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Solidarity with Indigenous people of Honduras and COPINH
In solidarity with COPINH and Indigenous communities in Honduras and against oppressive land grabbing, criminalization and military brutality
COPINH and the international community ask for the Honduran Government to:
1. Drop all judicial charges against Berta Caceres, Tomás Gomez, Aureliano Molina, and others peaceably defending their land
2. Cancel the damming concession on the Rio Gualcarque, and stop Project Agua Zerca
3. Respect Convention 169 of the International Labor Organization requiring free, prior, and informed consent by indigenous peoples before development projects may proceed on their lands, and the Honduran constitution requiring protection of the lands and rights of indigenous communities and all ancestral territories
4. Stop the violence against indigenous communities.
Why is it important to stand in solidarity with COPINH and Indigenous communities in Honduras?
You are standing up for indigenous rights, a right protected by international law, you are defending freedom of speech and the right to protest and organize, you are defending families, you are protecting the land and ecosystem in the region, you are protecting other communities by standing up to international companies that brutalize and steal land from the poor, you are taking a stand against brutality and corruption within governments internationally, you are fighting to keep cultural traditions alive for generations to come, you are supporting your own humanity and the human rights we all possess, and you are protecting communities globally by taking a stand against violence and repression
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