Stand with Peasants in Honduras
In the past year, over 40 peasants in the Lower Aguan region of Honduras have died because they are refusing to give up their land to giant plantations growing African palm oil to produce agro-fuel. Peasants have been intimidated, injured, and even killed by private security forces employed by the plantations. The situation has further deteriorated with the arrival of 600-1,000 military troops, who received aid and training from the U.S. military.
This is why we need you to take action today by telling U.S. diplomats and Honduran officials to uphold economic, social and cultural rights in the Lower Aguan, including the regulation of private security forces, the demilitarization of the region, and establishment of a permanent office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Honduras to monitor the situation.
Thank you for standing with the peasants in the Lower Aguan today.