Has a Canadian-made Stryker been deployed to Portland as concerns about civil rights violations by federal agents grow?

Instagram photo by portland_resistance. There is an unverified social media report that an armoured Stryker vehicle has been seen in Portland, Oregon. Portland has been experiencing ongoing protests against police violence since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th. The response to those protests has recently escalated. Read more…

PBI-Canada welcomes report on climate change by UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity

The Toronto-based United Nations Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity, Obiora Chinedu Okafor, recently presented his report on International solidarity and climate change to the UN Human Rights Council. His 20-page report notes: “An important goal of the report is to better illuminate the role of human rights-based international Read more…

March for Dignity against the killing of social leaders and exploitation by transnational corporations approaches Bogota

On July 18, Contagio Radio reported that the two routes of the March for Dignity will arrive in Bogota on July 20, National Independence Day. “The so-called ‘Ruta Libertadora’ started from Gibraltar, municipality of Toledo, Norte de Santander [500 kilometres north of Bogota], while the ‘Ruta Comunera’ did it from Read more…

Mohawk land defenders arrested for Wet’suwet’en solidarity action face August 11 court hearing

Kanyenkehaka (Mohawk) land defender Kanenhariyo and Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Woos. Solidarity actions were organized across the country when heavily armed Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers raided unceded Wet’suwet’en territory in February to remove unarmed land defenders opposed to the construction without consent of the TC Energy Coastal GasLink fracked Read more…

Indigenous Mixe women’s collective in Mexico prepares to reconnect their water supply and reclaim their right to water

The Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project accompanies Codigo DH and Educa Oaxaca, two organizations that took part in the Civil Observation mission that reported on the denial of the right to water for the Indigenous Mixe community of Ayutla, Oaxaca. On May 18, PBI-Mexico posted on Facebook: “We express concern about Read more…