Deadline Extended: BTS’ 2018 Delegation to Guatemala

Join us in Guatemala from May 5-19th. Apply by January 24th!

For more info, as well as application details visit us here

This Holiday Season, Drink Responsibly

BTS coffee mugs made from handmade Danish enamelware are on sale for $20. Paired with 
a bag of BTS coffee, this is a tasty and beautiful gift for the coffee lover in your life. For more info, visit us here.

No Justice Three Years After Topacio’s Murder

April 14th marked three years since the murder of Topacio Reynoso Pacheco, a young activist and artist who spoke out against Tahoe’s Escobal Mine, located only 6km from her community of Mataquescuintla. Sign this petition calling on the Guatemalan Public Prosecutor’s office to expedite a full and impartial investigation into the attack against Topacio and her father.

Lets keep on breaking the silence…donate today!

You are Breaking the Silence. And your donations help us to continue to build relationships of solidarity and friendship, speak out against injustice and be present when it is most needed.  Donate to our  fundraising campaign today!

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.

– Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s

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.

– Bishop Gerardi, April 24, 1998

“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.”

– Scott Zoltok, Intern at the New Hope Foundation (2012-2013)

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. 

– Bertolt Brecht

Urgent: Community Leader Maria Choc Artibrarily Detained & Arrested

On January 18, 2018, community leader and human rights activist Maria Choc was detained in Puerto Barrios. She is an outspoken opponent to the Fenix Nickel mine in El Estor, Izabal, the expansion of african palm in the Polochic region, and a leader in the struggle for access for land in the community of Chab’il [...]

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Deadline extended! Apply by Jan 24th for the BTS 2018 Delegation

There are still a few spots left! Don’t miss out!                            Click the application to download:

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Press release: Canadian lawyers rally to support Guatemalan colleague fighting world’s second largest silver mine

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This Holiday Season, Drink Responsibly

BTS coffee mugs made from handmade Danish enamelware are on sale for $20. Paired with 
a bag of BTS coffee, this is a tasty and beautiful gift for the coffee lover in your life. Visit us every Saturday at the Halifax Forum Farmers Market, corner of Windsor and Almon Streets, to get your coffee fix (12oz & 2lb bags,
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Rebeca Lane Report Back

Friends, thank you for all the work that went into Rebeca Lane’s Maritime tour (and later in Toronto and Montreal). Throughout the tour, Rebeca, together with talented local artists and committed social justice activists, delivered deeply moving, meaningful and thought-provoking performances. Thank you to all the many, many people who worked behind the scenes to [...]

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