Tag Archives: land rights

Scorched-earth eviction of the community of Rigores, Aguán Valley, Honduras

Jesse Freeston of the Real News Network offers another excellent video-reportage on the violent repression of small farmers in post-coup Honduras: Cascadian compa Caitlin Payne Roberts, in Honduras on an Alliance for Global Justice delegation, has written an account of … Continue reading

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Testimony of Polochíc Valley evictions and killings: video and mapping resources

Last weekend I attended an event in Guatemala City where three Maya-Q’eqchi’ campesinos – rural workers – shared testimony of their experiences during and following the violent evictions of 12 Q’eqchi’ communities in the Polochíc Valley region of north-eastern Guatemala … Continue reading

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Amnesty Intl. Urgent Action: Indigenous farmer killed in land conflict

UA: 157/11 (Ver enlace para versión en español.) Index: AMR 34/005/2011 Guatemala Date: 1 June 2011 Date: 1 June 2011 URGENT ACTION INDIGENOUS FARMER KILLED OVER Land dispute On 21 May, Indigenous farmer , Oscar Reyes, was killed , and three other farm workers were injured, while tending … Continue reading

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Video reportage from Honduras: repression of teachers’ movement and land occupations

New video reportage by Jesse Freeston at The Real News Network: (Trauma warning: videos include images and descriptions of violence and repression.) Honduran teachers get “Shock Treatment” Report from land occupations in post-coup Honduras

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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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