CPA 2020, Year in Review

CPA 2020, Year in Review

Canada Palestine Association and BDS Vancouver were busy in 2020 with both on-line and in-person events and campaigns. We had demos and rallies to reject “The Theft of the Century” and Israeli annexation. We supported Palestinian prisoners campaigns, commemorated Nakba72 and called out the CBC for its attempts to erase “Palestine”. Our BDS actions targeted Israeli wines, HP and Puma.Read more

Keeping Puma out of our Shopping Carts

New update on Puma campaign – Puma Swaps One Complicit Israeli Distributor for Another.

(Puma responded quickly to our December 9th letter, which over 25 organizations in Canada had endorsed. Following is our reply to them, as well as a copy of their letter.)

December 10, 2020
Bob Philion
President, Puma North America

Thanks for your quick reply to our letter.… Read more

Organizations in Canada tell Puma to end complicity in Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights

Check out the newest action in the #BoycottPuma – Give Puma the Boot campaign. Over twenty-five organizations in Canada, including unions, student associations and social justice groups, endorsed our letter to Puma calling on them to end their sponsorship of the Israel Football Association.
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December 9, 2020

Mr. Maguire, Senior VP, Canada
Mr. Philion, CEO, Puma North America

People in Canada have recently come together to send the message that we should all be concerned about Puma’s involvement in violations of international law and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.… Read more

#BoycottPuma takes off in Canada

On October 27th, Palestinian solidarity groups and their supporters came together to highlight the #BoycottPuma-Give Puma the Boot campaign. Activists from across Canada participated with solidarity photos and in Vancouver, there was a flash picket at the Puma outlet store. The social media response to the campaign was enormous and #BoycottPuma is here to stay in Canada.

Cohosted by: BDS Vancouver-Coast Salish, Canada Palestine Association, Canadian BDS Coalition, Independent Jewish Voices Vancouver, IJV Vancouver Youth Bloc, International League of Peoples’ Struggle ILPS Canada, Just Peace Advocates, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Endorsed by: BAYAN Canada, Canada Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights, Gabriella BC, Migrante BC, Migrante Canada, Sulong UBC

Why Boycott Puma?… Read more

#BoycottPuma: Give Puma the Boot!

Join us on Oct. 27th to help launch our #BoycottPuma campaign! Take a photo of yourself or with a few friends holding a Boycott Puma sign. If there is a Puma outlet near you, consider doing a small action there and send us your photos and videos. Send your photos to cpavancouver@gmail.com (with the name of your city) by Oct. 25th or post them anytime on the FB event page.… Read more

Vancouver Actions to support the Palestinian People.

Saturday, Aug 8, 2 pm

Israeli annexation continues to threaten Palestinians in the West Bank, including the most fertile agricultural land of the Jordan Valley, which is still slated for Israel’s latest land grab.

Join us to stand against Israel’s annexation policy, the siege on Gaza, the mass imprisonment of Palestinians, the demolition of homes, the denial of Palestinian refugees’ right to return and further war crimes and crimes against humanity.… Read more

#NoIHRA: Bill 168 will contribute to anti-Palestinian racism.

Stop Bill 168, Say No to IHRA in Ontario

(Palestinian Canadian Community Centre – Palestine House and Just Peace Advocates have launched an action call to write to all members of the Ontario legislative assembly to let them know the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism is dangerous and that Bill 168 calling for its adoption should not move forward. You can send the form letter supplied or personalize your own.Read more

Vancouver support for Palestine

Facebook Event

For over an hour on June 26th, the intersection of Broadway and Clark in Vancouver became a “little piece of Palestine”. At the peak of rush hour, committed activists with great signs and Palestinian flags took first to the 4 corners of the intersection and then formed a block-long human chain of #NoAnnexation messages. Most noteworthy was the reaction from both the passing cars and pedestrians in the area.… Read more

Flash Picket: NO Israeli Annexation, Free Palestine

Friday, June 26, 5 pmBroadway and Clark, Vancouver

Facebook Event

Join us for a flash picket (with appropriate physical distancing) in Vancouver to show our clear opposition to Israel’s new annexation plans.
Bring your keffiyeh to use as a mask and come out to be part of the cross-Canada and global actions to say NO Israeli annexation, apartheid and occupation!… Read more

Why I oppose Canada’s bid for the UN Security Council seat

(The following letter was recently sent to all UN Ambassadors from Canada Palestine Association chairperson, Hanna Kawas. The vote for non-permanent UNSC seats is set to happen June 17, 2020.)

June 12, 2020

Dear UN Ambassadors:

I am a Christian Palestinian refugee from Bethlehem who can’t return to my hometown because of my identity and because Israel refuses to implement the UNGA resolution regarding “Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities”.… Read more