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Week of Palestinian Struggle, 15-22 May 2020 PDF Print E-mail
May 15, 2020 at 02:02 PM
On 15-22 May 2020 Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all organizations, activists and movements to join us in a collective Week of Palestinian Struggle. 

On these days, we remember the Nakba, the theft of Palestinian land and the dispossession of the Palestinian people. At the same time, we celebrate, affirm and pledge to continue over 72 years of Palestinian resistance for liberation and return. 

For decades, the Palestinian people’s  movement has commemorated 15 May and the week that follows as a week of solidarity, resistance and struggle, affirming a revolution that will continue until victory. This week marks the Palestinian, Arab and international struggle for justice and liberation, a struggle that has continued for 72 years and continues every day. As the Nakba continues, the resistance continues!

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#Nakba72: Online rally PDF Print E-mail
May 14, 2020 at 10:08 PM
#NAKBA72
Saturday May 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm ET (11am - 1pm Pacific Time)

Register now at bit.ly/nakbaday2020

Hear from: 
  • Zahia El-Masri, Canadian Palestinian Foundation of Quebec
  • Yafa Jarrar, Human Rights Lawyer
  • Badee’ Dwaik, Human Rights Defenders - Hebron
  • Leila Al Ali, Najdeh - Palestine Aid Society, Lebanon
  • Haneen Zaqout, We Are Not Numbers, Gaza
Hosted by:
  • Palestinian Canadian Community Centre - Palestine House
  • Independent Jewish Voices Canada
  • Socialist Action
  • Courage
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Freedom Flotilla online events: Saturday 9 May through May 31 PDF Print E-mail
May 08, 2020 at 03:47 PM

Dear supporters & friends,

Please join us for a Webinar on Saturday, May 9 on the Free Gaza Movement: Breaking the Israeli Naval Blockade of Gaza--Organizing the first Boats to Gaza

In May 2020 the Gaza Freedom Flotilla Coalition is sponsoring a series of webinars to commemorate those killed on the 2010 Gaza Freedom flotilla and the thousands of Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel that have been killed by the Israeli military and the inhumane policies of the Israeli government. 

May 31, 2020 is the 10th anniversary of the deadly Israel military attack on six civilian boats that were sailing to bring international attention to the plight of Palestinians living under a brutal Israeli land, sea and air blockade of Gaza. Israeli commandos murdered ten and wounded fifty unarmed civilians on the Mavi Marmara ship and beat up passengers on the other five boats. 

 

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to hear from those who started this movement! Please register by clicking here.   

Watch for more Gaza Freedom Flotilla webinars in May, including:

May 23: Award-winning film The Truth: Lost at Sea, followed by a discussion with film-maker and Mavi Marmara survivor Rifat Audeh. Hosted by Canadian Boat to Gaza.  

May 28:  Legal actions against Israel originating from the Gaza Flotillas hosted by South Africa's Palestine Solidarity committee 

May 30: Filmmaker Iara Lee & her film “Attack on the Mavi Marmara” hosted by US Boats to Gaza 

May 30:  Event hosted by allies in 48 Palestine.

May 31:  Events in Istanbul, Turkey to commemorate the 10 deaths by Israeli commandos on the Mavi Marmara ship hosted by IHH, Humanitarian Aid.

May 31: Evening Concert in Norway hosted by Ship to Gaza Norway.
Watch for updates: 
freedomflotilla.org/news/coalition-statements/online-flotilla-events-during-may-2020/

 

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Revoke the tax deductible status for the JNF PDF Print E-mail
May 23, 2018 at 02:54 PM

Sunday, June 3rd, 5:00pm sharp
Four Seasons Hotel, 791 W. Georgia (at Howe), Vancouver
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Join us to picket the Jewish National Fund Dinner which is celebrating the "70th anniversary of the state of Israel". The racist and discriminatory policies of the JNF have been well documented and are of particular concern here in Canada due to the creation of “Canada Park” on the ruins of 3 Palestinian villages in the occupied West Bank.

As in previous years, the JNF is attempting to hide its policies and history behind a charitable project, this time to "Help Improve the Lives of Children with Disabilities". The grotesque irony of this particular project at this time, as Israeli snipers maim and disable hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza, including children, doesn't seem to bother the $300/ticket gala-goers. UNICEF stated on May 16, 2018, that “since 30 March 2018, over 1,000 children have been injured in violence in the Gaza Strip. Many of these injuries are severe and potentially life-altering, including some resulting in amputations.”

Call on the Canadian Government to revoke the tax deductible status for the JNF, and stop being complicit in these WAR CRIMES.

Stop maiming Palestinian children.
No to 70 years of celebrating Palestinian dispossession!
No to "greenwashing" ethnic cleansing.

Organized by BDS Vancouver-Coast Salish, Canada Palestine Association, Int’l League of Peoples Struggle Canada, Vancouver Peace Council.

Groups wishing to endorse the action, please email cpavancouver@gmail.com

Ongoing Events PDF Print E-mail
Feb 02, 2007 at 02:43 AM

Vancouver Women in Black Vigils 

Vancouver Women in Black stand in vigil the fourth Monday of each month, Robson St. side of the VAG from 5-6pm. All are welcome (men too!); please wear as much black as you can. Women in Black calls for
  • An end to violence, racism, and all forms of terrorism that harm innocent civilians.
  • An end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and a just peace for all peoples in the region.
  • An end to all human rights abuses in the occupied territories
ONLY AN END TO THE OCCUPATION WILL BRING PEACE
A coronavirus coup in broad daylight

As democracy goes into quarantine and surveillance of citizens becomes the norm, Israel is heading straight for an autocracy run by Benjamin Netanyahu.

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A state of emergency provides the government with an opportunity to corrupt power itself, promote foreign interests, and go after political rivals using tools and methods that the government wouldn’t be able to use on an ordinary day due to stiff resistance from the opposition. A state of emergency gives the government the opportunity to exploit the fear and uncertainty of the public, which is busy dealing with private or family issues and the (real or imagined) threats around the corner, to take steps unthinkable in times of normalcy.

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