Thursday, March 2, 2017

One more injustice in US foreign policy - military aid to Honduras.

One year ago today (March 2, 2016) environmental activist Berta Caceres was assassinated in Honduras. [1]

Leaked court documents suggest Berta's murder was planned by military intelligence specialists linked to the country’s U.S.–trained special forces. [2] 

Global Witness calls Honduras the deadliest country in the world for environmental activism. [3]

Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA) re-introduced the Berta Caceres Human Rights In Honduras Act, HR1299
calling for the suspension of U.S. military and police aid to Honduras until human rights violations committed by Honduran security forces cease and their perpetrators are brought to justice. [4]

Given the cuts President Trump has targeted in foreign aid perhaps this should be one of his first cuts he should make if he were sincere in the words he used before Congress on Tuesday night. 

“Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice — in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present. That torch is now in our hands. And we will use it to light up the world.”

Urge your U.S. Representative to co-sponsor the Berta Caceres Human Rights In Honduras Act.  
HR1299  by calling 202-225-3121, give them your zip code and ask to be connected to your Congress persons office.  

You can also sign a petition generated by Robert Naiman, Avram Reisman, and Sarah Burns
from Just Foreign Policy that is at MoveOn

We can make U.S. foreign policy more just, or continue to suffer the inevitable consequences here in the US.  Consequences a wall at the border will not stop.


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