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International Day of Action for Rivers: Cleanup Edgewater

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Edgewater Park Cleveland, OH

March 14 is the International Day of Action for Rivers! We will hold a 'river' cleanup to join our energy and prayers together in support of environmental and human rights struggles all over the world and especially throughout the Americas, from Standing Rock to Honduras. 

We stand together to heal our Pacha Mama and each other. To confront the patriarchal, capitalist, colonial and racist system that was imposed upon native people and continues to this day. We lift the struggles of indigenous and native warriors defending their territories, waters and cultures against further theft and desecration.

The Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota and the Lenca people in Honduras, organized through the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) are both struggling against the militarization and destruction of their ancestral rivers and lands.

At Standing Rock they are struggling against an oil pipeline being laid under their ancestral Missouri River, which they use for ceremony, drinking water and sustaining other life; on Lenca lands they are resisting the damming of their ancestral Gualcarque and other rivers.

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Berta Cáceres, an indigenous Lenca woman internationally recognized for her environmental and human rights work was brutally assassainated on March 2, 2016. She was the co-founder and coordinator of COPINH. The organization has called for actions throughout the month of march to resist militarization and criminalization of social movements and to stand for justice, liberty, dignity and peace.

More info to come, please email for more ways to get involved.

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