New York City protesters demand justice for slain Honduras activist Berta Cáceres

NEW YORK CITY, May 10 — Dozens of New Yorkers gathered in protest outside of the Honduran Consulate on the west side of Midtown Manhattan to demand justice for Berta Cáceres. The advocates call for an independent investigation, as well as an end to U.S. military aid and military training in Honduras. The petition, in Spanish and English, is available to sign and share here

Read a full explanation of Cáceres’ work, the events surrounding her slaying, and the struggle for justice by People’s World correspondent Emile Schepers here.

The rally was organized by the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) to coincide with the celebration of Mothers’ Day in Berta’s native Honduras. The GGA includes Communities, Community, Grassroots International, Indigenous Environmental Network, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice [JFREJ], WE ACT for Environmental Justice, among others.

Video by Estevan Bassett-Nembhard | PW

Photo: Berta Cáceres. GGA

 


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Estevan Bassett-Nembhard
Estevan Bassett-Nembhard

Estevan Bassett-Nembhard is the New York City organizer of the Communist Party USA. He has led community campaigns for the Black Radical Congress, the Young Communist League and La Fuente. He traveled the country helping health care workers form unions with the Service Employees International Union. He enjoys exploring NYC neighborhoods and parks with his family, friends and dog, Conan.

 

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