Honduras: Human Rights Accompaniment Delegation

Chuck-Honduras-001Alliance for Global Justice

June 22-July 1, 2014

On the fifth anniversary of the coup that overthrew democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya, the nonviolent National Front for Popular Resistance, farmers, students, labor unionists, LGBT activists, and regular people request our accompaniment in the face of violence and repression.

Join the Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ) to learn what is at stake for Hondurans in the wake of last Fall’s presidential election which further entrenched the coup-spawned government. Learn what we can do as international solidarity activists in Honduras and in our own countries to defend the popular movements and the struggle for democracy, peace and justice.

This delegation will join with a delegation from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) for a trip to the Southern part of the country where a charter has been granted for a Model City. Never heard of a Model City? Well, this delegation will help make sure that everyone learns about this perverse concept where North Americans set up a city outside the laws and jurisdiction of the Honduran law. This is not uninhabited land. Help AfGJ and the NLG investigate who will be displaced and what other effects this pernicious dream of North American libertarians will have on Honduras.

The delegation, which will be based in the capital city of Tegucigalpa will also travel to Zacate Grande where communities that have inhabited the land for generations are being threatened by tourism and African Palm business interests. We will also visit Siria Valley where environmentalists are under death threat and legal actions for their activism against North American mining interests that are destroying their water and their health. In Tegucigalpa the delegation will meet with human rights defenders and leaders of popular movements struggling against state violence and impunity.  Learn about how North American foreign policy impacts these communities generating further human rights issues, social conflict and militarization.

The delegation will be led by AfGJ National Co-Coordinator Elane Spivak Rodriguez, Heather Wolford, who was the first long-term accompanier in Zacate Grande, and Karen Spring, Honduras Coordinator of the Honduras Solidarity Network.

The $1,000 price includes all food, housing (double occupancy), translation, in-country transportation, and materials. It does not include international airfare.

For more information or an application, send an email to Chuck@AFGJ.org.

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