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
Month: December 2021
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