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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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Solidarity groups denounce Dershowitz appearance in Vancouver

September 15, 2010

“We find it appalling that the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is sponsoring an appearance by Alan Dershowitz, who is an outright apologist for anything and everything that the State of Israel does, to open its annual fund-raising campaign,” says Bob Rosen, spokesperson for the Vancouver chapter of CanPalNet, a Palestinian solidarity organization.

“Dershowitz played a central role in the campaign to get Norman Finkelstein dismissed from the faculty of DePaul University because Finkelstein criticized Israeli behaviour and their treatment of Palestinians,” explained Stephen Aberle, a spokesperson for Jews for a Just Peace.

“We would like to ask those who are supporting Mr. Dershowitz by attending his appearance in Vancouver whether they support his efforts to muzzle academic criticism of Israeli policies, and if so, why?” continued Carl Rosenberg, spokesperson for Independent Jewish Voices. “We think that it sets a dangerous precedent when academics are dismissed because of their political positions.”

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