PBI-Mexico calls for respect for the Communal Guard of the Indigenous Nahua community of Santa María Ostula following CJNG attack

Photo by Comunicación Ostula. PBI-Mexico has posted: “These latest aggressions on Thursday, June 13 in the Michoacán community of Santa María Ostula add to a context of high levels of insecurity caused by organized crime, in which the community member Antonio Regis Nicolás was murdered on Friday, May 17. In Read more…

TC Energy shareholders vote against Wet’suwet’en and Otomi request for independent assessment of its projects

Photo: On October 14, 2023, Wet’suwet’en and Otomi land defenders marched together in Toronto in opposition to the construction of TC Energy pipelines on their territories. On June 10, Forbes Mexico reported: “Indigenous communities in Mexico and Canada demanded that the Canadian firm TC Energy carry out an external assessment Read more…

PBI-Colombia joins MOCAO for a screening of the documentary ‘The Eyes That Are Reborn’ about police violence

The Movement in Resistance against Ocular Aggressions (MOCAO) has posted on Instagram: “We met with PBI Colombia for the screening of our documentary ‘The Eyes That Are Reborn’. #FightAgainstImpunity and stop police violence.” The Southampton, United Kingdom-based National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) has previously posted: “Lucía Guerrero Rivière harnessed Read more…

PBI-Honduras concerned that court delays sentencing in the Fraud on the Gualcarque case until August 2

On June 14, PBI-Honduras posted: “We express concern about the rescheduling of the hearing to individualize the sentence in the Gualcarque Fraud case. Río Blanco and @COPINHHONDURAS [the Civic Council of Grassroots and Indigenous Organizations in Honduras] have the right to access a full #justice. We show solidarity with those Read more…

PBI-Kenya demands release of at least 210 peaceful protestors arrested at the Occupy Parliament protest

Africa Uncensored video: Wanjira Wanjiru, co-founder of the PBI-Kenya partner Mathare Social Justice Centre, explains today’s protests. PBI-Kenya has posted: VOCAL Africa has also tweeted: The Kenya Star reports: “Human Rights groups have called on the government to release protesters, observers and journalists arrested on Tuesday during demonstrations. According to Read more…

Court ruling against Chiquita and the possible prosecution of other transnationals with alleged ties to paramilitaries in Colombia

Photo: The paramilitary AUC. Image by Image: EFE/dpa/picture alliance. On June 11, The Guardian reported: “A Florida court has ordered Chiquita Brands International to pay $38m to the families of eight Colombian men murdered by a paramilitary death squad [the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia/AUC], after the American banana giant Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Maya Ch’orti’ communities in Olopa Chiquimula and San Francisco Quezaltepeque at meetings

On June 13, PBI-Guatemala posted: “#PBI accompanies the Indigenous Council of Maya Ch’orti’ de Olopa Chiquimula and the Indigenous Community of San Francisco Quezaltepeque at a meeting in the San Francisco Conquistador community, where they updated us on the latest news, which despite the various threats, have been positive: They Read more…

PBI-Guatemala visits Maya Q’eqchi’ community of Lajeb Kej and hears about life under the threat of forced eviction

PBI-Guatemala has posted: In early April we visited the Lajeb Kej community in Tucuru, Alta Verapaz. The inhabitants of the Q’eqchi’ Peoples shared their experiences with us. “We lived here before, our grandparents died here, but the bosses came to take us out. Four years ago, we returned because there Read more…

Constitutional Chamber accepts admission of appeal from the Committee in Defense of the Common and Public Goods

PBI-Honduras has posted: “On Tuesday [June 11] we accompanied the Municipal Committee in Defense of Common and Public Goods to the Supreme Court of Justice where they filed a writ of amparo [injunction] against the open town meeting called for today [June 13].” Now, Crtierio.hn reports: “The effects of the Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies Municipal Committee filing injunction against town hall meeting for thermoelectric plant

The Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project has posted: “On Tuesday [June 11] we accompanied the Municipal Committee in Defense of Common and Public Goods to the Supreme Court of Justice where they filed a writ of amparo [injunction] against the open town meeting called for today [June 13]. On repeated occasions, Read more…