The Canadian-backed General Mining Law and the criminalization of the Guapinol water defenders in Tocoa, Honduras

The families of the Guapinol water defenders wait for justice outside the courthouse in Tocoa, Honduras. Photo by Radio Progreso. The criminalization of the Guapinol water defenders in Tocoa, Honduras can be related back to the Canadian-backed General Mining Law. MiningWatch Canada has stated: “The General Mining Law was developed Read more…

Calgary-based Canacol Energy Ltd. waiting on regulations to frack in the Middle Magdalena Valley in Colombia

Photo: A community blockade in 2016 protested against the Canacol and ConocoPhillips owned Picoplata 1 fracking project near San Martin, Cesar. As noted on its website, Calgary-based Canacol Energy Ltd. is “the largest independent onshore conventional natural gas exploration and production company in Colombia, supplying approximately 25% of the country’s Read more…

Help PBI-Canada find field brigadistas for PBI’s frontline projects physically accompanying human rights defenders

Field brigadistas play a crucial role in fulfilling the mission of Peace Brigades International to physically accompany threatened human rights defenders. This week, PBI-Colombia posted about the new field brigadistas that have just arrived in Colombia to do this work over the next 18 months. We welcome and extend our Read more…

PBI releases new 14-minute documentary on police executions, social justice and the human right to water in Nairobi

The Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project and Peace Brigades International-United Kingdom have just released a new 14-minute documentary titled Ghetto Justice. That documentary can be seen by clicking here. It raises many issues including mobilizing for social justice, the human right to water, and police killings in the informal settlements of Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies BDH law firm at court hearing of former Deputy Secretary implicated in the Hogar Seguro fire

On December 15, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “Yesterday PBI accompanied the Bufete Jurídico de Derechos Humanos [BDH] in the #CasoHogarSeguro hearing to review the coercion measures applied to Anahí Keller, former Deputy Secretary of the Secretariat of Social Welfare, and Santos Torres, former director of the Safe Home. Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanied Berenice Celeita on megaprojects, Indigenous rights and violence in southwestern Colombia

In a new PBI-Colombia video, NOMADESC president Berenice Celeita talks about the role megaprojects and the lack of respect for Indigenous rights play in the level of violence happening in southwestern Colombia. That area of the country includes the departments (provinces) of Valle de Cauca (where Buenaventura is located), Cauca, Read more…

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