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Honduran Migrant March: A Refugee Crisis Caused by US Policy and US Partners

     by  Honduras Solidarity Network On October 12, 2018, hundreds of women, men, children, youth and the elderly decided to leave Honduras as a desperate response to survive. The massive exodus that began in the city of San Pedro Sula, reached more than 3 thousand people by the time the group crossed to Guatemala. … Continue reading Honduran Migrant March: A Refugee Crisis Caused by US Policy and US Partners

Honduras: Indigenous Garifuna Use Radio to Fight for Their Land

Featured image: Two recently constructed temples serve as the centerpiece of the Garifuna community of Vallecito. Image by Christopher Clark for Mongabay. by Christopher Clark / Mongabay The Garifuna, an Afro-indigenous ethnic group, have inhabited eastern Honduras since the late 18th century, collectively owning and conserving large tracts of Honduras’s rich coastal ecosystems. In recent decades … Continue reading Honduras: Indigenous Garifuna Use Radio to Fight for Their Land

Another COPINH Member, Nelson Garcia, Killed in Honduras

Featured image: COPINH march in Honduras, from elmundo.cr By Cultural Survival On March 15, 2016, Nelson Garcia, a member of the same Indigenous rights group as Berta Caceres was assassinated in Honduras. Garcia was killed by four gunshots to the face in the Rio Chiquito community, less than two weeks after Caceres’ murder. Both were … Continue reading Another COPINH Member, Nelson Garcia, Killed in Honduras

Amidst Political Persecution an Indigenous Leader is Murdered in Honduras

By Cultural Survival This Thursday morning, March 3rd 2016, was stained with blood at the hands of the murderers who took Berta Cáceres’ life. Berta was a Honduran Indigenous leader who has been deeply involved in the protection of Indigenous land rights in Honduras, well known for her activism leading a campaign against the construction … Continue reading Amidst Political Persecution an Indigenous Leader is Murdered in Honduras

Miskito people reclaim 970,000 hectares of land from Honduran government

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay One-hundred and fifty years after a treaty with England granted the Miskito people rights over their land–a treaty which was never fully respected–the government of Honduras has officially handed over nearly a million hectares (970,000 hectares) of tropical forest along the Caribbean Coast to the indigenous people. The Miskito are … Continue reading Miskito people reclaim 970,000 hectares of land from Honduran government

United States government played active role in massacre of Miskito people in Honduras

By Rights Action On May 22 and 23 a delegation of human rights activists from the United States organized by Rights Action and Alliance for Global Justice visited the community of Ahuás in the Moskitia region of Honduras. The delegation witnessed an atmosphere of terror being generated amongst dire poverty in an area where the … Continue reading United States government played active role in massacre of Miskito people in Honduras

Cultures of Resistance

The book Deep Green Resistance studies the American Civil Rights Movement, the British Women’s Social and Political Union, and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta. All these “cultures of resistance” provide loyal support for their members, so they may do the difficult work of demanding social and political change. I’ve looked into … Continue reading Cultures of Resistance