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Why BDS Matters
Oct 20, 2016 at 03:35 PM

A Town Hall Discussion About Illegal Occupation-In Palestine and Unceded Indigenous Lands

St James Community Hall , 3214 W.10th, Vancouver 

Oct 21, 6:30-8:30 pm

Free admission

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/696513227191000/

http://www.straight.com/listings/events/810256 

 

A Vancouver Town Hall on the Green Party of Canada’s Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Policy 

 

WHO:

  • Lisa Barrett, former Green Party of Canada International Affairs critic and candidate for Vancouver Center;
  • Dimitri Lascaris, former Green Party of Canada Justice Critic and candidate for London West;
  • Sid Shniad, National Steering Committee, Independent Jewish Voices;
  • Audrey Siegl, Musqueam First Natio artist and activist. 2014 candidate for Vancouver City Council

WHAT: A town hall on the Green Party of Canada’s recently adopted policy expressing support for the use of boycott, divestment and sanctions in order to bring an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories. 

WHEN: Friday, October 21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, PDT 

 

WHERE: St James Community Hall 3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, B.C. 

 

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Israel- Palestine Education Events at UFV
Oct 17, 2016 at 03:04 PM

Over the next six weeks, Fraser Valley residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the Israel – Palestine conflict thanks to four events at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Abbotsford campus. The events are sponsored by the Political Science Department and are free and open to the public.

  1. The critically acclaimed documentary, “Occupation 101: Voices of the Silent Majority,” will screen on October 19 at 3:00 p.m. in Room B101.
  2. On November 2 at 3:00 p.m. in Room B121, fourth-year political science major Coulter Louwerse will give a talk on “Current Palestinian Realities.” Louwerse spent a month in the region in 2015, travelling independently and as part of a peacemaking delegation.
  3. “The Iron Wall,” a Palestinian documentary about Israel’s controversial separation wall, will screen on November 16, 3:00 p.m. in Room B121.
  4. A day-long event is also being planned for November 26.

A time for discussion will follow each event.

Women's Boat to Gaza Captured
Oct 06, 2016 at 11:59 PM

Zaytouna-Oliva Women Deported
Details Emerge about the Capture

Messina, Italy:  All 13 of the women on the Women’s Boat to Gaza are currently in the process of deportation after being captured by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and detained in a prison at Ashdod. Wendy Goldsmith, a member of the land team working to secure the release of the women stated that, “the deportation was much quicker than in prior flotillas. While we had a great legal team assisting the women, we suspect that the reason for the quick release was because of all the negative media attention Israel has been receiving for its illegal interception.”

According to early reports from the women released, the Zaytouna-Oliva was surrounded by two warships along with four to five smaller naval boats. The IDF gave warning to the Zaytouna-Oliva to stop their course towards Gaza. When the warning was refused, at least 7 IDF members, both male and female, boarded the Zaytouna-Oliva and commandeered the sailboat. This happened in international waters.

In the course of their capture, the women persisted in telling the IDF that Israel’s interception of their boat was illegal and that they were being taken against their will to Israel. 

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Judge blaming Rachel Corrie for her own death highlights Israel’s impunity, family says
The Haifa District court ruled earlier today that the Israeli military is not responsible for killing American activist Rachel Corrie, and that Corrie was to blame for her own death.

Even when she saw the mount of earth moving towards her, she did not move away. The accident was caused by the deceased,” said Israeli Judge Oded Gershon, as he read out a summary of the 62-page ruling in front of a packed courthouse and with Rachel’s mother Cindy, father Craig and sister Sarah sitting in the front row.

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