PBI-Canada helps to amplify the call for #CeasefireNow

Peace Brigades International is supporting the call from many communities and organizations – including Amnesty International, United Nations Special Rapporteurs, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) – for an immediate ceasefire. PBI-Canada has helped amplify this call and associated concerns via Read more…

PBI-Canada remembers Ueli Wildberger and the “menschenteppich” at the arms show in Winterthur, Switzerland

Photo: Ueli Wildberger (1945–2023). Photo by Andrea Zahler. The Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger (Daily Gazette) reports on the passing of Peace Brigades International activist Ueli Wildberger. Ueli passed away on January 23 at 77 years of age. Tages-Anzeiger notes: “After [studying for a few semesters in Berlin in 1968], Ueli Wildberger no longer plays Read more…

Canada interested in Colombian naval base, sale of helicopters and remotely-piloted systems to the National Police

Photo of Bell 407 helicopter with surveillance technology. The Maple has reported on briefing notes, obtained through an access to information request, prepared for then-Defence Minister Anita Anand for the 15th Biennial Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas held on July 28, 2022. This conference took place a little Read more…

PBI-Canada offers overview of Canada-Colombia economic relationship at public forum with Berenice Celeita

On October 30, Association for Research and Social Action (Nomadesc) president Berenice Celeita spoke at the Amnesty International Canada office in Ottawa/Algonquin territory. The Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project has accompanied Nomadesc since 2011 and Berenice Celeita since 1999. Brent Patterson of Peace Brigades International-Canada offered these comments at the public Read more…

The Network in Defence of Indigenous Territories of Sierra Tarahumara (REDETI) and PBI-Mexico visit Ottawa

Photo: Manuel Jabonero (PBI-Mexico), Mariana Villarreal (REDETI) and Brent Patterson (PBI-Canada) remember Julián Carrillo on Parliament Hill, October 24. This past week, Mariana Azucena Villarreal Frías, the Chihuahua-based coordinator of the Network in Defence of Indigenous Territories of Sierra Tarahumara (REDETI), was in Ottawa. She was accompanied by Manuel Jabonero Read more…

What has been the environmental impact of the TC Energy Encino-Topolobampo pipeline in Chihuahua, Mexico?

Photo: Mariana Villarreal of REDETI and Manuel Jabonero of PBI-Mexico are in Washington, DC this week before travelling to Ottawa. Mariana Azucena Villarreal Frías of the Network in Defense of Indigenous Territories of Sierra Tarahumara (REDETI) will be in Ottawa next week. She will be accompanied by Manuel Jabonero from Read more…

Wet’suwet’en and Otomi land defenders unite against the TC Energy Coastal GasLink and Tuxpan-Tula pipelines

Over the past four days in Ottawa and Toronto, PBI-Canada, along with allies including Above Ground and the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network, have accompanied and sought to amplify the resistance of Wet’suwet’en and Otomi land defenders to the Coastal GasLink and Tuxpan-Tula fracked gas pipelines being built on their territories Read more…

PBI-Canada to help REDETI commemorate the 5th anniversary of the murder of Rarámuri land defender Julián Carrillo

Indigenous Rarámuri land defender Julián Carrillo was murdered by armed men on October 24, 2018, in his community of Coloradas de la Virgen in the mountainous region of the Sierra Tarahumara in the northern state of Chihuahua. Mariana Azucena Villarreal Frías of the Network in Defense of Indigenous Territories of Read more…

RCMP comments on C-IRG arrest of photo-journalist Amber Bracken on Wet’suwet’en territory

Video (at 12:12): Photojournalist Amber Bracken was arrested by RCMP C-IRG officers on November 19, 2021. Bracken says: “For the record, I’m a member of the media. You’ve been notified that I’m here. I’m an observer.” On February 13, 2023, the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) posted: “The Narwhal and Read more…

Thirteen Wet’suwet’en land defenders will be in court in a few weeks to defend their right to protect their territory from TC Energy

Video: RCMP C-IRG officers smash down a door and arrest land defenders at gunpoint on November 19, 2021. Greenpeace Canada notes: “In a few weeks Wet’suwet’en land defenders will be in the colonial courts defending their right to protect their territory from the unlawful trespass and property damage caused by Read more…