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Mothers: Losing Berte Cáceres


I am honored to call Barbara Albrecht a dear friend. She is nothing if not passionate about her mission and her selflessness and caring of others knows no bounds.

I was so saddened to hear the news about Berte Cáceres yesterday on NPR. What a sad loss for humanity.

Susan Feathers

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Last night the forces of authority, greed, and misogyny assassinated one of the world’s great defenders of the Earth: Berte Cáceres. Winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize for her defense of rivers in her homeland, she was murdered for leading indigenous peoples against the construction of the Agua Zarca Dam.

I think of the great women in America who defend the land under their feet: Barbara Albrecht in defense of Pensacola’s watershed, Madeline Kiser-Bieta in defense of Tucson’s watershed and Costa Rica’s rivers; Terry Tempest Williams in her defense of wilderness in Utah, and Florida writers like Jannise Ray in her defense of the Altamaha River and the Long Leaf Pine habitat; Anne Rudloe in defense of Gulf coastal habitat, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas for defense of the Everglades.

Women relate to nature through their bodies as well as their minds, as mothers who watch over their children. That is why…

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9 thoughts on “Mothers: Losing Berte Cáceres

  1. It was hard to hit like but I wanted to acknowledge this post! Have a good weekend if you can! Cheryl

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  2. Yes, I understand the “like” dilemma sometimes. It doesn’t quite fit under such tragic circumstances but we have no other choice to acknowledge. Have a good weekend too.

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  3. Thank you for posting. Another headless, horrible crime in the name of money and greed. She is a hero. Hopefully people will honour her and new brave women stand up for nature and indigenous people on our earth.

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  4. You are welcome. It is a subject near and dear to my heart.

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  5. Wow, this is really powerful and tragic. Poignant to our current state of ‘society’

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  6. It gets worse! Have you heard about Gustavo Castro Soto? He was there and also shot. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/3/8/honduran_activist_berta_caceres_died_in

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  7. Oh. I found an action alert to support his exit from Honduras

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