Boycott Israeli Wine, Stand up for Palestine!

Boycott Israeli Wines campaign targets another BC Gov’t. Liquor Store

Video of Dec. 17 In-Store Flash Action
The Boycott Israeli Wines campaign in Vancouver, Canada held another flash action and picket on Dec. 17, despite the unusually cold temperatures in the city. The activists initially went into the government liquor store, and showed real “holiday spirit” with their chants and singing.… Read more

Boycott Israeli Wines campaign targets another BC Gov’t. Liquor Store

Video of Dec. 17 In-Store Flash Action
The Boycott Israeli Wines campaign in Vancouver, Canada held another flash action and picket on Dec. 17, despite the unusually cold temperatures in the city. The activists initially went into the government liquor store, and showed real “holiday spirit” with their chants and singing.… Read more

Commemorate Nakba 68 – Boycott Israeli Wines

Please sign our new petition to the BC Government, calling on them to stop carrying Israeli Wines.

On August 6, there was a lively picket in Vancouver protesting the many BC Government liquor stores that carry Israeli wines and showing solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners. The video which has already been viewed over 79,000 times on Facebook shows highlights of the flash action inside the store.… Read more

Please sign our new petition to the BC Government, calling on them to stop carrying Israeli Wines.

On August 6, there was a lively picket in Vancouver protesting the many BC Government liquor stores that carry Israeli wines and showing solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners. The video which has already been viewed over 79,000 times on Facebook shows highlights of the flash action inside the store.… Read more

Reflections from a Canadian Palestinian on Remembrance Day

We remember our indigenous brothers and sisters, the victims of genocide by the European settler-colonialists in Canada and all over the world.

Justice and peace-loving peoples of the world will also remember Canadian complicity in Palestinian dispossession. Here are but a few examples of what we remember.

– The late Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King who “was effusive with praise for Zionism when he addressed the Ottawa convention of the Zionist Federation of Canada on 4 July 1922…he applauded Britain efforts (Balfour Declaration) in aid of the Zionist cause.” (1)

– Another former Prime Minister, Lester B.… Read more

We remember our indigenous brothers and sisters, the victims of genocide by the European settler-colonialists in Canada and all over the world.

Justice and peace-loving peoples of the world will also remember Canadian complicity in Palestinian dispossession. Here are but a few examples of what we remember.

– The late Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King who “was effusive with praise for Zionism when he addressed the Ottawa convention of the Zionist Federation of Canada on 4 July 1922…he applauded Britain efforts (Balfour Declaration) in aid of the Zionist cause.” (1)

– Another former Prime Minister, Lester B.… Read more

Vancouver Marks Int’l Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians

Vancouver Premiere of “Occupation of the American Mind”
Narrated by Roger Waters

Canada Palestine Association Vancouver and BDS Vancouver Coast Salish will be holding a public meeting and film showing in the evening of Dec. 2 to commemorate the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The critically acclaimed film “Occupation of the American Mind”, which is narrated by Roger Waters, will be presented.… Read more

Vancouver Premiere of “Occupation of the American Mind”
Narrated by Roger Waters

Canada Palestine Association Vancouver and BDS Vancouver Coast Salish will be holding a public meeting and film showing in the evening of Dec. 2 to commemorate the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The critically acclaimed film “Occupation of the American Mind”, which is narrated by Roger Waters, will be presented.… Read more

Palestinian Genocide and Canadian State Complicity

SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1700
October 8, 2016, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Presenters: Hanna Kawas and Sid Shniad
RSVP for registration: cbanerjee@telus.net
This plenary is just one of many informative sessions at Genocide: The politics of Denial, Forgetting and the Work of Memory
Facebook Event
Podcast of the session… Read more

SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1700
October 8, 2016, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Presenters: Hanna Kawas and Sid Shniad
RSVP for registration: cbanerjee@telus.net
This plenary is just one of many informative sessions at Genocide: The politics of Denial, Forgetting and the Work of Memory
Facebook Event
Podcast of the session… Read more

Whats Next for BDS Activists in Canada?

What’s next for BDS Activists in Canada?

Ontario’s Bill 202, the most direct effort so far by Zionist forces in Canada to criminalize support for the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, thankfully failed by a wide margin last week. We know we won’t have long to celebrate though, as new draconian efforts are surely on the horizon. Swift and coordinated activist pushback was critical to this defeat; there were also a myriad of other factors at play, including intra-Zionist squabbles (similar to what is going on now in the Israeli government) and even domestic Canadian politics.… Read more

What’s next for BDS Activists in Canada?

Ontario’s Bill 202, the most direct effort so far by Zionist forces in Canada to criminalize support for the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, thankfully failed by a wide margin last week. We know we won’t have long to celebrate though, as new draconian efforts are surely on the horizon. Swift and coordinated activist pushback was critical to this defeat; there were also a myriad of other factors at play, including intra-Zionist squabbles (similar to what is going on now in the Israeli government) and even domestic Canadian politics.… Read more

Support the Defense Fund for Tamam al Zobaidi and her Family

Update Oct/2015:

Eight months ago, Canada Palestine Association-Vancouver started the Tamam Defense Fund to help Tamam and Kenza al Zobaidi challenge Israel’s arbitrary denial of their legitimate Jerusalem residency rights. The response of supporters across Canada has been heartening; your support not only helped the family meet the financial costs for the legal process, but also let them know that they are not alone and that many people are committed to standing up to Israel’s outrageous policies that can render a family stateless and status-less.… Read more

Update Oct/2015:

Eight months ago, Canada Palestine Association-Vancouver started the Tamam Defense Fund to help Tamam and Kenza al Zobaidi challenge Israel’s arbitrary denial of their legitimate Jerusalem residency rights. The response of supporters across Canada has been heartening; your support not only helped the family meet the financial costs for the legal process, but also let them know that they are not alone and that many people are committed to standing up to Israel’s outrageous policies that can render a family stateless and status-less.… Read more

Past Correspondence with Amnesty International, Canada regarding David Matas

(Note: CPA’s work over the past 34 years has been largely undocumented on our website, but we are trying to rectify this.)

AI-Canada Stated Zionist Legal Network Coordinator Didn’t Compromise their Commitment to Impartiality

The following letters were exchanged between CPA and Bonnie Harnden, Executive Assistant of Amnesty International Canada in Jan./Feb 2002.
We checked recently with AI-Canada about the status of David Matas and we received the following response on Feb.… Read more

(Note: CPA’s work over the past 34 years has been largely undocumented on our website, but we are trying to rectify this.)

AI-Canada Stated Zionist Legal Network Coordinator Didn’t Compromise their Commitment to Impartiality

The following letters were exchanged between CPA and Bonnie Harnden, Executive Assistant of Amnesty International Canada in Jan./Feb 2002.
We checked recently with AI-Canada about the status of David Matas and we received the following response on Feb.… Read more