On November 16, despite strong and diverse opposition, Vancouver City Council adopted the dangerous and divisive IHRA definition. The IHRA is designed to “chill” speech on Palestine and institutionalizes anti-Palestinian racism. Canada Palestine Association is grateful for all the speakers who took the time to express their opposition to the IHRA in front of council before the vote. They represented the best of Vancouver and showed that our voices will not be silenced.… Read more
Action Alert: Here is the text of the motion introduced to Vancouver City Council. We encourage all supporters to sign up to speak against the motion either in-person or by phone through this link. #NoIHRA
Update: The BC Civil Liberties Association put out a letter on Nov. 7 reaffirming that they “are strongly opposed to the IHRA definition because of its threat to freedom of expression”.
.يمر العالم بمنعطف تاريخي والعالم العربي يغفوا في غيبوبة عميقة بينما تستقبلون رؤساء دول أوروبية مسؤولة عن الابادة الجماعية في الجزائر، فلسطين وأماكن أخرى في العالم، يقوم الإتحاد الأوروبي بمنع مناضلين فلسطينيين من دخول أوروبا وسجن ولعقود طويلة مناضلين يدعمون القضية الفلسطينية
.الغربيفرضالعقوبات على أي دولة تهدد مصالحه، اما أنظمتنا العربية فلا تكترث لمصالح أمتنا وشعوبها
Oct. 29, 12 noon Commercial Skytrain Station: Join us as we march in solidarity on this International day of action for the Right of Return and Liberation! We’ll be meeting at the Commercial Skytrain Station to Grandview Park.
The march is an internationally coordinated action by the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement and coincides with their march on the European Parliament in Brussels.… Read more
Canada Palestine Association sent out a questionnaire to the candidates and parties running in the upcoming Vancouver city election, asking them about anti-Palestinian racism, #NoIHRA, JNF, police exchanges with Israeli units and making Vancouver an apartheid-free city. Here are the responses to date: 1. Response from Christine Boyle, OneCity Vancouver 2. Response from Sean Orr, Vote Socialist: YES to all five questions.… Read more
On September 15, Canada Palestine Association and BDS Vancouver joined with Samidoun Vancouver and the Canadian BDS Coalition in presenting an information table at the Roger Waters Concert, that highlighted campaigns to deshelve Israeli apartheid wines and free Palestinian prisoners. As Samidoun noted in their social media report: “With a large Freedom for Palestine banner — a message reinforced repeatedly by Roger Waters throughout the show — we were able to meet and talk with many concertgoers, receiving very positive feedback, and real interest in getting involved in the campaign for Palestinian liberation.”… Read more
The following questionnaire was sent to all civic organizations running in the Vancouver municipal election. Here are the responses so far. 1. Response from Christine Boyle, OneCity Vancouver 2. Response from Sean Orr, Vote Socialist: YES to all five questions. Vote Socialist also included some of the points raised in our questionnaire in their platform.… Read more
Four years ago this month, the Boycott Israeli Wines campaign held a picket at the MLA office of BC Attorney General David Eby. At the time, his mandate included the BC Liquor Distribution Branch, which has been flaunting international law and Palestinians rights for over a decade by stocking Israeli apartheid wines linked to the illegal settlement enterprise.