In solidarity with the Xinka people and the Peaceful Resistance to Escobal mine
On January 16, land defender Julio González Arango was shot. Like so many others in the resistance to the Escobal mine, our friend and comrade Julio has been threatened and attacked many times in the past decade. As a prominent Xinka leader in Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, Julio’s refusal to accept a mine that steals and poisons the water that he and his community need to survive has made him the victim of repeated violence.
BREAKING NEWS: U.S. terminates Asylum Cooperative Agreements (ACAs)
For over a year, NISGUA has coordinated with 40+ Central and North American organizations in a campaign to end these inhumane and illegal agreements. As we celebrate this major win, we know that the work is far from over. Today we recommit to ending pandemic deportations and Title 42 expulsions.
195 international organizations denounce latest attacks against members of the Peaceful Resistance to Escobal mine
On January 16, Guatemalan land defender Julio González Arango was shot. NISGUA joined 190+ international organizations in calling for an immediate investigation into the attack and denouncing ongoing threats against Julio and other members of the peaceful resistance to the Escobal mine.
Our 2020 Accomplishments
Together with our partners, NISGUA was called to face the storms of 2020. Though we have been shocked by it all, we are also not surprised: communities at the frontlines of climate change and socioeconomic injustice have long predicted the environmental chaos and authoritarian violence we are experiencing. Today we take a collective breath and step back. Surveying all that has changed in this unprecedented year, we are moved by what we have accomplished.
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We are always looking for new people to bring their thoughts, ideas, and creative capacity to the work we do at NISGUA. We deeply value integrating a variety of skill-sets and viewpoints as a way to strengthen our work.
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