Opponents of Canada spending billions on fighter jets draw inspiration from Swiss campaign for September 27th vote

Twitter photo by @Anna_Leissing. Opponents of the Canadian government spending $19 billion on new fighter jets are looking to the Swiss campaign opposed to a similar acquisition plan. On Sunday September 27, Swiss citizens will be voting in a binding referendum on whether their federal government can spend CHF 6 Read more…

Export Development Canada finances Calgary-based Parex Resources in Colombia

Earlier this month, Peace Brigades International signed this letter that highlights: “The activities of [public development banks] have repeatedly exacerbated poverty, widened inequalities and fuelled human rights violations (such as reprisals, land grabbing and forced evictions) without access to any useful remedies for affected communities.” United Nations High Commissioner for Read more…

PBI-Canada welcomes the decision of Carleton University’s criminology institute to end placements with police forces and prisons

On August 12, CBC reported: “Carleton University’s Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice (ICCJ) is ending all student co-op placements with police forces and prisons next year.” That article also notes: “Typically, some 80 third-year year criminology students are given co-op placements with Ottawa police, the RCMP, Correctional Service Canada Read more…

PBI-Guatemala hosts webinar with TZ’KAT Network of Ancestral Healers of Territorial Community Feminism

On July 15, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project hosted a livestream presentation with two members of TZ’KAT. The promotion for this online discussion noted: “We talk with Lorena Cabnal and Alex Vásquez, members of TZ’KAT Network of Ancestral Healers of Territorial Community Feminism from Iximulew, about the situation of the Read more…