PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS on Humanitarian Mission to hear from people in La Esperanza, Cantagallo

CREDHOS has posted on Facebook: “From the territories, listening to the human rights situation of the civilian population, we build peace. To the district/administrative subdivision of La Esperanza, in the municipality of Cantagallo, Bolivar, the Credhos corporation accompanied the Humanitarian Mission organized by the Ombudsman’s Office and the Mayor’s Office Read more…

Global Affairs Canada Trade Commissioner Service withdraws from CANSEC arms show in Ottawa, but why?

The Global Affairs Canada (GAC) Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) has withdrawn from this year’s CANSEC arms show. It’s not yet known why. The TCS still notes on its website: “Canada’s export-intensive defence and security sector is of critical importance to the country.” The website for the Canadian Association of Defence Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Maya Ch’orti’ Indigenous Council of Olopa Chiquimula at media conference on IACHR request

PBI-Guatemala has posted on Facebook: “PBI accompanies the Maya Ch’orti’ Indigenous Council of Olopa Chiquimula at their press conference in which they report to the CIDH [Inter-American Commission on Human Rights] that their opposition to the mining project in their region is ignored by the State. ‘We as Ch’orti’ people Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Human Rights Law Firm (BDH) at hearing of two former state intelligence agents

PBI-Guatemala has posted: “On Friday [March 15] PBI accompanied the Human Rights Law Firm in the hearing of the Military Diary case. The judge decided to accept the substitute measures of liberty requested by the defense of the two accused, José Daniel Monterroso and Edgar Virginio de León Sigüenza, consisting Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanies Peoples’ Front in Defence of Land and Water at highway blockade at Cholula garbage dump

On March 21st, PBI-Mexico tweeted: “Today PBI accompanies the @fpdtampt [Peoples’ Front in Defence of Land and Water] at a protest against the landfill in San Pedro Cholula. We urge state and federal agencies, such as @Segob_Puebla [the Secretary of the Interior of the State of Puebla] and @AmbientePuebla [Environment Read more…

Trans Mountain pipeline to be operational by Canada Day; cost should include RCMP repression of Indigenous resistance to the megaproject

Photo: On March 19, 2018, Dan Wallace, of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation was tackled by RCMP officers at a protest against the Kinder Morgan pipeline in Burnaby on the lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Kwikwetlem peoples. By May 2018, the Canadian government had bought the pipeline. The CBC reports: Read more…

PBI-Mexico to observe protest demanding closure of Cholula Landfill given concerns about air and water pollution

Photo: “Demonstration. Out landfill! We demand total cancellation and abandonment plan.” PBI-Mexico has posted on Facebook: “In the framework of our accompaniment of the Peoples’ Front in Defence of Land and Water – Puebla, Tlaxcala, Morelos, brigadistas of PBI Mexico will be present in San Pedro Cholula as international observers Read more…

PBI-Colombia expresses its indignation over the murder of two members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó

UPDATE (March 22): “From our Peace Community we accompany our brothers and companions murdering by the criminal hands of the paramilitaries, clearly tolerated by the institutions. Goodbye Nallely and Edinson. They will forever be in our memory.” — PBI-Colombia has posted: “We express our deep pain, rejection and indignation at Read more…

Canada helps 50+ countries access Elbit’s “battle-tested” weapons at CANSEC arms show in Ottawa

Photo: Elbit Systems at CANSEC in 2019. On May 29-30 they will be at Booth 1421/M10 in the EY Centre in Ottawa. The Guardian reports: “Canada will halt future arms sales to Israel following a non-binding vote in the house of commons. The foreign affairs minister, Mélanie Joly, told the Read more…

PBI-Honduras visits OFRANEH in Vallecito where the Garifuna have reclaimed their ancestral lands

PBI-Honduras has posted on Facebook: “Last week we visited OFRANEH-Garifuna/Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras and the community of Vallecito. The Garifuna people have waged a peaceful struggle to reclaim these ancestral lands that had fallen into the hands of drug trafficking. Currently, Vallecito is a recovered territory, under the control Read more…