PBI-Canada watches with great concern the expected RCMP action on Wet’suwet’en territory today

The Indigenous Unist’ot’en land defence camp on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory in British Columbia has now stated that it expects a “militarized invasion of our territories” by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) today (Wednesday February 5). The Unist’ot’en add, “Busloads of police have taken over local community halls, airport hangers Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanied Félix Zurita for documentary film on Indigenous opposition to Puebla 1 hydroelectric dam

On February 4, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted this article on its website that highlights, “In February of last year, PBI-Mexico accompanied, in the Sierra Norte de Puebla, Félix Zurita, a Spanish documentary filmmaker, to record some images about the situation of defenders of their land, territory and the Read more…

Colombia publishes draft rules for fracking pilot projects, human rights defenders continue to seek a prohibition

On February 3, Business News Americas reported, “Colombia has published modified draft rules for fracking pilots as the government seeks to overcome opposition to unconventional oil and gas drilling.” “The 19-page document outlining proposed guidelines for ‘pilot projects of integral research’ is available for public comment until February 15.” The Read more…

PBI-Guatemala interviews Indigenous land defender Bernardo Caal Xol on the 2-year anniversary of his imprisonment

The Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project has posted, “On January 30, 2020, Q’eqchi’ leader Bernardo Caal Xol served two years in prison. In this video he comments about his situation and the right to consultation.” That 4-minute video (in Spanish) can be seen here. Tz’ikin reports, “The Community Assembly for the Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies human rights defenders at Verification Commission session in the village of Puerto Nuevo Ité

On February 3, CREDHOS posted, “CREDHOS accompanied the peasant communities of the Northeast Antioquia, to gather information on super reports of Human Rights Violations and Violations of International Humanitarian Law.” CAHUCOPANA also posted, “Within the framework of the program: Route for the protection of human rights defenders of the Colombian Read more…

PBI-Kenya provides training sessions to the Network of Mothers of Victims and Survivors of extra judicial killings

On February 3, Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project posted, “The Network of Mothers of Victims and Survivors of extra judicial killings is a movement anchored at Mathare Social Justice Centre which brings together men and women whose children were felled by police bullets, survivors of torture and victims of enforced disappearance.” Read more…