PBI-Colombia accompanies COSPACC at meeting with social organizations in Casanare and Boyacá

On November 30, the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project posted: “Today PBI-Colombia is accompanying COSPACC while conducting a meeting of guarantees of human rights, protection and self-care with social organizations in Casanare and Boyacá.” We were honoured to have COSPACC lawyer Tatiana Triana speak on our webinar recognizing International Women Human Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanies the People’s Front in Defence of Water and Land at march against the PIM megaproject

On November 28, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted on Facebook and Twitter: “Today we are accompanying the People’s Front in Defence of Water and Land – Morelos, Puebla and Tlaxcala in a peaceful march against the PIM.” The PIM refers to the Morelos Integral Project (Proyecto Integral Morelos), an Read more…

#LandBack Community Care gathering in Ottawa offers “special ceremonies, time for prayer and some yummy food”

Gabrielle Fayant-Lewis, the co-founder of the Assembly of Seven Generations from Fishing Lake Metis Settlement in Alberta, has posted about a #LandBack community care gathering on unceded Algonquin territories (Ottawa) this afternoon. Fayant-Lewis writes in this Instagram post: “We are going to take care of our peers because we keep Read more…

Protecting land defenders crucial to Canada’s next steps on climate ambition

Toronto Star columnist Heather Scoffield writes that Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for treasury secretary, “comes with solid climate change credentials”. Scoffield then notes: “An initial building block to push Canada to a net-zero economy by 2050 came last week with proposed legislation for accountability, requiring the government to Read more…

PBI-Honduras expresses concern about the assassination attempt on CNTC regional secretary Neptaly Ventura Orellana

On November 24, the Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project posted about a recent attack on Neptaly Ventura Orellana. The CNTC regional secretary was wounded in both legs, the bullets damaging his knees and ankles. PBI-Honduras posted on its Facebook page: “PBI-Honduras expresses our concern about this new aggression towards defenders of Read more…

PBI partner ELSAM produces ‘Papuan Lives Matter’ documentary on resource extraction, racism and repression

On November 15, Nalar TV and the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) launched the documentary ‘Papuan Lives Matter’. The 24-minute film provides background context and then documents the repression of the Papua-wide protests in August-September 2019 against resource extraction and the racial discrimination of Indigenous Papuans. Reuters has Read more…

PBI-Mexico and PBI-Colombia accompany marches on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On November 25, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted on Facebook and Twitter: “This afternoon we accompanied the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women March in Mexico City.” PBI-Mexico adds: “We express concern over the current crisis of femicides and disappearances and remember the obligation of the Read more…

PBI-Canada backs civil society statement on mutual support organizing in the wake of hurricanes Eta and Iota

Photo: The PBI-Guatemala accompanied Verapaz Union of Campesino Organizations (UVOC) has tweeted that it “delivered 50 packages of provisions and food for the families of the communities that were affected by the tropical storm Eta.” Peace Brigades International-Canada supports this solidarity statement on hurricanes Eta and Iota recently issued by Read more…

What impact would the fracking pilot projects have on Indigenous rights in Colombia?

Photo by Mauricio Alvarado: The recent Indigenous Minga mobilization in Colombia raised concerns about fracking, extractivism, and adherence to the United Nations recognized Indigenous right to free, prior and informed consent. On November 25, the Colombian National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) confirmed that only Ecopetrol had submitted a bid for the Read more…