Posts Tagged "guatemala"

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Finding Common Ground: community self-determination in the face of resource extraction in Guatemala and Canada

On April 22 from 1-2:30pm PST / 4-5:30pm EST / 5-6:30pm AST Allied organizations and collectives from Canada, the U.S. and beyond will convene an online teach-in about the peaceful resistance to the Escobal silver mine in southeastern Guatemala owned…

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Report back on landmark “Hudbay Minerals” lawsuits Bringing Canadian mining companies to justice

On September 17, 2019, there will be a public court hearing in Toronto to determine whether the Mayan Q’eqchi’ plaintiffs from Guatemala can amend their pleadings regarding Skye Resources’ (that amalgamated with Hudbay Minerals in 2008) violent forced evictions in…

KAIROS Signs-on to letter in response to killing of Guatemalan land and life defender Ángel Estuardo Quevedo

August 8, 2018

In response to the killing of human rights defender Ángel Estuardo Quevedo on July 12, 2018 in the municipality of Santa Rosa de Lima, Guatemala,   KAIROS has joined over 60 civil society organizations from across Canada and the United States…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Latin America

In Memory of the life of Adolfo Ich Chaman-

September 26, 2014

Today, five years later, KAIROS joins the family of Adolfo Ich Chaman- , his community and human rights and solidarity groups in Guatemala and in Canada in commemorating Adolfo Ich’s life and demanding justice. Angelica Choc, Adolfo’s wife, has called…

Post filed in: Latin America

An Expression of Solidarity in Response to the Death of Merilyn Topacio Reynoso

May 1, 2014

In this expression of solidarity in response to the fatal attack against Merilyn Topacio Reynoso, a young Guatemalan activist, KAIROS affirms its commitment to intergenerational work and youth activism, and to working for a world where young people have the…

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Sisters are mining for the truth

March 6, 2014

Rachel Warden, gender justice coordinator at KAIROS, draws the relationship between the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention in Toronto, International Women’s Day, and violence against women in this article published in Toronto’s NOW magazine.

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

Dusty Shoes or Golden Slippers

December 11, 2013

by Ellen Wood Ellen Wood is a grain, cattle and apple orchard farmer as well as an ordained  United Church minister, now semi-retired.   She has worked on many social justice causes, most recently the tar sands and the nuclear…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

You Are Not Alone

December 1, 2013

Barbara Fullerton, a United Church minister from Paris, Ontario recounts her experience with members of the El Estor human rights defender work team, and reminds us that we are all in this together.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Latin America

What mine eyes have seen….

November 30, 2013

As the Guatemala study tour draws to a close, KAIROS BC/Yukon regional representative Janet Gray, one of the group’s photographers, talks about the pictures in her camera and those in her mind.

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Reflection on the International Day to End Violence Against Women

November 27, 2013

On the International Day to End Violence Against Women, we remember and support victims and survivors of all forms of violence against women, and express solidarity with all those working to end this violence. In this post, Helen Knott, a…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

A Day of Spectacular Beauty

November 27, 2013

Emma Hebb is a member of Wesley United in St. Andrew’s, New Brunswick. After a swim in beautiful Lake Izabal near El Estor, she reflects on society’s seemingly insatiable appetite for natural resources, and the all people who care about…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

A Beauty that Hurts

November 25, 2013

During a “day off” in Antigua, Wilf Bean, former director of the Tatamagouche Centre, wrestles with the contradictions and questions he faces as a Canadian on this tour studying the impact of Canadian mining companies.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

Where is Your Brother?

November 24, 2013

Georgina Baisley from Miramichi Presbytery of the United Church relates stories of resistance to mining’s impacts on water and human rights in Guatemala.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

Voices Amplified

November 23, 2013

The struggle of Indigenous people in Guatemala to defend the land and a way of life resonates with Helen Knott, a Dane’zaa and Cree woman from Treaty 8 territory in northeastern British Columbia.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

Day 3 – Circle of Life

November 22, 2013

On Day 3 of the Guatemala Study Tour, United Church diaconal minister Elaine Kellogg describes a meeting with the Committee in Defense of Mother Earth in San Miguel Ixtahuacan.

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The Road to San Marcos

November 21, 2013

In her first blog from Guatemala, Tanis Desjarlais from Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan explains how she found hope and inspiration on the road to San Marcos.

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Day One in Guatemala!

November 20, 2013

Lynn Hamilton, United Church clergy, writes a guest post on Day One of the Guatemala Study Tour. “Tuesday. Our first full day together as a group. Folks from Victoria, the Miramachi, and 12 points in between begin a day of…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Getting ready for the delegates…

November 18, 2013

Rachel Warden writes on the purpose and prospects of the Guatemala mining study tour with the United Church of Canada. It will include visits to Canadian owned mining projects, and conversations with the communities where these projects are located.

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

KAIROS Participates in Study Tour to Guatemala

November 7, 2013

From Nov 19-29, KAIROS network member Helen Knott will join Latin America partnerships coordinator Rachel Warden in a study tour to Guatemala. Sponsored by the Mining the Connections Working Group of the Maritime Conference of the United Church of Canada,…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Meet the KAIROS Delegates on the Guatemala Study Tour

November 7, 2013

Helen Knott Merritt, BC elen HelenHelenTansii, Jahonnache. I am a Cree, Dane Zaa, and English woman currently in my last year of studies for my Bachelors of Social Work. I have worked for an NGO creating a program for Indigenous young people to do…

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Partners in Guatemala question proposed moratorium and demand respect for Indigenous rights

July 22, 2013

On June 13, KAIROS signed onto an open letter to Guatemalan President Otto Molina Perez to support the call by Guatemala social movements for his government to revoke a mining license that had been recently granted to Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources….

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Whose Development? Reflections on my visit to the Marlin Mine and meeting with community members

April 24, 2012

By Rachel Warden “They said the mine would bring development, but they didn’t mean development for us, unless they meant the development of sickness, environmental damage, of social conflict and threats,” – community member from San Miguel Ixtahuacan We were…

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Humanized Globalization: Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and Migrant Workers from Guatemala to Canada. A conversation with Bishop Ramazzini

October 28, 2010

“ This gathering is an expression of our desire to humanize globalization.  I want to thank you for that”. This is how Bishop Ramazzini from the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Marcos in Guatemala, began his talk to a group…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Migrant Justice

Shooting of Guatemalan community leader opposing Canadian-owned mining project

July 23, 2010

KAIROS is deeply saddened and shocked to learn of the shooting of a community leader, Theodora Antonia Hernández Cinto, at her home in municipality of San Miguel Ixtahuacán in Guatemala.

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

Reflections on returning from the Eastern tour

June 18, 2010

We have just arrived back from the Eastern tour. It has been such a privilege to accompany Naty and Isaiah over last few days. They are both powerful and inspirational speakers, able to convey the devastating impacts of climate change…

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Eastern Tour: St. John’s – Make It Right

June 14, 2010

The eastern leg of the “Not Business as Usual” tour kicked off in my home province of Newfoundland with a walk on the rocky beach at Middle Cove, a meal of fish and chips in Beachy Cove and a day…

Post filed in: Africa, Ecological Justice, Latin America

Climate Change in Guatemala

February 26, 2010

By Rachel Warden “Last season I lost my crops because there was too much rain, this season I lost them to drought. We used to be able to distinguish between the seasons, and now we can’t. The rains used to…

Post filed in: Latin America