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Here are the Archived entries for 02 2011

Budrus film to open this year's CODEV film festival in Vancouver
Feb 07, 2011 at 01:44 AM

Friday, February 11, 7:00PM

Opening Night Gala - Room A130 Langara College, 100 W. 49th Avenue, Vancouver




82 min.  2009 Just Vision
Director: Julia Bacha
Feb 01, 2011 at 06:17 PM

Understanding recent attempts to silence criticism of Israel in Canada

Free Public Forum

  • Saturday February 12, 6:30 pm
  • Room 1800
  • SFU Harbour Centre
  • 515 W. Hastings St.

Student organizations at UBC have come under attack for opposing Israel’s illegal siege of Gaza. Jenny Peto's Master's thesis,  ‘The Victimhood of the Powerful: White Jews, Zionism and the Racism of Hegemonic Holocaust Education,’ was condemned in the national media and by three members of the Ontario legislature. A public forum to discuss attacks in Canada on freedom of speech about Israel/Palestine.

Featured Speakers:

  • Jenny Peto - Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (Toronto)
  • Omar Chaaban - Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights – UBC
  • Brian Campbell - Seriously Free Speech Committee
Toward the Establishment of a Palestinian Civil Society Defragmentation Strategy

Final Statement of the Palestinian Civil Society Conference,
Cyprus, 16–18 October 2007

As part of the effort by the Palestinian civil society organizations to overcome the state of forced Palestinian fragmentation and consolidate the national role of the Palestinian NGOs in all their places of residence, a conference titled "Toward the Establishment of a Palestinian Civil Society Defragmentation Strategy" was held in Agros, Cyprus, between 16 and 18 October 2007 at the initiative of Ittijah-The Union of Arab Community Based Associations. Forty-four participants representing a broad sector of Palestinian civil society networks, coalitions, and associations in Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Kuwait, in addition to a number of international partner organizations supporting Palestinian rights, attended the conference. The Israeli occupation authorities banned the travel of a delegation representing civil society organizations in Gaza.

The conference discussed a number of issues, notably: The Palestinian situation and Palestinian, regional, and international developments, including the Annapolis conference; the collective Palestinian strategy against the forced fragmentation; the endeavors to rebuild terms of reference and assert the constant Palestinian principles; the strategy of collective Palestinian advocacy; Palestinian media strategies; and local and international coordination on the Palestinian question.

The participants in the conference set bases that would help strengthen the overall Palestinian struggle for liberation in all its contexts: the occupation, the displacement and uprooting, and the assault on Palestinian existence in the 1948 areas.

A draft of a collective organizational structure and an action plan were also devised, and a follow-up committee to implement this plan and lead the agreed process was set up.

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