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Here are the Archived entries for 12 2017


Emergency rally for Palestine: Defend Al-Quds/Jerusalem
Dec 08, 2017 at 11:35 AM

All out for Palestine!!
Friday, Dec. 8, 5 pm
US Consulate, 1095 W. Pender, Vancouver, BC

 

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In an atrocious move that has been 70 years in the making, Trump has declared moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This is an escalation on a conflict that’s costing Palestinian lives on a genocidal level. It overturns decades of pseudo-attempts at the peace process and is yet another iteration of the colonial project of sewing sectarianism in the region to justify imperialist wars.

Palestinians have called for 3 days of rage and demonstrations at US Embassies everywhere. It's a moral imperative for the international community to reject US aggression on Palestine. We demand the government of Canada to condemn Trump’s decision to move Israeli capital to Jerusalem and to withdraw its support for Israel.


Co-hosted by: Canada Palestine Association and StopWarCa - Vancouver Coalition for Justice & Peace


This rally takes place on the occupied, unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the x?m?θkw?y??m (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:l? and S?l?ílw?ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Rachel Corrie verdict exposes Israeli military mindset
Corrie's parents have not received justice, but their quest reveals the lie of the IDF's claim to be the world's 'most moral army'
Rachel Corrie's family – father Craig, mother Cindy and sister Sarah Corrie Simpson – at the Haifa district court where a judge ruled that Israel did not intentionally kill the pro-Palestinian activist in 2003. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA

Reporters covering Israel are routinely confronted with the question: why not call Hamas a terrorist organisation? It's a fair point. How else to describe blowing up families on buses but terrorism?

But the difficulty lies in what then to call the Israeli army when it, too, at particular times and places, has used indiscriminate killing and terror as a means of breaking Palestinian civilians. One of those places was Rafah, in the southern tip of the Gaza strip, where Rachel Corrie was crushed by a military bulldozer nine years ago as she tried to stop the Israeli army going about its routine destruction of Palestinian homes.

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