8 December, 2017

Solidarity Update: November 2017

2017-12-08T18:12:40+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Solidarity Update|

News recap: Needham Congregational Church celebrates 30 years of U.S.-Guatemala solidarity; As Ríos Montt and Rodríguez Sánchez are retried, witnesses and survivors reaffirm 2013 genocide sentence; NISGUA report highlights grassroots strategies to preserve historical memory in Guatemala; Nobel Women’s Initiative speaks out in support of community resistance to Tahoe [...]

5 December, 2017

Youth add their voices to the cry for justice

2017-12-08T20:01:08+00:00 December 5th, 2017|AJR, Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Young Ixil university students stand in solidarity with genocide survivors outside of court.Photo credit: Ixil University students, Chemol txumb'al, FUNDEBASE, y AJR Friday, December 1, marked the seventh trial date since the case for genocide against Efraín Ríos Montt and José Mauricio Rodriguez Sánchez was reopened on [...]

30 November, 2017

Peaceful resistance movement and Xinca Parliament call for the permanent closure of the Escobal mine

2017-12-08T20:34:40+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Defense of life and territory, Mining resistance, Tahoe Resources|

Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa member from Santa Rosa de Lima speaks to the press during a conference held at their second permanent resistance camp in front of the Guatemalan Constitutional Court on November 29. Community members from Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa have been [...]

23 November, 2017

Accompanier Perspectives: Guatemalan History – The coup, the conflict, and the consequences

2017-12-07T21:26:30+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Accompanier Perspectives|

In her first letter from Guatemala, Claire Bransky provides a brief history of Guatemala and how its people have been affected by forces of racism, exploitation, and the US's imperialism. As a volunteer with NISGUA's Guatemala Accompaniment Project (GAP), Claire provides accompaniment through the international coalition ACOGUATE to Guatemalan [...]

22 November, 2017

Sponsoring Communities: Needham’s Guatemala Partnership celebrates 30 years of solidarity

2017-12-08T20:42:41+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Accompanier Perspectives, Grassroots gatherings|

NISGUA's Sponsoring Community partnerships provide the resources, energy and political action required to ensure ongoing international accompaniment in Guatemala. Their long-term commitment to human rights and solidarity is an essential component of the longevity and sustainability of the Guatemala Accompaniment Project (GAP). The Needham Congregational Church/Guatemala Partnership is one of [...]

21 November, 2017

La Resistencia a las Represas Hidroeléctricas en Guatemala: Una Cuestión de Vida y Muerte

2017-12-08T20:33:15+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Accompanier Perspectives, defensa del territorio, Perspectivas de lxs acompañantes|

Foto: Nómada El siguiente artículo fue escrito por Zia Kandler y publicado en inglés en la revista electrónica, Upside Down World. Fue traducida a español por la autora y publicado aquí con permiso de la autora y Upside Down World. Zia Kandler era testigo presencial de este conflicto durante 10 [...]

21 November, 2017

NISGUA’s 2017 tour speaking tour brings together youth organizers in defense of life

2017-12-08T20:22:05+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Defense of life and territory, Mining resistance, Tahoe Resources, Tour|

NISGUA partnered with Jalapa-based youth organization, Youth Organized in Defense of Life (JODVID), for a 16-day U.S. speaking tour, “Guatemalan Youth in Defense of Land and Life.” Together we helped raise awareness about the community and youth forces that have organized in resistance to Tahoe Resources' Escobal silver mine in southeastern [...]

21 November, 2017

Accompanier Perspectives: From Huehuetenango to Omaha, NE

2017-11-25T19:35:46+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Accompanier Perspectives|

The Maya Q’anjob’al Nation takes their defense of land and life in Huehuetenango transnational through community organizing in both Guatemala and the U.S. Caya Simonsen worked for 6 months as a NISGUA accompanier in Huehuetenango and shares her experience visiting the Maya Q’anjob’al Nation in both Guatemala and her hometown [...]

20 November, 2017

Give Senator Heller the facts he badly needs about Tahoe Resources

2017-12-08T20:23:24+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Defense of life and territory, Take Action|

In August, Nevada Senator Dean Heller wrote to the U.S. State Department to lobby for Tahoe Resources, a Canadian company headquartered in Reno. At the time, Tahoe’s operating license for its flagship Escobal mine in Guatemala had been suspended by Guatemala’s highest court over failure to consult with the Xinca [...]

13 November, 2017

Peaceful Resistance Camp in Casillas protests in front of Guatemalan Constitutional Court

2017-12-08T20:28:10+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Defense of life and territory, Mining resistance, Tahoe Resources|

Members of the Peaceful Resistance Camp in Casillas have created a second camp in front of the Guatemalan Constitutional Court. They arrived one week ago and will remain until court justices make a decision on the permanent closure of Tahoe Resources' Escobal mine. The Peaceful [...]