We were disappointed to learn that the federal budget announced on March 22 makes no mention of a Human Rights Ombudsperson for the extractive sector. Regardless, we will continue to push for the Liberal government to make good on its promise to establish an effective Ombudsperson’s office! Read the response by the Canadian Network on Corporate [...]
– 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.
PRESS RELEASE: CNCA expresses concern that Federal Budget does not mention Human Rights Ombudsperson
Lorena Cabnal is Maya-Qeqchi Xinca and a communal feminist, as well as a healer. She is from the Network of Ancestral Healers of the Commununal Feminism of Iximulew-Guatemala, a member of the Alliance Against the Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala. We had the chance to speak with her during her recent visit to [...]
We hope to see you at our Annual Gathering at the Tatamagouche Centre from June 22-25, 2017! We’ll be joined by Sandra Lopez, Director of the New Hope Foundation, and other special guests. Come reconnect with other BTSers and hear about the inspiring work of the New Hope Foundation School in Rabinal! The school offers [...]
European Report Features Tahoe Resources as a ‘Harmful Investment’, Reveals Billion Dollar Funds Have Divested
February 9, 2017 (Ottawa/Reno/Guatemala) Tahoe Resources is one of fourteen companies featured as a dangerous investment in the fifth edition of ‘Dirty Profits’ launched today in Hamburg, Germany and edited by the organization Facing Finance. The publication identifies two billion-dollar European pension funds that have divested from the company, the Netherlands’ Pensioenfonds (PGB) and Norway’s [...]
Help raise funds for BTS Maritime- Guatemalan Solidarity Network by joining the Scotia Bank Charity Challenge 2017. It’s a fun, healthy and active way to support BTS! We are looking for a minimum of 10 people who will commit to walking or running the Blue Nose Marathon in Halifax. This event is known as the “people’s marathon” because there [...]