Upcoming Events4Palestine in Vancouver

Palestinian Liberation: A New Path Forward
1803 E 1st Ave, Vancouver
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Freedom for Ahmad Sa’adat: Protest and Postering for Palestine
Commercial–Broadway station, Vancouver
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And stay tuned for details of our Feb. 5 Day of Action to Boycott Israeli Wines and tell the BC NDP government to stop profiting off Israeli war crimes!

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NDP: Your Credibility is on the Line

The following open letter was sent today to Heather McPherson, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic and cc’d to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and BC Premier John Horgan.

Dear Ms. McPherson: 

On December 22, 2021, you issued a statement marking the fifth anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334. As you correctly noted in your statement, that resolution is “binding under international law”, and called for “States to distinguish between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967”. … Read more

CPA 2021 Year in Review

2021 was a busy year for both Canada Palestine Association and BDS Vancouver, as the solidarity movement with Palestine grew in both depth and reach. The diverse base of support and unity for Palestinian rights was evidenced by the thousands of people who took to the streets in Vancouver in May/June to demand accountability from Israel and an end to Canadian complicity in Israeli war crimes.… Read more

Don’t make us complicit in war crimes!

BC Government: Stop Profiting off Israeli War Crimes

The British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch is complicit in violations of Palestinian human rights. Despite calls from multiple local organizations for a boycott of Israeli wines, many produced in occupied Palestinian and Syrian territories in the West Bank and the Golan Heights, they continue to be sold in publicly owned BC Liquor Stores.… Read more

We Stand Together!

Vancouver was a living example of international solidarity in the 1970s and early 80s. Two formations, the Third World Peoples Coalition and then later the Coalition for National Liberation Movements, ensured a clear focus on the voices and leadership representing struggles across the globe. Local groups supported each others’ work and campaigns in a way that was both inspiring and enhanced practical effectiveness.… Read more

UBC postpones film showing due to Zionist meddling

Joint statement by organizers of Fedayin film showing at UBC:

“The Palestinian Youth Movement-Vancouver, SPHR UBC, and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Network – Vancouver planned a film showing of Fedayin: Georges Abdallah’s Fight for Thursday, December 2nd, but it was postponed by the university administration on Wednesday, December 1 after a complaint was made about the film by an external, national right-wing Zionist organization. … Read more

Vancouver Calendar of Events: AllOut4Palestine

Upcoming Events:

Nov. 24-27th: New Art Exhibit on Gaza coming to Vancouver – Canada Palestine Association (cpavancouver.org) Closing reception and walkthrough: Saturday November 27 at 1:00pm

Nov. 29th, 7 pm: Int’l Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians
Film Showing by long-time supporter of Palestine Tim Louis:
 “In honour of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People I will be showing the movie Gaza Fights for Freedom, directed, written, and narrated by Abby Martin.… Read more

In Solidarity with Indigenous Land Defenders

We, in the Canada Palestine Association, denounce the British Columbia (B.C.) and Canadian governments for their colonial violence and their callous disregard of indigenous rights. This past week, additional RCMP troops arrived in unceded Wet’suwet’en territory and have since engaged in violent raids on indigenous land defenders; we demand the immediate release of all those arrested, which included journalists and elders. We know that the struggles of the indigenous people of this land and the indigenous people of Palestine have always been against the supremacist settler colonialist project.… Read more

UAE Normalizing with Israeli War Crimes

Activists in Vancouver, who have worked for over a decade on the Boycott Israeli Wines campaign, were recently taken aback to discover that a new market for Israeli settlement wines had opened up in the United Arab Emirates UAE. This was apparently one of the dividends of the “normalization” agreements, or Abraham Accords, that are now over a year old and are fueling greater Israeli-UAE economic ties.… Read more

In Memory of Lee Maracle

Earlier today, we lost Lee Maracle, an indigenous warrior, a writer, a poet, an activist and a revolutionary. She was strongly internationalist in her perspective and linked the indigenous struggles in Turtle Island to all oppressed peoples of the world. Her longstanding support for the Palestinian people’s struggle against Zionist settler colonialism was an example for all progressive people to follow.… Read more