June 25, 2015: The Guatemala Solidarity Project urgently calls for solidarity with political prisoner Timoteo Chen Tun and the indigenous and peasant movement in Guatemala before his July 9 hearing. Timoteo Chen is a community leader and health worker who should be honored for his longstanding commitment to others. Instead he is in prison for organizing nonviolent action against the theft of indigenous lands by the company Hidro Santa Rita.
GSP Solidarity Delegation Report Back
From May 25 to June 4, a group of human rights activists from the United States, England and Colombia participated in a solidarity delegation organized by the Guatemala Solidarity Project. We were horrified to see that the government and capital interests are systematically using violence and judicial persecution to steal land from indigenous communities. Their goal is to exploit the natural resources and cheap labor of Guatemala, destroying rivers and local ecosystems in the process and leaving indigenous peasants with hunger and poverty.
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