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Crisanta Perez Tour Follow Up

Crisanta on the ferry from PEI to NS. In Charlottetown, Crisanta spoke along with Darcie Lanthier, of the PEI Coalition for clean water. 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 [...]

2020-03-13T16:31:21-04:00June 29th, 2015|General blog, Speaking Tour|

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 "It's sad for me to see these Canadian companies who are exploiting more resources where people don't have land, and they're kicking people off their land [...]

2015-06-17T19:59:08-04:00June 17th, 2015|General blog|

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 [...]

2014-01-31T20:17:55-04:00January 31st, 2014|Espanol, General blog, Resources|

New Report: Guatemala Must Immediately Protect Human Rights Defenders

Reposted from http://rfkcenter.org/new-report-guatemala-must-immediately-protect-human-rights-defenders New Report: Guatemala Must Immediately Protect Human Rights Defenders Human rights defenders, civil society organizations, and indigenous community groups in Guatemala report operating in a dangerous environment where they live under constant threat. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (November 18, 2013 | Washington, DC) A report issued today by [...]

2013-12-19T18:20:09-04:00December 19th, 2013|General blog|

Statement by Guatemalan organizations of the Breaking the Silence network regarding the sentence against General José Efraín Ríos Montt for genocide.

Guatemala City May 16, 2013 Statement by Guatemalan organizations of the Breaking the Silence network regarding the sentence against General José Efraín Ríos Montt for genocide. Gathered in Guatemala City on May 15 and 16, a group of Guatemalan organizations, members of the Breaking the Silence Network, declare the following: [...]

2020-06-15T16:50:13-04:00May 21st, 2013|General blog|

Transforming Pain Into Hope: Human Rights Defenders in the Americas

By Amnesty International http://www.amnesty.ca/sites/default/files/2012-12-07transformingpainintohope.pdf Human rights defenders play a fundamental role in helping to create a world where the promise of human rights becomes a reality for all. Drawing on decades of work with defenders in the Americas region – Central, North and South America and the Caribbean – this [...]

2013-02-05T22:47:48-04:00February 5th, 2013|General blog, Resources|
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