Note: Berta Caceres was an environmentalist in Honduras who was assassinated in 2016 for her successful work in protecting the Gualcarque River, among other projects and human rights activism. Her murder was initially covered up, but in 2021 the architect of her murder was sentenced to 22 years in prison, but the murderers are still at large. needless to say, these murderers are allegedly a product of the infamous Fort Benning and the former programme of the School of the Americas, which in my understanding is code for training thugs and right wing militants (think Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Panama ….). Berta was 44 years old and leaves four children and a husband, but also a great legacy of what can be achieved even under threat of death – she knew she was on a list.
“They are afraid of us because we are not afraid of them.” Berta Caceres
To say this is my home is to say that I have a place, somewhere to take sanctuary from the pressures of the world, a door to close against the dark hearts who do not want me to me to have this place or my voice, which speaks loudly for my people, for our rivers and trees, our homes, for the right to say no to those who have no understanding of our needs, our ways, our culture, but tonight, although I do not know that it will be tonight, you will read that they came to silence my voice, I am not afraid of them, shooting me will not silence me, my voice will continue to speak
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