3-day International Peoples Gathering in Honduras: ‘Berta Cáceres Lives’

International Peoples Gathering in Honduras ‘Berta Cáceres Lives’
The Canadian delegation is en route to Honduras…
  • Mary Jane Hannaburg is the Mohawk Nation Director for Quebec Native Women.
  • Bev Sellars is a counsellor and former chief of the Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in Williams Lake, British Columbia.
  • Catherine Morris is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria and Research Director for Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LWRC).
  • Catherine Martin is a member of the Millbrook First Nation in Truro, Nova Scotia and the Nancy Rowell Jackman Chair in Women’s Studies (Nancy’s Chair) at Mount Saint Vincent University.
  • Maggie Padlewska is a videojournalist and founder of the online video series, One Year One World & freelances as a producer and reporter.
  • Grahame Russell is a non-practising Canadian lawyer, adjunct professor at the University of Northern British Colombia, author and activist.
  • Amelia Orellana is a translator and the Urgent Actions Coordinator for the Committee for Human Rights in Latin America (CDHAL).
  • Karen Spring is the Honduras-based coordinator for the Honduras Solidarity Network (HSN).
Read the news release

Day 1 of the Solidarity Gathering in Honduras to honour the life of Berta Cáceres and demand justice for her murder – and the hundreds of other human rights and environmental activists targeted for their resistance to large scale hydropower and mining projects.  ‪#‎JusticeForBerta‬

Day 2 of the International People’s Gathering ‪#‎BertaCaceres‬ in ‪#‎Honduras‬

March in HondurasDay 3 of the International People’s Gathering:  Berta Caceres Supporters Attacked in Peaceful March in Honduras‪, at least four people injured by rocks, machete cuts, punches.

“This afternoon, April 15, 2016, at 5:30pm, as international and national participants in this International Gathering, and Copinh members, were returning by foot from a peaceful celebration / commemoration activity at the Gualcarque river, they were attacked physically and verbally by armed individuals – armed with machetes and guns – who claim to be residents of San Francisco de Ojuera, Santa Barbara, the municipality where DESA is constructing the Agua Zarca dam on the other side of the river from the community of Rio Blanco.”

Read article by Karen Spring.  Read article by TeleSur, Grahame Russell was interviewed.

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