This week GGJ joins our ally organization Witness for Peace for a Week of Action for Berta Cáceres. Yesterday marked the 8th anniversary of the Honduran coup. Since then, violence in the country has increaced significantly, specifically towards activists, the defenders of land, justice and human rights.
The fight is not over, but Standing Rock is winning!
“This is a turning point, and this is a real victory, for us as Native people that have lived through genocide. And we’re still here! And we’ve never changed our story over 500 years: that you have to take care of the Earth. So that she can take care of us."
- Kandi Mossett, Indiegnous Environmental Network
As the It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm People's Caravan heads to Philadelphia to confront the DNC, we continue our call to action for Justice for Berta Cáceres and all the other Honduran activists whose lives have been taken violently because of their organizing to defend Indigenous people, the Earth and women, and their struggle for self-determination.
On June 15th, we join the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) and thousands of people around the world to say #JusticiaParaBerta!
On March 2nd 2016, Honduran feminist, Indigenous and environmental justice movement leader Berta Cáceres, co-founder of COPINH (Civic Council of Grassroots and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras), was assassinated at night in her home in a horrific violent repression against the grassroots campaign that Berta waged that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam.
In honor of International Women's Day 2016, members of GGJ and the World March of Women US chapter organized a live Twitter action during the GOP debate in Miami, FL on Thursday March March 10th. The evening kicked off with Miami Workers Center taking action in the streets outside the debate.
See below for some of the top tweets of the night.