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Volunteer Human Rights Accompaniment in Honduras

Organized by: Greg McCain

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THE STORY:

I have been volunteering in Honduras as a long term on-the-ground human rights monitor for 3 years. In that time I have accompanied the peasant farmers (campesinos) in the northern Aguán Valley as they struggle for a sustainable livelihood.

I have twice been present during the exhumations of campesinos who violently lost their lives at the hands of the private guards of Corporation Dinant, a large African Palm producing company that acquired much of their land through swindles and bribery.

The Honduran Military and Police have also actively sought to criminalize the campesinos, and the Honduran government has denied the campesinos of sustainable markets syphoning off international aid to give to the large corporations.

I have also been present at numerous evictions, monitoring the violent behaviour of the police and military as well as the private guards. I have accompanied campesinos to police stations to monitor how they were being treated and took their testimonies of the violent evictions. I also go to courthouses to monitor the process of the judicial system, one that is heavily weighted against the poor and is there to further enrich the ruling elite.

On several occasions I have accompanied people who needed to flee the region or country because of death threats or actual attacks. Many of these occurred after the person went to the Public Prosecutor to file a complaint of receiving a death threat. The Public Prosecutor almost never investigates these complaints and are often working in tandem with those making the threats.

I have also been accompanying the Political Prisoner Jose Isabel "Chabelo" Morales who had been unjustly incarcerated for close to 7 years. The Supreme Court annulled his conviction TWICE. His case is a clear example of the criminalization of campesinos.

The donations that I receive enable me to continue the much needed accompaniment of those who are struggling for dignity and justice against a corrupt government that has the full support and financial aid of the US government.

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120% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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    $50

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    $100

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  • Tanya Hartley

    $50

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    $100

  • Tanya Kerssen

    $50

  • Walt Sherwood

    $50

  • Rights Action

    $400

  • Al L

    $40

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    $100

  • SOA Watch East Bay and Associates

    $850

  • Task Force on the Americas

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Donor Comments

Task Force on the Americas

Task Force on the Americas

DONATION: $500

Dear Greg, We send you our heartfelt support and gratitude for all you do. 2 years ago

SOA Watch East Bay and Associates

SOA Watch East Bay and Associates

DONATION: $850

Computer replacement 2 years ago

Gary Cozette

Gary Cozette

DONATION: $100

For a Laptop Computer. Thanks for your great work, Greg. 2 years ago

Rose Marie Tresp

Rose Marie Tresp

DONATION: $40

In Tribute to the Sisters of Mercy in Honduras 2 years ago

Al L

Al L

DONATION: $40

Good work, Greg. 2 years ago

Rights Action

Rights Action

DONATION: $400

Carry it on, viejo! 2 years ago

Walt Sherwood

Walt Sherwood

DONATION: $50

Great work, Greg. Keep going. 2 years ago

Tanya Kerssen

Tanya Kerssen

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Offline Donation

Offline Donation

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Tanya Hartley

Tanya Hartley

DONATION: $50

keep on keeping on! solidarity forever! 2 years ago

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