When Honduran indigenous environmental leader Berta Cáceres was assassinated last year, many of our members were deeply impacted. Through our work building the World March of Women we had learned about Berta's leadership and the work of COPINH. GGJ members moved our alliance to take up the Justice for Berta campaign because it was very clear that US military aide and US support for the military coup was central to the conditions that led to her assassination.
TRUMP and its adminstration are a threat to the plant: disorder, hatred and deceit guide their actions.
But we rise, we stand strong and we will continue to do so...
We, the women of the World March of Women in Quebec, are in solidarity with our American sisters and our sisters from all over the world. We are joining our force with the Women's March on Washington.
Estimadas compañeras de la MMM en Washington, reciban nuestros saludos y energía desde Guatemala, territorio que históricamente ha sido objeto de vejámenes por parte de gobiernos y poderes económicos estadounidenses.
Hoy frente a este nuevo momento en que se recrudecen las condiciones de exclusión y discriminación a partir de que el presidente recién electo en su país ha abierto las posibilidades de que la institucionalidad y la sociedad demuestre su sentir más perverso e individualista, queremos enviarles nuestra energía y fuerza de resistencia desde nuestros pueblos.
Compañeras MMM Washington
Les enviamos nuestro abrazo y energía en esta nueva etapa de lucha y resistencia que emprenden y que implica fortalecer nuestros lazos y planes conjuntos.
Como Asociación Femenina para el Desarrollo de Sacatepéquez, integrantes de la Alianza Política Sector de Mujeres y referentes de la Marcha Mundial de Mujeres en Guatemala, respondemos con este aporte a las acciones que ustedes estarán realizando hoy.
World March of Women members from around the world were out on the streets in solidarity with us in the United States on January 21, 2017 as part of the Women’s March on Washington. As we are dealing with the repercussions of Trump’s administration on our communities, it is important to note that many countries around the world have also faced the rise of a reactionary right-wing governments, impacting women and people of color in particular.
On January 10th, we held our third and last call in the post-elections series, on Lessons from International Resistances to Right Wing Regimes. With the global phenomenon of the shift to the right, we know that in the US we are not facing nationalism, fear, anti-immigrant sentiments, or neoliberalism alone. In fact, our international allies have been struggling with these for longer than we have, and have lots that we could draw from. We had an incredible panel of speakers who shared with us the political context of their countries, and lessons for us to learn from.
Watch video updates from our delegates at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of Parties 22 (UNFCCC-COP22) in Morocco, November 2016.
Diana Lopez of Southwest Workers Union
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ), Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), Right to the City Alliance (RTTC) and Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) are teaming up for the It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance Delegation from January 18-21, 2017 and Trans-Local Actions in the first 100 days of the Trump administration.