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Here are the Archived entries for 03 2018


Bloody Money: Economics of the Occupation
Mar 12, 2018 at 05:30 PM

Tuesday, March 20, 5-7pm
UBC Global Lounge, 2205 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 
Hosted by Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights - UBC
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/444271166002289

Join SPHR on Tuesday March 20th to learn who profits from the Israeli occupation, racist walls and checkpoints, settlements and prisons. Explore what BDS is, and learn how has it been used to take on the profiteers from state violence and repression. Learn about Dalit's support for boycotts within the Israeli movement, as well as some of the successes and challenges to taking on big corporations. 

Who is Dalit Baum? 

Dalit Baum, PhD, is an Israeli feminist teacher, BDS activist and corporate researcher. She is the the co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation, and of the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel, and she has been active with various groups in the Israeli anti-occupation and democracy movement, including Black Laundry, Boycott from Within, Zochrot, Anarchists against the Wall and Women in Black. She currently serves as the director of the ASFC Economic Activism Program. 

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This event is being hosted on the unceded lands of the S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish), X?m?θk??y??m (Musqueam), and S?l?ilw?ta?? (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. 

Political Prisoners in Israeli Jails: A conversation with Sahar Francis and Sobhi al-Zobaidi
Mar 04, 2018 at 02:43 PM
3:30:5:00 pm, March 5, 2018
Room 1425 Harbor Centre, 515 W Hastings street.
 
Facebook Event

Since 2006, Sahar Francis has been the director of Addameer Prisoner Support and Humans Rights Association, a Palestinian NGO. She has over 20 years of human rights experience and was on the Board of Defence for Children International - Palestine Sector for 4 years.

Sobhi al-Zobaidi is a Palestinian filmmaker, writer and restauranteur, residing in Vancouver. In 2001, Sobhi produced a long documentary film on Palestinian political prisoners “Light at the End of the Tunnel”.

The event is free and open to the public. As seating is limited, be sure to RSVP.
 
We would like to respectfully acknowledge that the land this event takes place on is the unceded territories of the x?m?θk??y??m (Musqueam), S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish) and sel?íl?witulh (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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