Global Affairs Canada provides $450,352.00 to CADSI, UN Special Rapporteurs note arms companies have human rights obligations

Photo: Protest outside the CADSI office in Ottawa on February 13, 2024. The website of the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada shows that the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) has received $450,352.00 from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over the past two years. That same Read more…

UN Special Rapporteurs say any transfer of weapons to Israel is likely to violate international humanitarian law

Photo: Francesca Albanese, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967. Thirteen United Nations Special Rapporteurs, including Francesca Albanese, along with several Independent Experts and Working Group members, have stated that “any transfer of weapons or ammunition to Israel that would be used Read more…

PBI-Canada webinar on Gitxsan and Gitanyow Resistance to Colonial Mega Projects, March 5

On March 5th at 5.30PM PT join us to get an hour-long update on Gitxsan and Gitanyow resistance to heavy industry. Kolin Sutherland-Wilson, Tara Marsden, Kai Nagata and Maryam Adrangi will share leadership, analysis and movement-building perspective as three new pipelines are proposed, RCMP Community-Industry Response Group (C-IRG) funding expands, Read more…

Canadian court finds Likhts’amisyu Clan Wing Chief Dsta’hyl guilty of criminal contempt for upholding Wet’suwet’en law

Photo: Chief Dsta’hyl disables a Coastal Gaslink bulldozer. Photo by Michael Toledano. Abolish CIRG has just posted: “Justice Tammen rules Dsta’hyl is guilty of criminal contempt. Referring to the Wet’suwet’en law of trespass vs the injunction: ‘The two legal orders cannot comfortably co-exist in the circumstances.’” It adds: “Dinï ze’ Read more…

Canada calls for an immediate ceasefire, warns against offensive in Rafah, but exports “military goods” to Israel

Photo: In response to the Israeli military bombing of Rafah, an emergency rally was held outside the Prime Minister’s Office in Ottawa on February 12. On February 14, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated: “an immediate humanitarian ceasefire is urgently needed”, “a military operation into Rafah would be catastrophic”, “the International Read more…

PBI-Mexico marks World Radio Day and celebrates the work of Indigenous communicators who defend territory

PBI-Mexico has posted: “This February 13th from @PBI_Mexico we celebrate the world radio day that has allowed the right to information and free expression. We give a recognition to community radios Cholollan Radio, Mi Radio Zacatepec Tlaxcalancingo and Radio Comunitaria Amiltzinko 100.7Fm that use this medium to inform communities and Read more…

Dutch Appeals Court rules the Netherlands must stop within 7 days the export of parts for F-35 fighter jets to Israel

Photo: An Israeli Air Force F-35I with four GBU-31s in the foreground. This morning, the Associated Press reports: “Judges in the Netherlands on Monday [February 12] ordered the Dutch government to halt the export of F-35 fighter jet parts to Israel, citing a clear risk of violations of international law. Read more…

Canada’s weapons sales may make it complicit of violations in international law, war crimes and genocide in Gaza

Video still: At least 67 Palestinians were killed and many others wounded by Israeli airstrikes and ground operations on Monday morning (2 am local time) in Rafah. This morning, the Associated Press reports: “Judges in the Netherlands on Monday [February 12] ordered the Dutch government to halt the export of Read more…

Spanish actors at Goya Awards say ‘Stop the arms trade’; what about the Junos and Canadian Screen Awards?

Photo: Actors Alba Flores and Ana Belén. Photo by Cordon Press/Europa Press. The Goya Awards (Premios Goya) are Spain’s annual film awards akin to the Canadian Screen Awards or the Academy Awards in the United States. This year the award ceremony was held on Saturday February 10 in Valladolid, a Read more…

Concerns raised after Ottawa Police follow community members to underground parking lot after Gaza ceasefire protest

Still from ottawa4.palestine video. For seventeen consecutive weeks, thousands of Ottawa residents have gathered either on Parliament Hill or at the Human Rights Monument to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and express their solidarity with Palestine. While the presence of the police has always seemed disproportionate, there was Read more…

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