Book launch: “Culture and Resistance” by Edward Said and David Barsamian

A painting depicting Edward Said

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Room 7000 SFU Harbor Centre 515 West Hastings Street

The late Edward Said left an indelible mark on post-colonial studies with his book, “Orientalism” and taught generations to recognize the West’s constructions of its “other,” particularly in the Middle East and the Islamic world. As a Palestinian intellectual Said brought his anti-colonial critique to bear on what he called “The Question of Palestine,” revealing Zionism as a colonial ideology and the Western liberal support of this as a part of its colonial heritage.… Read more

A painting depicting Edward Said

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Room 7000 SFU Harbor Centre 515 West Hastings Street

The late Edward Said left an indelible mark on post-colonial studies with his book, “Orientalism” and taught generations to recognize the West’s constructions of its “other,” particularly in the Middle East and the Islamic world. As a Palestinian intellectual Said brought his anti-colonial critique to bear on what he called “The Question of Palestine,” revealing Zionism as a colonial ideology and the Western liberal support of this as a part of its colonial heritage.… Read more

Protest #Israel70 Celebration at JNF Gala

Sunday, June 3 at 5 PM
Four Seasons Hotel, 791 W. Georgia (at Howe), Vancouver

Join us to picket the Jewish National Fund Dinner which is celebrating the “70th anniversary of the state of Israel”. The racist and discriminatory policies of the JNF have been well documented and are of particular concern here in Canada due to the creation of “Canada Park” on the ruins of 3 Palestinian villages in the occupied West Bank.… Read more

Sunday, June 3 at 5 PM
Four Seasons Hotel, 791 W. Georgia (at Howe), Vancouver

Join us to picket the Jewish National Fund Dinner which is celebrating the “70th anniversary of the state of Israel”. The racist and discriminatory policies of the JNF have been well documented and are of particular concern here in Canada due to the creation of “Canada Park” on the ruins of 3 Palestinian villages in the occupied West Bank.… Read more

Canada Guilty in Continuing Palestinian Nakba

Vancouver Nakba Day 2018
Personal Testimony, Canadian Complicity

Full coverage of all testimony and speeches given at the May 15 picket outside the office of Canada’s “Justice Minister”. The jury assembled for the Peoples’ Trial unanimously delivered a guilty verdict which was then delivered by a delegation to the minister’s office. Thanks to our videographer, Devin Gillan.

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Vancouver Nakba Day 2018
Personal Testimony, Canadian Complicity

Full coverage of all testimony and speeches given at the May 15 picket outside the office of Canada’s “Justice Minister”. The jury assembled for the Peoples’ Trial unanimously delivered a guilty verdict which was then delivered by a delegation to the minister’s office. Thanks to our videographer, Devin Gillan.

Read more

Mark Nakba70: End Canadian Complicity

Tuesday, May 15 at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Office of Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, 104-1245 W. Broadway, Vancouver

Join us for a picket and PEOPLES’ TRIAL on May 15, 2018 as we mark the 70th anniversary of the dispossession and dismemberment of the Palestinian people and nation. Known as the “Nakba”, over 400 Palestinian towns and villages were destroyed and/or depopulated in 1948.… Read more

Tuesday, May 15 at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Office of Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, 104-1245 W. Broadway, Vancouver

Join us for a picket and PEOPLES’ TRIAL on May 15, 2018 as we mark the 70th anniversary of the dispossession and dismemberment of the Palestinian people and nation. Known as the “Nakba”, over 400 Palestinian towns and villages were destroyed and/or depopulated in 1948.… Read more

Events in support of Palestinian Prisoners in Vancouver

April 17, 2018: Mark Palestinian Prisoners Day, Boycott HP Picket
5-6:30 pm, Best Buy, 798 Granville St.(at Robson), Vancouver
Facebook Event
April 17 marks Palestinian Prisoners Day, a day commemorated since 1979 when Palestinians remember their friends and family members held in Israeli prisons. And the large numbers of incarcerated Palestinians affect almost every family – currently over 6000 prisoners in total, including 450 administrative detainees (no charge or trial) and hundreds of child prisoners.… Read more

April 17, 2018: Mark Palestinian Prisoners Day, Boycott HP Picket
5-6:30 pm, Best Buy, 798 Granville St.(at Robson), Vancouver
Facebook Event
April 17 marks Palestinian Prisoners Day, a day commemorated since 1979 when Palestinians remember their friends and family members held in Israeli prisons. And the large numbers of incarcerated Palestinians affect almost every family – currently over 6000 prisoners in total, including 450 administrative detainees (no charge or trial) and hundreds of child prisoners.… Read more

Solidarity Vigil with Palestine – Denounce Land Day Massacre

Friday, April 6 at 4:30 PM – 6 PM
CBC Plaza, 700 Hamilton St., Vancouver
Facebook Event

On March 30, 2018, Israeli military forces callously killed 17 unarmed Palestinian protestors and injured hundreds more in Gaza. The protestors were part of the Great Return March as well as marking Land Day.
Canadian government officials have not uttered any word to condemn this massacre, let alone apply any sanctions.… Read more

Friday, April 6 at 4:30 PM – 6 PM
CBC Plaza, 700 Hamilton St., Vancouver
Facebook Event

On March 30, 2018, Israeli military forces callously killed 17 unarmed Palestinian protestors and injured hundreds more in Gaza. The protestors were part of the Great Return March as well as marking Land Day.
Canadian government officials have not uttered any word to condemn this massacre, let alone apply any sanctions.… Read more

Dr. Ramzy Baroud and the Palestinian Narrative

Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3

Facebook Event

Location: room 1700, SFU Harbour Centre. Both the building and room are wheelchair accessible.
Co-sponsored by SFU’s Institute for the Humanities, Canada Palestine Association, Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies – SFU, SFU School for International Studies, and Independent Jewish Voices Canada.… Read more

Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3

Facebook Event

Location: room 1700, SFU Harbour Centre. Both the building and room are wheelchair accessible.
Co-sponsored by SFU’s Institute for the Humanities, Canada Palestine Association, Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies – SFU, SFU School for International Studies, and Independent Jewish Voices Canada.… Read more

Emergency rally for Palestine: Defend Al-Quds/Jerusalem

All out for Palestine!!
Friday, Dec. 8, 5 pm
US Consulate, 1095 W. Pender, Vancouver, BC

In an atrocious move that has been 70 years in the making, Trump has declared moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This is an escalation on a conflict that’s costing Palestinian lives on a genocidal level. It overturns decades of pseudo-attempts at the peace process and is yet another iteration of the colonial project of sewing sectarianism in the region to justify imperialist wars.… Read more

All out for Palestine!!
Friday, Dec. 8, 5 pm
US Consulate, 1095 W. Pender, Vancouver, BC

In an atrocious move that has been 70 years in the making, Trump has declared moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This is an escalation on a conflict that’s costing Palestinian lives on a genocidal level. It overturns decades of pseudo-attempts at the peace process and is yet another iteration of the colonial project of sewing sectarianism in the region to justify imperialist wars.… Read more

Int’l Day of Solidarity with Palestinians, #BoycottHP Picket and Educational

November 29 marks the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. This year, join with groups in Vancouver and show solidarity with the Palestinians at two events.
Check out new video of Nov. 29th picket.

Nov. 24 Educational: Expose and Oppose Corporate Complicity with Israeli War Crimes 7 pm, Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.… Read more

November 29 marks the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. This year, join with groups in Vancouver and show solidarity with the Palestinians at two events.
Check out new video of Nov. 29th picket.

Nov. 24 Educational: Expose and Oppose Corporate Complicity with Israeli War Crimes 7 pm, Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.… Read more

Boycott HP, Shop Apartheid-Free Campaign in Vancouver

Second picket held on Oct. 14, 2017, Vancouver.
Photos from the action, more on Facebook event page.
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Vancouver launches the Boycott HP campaign with an informational picket on August 26, 2017 outside Best Buy.
Hewlett Packard companies play a key role in Israel’s oppression of Palestinians. They provide technology, equipment and services to the Israeli military and government, including the ID card system that underpin Israel’s apartheid policies and its movement restrictions for Palestinians.… Read more

Second picket held on Oct. 14, 2017, Vancouver.
Photos from the action, more on Facebook event page.
hp1hp

Vancouver launches the Boycott HP campaign with an informational picket on August 26, 2017 outside Best Buy.
Hewlett Packard companies play a key role in Israel’s oppression of Palestinians. They provide technology, equipment and services to the Israeli military and government, including the ID card system that underpin Israel’s apartheid policies and its movement restrictions for Palestinians.… Read more