RCMP defence of C-IRG ignores testimony and audio recordings from recent abuse of process court hearing

Today marks the 1-year anniversary of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC) launching a “systemic investigation” into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Community-Industry Response Group (C-IRG). The Ottawa-based CRCC began the investigation after receiving nearly 500 complaints about the C-IRG. The CBC has reported: “More than 100 grievances 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-Colombia accompanies dhColombia at trial of police officer accused of murdering Angie Baquero at protest

On March 4, dhColombia tweeted: “Today in the judicial complex of Paloquemao, a public hearing is being held for the murder of Angie Paola Baquero Rojas on September 9, 2020, against Mr. Jorge Andrés Lasso Valencia, who served as a patrolman of the National Police…. And he would have fired Read more…