The Fenix Mine in Guatemala

Guatemalan women sue Canadian mining company

In Canada, eleven indigenous Guatemalan women are in the process of taking a multinational mining company to court. The women allege that in 2007, police officers, soldiers, and private security personnel attacked their village of Lote Ocho, in eastern Guatemala, and burned dozens of homes in a bid to drive the community from their ancestral land.

A woman from Women in Black London hands a leaflet to a pedestrian walking by.

Activists across Europe take action against arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Across Europe, activists have been resisting arms sales to Saudi Arabia, destined to be used the ongoing war in Yemen. Saudi Arabia's bombing campaign has seen many thousands of civilians killed.

Abdulhakim Al-Ansi: Communications Assistant (Sana’a), CARE Yemen

Dreaming for peace in Yemen

A day in the life of Hakim Najm in Yemen. His blog sheds light on what it's like to live with the regular threat of air strikes and in a city blockaded from the outside world, experiencing shortages of fuel, food and medical supplies, and all the time trying to tell the outside world of the situation. Stronger international solidarity is needed for this country that has now experienced 1000 days of war.

Protesters hold banners with small lights reading "Hands up don't shoot" on a bridge over a road at dusk

No SWAT Zone: Resisting police militarization under Trump

In 1967, Los Angeles Police Department Inspector Daryl Gates came up with the concept of SWAT based on his experience policing Black uprisings such as the Watts Riots. The War on Drugs saw higher rates of lethal force as the government transferred military equipment to police departments—a transfer that was motivated out of the government’s fear of Black liberation and antiwar movements.