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Canada's Mining Monopoly In Honduras and the Refugee/Migrant Caravan

November 25th marks the International Day of Action in Solidarity with the Caravan and Exodus from Central America!

by Luis Diaz and Billie Pierre

A family holds hands as they walk in 80 degree weather on the highway from Ciudad Hidalgo to Tapachula, Mexico, Oct 21, 2018.-Photo José Luis Granados Ceja, @GranadosCeja
A family holds hands as they walk in 80 degree weather on the highway from Ciudad Hidalgo to Tapachula, Mexico, Oct 21, 2018.-Photo José Luis Granados Ceja, @GranadosCeja
Vigil to Commemorate deaths on the Migrant Caravan-Halifax in solidarity with the migrant caravan!
Vigil to Commemorate deaths on the Migrant Caravan-Halifax in solidarity with the migrant caravan!

This Refugee Migrant Caravan that began in Honduras in mid-October and has grown to over 7000 people. They're currently in Mexico, with some having reached the border. Canada has significant investment, and owns a staggering 90% of the mines in Hondura, but lacks any involvement in providing any support for this humanitarian crisis.

Today, we’ll be hearing from activists linked to Canada and Central America, who will provide us with a closer perspective on the impacts Canada has on Honduras.

José Luis Granados Ceja, an independent writer and photojournalist based in Mexico City who will give us updates on the Caravan. We'll hear from Stacey Gomez a migrants justice organizer. We'll also hear from Jackie Mcvickar, who has accompanied human rights social movements and land protectors in Central America for over 10 years. She will also be giving a report about the trial that is being heard right now, for the murder of Indigenous leader Berta Caceres. 

Information from Stacey Gomez
Nov. 25 is the International Day of Action in Solidarity with the Caravan and Exodus from Central America. This week, we call on Canadians to reach out to Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging them to take action in support of the rights of the Central American refugees and migrants.

WRITE OR CALL Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen:
E: Ahmed.Hussen@parl.gc.ca + minister@cic.gc.ca
P: 613-995-0777 + 613-954-1064 + 416-656-2526

Also, CC and/or CALL your Member of Parliament, so they raise this issue with the Immigration Minister.

Find your MP using the search engine here: https://www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members

DEMAND that the Canadian government:

  •  Break its silence on the migrant caravans and speak out in support the rights of the migrants and refugees
  •  Open Canadian borders to the migrants and refugees in the caravan
  • Repeal the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the US
  •  Better respect the rights of undocumented people in Canada and Bring Lucy Back!

Sign the petition demanding Canada to grant asylum to those on the Caravan:https://www.change.org/p/hon-ahmed-hussen-canada-grant-asylum-to-the-migrant-caravan

You can also contact the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, (COPINH) directly, and let them know you support their efforts to protect their land, and that support a fair trial that will bring justice to Berta Caceres.
Use  #JusticiaParaBerta

 

 

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