On March 2nd, 2016 they assassinated our sister Berta Cáceres. They thought they would get rid not just of her as a leader recognized throughout Latin America and around the world, but also would end a struggle, a political project, that they would destroy the organization of which she was both founder and daughter, COPINH (the Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras).
One year since she spread her wings, since the crime that tried to steal her clarity and leadership from us, the peoples of the world who recognize her legacy are here, walking in her footsteps, confronting the patriarchal, capitalist, colonial and racist system that is imposed upon our peoples. We have been and will continue confronting the deadly projects of transnational corporations and imperialism in every corner of the planet.
In March we won’t just painfully remember that horrendous crime, above all we will celebrate life: the life of Berta, who was born on March 4th and the life of COPINH, which was founded 24 years ago on March 27th.
In the face of militarization and criminalization, more struggle and organization!
With the ancestral strength of Berta, Lempira, Iselaca, Mota and Etempica, we raise our voices full of life, justice, liberty, dignity and peace.
Cleveland Actions being planned:
March 2 Anniverasry of Berta's assassaination, we will be holding a vigil with candles and reflecting on her life
March 4 Berta's Birthday
March 8 International Women's Day/National Women's Walk-out
March 14 International Day of Action for Rivers
March 27 COPINH founded (24th anniversary)
BERTA VIVE, COPINH SIGUE