Saturday, Oct. 16, 2 pm – French Consulate, 1130 W. Pender
Georges Abdallah, Lebanese Communist and struggler for Palestine, has been imprisoned in French jails for nearly 37 years, despite being eligible for release since 1999.Even when he has obtained rulings for his freedom through judicial processes, the highest levels of the French state — amid U.S. and Israeli pressure — have blocked his return to his homeland, Lebanon.Georges… Read more
Please join the Palestine Action Week! Organizations are coming together to hold a series of online events as well as an in-person Boycott Tour march for Palestine in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday, 6 October! At the SFU and UBC campuses, watch all week for Palestine Stands with flags, information and material. Join the five days of collective action in solidarity with Palestinians and their fight for liberation, and against settler-colonialism, apartheid, and imperialist violence.… Read more
“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
Hanna Kawas discusses Canada’s complicity in Palestinian dispossession and how it enables settler colonialism at home and abroad. Hanna Kawas is a Palestinian activist, writer, and journalist who was born in Bethlehem, Palestine. He is the chairperson of the Canada Palestine Association (cpavancouver.org) and was cohost of Voice of Palestine (voiceofpalestine.ca); he has been active in anti-war struggles and support work for liberation movements.… Read more
A moderated, dynamic and inter-generational discussion of the history, current challenges and prospects for the Palestine solidarity movement in Canada.
Speakers: Hanna Kawas (Canada Palestine Association); Charlotte Kates (Samidoun); Bruce Katz (Palestinian and Jewish Unity); Moe Alqasem (Palestinian Youth Movement); Aiyanas Ormond (BDS Vancouver – Moderator)
Organized by Canada Palestine Association and BDS Vancouver – Coast Salish Territories.… Read more
Come out on Sunday, July 18 for a BOYCOTT TOUR for Palestine in downtown Vancouver! We will gather first at the ZIM Shipping offices in Vancouver to protest ZIM, apartheid Israel’s oldest and largest shipping company. ZIM is the target of the global #BlockTheBoat campaign and this protest is in solidarity with workers around the world (and in Prince Rupert) who have respected community pickets and/or themselves refused to handle ZIM’s cargo profiteering from Israeli occupation.We… Read more
(The following letter was sent to Canada’s Transport Minister Omar Alghabra and called on “the Canadian government to stop legitimizing the crimes of apartheid…and suspend all instances of Zim-operated ships docking and unloading in Canadian ports.”. This action is part of the growing demand that Canada must hold Israel accountable, through economic sanctions and a bilateral arms embargo.) Letter pulished in Mondoweiss.… 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