In coalition with the School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) and and the Witness for Peace Solidarity Collective, Massachusetts Peace Action is working to oppose the construction of the Jilamito Hydroelectric Project in Honduras.

Simonds International, a company with roots in Leominster and Fitchburg Massachusetts, is a major financial partner in the project, owning almost 40% of the project’s parent company.

In solidarity with the land defenders in Honduras, the Movement for Dignity and Justice (MADJ), MAPA’s Latin America and Caribbean Working Group has petitioned Simonds and their subsidiaries to divest from the project and use their influence to halt construction.

Violence against environmental protesters has been perpetrated in incidents reminiscent of the assassination of Berta Cáceres in 2016, perpetrated in part by Roberto David Castillo, a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point.

Simonds Jilamito Rally: an Action Report

By Derek Sexton On November 15, in a Global Day of Action members of Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA) and Boston Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) traveled to Simonds Saws’ headquarters in Leominster to demand that Simonds cancel the Jilamito hydroelectric project in Honduras or divest […]