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Here are the Archived entries for 06 2018


Solidarity fundraiser for the Canadian Boat to Gaza
Jun 10, 2018 at 11:58 AM
  • Tuesday, 26 at 6pm
  • Tamam: Fine Palestinian Cuisine
  • 2616 E. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z6.

This is a fundraiser to help indigenous activist Larry Commodore from the Soowahlie, Ts'elxweyeqw Tribe, Sto:lo Nation join the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza. Please join us for an evening of food, conversation, and music in a good cause! Tickets: $50 each. Contact Marty Roth via FB to reserve your place. Or e-mail him at Marty Roth <rothx002@umn.edu>. Co-sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices Vancouver, Canada Palestine Association.

Reserve early -- there are only 60 seats!

If you can't attend, please consider donating to Canadian Boat to Gaza: http://canadaboatgaza.org/
Freedom Flotilla: https://freedomflotilla.org/

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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