UBC postpones film showing due to Zionist meddling

Joint statement by organizers of Fedayin film showing at UBC:

“The Palestinian Youth Movement-Vancouver, SPHR UBC, and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Network – Vancouver planned a film showing of Fedayin: Georges Abdallah’s Fight for Thursday, December 2nd, but it was postponed by the university administration on Wednesday, December 1 after a complaint was made about the film by an external, national right-wing Zionist organization. … Read more

Vancouver Calendar of Events: AllOut4Palestine

Upcoming Events:

Nov. 24-27th: New Art Exhibit on Gaza coming to Vancouver – Canada Palestine Association (cpavancouver.org) Closing reception and walkthrough: Saturday November 27 at 1:00pm

Nov. 29th, 7 pm: Int’l Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians
Film Showing by long-time supporter of Palestine Tim Louis:
 “In honour of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People I will be showing the movie Gaza Fights for Freedom, directed, written, and narrated by Abby Martin.… Read more

In Solidarity with Indigenous Land Defenders

We, in the Canada Palestine Association, denounce the British Columbia (B.C.) and Canadian governments for their colonial violence and their callous disregard of indigenous rights. This past week, additional RCMP troops arrived in unceded Wet’suwet’en territory and have since engaged in violent raids on indigenous land defenders; we demand the immediate release of all those arrested, which included journalists and elders. We know that the struggles of the indigenous people of this land and the indigenous people of Palestine have always been against the supremacist settler colonialist project.… Read more

UAE Normalizing with Israeli War Crimes

Activists in Vancouver, who have worked for over a decade on the Boycott Israeli Wines campaign, were recently taken aback to discover that a new market for Israeli settlement wines had opened up in the United Arab Emirates UAE. This was apparently one of the dividends of the “normalization” agreements, or Abraham Accords, that are now over a year old and are fueling greater Israeli-UAE economic ties.… Read more

In Memory of Lee Maracle

Earlier today, we lost Lee Maracle, an indigenous warrior, a writer, a poet, an activist and a revolutionary. She was strongly internationalist in her perspective and linked the indigenous struggles in Turtle Island to all oppressed peoples of the world. Her longstanding support for the Palestinian people’s struggle against Zionist settler colonialism was an example for all progressive people to follow.… Read more

Boycott Israeli Wines: New Article and Video

Don’t Drink with Apartheid: From South Africa to Palestine!

Vancouver, Canada has a long and proud tradition of supporting Palestinian rights and honouring boycott campaigns. For over a decade, activists have been engaging in a boycott of Israeli wines in publicly-owned provincial liquor stores under the slogan – Don’t Drink with Apartheid. The campaign launched in early 2008 after the former Canada Israel Committee announced to much fanfare that it had succeeded in bringing “Israel’s top wineries to British Columbia”.… Read more

Free Georges Abdallah! Free Palestine Protest in Vancouver!

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

Canadian company financing Israel-UAE collaboration

In June of this year, the story of how Dubai Ports World was helping to squash opposition to the Israeli Zim shipping company in a small Canadian town caught the interest of many progressives worldwide. Lest anyone think this was an isolated incident, Canadian media recently highlighted another saga of Canada-UAE-Israel partnership.

This time around, former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper is taking centre stage as the head of the advisory committee to Toronto-based AWZ Ventures.… Read more

#BoycottPuma Picket in Vancouver

(Vancouver activists came out in heavy rain to say #BoycottPuma, Support Palestinian Prisoners)

Detailed report on the Sept. 17th Picket: Vancouver protesters #BoycottPuma and support Palestinian prisoners’ struggle for freedom (samidoun.net)

Over 1k sign the petition in Canada calling for Puma to end its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association.

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Friday, September 17 at 5 pm
Outside Sport Chek, 788 Robson St.… Read more

#IVotePalestine

Check out the 2021 #IVotePalestine campaign, this time being launched by the Canadian BDS Coalition, of which CPA is a member.
Federal Leaders asked where they stand in support of human rights and international law – Canadian BDS Coalition

Groups can endorse the campaign here: Endorse #IVotePalestine – Canadian BDS Coalition and see the list of endorsers to date.

Al Mayadeen news site covers #IVotePalestine campaign in new article.… Read more