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2018 BTS Staffing Fund Campaign

Giving now will save costs on mailing a letter in early December! Can’t give at this time? Please reply to this message and we will make a note not to send you a letter* Dear friends, We deeply appreciate the many different ways you have supported BTS. We once again ask you to provide financial [...]

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Xinka Parliament denounces illegalities as court-ordered consultation process begins

On November 19, 2018, the Xinka Parliament held a press conference to denounce the malicious behaviour of the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARN), and Minera San Rafael at the outset of the court-ordered consultation process with the Xinka people. Guatemalan courts suspended the Escobal mine, [...]

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Hundreds of Maritimers express solidarity with the Highlands Committee of Small Farmers in Guatemala

From November 4th – 11th, Marcelo Sabuc of the Highlands Committee of Small Farmers (CCDA) spoke throughout the Maritimes regarding threats against human rights defenders in Guatemala and the deteriorating political situation in the country. During the speaking tour, Marcelo visited 7 communities: Antigonish, Halifax, Wolfville, Sackville, Fredericton, Charlottetown and Tatamagouche. At each stop, community [...]

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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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