Israeli Apartheid Week

Co-op Radio programmers are marking Israeli Apartheid Week IAW during March 2012, including four shows on Voice of Palestine: March 6, 13, 20 and 27. For more details stay tuned to: Upcoming Shows

Co-op Radio programmers are marking Israeli Apartheid Week IAW during March 2012, including four shows on Voice of Palestine: March 6, 13, 20 and 27. For more details stay tuned to: Upcoming Shows

Vancouver VIGIL for Khader Adnan-Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike

Thursday, Feb. 16, 5:00pm
CBC building, 700 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC

Thursday, Feb. 16, 5:00pm until 6:30pm
CBC building, 700 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC

Join us for a VIGIL and PROTEST for Khader Adnan, Palestinian prisoner on the 61st day of his Hunger Strike, protesting his arbitrary detention without charge. We will stand outside the CBC building to highlight Khader Adnan’s invisibility – and the invisibility of the Palestinian voice – on CBC and in Canadian media.

This vigil comes in response to an urgent call for international solidarity from Randa Adnan, Khader Adnan’s wife, and Jihad Adnan, Khader Adnan’s father. Khader Adnan is a Palestinian political activist, baker, husband and father who is being held in administrative detention by the Israeli occupation military forces. Administrative detention is detention without charge, based only on secret evidence, indefinitely renewable by military judges.

His hunger strike has now lasted 61 days. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called for Khader Adnan to be charged or released. Thousands of people around the world have called for his release. In Palestine, dozens have been injured as protests calling for his release were attacked with tear gas and rubber bullets.

Despite these calls, an Israeli military appeal upheld Khader’s administrative detention on Monday. He has still not been – and will not be – charged with any crime. Khader Adnan is demanding the end of administrative detention in Palestine.

And here in Canada, Khader Adnan’s case has been missing from the Canadian media – ignored and silenced – while the Harper government parades its unconditional support of Israel (and its illegal settlements, land confiscation, and detention without charge).

Khader Adnan has been on hunger strike since December 17, 2011, when he was seized from his home in Arraba outside Jenin in the occupied West Bank of Palestine by Israeli soldiers Before entering his house, soldiers used the driver that takes Khader’s father to the vegetable market, Mohammad Mustafa, as a human shield by forcing him to knock on the door of the house and call out Khader’s name while blindfolded. Khader Adnan was tortured and abused – and has never been charged with any crime.

For more information on Khader’s case: http://samidoun.ca/2012/02/urgent-heed-randa-adnans-call-military-court-rejects-khader-adnans-appeal-in-de-facto-death-sentence/

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Palestinian Committee’s Call to Support Voice of Palestine‏

The Palestinian Committee of the Canada Palestine Association (CPA) extends its full support to the Voice of Palestine (VOP)

The Palestinian Committee of the Canada Palestine Association (CPA) extends its full support to the Voice of Palestine (VOP) Collective in its endeavors to pass a resolution at Coop Radio in support of the NCRA resolution that called for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. We also support the VOP statements, including Coop Radio places itself on the wrong side of history and Support for Palestine is Support for BDS‏.

We call on Coop Radio members and programmers, and all progressive organizations in Canada and across the world, to endorse our call.

To endorse this position, please email us at info@cpavancouver.org

In Solidarity
Nadine Kallas
Chairperson, Palestinian Committee
CPA

The Campaign to End the Blockade of Gaza – Canada’s Role

Saturday Feb 18th 7pm
Alice McKay room
Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia, Vancouver

The Campaign to End the Blockade of Gaza – Canada’s Role

Vancouver event

Please join us to hear
Ehab Lotayef give his firsthand account of the Freedom Waves to Gaza which took place in November, when Irish and Canadian boats tried to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
A poet and activist from Montreal, Lotayef was on board the Canadian boat, the Tahrir, when it was seized by the Israeli navy in international waters. Freedom Waves is part of an ongoing global solidarity movement challenging the blockade of Gaza and working for the freedom for Palestine.
Introduction by Libby Davies

When: Saturday Feb 18th 7pm
Where: Alice McKay room
Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia

admission free
This talk is part of national tour organized by the Canadian Boat to Gaza and sponsored by Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Canadian Arab Federation, Canadian Peace Alliance, The Council of Canadians and Independent Jewish Voices

Organized by the Vancouver Committee of the Canadian Boat to Gaza
Contact: 778-­870-­2448

Local endorsers: ADALA- the Canadian Arab Justice Committee, Alex Atamanenko, Boycott Israeli Apartheid Committee, Building Bridges, Canadian Palestine Association, CanPalNet, Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, Stopwar, The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Unitarian Church – Social Justice Committee, Vancouver District Labour Council, Westcoast Sheen, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, World Peace Forum

For events in Nanaimo and Victoria, please visit calender of events on Canadian Boat to Gaza website.