Justice for All of Latin America Needed!!!


 

Dear Kevin,

These are trying times, but they are also filled with intense resistance that gives us hope that a different future is possible. We must continue to work for a world of justice and peace. Berta Cáceres’ visionary leadership and resistance during her life and the steadfast continuation of the struggle by her colleagues in COPINH inspires us to continue the long-term work of resisting U.S. empire and domination around the world, including stopping U.S. military aid and training in Honduras.

March 2nd marks the 1 year anniversary of the brutal assassination of Berta, and we encourage you to organize an event this March to remember Berta and call for an end to the U.S. militarization of Honduras. Berta’s organization, COPINH has issued a call for actions around the world on March 2nd as well as for events throughout the month of March (Read Statement Here).  We share a few ideas and possible dates, by no means all, here:

  • March 2 Global Day of Action and Anniversary of Berta’s assassination: Organize an action or a Vigil for Berta and so many others who have lost their lives speaking out for justice.  If your Representative or Senator supports continued U.S. funding of Honduras’ security forces, hold the event outside his/her office (contact arturo@soaw.org for more on your Rep. or Senator’s position)
  • March 4 – Berta Cáceres’ Birthday: Honor Berta’s legacy as an environmentalist, anti-racist, and feminist social movement leader
  • March 8 – International Women’s Day: Show a film on Berta and her legacy –click here for some suggested videos/documentaries
  • March 27 – Anniversary of COPINH: Organize a protest against US military aid to Honduras
  • March ? – Participate in an protest in solidarity with refugees & migrants; bring posters of Berta to call attention to the U.S. role in creating forced migration from Honduras

We look forward to hearing your ideas and events you may be planning. Please contact us for contacts, materials, and information about your Representative/Senator’s position or anything else you need to make an action, vigil, or event happen near your home.  If you plan an event please let us know so we can share it.  A number of organizations around the country are planning actions, and we’ll be posting information on events already being planned in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago and other locations next week.

To get involved in this Call to Action, SOAW advocacy work (e.g. pushing to suspend US military/security aid to Honduras, or opposing the “Alliance for Prosperity“), or to be a part of the SOAW Honduras Solidarity Collective, please email me at arturo@soaw.org

Grassroots power works! Together we will challenge U.S. Imperialism in Honduras, which contributes so much to the forced migration of Honduran refugees, tramples on Native people’s rights, and facilitates the destruction of the environment.

Berta Vive! La Lucha Sigue!

Arturo & Brigitte

SOA Watch

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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