CPA 2020, Year in Review

CPA 2020, Year in Review

Canada Palestine Association and BDS Vancouver were busy in 2020 with both on-line and in-person events and campaigns. We had demos and rallies to reject “The Theft of the Century” and Israeli annexation. We supported Palestinian prisoners campaigns, commemorated Nakba72 and called out the CBC for its attempts to erase “Palestine”. Our BDS actions targeted Israeli wines, HP and Puma. The #BoycottPuma campaign closed out the year with a bang, and was linked to our Make your Holidays Apartheid-Free solidarity videos. We are proud of all the work done by our strictly volunteer-run committees, that rely solely on the dedication of their activist base. Next year in a Free Palestine!

Events and Campaigns:

  1. Rally to support Palestine and reject Trump’s plan
    Feb. 2, 2020
    Video and more photos on Facebook event
  2. Freedom for Ahmad Sa’adat – Freedom for Palestine
    January 28
    Video, Facebook Event
  3. Boycott Israeli Wine, Stand up for Palestine!!
    Feb. 29, 2020
    Video and more on Facebook Event
  4. Action Alert: Demand that Canada pressure Israel to end the siege of Gaza!
    March 25, 2020
  5. Virtual Days of Action: Support Palestine, End the Siege of Gaza, Boycott HP
    March 28– 30
    Check photos on Facebook Event
  6. Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners
    April 17, 2020
  7. #PalestinianPrisonersDay: Ansar and the Israeli Jailer
    April 17, 2020
  8. Commemorating #Nakba72
    May 15, 2020
  9. Vancouver support for Palestine
    June 26, 2020, Facebook Event
  10. Vancouver Actions to support the Palestinian People.
    a. Outdoor Left Film Night: Resisting Colonialism & Displacement From Secwepemc to Gaza

    July 31, 2020, Facebook event
    b. Defend Palestine – Boycott Israeli Apartheid! Protest
    August 8, 2020, Facebook event
  11. #BoycottPuma: Give Puma the Boot!
    October 19, 2020, Facebook event
  12. #BoycottPuma takes off in Canada
    October 28, 2020
  13. Make holiday shopping apartheid-free, Boycott Puma and HP!
    November 27, 2020
  14. Organizations in Canada tell Puma to end complicity in Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights
    December 9, 2020
  15. Keeping Puma out of our Shopping Carts
    December 10, 2020

CPA Statements:

  1. CPA statement on the Bias of N.S. Human Rights Commission
    January 10, 2020
  2. BC Attorney General: Still stonewalling on illegal Israeli wines in BC stores
    January 17, 2020
  3. Indigenous solidarity: Sovereign Forever, Never Surrender!
    February 13, 2020
  4. Maiming for Sport: Canada enables Israel’s War Crimes
    March 9, 2020
  5. Does the Israeli Military Censor impact our News?
  6. March 30, 2020
  7. Western hypocrisy is empowering Israeli annexation!
    May 24, 2020
  8. Canadian Hypocrisy at its Zenith
    June 2, 2020
  9. Canadian Hypocrisy and the UN Security Council Seat
    June 11, 2020
  10. Why I oppose Canada’s bid for the UN Security Council seat
    June 12, 2020
  11. #NoIHRA: Bill 168 will contribute to anti-Palestinian racism.
    July 22, 2020
  12. Support Dimitri Lascaris for Green Party leader
    August 21, 2020
  13. CBC Denies Palestine’s Existence
    August 25, 2020
  14. CBC Insists on Erasing Palestinian National Identity
    September 11, 2020
  15. Sabra and Shatila massacre: a scar that won’t heal
    September 19, 2020
  16. Its wrong to legitimize supporters of Israeli militarism!
    October 13, 2020
  17. Canada’s anti-Palestinianism on display again at UN
    November 5, 2020
  18. Appointing Irwin Cotler is the crown jewel in Canada’s anti-Palestinianism
    December 2, 2020


  1. Oslo Accords and the PA are a Hindrance to Palestinian Liberation
    Palestine Chronicle, February 8, 2020
  2. Solidarity between Palestinians and Indigenous Activists has Deep Roots
    Palestine Chronicle, February 18, 2020
  3. Maiming Palestinians for Sport is a War Crime
    Palestine Chronicle, March 10, 2020
  4. How does the Israeli Military Censor Impact Our News Coverage?
    Palestine Chronicle, April 1, 2020
  5. Ansar: A Testament to the Ugly Brutality of the Israeli Jailer
    Palestine Chronicle, April 14, 2020
  6. Palestinians and the ‘Security’ Narrative
    Canadian Dimension, May 4, 2020
    Also published in Palestine Chronicle, May 6, 2020
  7. Western Hypocrisy has Empowered Israeli Annexation
    Palestine Chronicle, May 25, 2020
  8. Trudeau’s knee of hypocrisy is an empty symbolic gesture
    Canadian Dimension, June 9, 2020
  9. Why we oppose Canada’s bid for the UN Security Council
    Mondoweiss, June 15, 2020
  10. Why is the CBC denying Palestine’s existence?
    Canadian Dimension, August 25, 2020
  11. CBC Doubles Down on Erasing Palestine
    Canadian Dimension, September 14, 2020
  12. The 38th anniversary of Sabra and Shatila massacre: a scar that won’t heal
    Mondoweiss, September 17, 2020
  13. The glass ceiling for Palestinian rights
    Mondoweiss, October 15, 2020
  14. Canada’s appointment of Special Envoy Irwin Cotler aims to silence pro-Palestine discourse
    Mondoweiss, December 2, 2020
  15. Boycott Puma for its complicity in Israeli apartheid
    Canada Files, December 12, 2020


CPA Facebook pages (all likes are generated organically; on principle, we refuse to pay FB for ads or promoting posts):
Canada Palestine Association (Over 4,700 likes)
BDS Vancouver – Coast Salish Territories (Over 840 likes)
Stop G4S in Canada – Boycott and Divest from G4S (Over 330 likes)
Boycott Israeli Wines – Don’t Drink with Apartheid (Over 1300 likes)
Boycott TEVA – Apartheid is BAD Medicine (Over 500 likes)

CPA Facebook groups:
Voice of Palestine صوت فلسطين (Over 1700 members)
Canada Palestine Association (Over 2700 members)
Air Canada: We are not On-Board with Human Rights Violations (Over 775 members)

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