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Brent Patterson | Questions persist about the role of Canadian-built light armoured vehicles in human rights violations abroad.
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Brent Patterson | A webinar on June 3 will convene human rights defenders to discuss what's next in the social struggle in Colombia.
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Human rights defenders try to dialogue with ESMAD police (mobile anti-riot squad), Medellín, Colombia, April 28, 2021. Image credit: Humano Salvaje/Wikimedia Commons
Cristina Rojas, Daniel Tubb | The world is watching and learning what Indigenous and Afro-Colombians have never been allowed to forget: death can come at any time at the hands of the paramilitary, police, or army.
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Brent Patterson | As violence by state security forces against the national strike in Colombia continues, there are calls for Canada to end any support of the police and army.
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Brent Patterson | Two Canadian companies have expressed their support for fracking in Colombia, despite significant threats to human rights defenders, the climate and aquatic wildlife.
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San Luis de Palenque, Colombia. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | Concerns are being raised about a Toronto-based oil company's contract with the Colombian army following community protests against its operations.
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Brent Patterson | Colombian human rights defenders to talk fracking and climate change at public forums in Ottawa, Vancouver and Nanaimo this November.
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Brent Patterson | The human right to a healthy environment means better protection of environmental human rights defenders and their families.
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Brent Patterson | On July 26, thousands took part in a "march for life and the defence of social leaders" global day of action.
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Cerrejón mine in Colombia. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | "Organized Violence" is rigorous in its research, scholarly while still being accessible, hard-hitting, and emotionally powerful.
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Brent Patterson | The Luis Carlos Perez Lawyers' Collective and the Comité Santurbán are leading voices in the campaign to defend the drinking water of 2 million people from a proposed mine.
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Brent Patterson | A massive march recently took place in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Given that all of the media coverage is in Spanish, what was the protest about?