Honduras, one of the most dangerous countries for human rights defenders – experts warn

Ver en Español GENEVA / WASHINGTON, D.C. (19 August 2016) – Honduras has become one of the most hostile and dangerous countries for human rights defenders, warned today two top United Nations and Inter-American human rights experts. So far this year, at least eight defenders have been killed in the country, according to the Inter-American Commission […]

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The Garifuna People and Their Struggle

The Garifuna people are taking a revolutionary stance in Honduras. The people are a mix of Indigenous Caribbeans and Africans and have been fighting for racial and cultural justice for decades. After the 2009 coup de etat in Honduras, the Garifuna’s role has been pivotal in the resistance movement.

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2016 Olympics: what Rio doesn’t want the world to see

by Johnny Harris on June 27, 2016 The 2016 Olympics are set to begin in just over a month in Rio de Janeiro. As the city prepares to receive an influx of international visitors, it is building new infrastructure and transportation systems to accommodate the surge. But the city is also undergoing another major project: […]

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7 Years Since Honduras Coup – Forced Migration & Solidarity

Today, Tuesday, June 28th marked 7 years since the U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras. It’s been nearly four months since Berta Cáceres was assassinated in her home for the powerful organizing she carried out with COPINH to protect Indigenous territories. But two weeks ago, H.R.5474, the “Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act,” was introduced […]

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Apartheid reparations and the contestation of corporate power in Africa

By Patrick Bond and Khadija Sharife The joint activist and juridical movement for reparations against corporations that profited from apartheid is finally making progress within the generally hostile US judicial system, using the ‘Alien Tort Claims Act’ and public pressure. By way of an update on the struggle, we first review the core evidence presented […]

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Apartheid victims lose 14-year legal battle against Ford and IBM

In a new setback in the 14-year-old battle to hold multi-national corporations responsible for human rights violations under apartheid, the United States Supreme Court declined this week to hear the case brought by several South Africans against Ford and IBM. By Rejul Bejoy for GROUNDUP. The case was brought by a number of South Africans, […]

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