On November 26, there was a lively picket/flash action in Vancouver to mark the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinians and to call for deshelving Israeli apartheid wines in BC liquor stores. Activists also condemned City Council’s recent adoption of IHRA. Cosponsors of the event included BDS Vancouver-Coast Salish, Canada Palestine Association, ILPS Canada, Independent Jewish Voices Vancouver and Samidoun Vancouver.… Read more
On November 16, despite strong and diverse opposition, Vancouver City Council adopted the dangerous and divisive IHRA definition. The IHRA is designed to “chill” speech on Palestine and institutionalizes anti-Palestinian racism.
Canada Palestine Association is grateful for all the speakers who took the time to express their opposition to the IHRA in front of council before the vote. They represented the best of Vancouver and showed that our voices will not be silenced.… Read more
On June 28, Vancouver activists carried out another picket to promote the “Tell BC Govt to Pull Israeli Apartheid Wines” campaign. Hundreds of leaflets were distributed outside a BC liquor store and following that, the action moved to the office of MLA Melanie Mark. Several of her constituents were part of the picket and their concerns are being consistently sidelined by her office, despite her promise to meet with them.… Read more
Message from Peace Alliance Winnipeg:
“Last Saturday, Hanna Kawas, of the Canada Palestine Association, gave an informative presentation on the struggles of Palestinians for liberation and the obstacles placed in their way by Canada. Unfortunately, the presentation was “zoom-bombed” with pornographic images by people who wished to disrupt the webinar.
We had to cancel the session and restart it to get rid of the people who were trying to prevent Hanna from speaking.… Read more
SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2021 AT 1 PM
750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada
VANCOUVER, WE WILL NOT STOP. After the assassination of Nizar Banat by the PA, the destruction of the Rajbi shop in Silwan and the ongoing attempts to ethnically cleanse Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan, Beita, Gaza, Sbeih mountain, our voices need to be louder than ever.… Read more
URGENT UPDATE: New information shows that the Zim-operated ship was delayed and will now dock at the Vancouver harbour port on Tuesday, June 8. So grab your mask and keffiyeh and gather June 8 at 3 pm at Woodland Park.
** We strongly urge everyone to get all updates and news by texting your name to 1-833-590-1987 **
And bravo to Oakland that on Friday held a successful #BlockTheBoat action, forcing the Zim-operated ship to finally leave the harbour without unloading.… Read more
(Updated May 23)
May 24, 2 pm, Car Rally
5235 Kingsway, Burnaby
FB Event page
May 22, 6 pm, Vancouver Art Gallery
Vigil/Rally to be followed by March
The Palestinian uprising isn’t over and we’re going to keep up this momentum and continue pressuring for change. Families in Sheikh Jarrah are still waiting to hear from Israeli colonial courts next month on whether settlers will take their homes, Gaza is being heavily bombarded with air strikes, and Palestinian protests are occurring from Ramallah to Haifa.… Read more
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
Spice Radio: CPA chairperson Hanna Kawas exposes the fallacies in recent comments by NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on BDS and Palestine.
Jagmeet Singh and the NDP on the Wrong Path Forward on Palestine … Again
Will Jagmeet Singh’s double-talk alienate the NDP’s progressive base?
Under the Olive Tree (ckut.ca)
Interview with Hanna Kawas (CPA), Before and A:fter the elections: Jagmeet Singh’s double-talk