Call-out: Emergency Accompanier Needed for CCDA

We are looking for someone who has previous experience as a human rights accompanier, strong Spanish language skills and an understanding of both the work of BTS and the CCDA (Highland Small Farmers Committee). For more info, visit us here.

BTS solidarity with the CCDA throughout the Maritimes

Throughout the Maritimes, BTS members and supporters express their solidarity with long-time BTS partner, the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA). In May, three members of the CCDA were killed. More here.

Check out our 2017 Year in Review!

Our Year in Review provides an overview of what we were up to in 2017 and an update on what’s been going on in Guatemala. You can read it here. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers to making our work possible!

#NosDuelen56: Solidarity actions for International Women’s Day and Throughout March!

March 8th, 2018 (International Women’s Day), marks the tragic 1 year anniversary of the Hogar Seguro fire, which claimed the lives of 41 girls and young women in Guatemala and left 15 others severely injured. Take action to demand justice now!

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

BTS solidarity with the CCDA throughout the Maritimes

Throughout the Maritimes, BTS members and supporters express their solidarity with long-time BTS partner, the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA). In May, three members of the CCDA were killed- José Can Xol, Mateo Chamán Paau and Rámon Choc Sacrab were all active members in their communities and involved in the struggle for the defense of [...]

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Statement for the Antigonish Rally for Migrant Justice #FamiliesBelongTogether

This statement was prepared by Stacey Gomez (BTS Maritimes Coordinator) for the Antigonish Rally for Migrant Justice on June 30, 2018, a global day of action to speak out against US & Canadian immigration policies. As we gather today, lets remember Claudia Gomez Gonzalez, a 20 year old Indigenous woman from San Juan Ostuncalco, Guatemala [...]

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Our 2018 BTS Boat Tour is now sold out!

We are now sold out of tickets! Hope to see you next year! …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Join Captain Andy Rankin and BTS friends on the Brown Eyed Girl for the BTS Boat Cruise Fundraiser on August 18, 2018.                     We will have a tour of the the coast of Western [...]

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2018 Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Youth Award Winners- Movimiento AJODER

  The winner of the 2018 Topacio Reynoso Youth Award is the Movimiento AJODER (Asociación para el Desarollo y Rescate Social), a youth organization based in Coban, Alta Verapaz. The youth group uses art and political action to promote human rights, and in particular  the rights of youth, women, and Indigenous Peoples. The Movimiento AJODER [...]

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Call-out: Emergency Accompanier Needed for CCDA (Highland Small Farmers Committee)

Over the past month, three members of the CCDA have been killed- José Can Xol, Mateo Chamán Paau and Rámon Choc Sacrab were all active members in their communities and involved in the struggle for the defense of land and territory against landowners. Repeated requests by the CCDA  for the Guatemalan government to resolve land [...]

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