This year, our work continued to focus on drawing deeper connections between struggles for social and environmental justice across borders. Guided by the belief that social movements in Guatemala and the U.S. are mutually strengthened by relationships built through international solidarity, we’ve looked for ways to integrate internationalism into our local activism while continuing to stand with Guatemalan communities fighting for justice and self-determination. As we look forward to 2018, we remain committed to building accountable, long-term solidarity with Guatemalan communities and creating essential links between their struggles and movements for justice and liberation in the U.S.
“If we lift up the principles of internationalism, we are brothers and sisters in one struggle; the relationship between peoples is more horizontal. There is significant injustice and exclusion of people in the U.S. as well.” – From meeting with Association of Communities for Development, Defense of Territory and Natural Resources (ACODET)