#BoycottPuma Picket in Vancouver

(Vancouver activists came out in heavy rain to say #BoycottPuma, Support Palestinian Prisoners)

Friday, September 17 at 5 pm
Outside Sport Chek, 788 Robson St. (at Howe), Vancouver

Join us on September 17th to be part of the global #BoycottPuma campaign! Lets give Puma the boot!

Global sportswear manufacturer Puma is involved in violations of international law and human rights. Puma is the main sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which includes teams in Israel’s illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land.… Read more

#IVotePalestine

Check out the 2021 #IVotePalestine campaign, this time being launched by the Canadian BDS Coalition, of which CPA is a member.
Federal Leaders asked where they stand in support of human rights and international law – Canadian BDS Coalition

Groups can endorse the campaign here: Endorse #IVotePalestine – Canadian BDS Coalition and see the list of endorsers to date.

Al Mayadeen news site covers #IVotePalestine campaign in new article.… Read more

Canada’s Complicity in Palestinian Dispossession

Message from Peace Alliance Winnipeg:

“Last Saturday, Hanna Kawas, of the Canada Palestine Association, gave an informative presentation on the struggles of Palestinians for liberation and the obstacles placed in their way by Canada. Unfortunately, the presentation was “zoom-bombed” with pornographic images by people who wished to disrupt the webinar.

We had to cancel the session and restart it to get rid of the people who were trying to prevent Hanna from speaking.… Read more

In Memory of Betty Beeching

With great sadness, we have learnt of the passing of long-time CPA member Betty Beeching. Betty and her late husband John were stalwarts of Palestinian activism for many decades, and their East Vancouver living room was the hub of meetings and receptions. The banner in the photo collage was hand-made by Betty for one of our first fund-raising committees, set up after the 1982 Israeli aggression on Lebanon.… Read more

Aug. 14 Webinar: Canada’s Complicity in Palestinian Dispossession

Hanna Kawas discusses Canada’s complicity in Palestinian dispossession and how it enables settler colonialism at home and abroad.
Hanna Kawas is a Palestinian activist, writer, and journalist who was born in Bethlehem, Palestine. He is the chairperson of the Canada Palestine Association (cpavancouver.org) and was cohost of Voice of Palestine (voiceofpalestine.ca); he has been active in anti-war struggles and support work for liberation movements.… Read more

Palestine Solidarity: An Inter-Generational Dialogue

Tuesday, August 3 –
4 pm Pacific, 7 pm Eastern

A moderated, dynamic and inter-generational discussion of the history, current challenges and prospects for the Palestine solidarity movement in Canada.

Speakers: Hanna Kawas (Canada Palestine Association); Charlotte Kates (Samidoun); Bruce Katz (Palestinian and Jewish Unity); Moe Alqasem (Palestinian Youth Movement); Aiyanas Ormond (BDS Vancouver – Moderator)

Organized by Canada Palestine Association and BDS Vancouver – Coast Salish Territories.… Read more

Boycott Tour, July 18, Vancouver

Report on the Boycott Tour from Samidoun.

Come out on Sunday, July 18 for a BOYCOTT TOUR for Palestine in downtown Vancouver! We will gather first at the ZIM Shipping offices in Vancouver to protest ZIM, apartheid Israel’s oldest and largest shipping company. ZIM is the target of the global #BlockTheBoat campaign and this protest is in solidarity with workers around the world (and in Prince Rupert) who have respected community pickets and/or themselves refused to handle ZIM’s cargo profiteering from Israeli occupation.We… Read more

Letter to Transport Minister Omar Alghabra: Israeli Apartheid Not Welcome in Canadian Ports #BlocktheBoat

(The following letter was sent to Canada’s Transport Minister Omar Alghabra and called on “the Canadian government to stop legitimizing the crimes of apartheid…and suspend all instances of Zim-operated ships docking and unloading in Canadian ports.”. This action is part of the growing demand that Canada must hold Israel accountable, through economic sanctions and a bilateral arms embargo.)
Letter pulished in Mondoweiss.Read more

Block the Boat Vancouver

(#BlockTheBoat Vancouver Action, June 8)
(Marching to the Vancouver Port, June 8)

URGENT UPDATE: New information shows that the Zim-operated ship was delayed and will now dock at the Vancouver harbour port on Tuesday, June 8. So grab your mask and keffiyeh and gather June 8 at 3 pm at Woodland Park.
** We strongly urge everyone to get all updates and news by texting your name to 1-833-590-1987 **

And bravo to Oakland that on Friday held a successful #BlockTheBoat action, forcing the Zim-operated ship to finally leave the harbour without unloading.… Read more

Join us again to Stand with Palestine

(Updated May 23)
May 24, 2 pm, Car Rally
5235 Kingsway, Burnaby
FB Event page

May 22, 6 pm, Vancouver Art Gallery
Vigil/Rally to be followed by March

The Palestinian uprising isn’t over and we’re going to keep up this momentum and continue pressuring for change. Families in Sheikh Jarrah are still waiting to hear from Israeli colonial courts next month on whether settlers will take their homes, Gaza is being heavily bombarded with air strikes, and Palestinian protests are occurring from Ramallah to Haifa.… Read more