Canadian banks continue to hold shares in the weapons companies profiting from Israel’s ongoing assault against Gaza

Photo: Sarah Abdul-Karim, a member of the Palestinian Youth Movement, spoke about RBC investments in weapons companies at this rally in Ottawa on April 6. Six months after Israel’s assault on Palestine began, Canadian banks continue to invest in the weapons companies arming the Israeli military. The numbers are staggering: Read more…

Three former UK Supreme Court Justices call for a suspension of arms sales to Israel

Photo: Former UK Supreme Court justices Lady Hale, Lord Wilson and Lord Sumption have signed a letter calling for the suspension of arms sales to Israel. The Guardian reports: “Three former supreme court justices, including the court’s former president Lady [Brenda] Hale [and Lord Nicholas Wilson and Lord Jonathan Sumption], Read more…

CRCC review of RCMP C-IRG actions at logging protest near Argenta continues more than a year after it began

Photo: “RCMP arrest and remove the protester’s designated police liaison representative shortly after arriving to enforce the injunction and break up the camp on the Salisbury Forest Service Road at the north end of Kootenay Lake.” Photo by Louis Bockner. The Trail Times reports: “An independent review of RCMP actions Read more…

Treatment of Mi’kmaw fishers by federal DFO officers compared to Starlight Tour violence by Saskatoon police

Photo: Mi’kmaw protest at the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; April 2, 2024. CBC reports: “Two Mi’kmaw elver fishermen say they were forced to walk in sock feet for hours along a rural Nova Scotia highway in the middle of the night last week after Read more…

Is Canada exporting already-authorized military goods to Israel to uphold “the supply chain” over human rights conventions?

Photo: Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly. Is Canada choosing to export “military goods” to Israel approved prior to January 8, 2024, based on commercial “implications” while disregarding human rights commitments in the Genocide Convention and the Arms Trade Treaty? On March 19, the House of Commons passed a motion Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Council of Communities of Retalhuleu at World Water Day commemoration

PBI-Guatemala has posted: “On March 16 #PBI accompanies the Council of Communities of Retalhuleu in the commemoration of #WorldWaterDay in the communities of Champerico. In this meeting, members of the Council exchanged on the challenges faced by the communities, such as the lack of water in the territories due to Read more…

U.S. authorizes the transfer to Israel of bombs and fighter jets made by companies financed by the Royal Bank of Canada

Photo: An Israeli F-35I with four GBU-31 bombs in the foreground. The Boeing-developed Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance tail kit converts an unguided MK-84 bomb into a “smart” guided bomb unit (GBU). Today, on the 176th day of the Israeli assault on Gaza in which 82 people were killed Read more…

Ontario companies export armoured vehicles to police forces implicated in human rights violations

Photo: Roshel Inc., an Ontario-based company trying to export its armoured vehicles to Israel, will be an exhibitor at the CANSEC arms show in Ottawa, May 29-30. There are human rights concerns about how some armoured vehicles manufactured in Ontario are used by security forces around the world. The human Read more…

As the US moves ahead with $3 billion sale of F-35s to Israel, Canada continues to supply key parts for these bombers

Photo: An IAF F-35 Adir. On March 19, Middle East Eye reported: “The US plans to move ahead with a $2.5bn [also reported as $3 billion] sale of F-35 fighter jets, Josh Paul, the former director of congressional and public affairs for the State Department’s bureau of political-military affairs, said.” Read more…

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Na’Moks speaks at the People’s Summit in Vienna about RCMP C-IRG violence

Video: Chief Na’Moks at the People’s Summit in Vienna along with Hup-Wil-Lax-A and Gwii Lok’im Gibuu of the Gitxsan Nation. Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Na’Moks writes in Ricochet Media: “This month marks one year since the RCMP’s civilian watchdog, the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission, launched an investigation into C-IRG.” “Last Read more…