Book launch webinar: Who Killed Berta Cáceres?

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On Tuesday June 2 (at 9 am in Vancouver, 12 pm in Toronto, and 1 pm in Halifax), Front Line Defenders, COPINH, The Goldman Environmental Prize, and 350.org will be holding a book launch webinar titled: Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet.

The webinar will feature Nina Lakhani, the author of Who Killed Berta Cáceres? (available from Verso as of June 2), Bertha Zuniga Cáceres, the General Coordinator of COPINH, and will be moderated by Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org.

As noted on the Front Line Defenders website:

“Lakhani tracked Cáceres’s remarkable career in the face of years of threats as friends and colleagues in Honduras were killed defending basic rights; the journalist endured threats and harassment herself as a result of investigating the murder. She was the only foreign journalist to attend the 2018 trial of Cáceres’s killers, where state security officials, employees of the dam company and hired hitmen were found guilty of her murder. Many questions about who ordered and paid for the killing remain unanswered. Drawing on more than a hundred interviews, confidential legal filings and company documents during years of reporting in Honduras, Lakhani paints an intimate portrait of an extraordinary woman in a state beholden to corporate powers, organised crime and the United States.”

The webinar will be live streamed on Front Line Defenders’ YouTube and Facebook channels.

The Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project began accompanying the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) in May 2016 following the murder of Berta Cáceres in March 2016.

For recent PBI-Canada articles, please see: PBI-Canada remembers Berta Cáceres on the 4th anniversary of her murder (March 2, 2020); PBI-Honduras at delivery of petition demanding an investigation into the intellectual authors of the murder of Berta Cáceres (February 10, 2020); PBI-Honduras observes the sentencing of the seven men found guilty of killing Berta Cáceres (December 3, 2019); PBI-Honduras observes court hearing related to the murder of COPINH leader Berta Cáceres (October 17, 2019); PBI-Honduras attends presentation of report on murder of Berta Cáceres (September 7, 2019); PBI-Honduras visits COPINH community after their collective crops damaged (July 19, 2019); and PBI-Spanish State present for the dedication of gardens in Madrid in honour of Berta Cáceres (July 4, 2019).

“In this context of COVID19, with our work we try to generate solutions, not panic.” – Camilo Bermúdez, COPINH

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