“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
(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
(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
Vancouver’s #Nabka73 event started as a rally of one thousand at CBC Plaza and then marched through the downtown core, where some estimates say it swelled to over two thousand. It was a historic event for Vancouver, both in numbers, in diversity and in spirit. Check out our photo highlights below to see how Palestinians everywhere are making history.
The pro-Palestine resolution that passed this weekend at Canada’s New Democratic Party NDP convention was a significant step forward; the struggle now is to make sure it is implemented and followed, not lost in some bureaucratic abyss as happened to other policy items after the 2018 NDP convention.
However, the dust-up over another proposed resolution to reject the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism led to that issue being buried during the prioritization process.… Read more
Send your own letter to let Canadian Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair and MPs to let them know that you #SupportPalestineAdvocacy. We cannot stay silent while vague charges and smear campaigns are being levelled against a group that supports the rights of Palestinian prisoners. This attack is an attack on all of us who are advocating for the liberation and dignity of the Palestinian people.… Read more
(Update: Check out the new list of individual endorsers which includes artists, activists, lawyers, professors and clergy, all joining the call to reject the criminalization of Palestinian advocacy. Our statement was also published in Mondoweiss.)
On February 28, 2021, Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz declared that he was adding the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network to Israel’s “terror list”.… Read more