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Here are the Archived entries for 03 2017


Panel on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions at SFU Burnaby Campus, Thursday at 5pm
Mar 27, 2017 at 03:38 PM

Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions

What

  • an international movement to put pressure on the state of Israel to end violations of Palestinian human rights
  •  non-violent dialogue based approach to ending a conflict
  • ligned with United Nations resolutions and Canadian policy
  • ndorsed by hundreds of thousands of union members and other community groups across Canada

Panel Discussion for TSSU Members
Thursday March 30
5:00pm - 7:00pm
SWH 10041

  • experienced speakers arguing for and against BDS
  • opportunity for members to ask questions and get answers

 Open to the public. Seating priority will go to TSSU members.

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Justice for Hassan Diab, April 5, 7pm, Vancouver Public Library
Mar 27, 2017 at 01:04 PM

With: Don Bayne – Hassan Diab’s lawyer
and Hasan Alam – Critical Muslim Voices

VPL Central Branch
350 West Georgia Street, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

Wednesday, April 5 @ 7pm

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For more information: www.justiceforhassandiab.org
Facebook Event Page :https://www.facebook.com/events/154909335026169/

Sponsored by BCCLA and Hassan Diab Support Committee

Why is Canadian professor Hassan Diab still held in French jail? What can we do?

Dr. Hassan Diab, a sociology professor at the University of Ottawa, was arrested in 2008 in connection with the deadly bombing of a Paris synagogue that occurred in 1980. Throughout his long ordeal – imprisoned and under house arrest in Canada for 6 years, extradited to France in 2014, and now nearly 2½ years in a French prison without being charged  – Diab has maintained his innocence.

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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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