Monthly Archives: March 2011

Urgent Action: Repression Escalating in Honduras

Via the Honduras Accompaniment Project of the Americas Friendship Office: Dear Friends, Honduras is reeling after heavy repression was unleashed across the country yesterday in response a nationwide strike. For two weeks, state security forces have responded to peaceful protests … Continue reading

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“Report of an Injustice”

Update March 21: Amnesty International Urgent Action 83/11: “Forced eviction of communities in Guatemala” On March 19, 2011, the 44th anniversary of the torture and murder of poet and guerrilla Otto René Castillo and his comrade Nora Paiz by the … Continue reading

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Massive wave of evictions of indigenous rural communities in Guatemala

Update March 21: Amnesty International Urgent Action 83/11: “Forced eviction of communities in Guatemala” 20 March: “Evictions in Polochic Valley Denounced” – Short article on NISGUA’s blog with information from a press conference held March 18 by the National Coordination of … Continue reading

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Absence: poem for Catalina Mucú Maas

A friend writes: “The 8th of March was International Women’s Day. All day my inbox flooded with emails acknowledging the brave women who have campaigned over the years for equality and justice. Then the following day, I received a beautiful … Continue reading

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Violence near Goldcorp mine underscores need for mine suspension

Statement by the International Coalition Against Unjust Mining in Guatemala (CAMIGUA) regarding the human rights violations and violence occurred following a peaceful protest against Goldcorp’s Marlin mine in San Miguel Ixtahuacán and Sipakapa, and the mining company’s disinformation campaign: Violence … Continue reading

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Homage to Sherwood

A highlight of my recent visit to Seattle was the opportunity to stay for a couple of weeks at the Sherwood Coöperative, a place that I have considered the closest I have to “home” in the North since I first … Continue reading

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Amnesty Intl. Urgent Action: Mine Activists Beaten and Threatened

UA 57/11 AI Index: AMR 34/002/2011 of 3 March 2011 GUATEMALA:  MINE ACTIVISTS BEATEN AND THREATENED On 28 February, protesters against the Marlin Mine in south-western Guatemala were attacked.  One protester, Aniceto López, was taken to the office of the … Continue reading

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