PBI-Colombia accompanies Nomadesc at meeting with Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Buenaventura

PBI-Colombia has posted: “We accompanied @Nomadesc [the Association for Social Research and Action] in a meeting with @CIDH [Inter-American Commission on Human Rights] in Buenaventura, to follow up on the ‘civic strike’ agreements. It is urgent to overcome impunity, and provide guarantees to the territory and those who inhabit it.” 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…

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…

First Nations Land Defence Alliance opposes proposed nuclear waste dump, Ring of Fire mining in Ontario

Photo: Land Defence Alliance march, September 27, 2023. The CBC reports: “By the end of this year, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is expected to decide on its preferred site for the country’s first deep geological repository for used nuclear fuel.” It adds: “The potential locations are: The Wabigoon Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Mayan Poqomam resistance to sand mining in Chinautla

PBI-Guatemala has posted: “On Wednesday [March 6], #PBI accompanied the Multisectoral of Chinautla. We were present at their encampment where they meet every day to discuss the situation in the territory caused by the presence of sand mining companies. We took the opportunity to meet with various local state entities Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies 12th anniversary of La Puya resistance that began against a Canadian mining company

PBI-Guatemala has posted: “Last Sunday [March 3], #PBI accompanied the anniversary of the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya, who celebrated with a mass and a party the twelve years of its resistance to the mining project El Tambor, Progreso VII derivative (gold and silver) and its defense of territory, water Read more…

Crown seeks 60-90 day jail sentence for Likhts’amisyu Clan Wing Chief Dsta’hyl for defending Wet’suwet’en territory

Photo: Dsta’hyl on Likhts’amisyu territory. Photo by Mark West/Briarpatch Magazine. The Terrace Standard reports: “The crown is seeking a 60-90 day jail sentence for Dsta’hyl’s interference in the [TC Energy Coastal GasLink fracked gas] pipeline’s construction. Dsta’hyl’s defence said they will ask for a non-custodial sentence.” Amanda Follett Hosgood of Read more…

PBI-Canada hosts webinar on Gitxsan and Gitanyow resistance to colonial mega-projects

On Tuesday March 5, Peace Brigades International-Canada convened a webinar hosted by Board member Seb Bonet, who is based on Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ territories, that featured Kai Nagata, Tara Marsden, Kolin Sutherland-Wilson and Maryam Adrangi speaking about Gitxsan and Gitanyow resistance to colonial mega-projects. Kai Nagata Kai Nagata, the communications Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies walk by Q’eqchi’ communities who demand OXEC be removed as member of COMUDE

PBI-Guatemala has posted: “[On February 26], #PBI accompanies the peaceful walk carried out by the Q’eqchi’ communities of Santa María Cahabón. Around 300 people mobilized towards the municipality to demand the removal of the accreditation of the hydroelectric company OXEC as a member of the Municipal Development Council (COMUDE), and Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Maya Ch’orti’ Indigenous Council of Olopa Chiquimula as it peacefully resists Canadian mining company

The PBI-Guatemala Project has posted: “Yesterday [February 25], #PBI accompanies the Maya Ch’orti’ Indigenous Council of Olopa Chiquimula in its eighth anniversary, which took place in a natural water birth. During the act, claims were made in defense of water and land through indigenous authorities and through their spirituality.” Poster: Read more…