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Nov 25, 2009 at 12:00 AM

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The majority of Canadians aren't aware of the existence of this group of parliamentarians which formed this year. Alan Sears fills in some of the gaps for us. Sears is a sociology professor at Ryerson University and a member of Faculty for Palestine.

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Concentration camps – at the US border and in Gaza

Since last week, a media storm has been taking place over Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez use of the term “concentration camps” to refer to the detention camps for immigrant families on the country’s southern border.

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Gaza has become unlivable. One needs to soak in these terms and repeat them to oneself. Nearly two million people are living in an unlivable concentration camp. They have been herded there already in 1948 (over 70% of Gaza’s residents are refugees), and they are repeatedly targeted for protesting their incarceration – even when they protest it with absolutely no arms, they get shot with lethal ammunition.

We need this language, we need these comparisons to wake us. While some may be offended by the language, the reality it addresses is often far beyond the imagination.

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