CREDHOS accompanied AguaWil water defenders receive threats for their opposition to fracking in Puerto Wilches, Colombia

Numerous organizations took part in the recent AguaWil organized cacerolazo protest against fracking including the Association of Fishermen (FEDEPESAN) and the Union of Workers of the Petroleum Industry (USO) whose banners can be seen in this photo. On February 17, Infobae reported: “On Tuesday, February 16, the Colombia Free Alliance Read more…

Would the proposed Canadian military propaganda initiative be used to promote the purchase of new fighter jets?

It’s possible (and worrisome) that if new fighter jets were seen as a national interest priority by the Canadian military (as is almost certainly the case), that a proposed Defence Strategic Communications group could seek to influence popular opinion in favour of that $19 billion expenditure and even collect information Read more…

“PBI was a true introduction to the meaning of solidarity”: Justin Mohammed on his time as a PBI volunteer in Kenya

As Peace Brigades International approaches its 40th anniversary in 2021, we are sharing the reflections of past volunteers from Canada who accompanied at-risk defenders in various PBI project countries over the years. Justin Mohammed, who now lives in Ottawa, accompanied defenders through the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project in 2015-16. Justin Read more…