Mestizo Soul – Identity and Rights Tour with Guatemalan Hip Hop Artist Rebeca Lane Rebeca Eunice Vargas (Rebeca Lane) was born in Guatemala City on December 6th 1984. She was born in the middle of a civil war and was named after her aunt that had been kidnaped and disappeared by the military government in [...]
– Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s
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.
– Bishop Gerardi, April 24, 1998
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.
– Scott Zoltok, Intern at the New Hope Foundation (2012-2013)
“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.”
– Bertolt Brecht
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.
Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network www.breakingthesilenceblog.com Position: Maritimes & Intern Coordinator Application Deadline: October 2, 2017 Start Date: November 27, 2017 Terms and Hours: $2700/120 hours per month – possibility to increase to full time in 2018; Permanent Position (pending funding); Extended Health Benefits & 5 weeks annual vacation Summary: Breaking the Silence (BTS) is [...]
Canadian & US Embassies: Urgent Need to Support Human Rights Defenders near Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine in Guatemala
(Lee en Espanol aqui) Ambassador Deborah Chatsis Canadian Embassy in Guatemala Ambassador Todd Robinson US Embassy in Guatemala August 21, 2017 Subject: Urgent Need to Support Human Rights Defenders following Suspension of Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine Licenses and Ongoing Peaceful Protest in Casillas Esteemed Canadian and U.S. Ambassadors, The below-signed organizations write to you out [...]
By Lisa Rankin, BTS Co-Coordinator A lot has been happening over the past few weeks in Guatemala regarding community resistance to Canadian mining companies. Here I have complied some brief updates and links for further updates to keep folks informed. Please also take action following the link! As events are constantly unfolding, please check out [...]
Update regarding Tahoe Resources affected communities in Casillas – Police use pepper spray on peaceful protestors in the middle of the night
By Ellen Moore Casillas Evictions On July 21, at about 2am, members of the National Police (PNC) attacked the 15 – 20 men, women and children present at the peaceful encampment in Casillas, located about 15 kilometers from Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine in Guatemala. The PNC was escorting two tanker trucks carrying fuel for the [...]