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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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