!Berta Caceres Vive!

“ In our worldview, we are beings who come from the Earth, from the water, and from corn. The Lenca people are ancestral guardians of the rivers, in turn protected by the spirits of young girls, who teach us that giving our lives in various ways for the protection of the rivers is giving our lives for the well-being of humanity and of this planet… Let us wake up! We’re out of time. WE must shake our conscience free of the rapacious capitalism, racism and patriarchy that will only assure our own self-destruction. Our Mother Earth – militarized, fenced-in, poisoned, a place where basic rights are systematically violated – demands that we take action.” 

Berta Caceres

 

Berta funereal

Berta Cáceres, a prominent leader in the Indigenous movement in Honduras against one of Central America’s largest hydropower projects, four enormous dams known as “Agua Zarca” in the Gualcarque river basin, was murdered in her sleep last week.

Gunmen burst through her door and shot her to death in an internationally-recognized political assassination.

 

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The Indigenous group Cáceres founded, Civil Council for Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), has so far been successful in preventing the project from moving forward.

Throughout Honduras,  deep grief and outrage have driven thousands to the streets, and numerous nations have called upon the Honduran government and the United States for justice.

Hondurans vow that Berta’s death will not be in vain.

!Que nuestros corazones ser lo más valerosa como el suyo! Nunca le olvidaremos, Berta!

BertaGoldmanprize

 

“After the military /U.S./CIA/ coup, Berta Caceres knew they could kill her at any time- and would. Nobody would have blamed her if she went into exile – but nobody then, or now can 
imagine Berta leaving a fight, and she dug in her heels and stayed and fought for her people and justice and the planet.”
 
 
Paul Seimering

 

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10 thoughts on “!Berta Caceres Vive!

    1. You said it, Mytiturk! They are the Enemy, all right. If it weren’t for them, it would be US, European, Japanese or Chinese corporations.
      Thanks from the heart for sending this .I hope all readers pass your links on.
      Peace and revolution,
      Claire XO

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      1. Me too. It’s on every comment now, I don’t know what it says. I don’t know how it got there. All my formatting is messed up too. Published results look nothing like the nicely laid out drafts. Aarrggh!
        xo

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