Today, marks the 4 year anniversary of the murder of Honduran environmentalist and human rights defender, Berta Caceres.
Berta was killed for standing up against big business in Honduras to protect her people’s environmental and human rights..
Trócaire asked mural artist Emmalene Blake (ESTR) to create a stunning mural in Dublin city centre to commemorate the anniversary of Berta’s death. This 1 minute video (above) shows the making of the mural.
Social Justice Ireland and Trócaire hosted a European Election hustings with several of the Dublin candidates.
The candidates taking part included Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews, Sinn Féin MEP Lynne Boylan, Independents 4 Change TD Clare Daly, Labour’s Alex White, Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe, Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald, Mark Durkan, running for Fine Gael, Gary Gannon, of Social Democrats, Independent Senator Alice Mary Higgins and Éilis Ryan, of the Workers’ Party.
How’d it go?
Green Party EU candidate @CiaranCuffe says we are “still the bad boys in Europe” when it comes to tax reform and questions why Google can pay less tax in Ireland than small companies #iestaff
Heavy Load by Padraig Power, age 11, from Tipperary.
Meadhb Smith writes:
“Padraig was the winner of the primary senior category of the Trocaire and Poetry Ireland Poetry competition 2013. His poem compares a school child’s struggle to carry a school bag with the struggle of a girl in Africa to carry a heavy load of water. We posted the poem [link below] as part of our Lenten campaign/Trocaire box, which this year is about the global water crisis.”
Cian Murphy, of Our Lady Queen of Apostles National School, Clondalkin, Dublin, launching a national competition for primary schools to design next year’s Trocaire box. As the aid agency’s annual Lenten campaign began, Trocaire is seeking a school to design the box for its 40th anniversary in 2013.