Role of Canadian Embassy in support of Marlin mine in Guatemala now before the Federal Court of Canada

Professor Charis Kamphuis Kamloops This Week reports: “A Thompson Rivers University law professor and her former students are at the centre of a legal battle with the Canadian government over redacted information detailing its involvement in alleged human rights abuses in Guatemala.” “[Professor Charis] Kamphuis said consent was not obtained Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies meeting of Indigenous Embera leader Argemiro Bailarín with the Embassy of Ireland

On March 24, PBI-Colombia posted: “Thanks to Ambassador Alison Milton and team [at the Embassy of Ireland] for supporting defence of the territory of Argemiro Bailarín of Bajo Atrato, accompanied by Danilo Rueda [from the PBI-Colombia accompanied Inter-Church Commission on Justice and Peace] in the midst of armed conflict and Read more…

Six Nations and Wellington Water Watchers resist the corporate extraction of water in Ontario

Makaśa Looking Horse of the Six Nations of the Grand River says: “Nestlé’s presence on our land causes permanent harm to our people and Mother Earth.” Peace Brigades International-Switzerland has forwarded to us an alert from MultiWatch, a Basel-based organization that visibilizes human rights violations by Swiss transnational corporations including Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanies Peoples’ Front protest in defence of water at State Congress building in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Peoples’ Front: “The demonstration was mobilized from CONAGUA to the State Congress.” On March 22, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted: “Today we accompanied the Peoples’ Front of Morelos, Puebla and Tlaxcala in a series of activities called within the framework of World Water Day.” “During the morning, we went Read more…

Honduran human rights defender notes Canadian financing of dam during PBI-USA organized World Water Day webinar

Photo: MADJ coordinator Martín Fernández Guzman and PBI communications coordinator Hannah Matthews from today’s webinar. On March 22, PBI-USA hosted a World Water Day screening of La Sangre de la Tierra (The Blood of the Earth), a documentary about community struggles against hydroelectric dams in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. After Read more…