Solidarity with the People of Honduras

Idle No More Stands in Solidarity with the People of Honduras

Honduran Indigenous, environmental rights campaigner and co-founder of the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), Berta Cáceres was assassinated in her La Esperanza home. Telesur correspondent, Gilda Silvestruci confirmed that the Honduran leader was killed at 0100 local central standard time, on Thursday March 3rd.

2015_BertaCaceres_04.jpgIdle No More organizers stand in solidarity with the family of Berta Cáceres, the Lenca people, and the people of Honduras. We extend our deepest condolences for the irreplaceable loss that is felt worldwide.

For years Berta and her family have faced threats of brutal violence while hundreds of her comrades have also been murdered in Honduras defending their territory and rights. Honduras is one of the deadliest places for Indigenous and Environmental activists, and they continue to stand up against one of Central America’s biggest hydropower projects, in spite the continued threats of violence from US funded police forces and privately hired security guards.

“I've been working on solidarity campaigns with peoples of Central America since I was 17, in other words, for the last 35 years. I joined social movements back then because of the horrific violence, torture, and massacres being rained on the people by those in power. There are many struggles on Earth right now, and in our hemisphere. Let us not forget what has happened in Central America for so long, let us not forget how this is a hemispheric issue, let us honor Berta”. Idle No More Activist, Praba Pilar

We support the call to organize solidarity actions at the embassies of Honduras around the world and we demand:

  • That foreign investors and engineering companies completely withdraw from the Agua Zarca hydropower project that Cáceres had been publicly opposing at the time of her death
  • An end to the human rights violations against the protectors of land, water and rights in Honduras
  • An end the gruesome and bloody state sanctioned campaign to silence the project opposition
  • That the Honduran state act immediately to seek unbiased justice for Berta Cáceres’s family, the families still awaiting justice against those cowards who brutally silenced the strongest voices
  • The immediate protection for Berta’s family and colleagues from further violent attacks

 

 

The murder of Indigenous peoples across the Americas is at epidemic proportions and it’s time for governments to take action to protect Indigenous lives around the world. It is time for state citizens to rally with us in solidarity around the world to demand justice for the Indigenous People across the globe who are killed just for defending their rights.

Statement and Call to Action in Response to the Assassination of Berta Cáceres: Click Here.

Statement and call to action from La Via Campesina: Click Here.

Photo Credit: The Goldman Environmental Prize

Honduran representation in Canada:

Ottawa — Honduran Embassy - Details and comment forum for the Embassy of Honduras in Ottawa
151 Slater Street, Suite 805-A
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H3
Local: (613) 233-8900
International: +1-613-233-8900

Montreal — Honduran Consulate-General - Details and comment forum for the Consulate-General of Honduras in Montreal
1255 University St., Suite #500
Montreal, QC H3B 3V8
Local: (514) 439-7151
International: +1-514-439-7151

Honduran representation in USA:

Honduran Permanent Mission to the UN - Details and comment forum for the Permanent Mission to the UN of Honduras in New York

866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 417
New York NY 10017
Local: (212) 752.3370
International: +1.212.752.3370

Washington — Honduran Embassy -Details and comment forum for the Embassy of Honduras in Washington
3007 Tilden Street, NW,Suite 4-M
Washington, DC 20008
Local: (202) 966.7702
International: +1.202.966.7702

Atlanta — Honduran Consulate-General - Details and comment forum for the Consulate-General of Honduras in Atlanta
2750 Buford Hwy NE, Suite 218
Atlanta, GA 30324
Local: (770) 645.8881
International: +1.770.645.8881

Chicago — Honduran Consulate-General -Details and comment forum for the Consulate-General of Honduras in Chicago
4506 W. Fullerton Ave
Chicago IL 60639
Local: (773) 342.8281
International +1.773.342.8281

Los Angeles — Honduran Consulate-General - Details and comment forum for the Consulate-General of Honduras in Los Angeles
3550 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 320
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Local: (213) 995.6406
International: +1.213.995.6406

Miami — Honduran Consulate-General - Details and comment forum for the Consulate-General of Honduras in Miami
8600 Nw 36th St, Suite 510
Miami, FL 33166
Local: (305) 269.3131
International: +1.305.269.3131

New Orleans — Honduran Consulate-General - Details and comment forum for the Consulate-General of Honduras in New Orleans
2 Canal St, Suite 1641, World Trade Center
New Orleans, LA 70130
Local: (504) 522.3118
International: +1.504.522.3118

New York — Honduran Consulate-General - Details and comment forum for the Consulate-General of Honduras in New York
255 West 36 Street, First Level
New York, NY 10018
Local: (212) 714.9451
International: +1.212.714.9451

Phoenix — Honduran Consulate-General - Details and comment forum for the Consulate-General of Honduras in Phoenix
4040 E. McDowell Rd, #305
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Local: (602) 273.0173
International: +1.602.273.0173

San Francisco — Honduran Consulate-General - Details and comment forum for the Consulate-General of Honduras in San Francisco
870 Market Street, Suite 875
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 392.0076
International: +1.415.392.0076

Houston — Honduran Consulate - Details and comment forum for the Consulate of Honduras in Houston
7400 Harwin Drive Suite 200
Houston, TX 77036
Local: (713) 785.5625
International: +1.713.785.5625

Washington — Honduran Consulate - Details and comment forum for the Consulate of Honduras in Washington
1014 M Street NW
Washington DC 20001
Local: (202) 506.4995
International: +1.202.506.4995