14 Mar Berta Caceres: a Hero for humanity
Posted March 14, 2016 from Seattle, Washington
My ad shown above should appear in the Tuesday March 15 A-section of the Seattle Times. It is meant to help draw more attention to the murder of Berta Caceres on the night of March 3, 2016, who was an outspoken and charismatic leader of her Lenca indigenous people of the Rio Blanco region of Honduras.
The murder is part of a campaign of violent intimidation of opponents of the Agua Zarca dam being proposed that will flood sacred lands of the Lenca. A Chinese and an international bank had already withdrawn support of the project, after a dam-protest leader was killed several years ago, leaving the largest investor a bank called FMO which is partially owned by the Dutch government.
I am asking everyone to go to this page and sign a petition asking FMO to withdraw funding for the dam. Here is the link:
(If you have trouble with this link, Google Sum of us and hit on Campaigns. It is currently the fourth campaign from the top of the page)
For more on the story, here is a Huffington post article about Berta Caceres:
Berta Caceres had received the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015. Here is a link to the Berta Caceres pages on their Website: