Bertha Isabel Cáceres Flores, assassinated on March 2nd of this year. A month has gone by since this abominable and cowardly crime took place. I write this public letter despite the pain it causes me, in order to reach as many people as possible with these messages:

COPINH: "We Have the Right to Think that You are Part of the Crime"

April 6, 2016

[EN ESPAÑOL] 

Reposted from Justicia Para Berta Cáceres

March 29, 2016

Relatives of Berta Cáceres report that the Attorney General is protecting the murderers. There are economic ties between the coordinator of the prosecution and DESA’s lawyers [the company behind the Agua Zarca dam]. They claim that the Honduran State knew of the plan to murder indigenous leader Berta Cáceres.

Statement from the family of Berta Cáceres on the one month anniversary of her assassination

April 4, 2016

Reposted from BertaCáceres.org

It has been almost one month since the cowardly assassination of our beloved Berta Caceres, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and environmental and human rights leader.

Our family is grateful for the many messages and acts of condolence from hundreds, if not thousands, of you. Additionally, we are grateful to Gustavo Castro, the one material witness to the crime, for his bravery and are relieved that he is reunited with his family in Mexico.

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