BTS Speaking Tour: Justice for the 36 Achi Women

From October 26-30th, Gloria Reyes of the Rabinal Legal Clinic will speak throughout the Maritimes. Gloria is leading the legal team seeking justice for 36 women from Rabinal who suffered sexual violence during the Internal Armed Conflict. Read more here.

BTS 2019 Delegation to Guatemala

Joins us for the Land Rights are Human Rights delegation to Guatemala from November 9 to 21, 2019. More info here.

Check out our 2018 Year in Review!

Our Year in Review provides an overview of what we were up to in 2018 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!

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.

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 Delegation to Guatemala – Day 9

November 18, 2019 By Somadina Muojeke Learning about the Rio Negro massacre which was linked to a hydroelectric project, exploring resistance coffee farms and honouring activist Topacio Reynoso, spending time with communities facing evictions by large plantation owners and communities demanding the right to free, prior and informed consent who are faced with criminalization charges, […]

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Press release: Groups throughout Canada express solidarity with Waterloo family facing deportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Waterloo, ON (November 19, 2019) – Twelve groups and organizations throughout Canada have issued an open letter in solidarity with an undocumented family in Waterloo, Ontario facing deportation to Guatemala. Ahead of tomorrow’s expected post-election cabinet shuffle, they call on the Trudeau government to let the family stay in Canada.  The family […]

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BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 8

November 17, 2019 By Ahmed Nassrat “My beautiful piece of peace Mataquesquintla will continue to flower when no hero who defends the earth has to die.” Topacio Reynoso It was quite touching to show up at the mural to find a group of youth working to refresh the mural which was previously painted by Topacio […]

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BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 7

November 16, 2019 By Rosie Sylliboy We started our day by marching down a path with our luggage in hand. I imagined that we were loading onto Noah’s ark because it poured rain all night. We were informed that today was going to be a travel day and that most of our time would be […]

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BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 6

November 15, 2019 by: Keely Carter Beans, eggs, sausage, tortilla, plantain and chile sauce with a sweet cup of coffee.  This is how we have started many of our days and day 6 waking up in Coban was no different.  We are fortunate to have a hearty start like that when we go to visit […]

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