Emergency Protest to Condemn Israeli Attack on Gaza Aid Flotilla

Date: Monday, May 31, 2010
Time: 12 Noon
Location: 300 W. Georgia (at Hamilton St)

Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of humanitarian aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country’s siege on Gaza.
Reports are still coming in, but according to the latest news 16 human rights activists were killed and many more injured when Israeli commandos stormed the Freedom Flotilla early on Monday.
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Seeking Mandela: Peace, Justice and Equal Rights for Palestinians

SPHR 2010 National Conference

Start Time: Friday, May 7, 2010 at 6:30pm
End Time: Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 4:30pm
Location: Vancouver, BC

Featuring keynote speakers Kogila Moodley and Heribert Adam
Authors of the book Seeking Mandela: Peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians

Keynote Address: May 7th, 2010 at 6:30 PM.
Admission: Minimum $10 dollar donation.
Location: University of British Columbia, Wood 2

Conference Registration fee is $25 including admission to the Keynote event.… Read more

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2009

Women speak out on Palestine and Gaza!!

Date: Friday, November 2nd, 2009
Time: 7:00pm
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, , Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Room 1900, 515 W. Hastings, Vancouver
Admission: Admission by donation: suggested minimum donation $5

Update: Download video recordings of the event and guest speakers here: http://workingtv.com/int-day-pal2009.html

Guest Speaker: Huwaida Arraf

Leading Palestinian-American woman activist Huwaida Arraf is a cofounder of the International Solidarity Movement and Chairperson of the Free Gaza movement that was the first to the break the horrific siege on Gaza by boat.… Read more

Under the Volcano 2009: Gaza to Gustafsen: The Link Between the Intifada & Indigenous Sovereignty

Gord Hill – Indigenous Intifada? From Gaza Strip to Six Nations
Watch a video for Gord Hill from the kwakwaka’wakw nation speaking at a Under the Volcano 2009 workshop about Indigenous Intifada? From Gaza Strip to Six Nations

Hanna Kawas – Colonization and Aparthied in Palestine
Watch a video of CPA Chairperson Hanna Kawas, speaking at a Under the Volcano 2009 workshop about Colonization and Apartheid in Palestine:

Watch also a video of Llanna Weaver, an Israely anti-zionist from the U.S., who protests apartheid with Hip-hop chants, speaking at a Under the Volcano 2009 workshop about Israel.… Read more

Palestinian “National Poet” Dies

Source: BBC

Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish has died after surgery at the age of 67, hospital and Palestinian officials say. He suffered complications after undergoing open-heart surgery in Houston, Texas, said a spokesman for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

The Canada Palestine Association will be holding a memorial event in Mahmoud’s honour:

Mahmoud Darwish
Memorial – Saturday August 16th, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr., Vancouver

Organized by the Canada Palestine Association
info@cpavancouver.org
www.cpavancouver.org

For more information on this tragic event, see the BBC article.… Read more

Source: BBC

Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish has died after surgery at the age of 67, hospital and Palestinian officials say. He suffered complications after undergoing open-heart surgery in Houston, Texas, said a spokesman for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

The Canada Palestine Association will be holding a memorial event in Mahmoud’s honour:

Mahmoud Darwish
Memorial – Saturday August 16th, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr., Vancouver

Organized by the Canada Palestine Association
info@cpavancouver.org
www.cpavancouver.org

For more information on this tragic event, see the BBC article.… Read more

Picket BC Liquor Store

BOYCOTT ISRAELI WINES
Next picket June 7th 2-4 pm, BC Liquor Store, 1520 Commercial Dr., Vancouver

On this 60th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the Israeli government has announced plans to “rebrand” its 60 years of dispossession and ethnic cleansing. Here in B.C., the focus of this “rebranding” is the promotion of wines under an Israeli label in B.C. liquor stores, which are now carrying products from the Galil Mountain Winery, the Golan Heights Winery and the Dalton Winery.… Read more