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Here are the Archived entries for 02 2018


Dr. Ramzy Baroud and the Palestinian Narrative
Feb 14, 2018 at 01:40 PM
Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3

 
Location: room 1700, SFU Harbour Centre. Both the building and room are wheelchair accessible.

Gaza-born Palestinian author discusses the Palestine Chronicle, his forthcoming book: The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story, and the urgent need to situate Palestinian refugees back at the center of the Palestinian discourse. His talk will also cover contemporary issues facing the Palestinian liberation movement.??Co-sponsored by SFU's Institute for the Humanities, Canada Palestine Association, Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies - SFU, SFU School for International Studies, and Independent Jewish Voices Canada.
?This event will take place on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
 
Event is FREE and open to the public. 
 
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ISM’s response to the Rachel Corrie trial verdict
The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is deeply concerned by the verdict of Judge Oded Gershon that absolved Israel’s military and state of the 2003 murder of American ISM activist Rachel Corrie. Rachel was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer while protesting the demolition of a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip.

Despite the American administration stating that the Israeli military investigation had not been "thorough, credible and transparent" and the Israeli government withholding key video and audio evidence, Judge Gershon found no fault in the investigation or in the conclusion that the military and state were not responsible for Rachel’s death. Judge Gershon ruled  that Rachel was to blame for her own murder and classifies her non-violent attempt to prevent war crimes as proof that Rachel was not a “thinking person".

By disregarding international law and granting Israeli war criminals impunity Judge Gershon’s verdict exemplifies the fact that Israel’s legal system cannot be trusted to administer justice according to international standards.The ISM calls on the international community to hold Israel accountable by supporting the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) and continuing to join the Palestinian struggle in the occupied Palestinian territories.
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