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Roger Waters Adds Voice to #RaptorsDontGo PDF Print E-mail
Jun 26, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Michael Bennett, when he turned down Brand Israel sports washing, quoted 1968 Olympian John Carlos saying “There is no partial commitment to justice, you are either in or you are out.” Michael Bennettt said I am in.

Roger Waters asks the Toronto Raptors players to join the commitment to justice, and say no to going to their co-owners offer of a Brand Israel trip.

Roger Water speaks to Toronto Raptor fans and all people concerned about justice to join him in the call to the Raptors players to say no to sports-washing and say no to the proposed brand Israel trip offer by Raptor co-owner Larry Tanenbaum.

Join with Roger and let the Raptors know you are on the side of justice. Sign the petition.

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#SayNO @Raptors to #Tanenbaum #Sportwashing offer of #Israeli visit PDF Print E-mail
Jun 19, 2019 at 04:41 PM

The Canadian BDS Coalition calls on each of the Raptors Players to say NO to this offer by Tanenbaum. Say NO to being used as an ambassador to sports-wash an aggressive ongoing colonization complete with apartheid, genocide and war crimes.

Check out the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/toronto-raptors-sayno-raptors-to-tanenbaum-sportwashing-offer-of-israeli-visit

Toronto Raptors: Please #SkipTheTrip to Israel PDF Print E-mail
Jun 18, 2019 at 12:00 AM

On June 13, 2019, the Toronto Raptors won the NBA (National Basketball Association) Championship. A few days earlier, news had broken in the Israeli media that one of the team’s billionaire co-owners, Larry Tannenbaum, had made an announcement in April of this year, that if the team won, he would take them on a trip to Israel.

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The reaction to this proposed trip was, initially, shock by progressive fans and then a commitment to push back on such a blatant attempt to sports-wash Israel’s war crimes. The Canadian BDS Coalition started a petition on June 14, calling on team members to not be part of such infamy, a petition that has already gathered over 3000 signatures to date.

An open letter was also sent the following day to the Raptors by BDS Vancouver-Coast Salish’s coordinator, asking them to use their stature and influence to stand with Palestinians in their struggle for freedom and liberation.

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Support NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton, attacked for supporting Palestinian rights PDF Print E-mail
May 21, 2017 at 02:25 PM

In May 2017, B’nai Brith viciously attacked NDP Leadership candidate Niki Ashton for speaking at a rally for Palestinian human rights in Montreal this past weekend.

Niki Ashton has stood up for Palestinian human rights; now it’s our turn to stand up for her.

To Ms. Niki Ashton:

WHEREAS you have openly supported Palestinian human rights throughout your career,

WHEREAS you have been a long-time champion for social, economic, and environmental justice throughout the world,

WHEREAS B’nai Brith and others have sought to attack and discredit you for your courageous stances,

THEREFORE, we, the undersigned petition you to continue your courageous work, and to find renewed strength to continue your fight for justice in Canada and abroad:

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Resumption of funding to UNRWA by the Canadian Government PDF Print E-mail
Jun 06, 2016 at 04:09 PM

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) was created in 1950 to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees, and is unique in terms of its long-standing commitment to this vulnerable group of refugees.

 

Canada has been a prominent supporter of UNRWA since its inception, but under the previous government, was the only donor to have ever withdrawn funding.

 

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Solidarity groups denounce Dershowitz appearance in Vancouver

September 15, 2010

“We find it appalling that the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is sponsoring an appearance by Alan Dershowitz, who is an outright apologist for anything and everything that the State of Israel does, to open its annual fund-raising campaign,” says Bob Rosen, spokesperson for the Vancouver chapter of CanPalNet, a Palestinian solidarity organization.

“Dershowitz played a central role in the campaign to get Norman Finkelstein dismissed from the faculty of DePaul University because Finkelstein criticized Israeli behaviour and their treatment of Palestinians,” explained Stephen Aberle, a spokesperson for Jews for a Just Peace.

“We would like to ask those who are supporting Mr. Dershowitz by attending his appearance in Vancouver whether they support his efforts to muzzle academic criticism of Israeli policies, and if so, why?” continued Carl Rosenberg, spokesperson for Independent Jewish Voices. “We think that it sets a dangerous precedent when academics are dismissed because of their political positions.”

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