Monthly Archives: July 2010

Maya convergences in Guatemala City for defense of natural resources and territorial rights

Communities affected by hydroelectric dam demand reparations; Indigenous and campesino organizations take legal fight to GoldCorp Earlier this week, on Wednesday July 28, two separate mobilizations of Guatemalan indigenous peoples’ organizations arrived in Guatemala City to demand justice for the … Continue reading

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Reports from Honduras human rights delegation

The following report gives a succinct analysis of the current state of the human rights and resistance movements in post-coup Honduras, written over the last month by my friend Caitlin Power Hancey, with whom I served as an international accompanier … Continue reading

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Continuing to Walk in Solidarity

Dear friends and family, It was two years ago that I returned to Seattle following 10 months of serving as an international accompanier of human rights defenders in Guatemala.  It has been inspiring to live and learn alongside many of … Continue reading

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ACCIÓN URGENTE: Balean a lideresa comunitaria del movimiento de resistencia a la minería

[English version posted previously] ACCIÓN URGENTE Balean a lideresa comunitaria del movimiento de resistencia a la mina Marlin de Goldcorp Inc. Miércoles 7 de julio, a eso de las 07:30 de la noche, en el caserío San José Nueva Esperanza, … Continue reading

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URGENT ACTION: Shooting of anti-mining community leader opposing Goldcorp Inc.’s Marlin Mine

URGENT ACTION Shooting of anti-mining community leader opposing GoldCorp Inc’s Marlin Mine Threats against local leaders escalate On Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 7:30 PM in the small community San José Nueva Esperanza in the village Maquivil, municipality of San Miguel … Continue reading

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Guatemalan indigenous anti-mining activist shot

(via Washington, D.C. solidarity activist Beth Geglia:) URGENT: Community member and anti-mining activist Doña Teodora Antonia Hernández Cinto was shot in the head inside her home last night in San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala. Thankfully, she is alive and being treated … Continue reading

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Honduran resistance: U.S. Ambassador Llorens knew about the coup

An article posted to the website of the Honduran National Popular Resistance Front details allegations that the U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, Hugo Llorens, was aware of the coup plot as it was being prepared in the summer of 2009, and … Continue reading

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