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Ten months later and we’re still waiting.

It’s been 10 months since the Government of Canada announced that it would create an ombudsperson. Communities negatively affected by Canadian mining companies around the world are still waiting. Join us this November in calling on the Government of Canada to meaningfully and urgently implement its commitments by naming an independent ombudsperson with the mandate [...]

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TAKE ACTION: Land rights are human rights! End the repression! We will not be silent!

In Guatemala, human rights defenders continue to face threats of violence and criminalization for their human rights work. Many of them are Indigenous farmers who are working on issues of access to land and in defense of territory, like BTS partner: the Highlands Committee of Small Farmers (CCDA). Risks faced for speaking out have intensified [...]

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Media Release: Amid Increased Attacks and Impunity, Prominent Guatemalan Human Rights Defender Marcelo Sabuc to Speak Throughout the Maritimes

Photo: Marcelo Sabuc in Antigonish, NS (Credit: Stacey Gomez) Nov 1, 2018 (Halifax) – Marcelo Sabuc, National Coordinator of the Highlands Committee of Small-Farmers (CCDA in Spanish) in Guatemala, will visit the Maritimes from November 4-11th to discuss the troubling situation for human rights defenders in his country, which has intensified in the midst of [...]

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Tatamagouche: BTS Benefit Concert with Garnet Rogers

The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network is so fortunate to be hosting Garnet Rogers, brilliant Canadian guitarist, song-writer, composer, singer. Garnet began his musical career in brother Stan Rogers’ band. After Stan’s untimely death, he pursued a solo career, playing guitar, mandolin, fiddle and flute. Please invite your family, friends and neighbours to this wonderful fundraiser for [...]

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Take Action: BTS Solidarity Actions Amid Constitutional Crisis in Guatemala

Guatemala is in the midst of a constitutional crisis, which has escalated since the government declared that it would not renew the mandate of the UN-backed International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) in September 2019. Citizens are engaging in peaceful protest, calling for President Jimmy Morales to step down. You can read more about [...]

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