PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Peaceful Resistance of Cahabon and CCDA Verapaz that took part in national strike

“The criminalization of human rights defenders is also corruption.”  On July 29, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted “PBI accompanies CCDA Verapaz” and “PBI accompanies criminalized defender Bernardo Caal Xol and the Peaceful Resistance of Cahabon.” It shared a post from unjustly imprisoned Maya Q’eqchi’ defender Bernardo Caal Xol who Read more…

Canada Pension Plan investments support warplane production for the militaries of the United States, Saudi Arabia and China

Photo: AVIC produces various fighter jets for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force including the Chengdu J-10. Earlier this month, the Toronto Star reported: “The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has invested $3 million in shares of a company that makes components for Chinese warships, and another $2 million in Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanied CREDHOS issues Urgent Action for the protection of Afro-fishers in Barrancabermeja

Photo: Police assault human rights defenders from CREDHOS on July 23. ESMAD ammunition abandoned in the area where the protesters are. The Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project accompanied CREDHOS has issued an Urgent Action calling for the life and integrity of the Afro-descendant and fishing community to be safeguarded as they Read more…

Canada set to buy armed drones in 2022-23 that the military says are capable of “pinpoint strikes”

On July 27, Daniel Hale, a 33-year-old former United States Air Force signals intelligence analyst who helped locate targets for drone strikes when he was deployed in Afghanistan, was sentenced to 45 months in prison for leaking classified information in 2013-14 exposing the U.S. drone and targeted assassination program. The Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies the Justice and Peace Commission at pedagogical workshops in Cacarica

On July 28, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Within the framework of pedagogical workshops on global humanitarian agreements in the territories in Cacarica, PBI has been accompanying @Justiciaypazcol [the Justice and Peace Commission].” Cacarica, an area of more than 25,000 acres, is in the northwest region of Colombia in the department of Chocó. Read more…