Press release May 17, 2017 (Guatemala/Oakland, CA/Tatamagouche, NS) — On Wednesday, a letter was delivered to the Public Prosecutor’s office in Guatemala on behalf of more than 2,900 people requesting an immediate and thorough investigation into the murder of 16-year-old Topacio Reynoso Pacheco and the attacks against her father, Alex Reynoso. Topacio, an environmental activist [...]
– Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s
If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.
– Bishop Gerardi, April 24, 1998
Peace is possible – a peace that is born from the truth that comes from each one of us and from all of us. It is a painful truth…it is a liberating and humanizing truth…It is a truth that challenges each one of us to recognize our individual and collective responsibility and to commit ourselves to action.
– Scott Zoltok, Intern at the New Hope Foundation (2012-2013)
“Breaking the Silence means listening to those who’ve been silent for far too long, and once the silence is broken, it is amazing what you can hear.”
– Bertolt Brecht
Hay hombres que luchan un dia y son buenos. Hay otros que luchan un año y son mejores. Hay quienes luchan muchos años y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida: esos son los imprescindibles.
Guatemalan Public Prosecutor’s Office asked to investigate murder of environmental defender by over 2900 concerned individuals from 59 different countries
To view a copy of the letter in Spanish, see here. April 27, 2017 Compañeros in this struggle, Today we commemorate four years since the attack against you by Alberto Rotondo and the security of the Escobal mine, owned by Tahoe Resources. Today we recognize that to date, there still is no justice. Also, as [...]
Translation by NISGUA. For the original post in Spanish, see here. FREDEMI Petition March 24, 2017 Attn: President of the Republic of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales; Minister of Energy and Mines (MEM); Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARN); Presidential Commission for Coordinating Executive Policy in the Field of Human Rights (COPREDEH); Governing Authorities of [...]
Actualmente estamos aceptando solicitudes por el Premio Juvenil Topacio Reynoso Pacheco. El Premio se presenta anualmente a un grupo juvenil guatemalteco que trabaja para proteger el medio ambiente y su comunidad, combinando arte, música y resistencia. El comité de selección recibirá las solicitudes hasta el 20 de mayo de 2017 a las 11:59 pm a [...]
We hope to see you at our Annual Gathering at the Tatamagouche Centre from June 23 at 7pm to June 25th at 1pm, 2017! We’ll be joined by Sandra Lopez, Director of the New Hope Foundation, Lilian Gonzales (a recent graduate from the school) and a current student. Come reconnect with other BTSers and hear about [...]