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Crisanta Perez Tour Follow Up

Many thanks to everyone who helped make Crisanta Perez’s tour in Canada a meaningful experience. Crisanta is an indigenous Maya Mam woman who has been struggling for the past 10 years to make Canada’s Goldcorp Inc. accountable for it’s gold mine in her backyard. Events in Ottawa at the time of Truth and Reconciliation Closing [...]

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Been to Jail for justice?

First Published in Halifax Media Coop http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/been-jail-justice/33648 Crisanta Perez talks about her community’s struggle against Goldcorp and by default, Canada by MILES HOWE Over the past week, Crisanta Perez, a Mayan Mam mother and grandmother from the Western highlands of Guatemala, has been on a whistle stop tour of Eastern Canadian cities. Perez has been [...]

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UPDATE: Member of the Committee in Defense of Life and Peace in San Rafael Las Flores Released

Guatemala City May 1, 2015 Last night, Roberto de Jesus Pivaral y Pivaral was release from police custody due to lack of evidence and all charges were dropped against him. Pivaral was charged with murder on April 21 (see information below). He was held for 10 days after being arrested by the National Civil Police [...]

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Tahoe Resources Continues to face Pressure in Guatemala and Abroad

February 3, 2015 Guatemala City by Jackie McVicar Today’s hearing to submit evidence in the criminal case against Tahoe Resources’ former head of security, Alberto Rotondo, was suspended until March 10 at 9am. Rotondo is accused of ordering private security to shoot 7 community activists who were peacefully protesting outside Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine in [...]

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Whose Nature? Whose Rights? Criminalization of Social Protest in a Globalizing World

Social Science Research Network http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2386597 Gustavo Rojas-Páez Universidad Libre, Bogotá January 28, 2014 Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2014 Whose Nature? Whose Rights? Criminalization of Social Protest in a Globalizing World Abstract: English Abstract: This introductory essay provides a reflection on the historical configuration of law and its relationship with nature’s exploitation. In [...]

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