Boycott TEVA, Defend the Right to Boycott

On March 16, CPA activists joined with BDS Vancouver – Coast Salish Territories and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network to deliver a message to the consulate of France in Vancouver and to show solidarity with Olivia Zémor! Olivia is being sued by the Israeli pharmaceutical giant, TEVA, and is charged with calling for a boycott of the company. The verdict in her trial is expected in mid-May.… Read more

Political Advocacy and National Liberation are not “Terrorism”

(Update: Over 30 groups have endorsed our call to reject moves by the Israeli government and its lobby in Canada to criminalize Palestinian advocacy. Our statement was also published in Mondoweiss.)

On February 28, 2021, Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz declared that he was adding the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network to Israel’s “terror list”. The designation was based on accusations that are both spurious and false.… Read more

#Justice4ElHalabi

On March 14, 2021, there was a second social media action day to highlight the case of Palestinian political prisoner Mohammed El-Halabi. During our Feb. 28th initial campaign, the tweets alone reached 3.1 million people – and thousands participated. With Mohammed El-Halabi, Palestine’s “Humanitarian Hero,” facing a new unjust Israeli hearing this week, Just Peace Advocates, Canada Palestine Association, Palestine House and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network came together again to call for #Justice4ElHalabi!… Read more

CBC Ombudsman says apology “unwise”, but anti-Palestinian language guide is “reasonable”

Six months after CBC’s show The Current deleted, and apologized for using, the word Palestine, the CBC Ombudsman has finally released his review of the case. His long report concluded “that while The Current did not violate journalistic standards, producers made a poor decision in issuing an apology. Even though the original program was at odds with CBC’s usual practice, it would have been better to leave it as is.”… Read more