Speech when receiving the Goldman Environmental Prize2015
Let’s wake up! Let’s wake up Humanity!
There’s no time.
Our consciences will be shaken by the fact that we are only contemplating self-destruction based on capitalist, racist and patriarchal depredation.
The Gualcarque River has called us, as well as others who are seriously threatened. We must go.
The militarized Mother Earth, encircled, poisoned, where elementary rights are systematically violated, requires us to act. Let us then build societies capable of coexisting in a fair, dignified and for life way.
Let’s get together and hopefully defend and take care of the blood of the earth and the spirits.
From Berta Cáceres’s speech during the ceremony of reception of the Goldman Environmental Prize, in San Francisco, California, USA, the 20 of April 2015.