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"People of the World: Intensify the Struggle" Declaration of the International Summit in Honor of Berta Cáceres

April 21, 2016

Reposted from Honduras Resists

April 17, 2016

Final Statement of the Berta Cáceres Lives International Peoples' Summit

[Declaración original en español]

Photo: Giorgio Trucchi

In this land of over 500 years of struggle, with the sound of free-flowing rivers, the strength of mountains, barrios and villages, the fury and tenderness of natural life, the spirit of the ancestors, the hopes and pain of men, women and children, the people of Berta gather in memory of her rebellious life.

“THE PEOPLES OF ¡BERTA VIVE!” INTERNATIONAL GATHERING: CÁCERES LIVES ON, AND SO DOES VIOLENCE BY HONDURAN GOVERNMENT AND DAM COMPANY

April 19, 2016

By Beverly Bell

"The Peoples of Berta Caceres" march to the Gualcarque River, April 15, 2016. Photo: Maggie Padlewska.

Fifteen hundred people from at least 22 countries convened in Honduras from April 13-15, 2016 for the “Peoples of ¡Berta Vive!” International Gathering. They came to honor slain global movement leader Berta Cáceres and to commit themselves to keeping her legacy alive.

Members of the international gathering also experienced the violence of the Honduran government and Desarrollos Energéticos S.A. - DESA, the foreign-backed company illegally constructing a dam on the indigenous ancestral Gualcarque River - which shadowed Berta throughout her final years and ended her life this past March 2.

COPINH communique on the attack on COPINH and the Encuentro pariticipants

April 18, 2016

[Original en español]

COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) communicates the following to the Honduran people and to the international community:

There has been new physical aggression by employees of the company DESA (Desarrollos Energeticos S.A.) owned by the Atala family, after a spiritual intercultural ceremony for our comrade Berta Caceres that was part of an activity carried out by an international solidarity caravan at the Gualcarque River as part of the International Conference “Berta Careers Lives”.

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.

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