PBI-Honduras at the Viva Berta feminist camp as the trial of one of the alleged intellectual co-authors continues

Published by Brent Patterson on

“The people know how to do justice.” – Berta Caceres

On May 13, the Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project posted that it was present at the Viva Berta feminist camp.

PBI-Honduras was also there for the opening of the camp on May 4.

At that time, Criterio.hn reported: “During the ninth day of the trial against David Castillo [who is on trial as an alleged intellectual co-author of the murder of COPINH co-founder Berta Caceres] organizations inaugurated the ¡Viva Berta! feminist camp in front of the Supreme Court of Justice building in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras.”

The article continues: “[Her daughter] Bertha Zúniga Cáceres [says that] the camp is an initiative of feminist organizations ‘to also accompany the demand for justice and ratify that this process is not only of interest to her daughters, her family or her organization COPINH, but also of the community of human rights in Honduras and outside Honduras’.”

Less than a year before she was murdered, Berta stated: “We must shake our conscience free of the rapacious capitalism, racism and patriarchy that will only assure our own self-destruction. …Our Mother Earth – militarized, fenced-in, poisoned, a place where basic rights are systematically violated – demands that we take action.”

A participant at the camp says: “We are going to be taking actions and we are inviting other colleagues to come to this space that belongs to all of us, so that we can reclaim the thought, the legacy and everything that Berta has left to each one of us.”

In one of her speeches, Cáceres said “History is going to apply justice. Impunity is not eternal. The people know how to do justice and the Honduran people in resistance are going to do justice!”

The banner in the photo includes a portion of that quote: “Los pueblos saben hacer Justicia” [The people know how to do justice].

PBI-Honduras has accompanied COPINH since May 2016.

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