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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?
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Brent Patterson | From the Gatling gun to armoured vehicles and assault rifles, arms manufacturers have profited from the production of weapons used against Indigenous peoples.
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Brent Patterson | Indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities in Colombia face crushing poverty and logging, mining and agribusiness on their ancestral territories.
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Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights or CREDHOS. Photo: Peace Brigades International.
Brent Patterson | CREDHOS seeks to prevent the water depletion and violations to the right to water that would come with the fracking boom expected in the war-torn country.
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Claudia Julieta Duque. Photo by Peace Brigades International.
Brent Patterson | A reporter with the Colombian human rights radio station Radio Nizkor who has received death threats and been kidnapped is now reporting on a dam partially financed by Export Development Canada.
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Siete Lagunas, Municipality of Cachira. Wikimedia photo by Grupo Areas Protegidas CORPONOR, Ismael Contreras.
Brent Patterson | Eco Oro wanted to build a gold and silver mine in an area that provides 2 million people with their drinking water. When they didn't get their way, they sued.