On May 15, activists in BC came out to commemorate #Nakba74 and demand justice for Palestine. In Vancouver, several hundred people attended a rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Presentations included Solidarity Notes Choir; Columpa Bobb reading poetry for her late mom, indigenous poet Lee Maracle; and several speakers, including Palestinian-Canadian writer and journalist Khaled Barakat. The crowd then marched to the U.S.… Read more
New Article in Mondoweiss: Fearmongering and intimidation by Canada’s pro-Israel lobby – Mondoweiss
(79 Canadian and international organizations have endorsed this statement, as well as numerous individuals including Roger Waters. Join with them and send your own letter to Canadian officials here.)
Today, we are witnessing an intensified campaign by the pro-Israel lobby in Canada to smear Palestinian activists and their supporters.… Read more
Every year, B’nai Brith Canada releases its “Audit of AntiSemitic Incidents”. This report is then heavily marketed to multiple levels of government and often shows up in arguments for adopting certain policies, like the regressive IHRA definition and flawed online hate legislation.
The 2021 report hit a new low in attempting to conflate legitimate pro-Palestinian protest with actual vile acts of hatred against Jews.… Read more
As Israeli forces are stepping up their brutality against Palestinians, activists in British Columbia are taking to the streets to show support for the Palestinian struggle. On April 23, there is an action in Surrey, BC to Stand for Palestine and to highlight Palestinian political prisoners.
And on April 16, an information picket to say “No to Israeli Apartheid Wines” was held at the BC Liquor Store on Commercial Drive, Vancouver.… Read more
Our “Friends of the Campaign” initiative highlights notable friends and allies who have endorsed our letter campaign to “Tell BC Govt to Pull Israeli Apartheid Wines!”. We appreciate the support of Roger Waters, Libby Davies, former and current Vancouver city councillors, IJV members, local artists, lawyer Dimitri Lascaris and professor Sunera Thobani amongst others. (The list of endorsers to date follows the text of the letter.)… Read more
Saturday, April 16 3-5 pm
BC Liquor Store, 1520 Commercial Dr., Vancouver
Picket & Public Education Action
Join us to hand out leaflets, get signatures on our action network letter, and outreach to promote the “Tell BC Govt to Pull Israeli Apartheid Wines” campaign.
Major international and Israeli human right groups, including Amnesty International, have determined that Israel is committing the crime of apartheid.… Read more
Send your letter now to support the campaign.
The campaign in British Columbia to Tell the BC Govt to Pull Israeli Apartheid Wines is gaining momentum. On March 26, activists were out on the streets in both Victoria and Vancouver to once again highlight the complicity of the BC government in Israeli war crimes. Both cities carried banners and signs calling on consumers to not support Israeli apartheid, and hundreds of flyers were handed out.… Read more
Gurpreet Singh of Spice Radio 1200AM interviewed Hanna Kawas, chair of Canada Palestine Association, on Mar. 20, 2022 on the 19th anniversary of the murder of Rachel Corrie and on the hypocrisy and racism of the BC NDP government for carrying illegal Israeli wines at BC liquor stores.
Sat., March 26th, 2 pm
Broadway-Commercial Station, Vancouver
Join us on Saturday, March 26 for a Palestine stand! We’ll distribute information, materials, stickers and more, as well as sign letters to support the #BoycottIsraeliWines campaign. Take solidarity photos, and bring signs, banners, Palestinian flags and keffiyehs!
March 30 is the Day of the Land, when Palestinians and supporters of Palestine commemorate and continue the struggle to remain on the land and to liberate the land from Zionist colonialism.… Read more