Help uphold the rights of Secwepemc land defenders at the annual meeting for the Trans Mountain pipeline

Twitter photo by Kanahus Manuel. Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination more than 50 years ago on October 14, 1970. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention. Read more…

Boeing spins jobs argument for new fighter jets, but Green New Deal benefits outweigh warplanes

Serious questions remain unanswered about the relative economic benefits of the federal government’s future fighter capability project. Winnipeg Free Press columnist Martin Cash writes: “As part of the process, the manufacturer of the winning bid — now between Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Saab — must provide a plan whereby they Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanied Saltillo Migrant Shelter prepares to reopen amid the continued criminalization of migration

The Madrid-based Spanish digital newspaper Público has published a feature article on the Saltillo Migrant Shelter which has been accompanied by the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project since 2014. That article notes: “The shelter is preparing to reopen its doors in the coming weeks, although only at fifty percent of its Read more…

PBI-Kenya supports murals on child pregnancies to help communicate messages of change

“Niache Nisome” translates as “Let me pursue my education”. On October 26, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project posted: “Murals are effective in communicating messages of change.” “These last weeks, the Women Human Rights Defenders Toolkit Organizers have been using murals to address the rise in child pregnancies during Covid-19.” “To Read more…

“Accompaniment embodies solidarity and can promote social justice in unique ways”: Heidi Mitton on her time with PBI-Colombia

As Peace Brigades International approaches its 40th anniversary in 2021, we are sharing the reflections of past volunteers from Canada who accompanied at-risk defenders in various PBI project countries over the years. Heidi Mitton, who lives in Nova Scotia, accompanied defenders through the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project for 18 months Read more…