Endorsers for March 15: End Genocide Profiteering, Shame on Scotiabank

On Friday, March 15, “adopt” a Scotiabank branch and picket/ leaflet / shut it down! 

Endorsing Groups: 
BDS Vancouver-Coast Salish 
Canada Palestine Association 
Anakbayan BC 
BAYAN Canada 
Canada Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights 
Canadian BDS Coalition
Decolonial Solidarity Vancouver
Free Palestine BC
Freedom from War Coalition, Cowichan

Friends of the Filipino People in Struggle 
Gabriela BC 
Global Peace Alliance BC
ILPS Canada 
Independent Jewish Voices – Vancouver 
Jews Say No to Genocide
Just Peace Advocates
Niagara Movement for Justice in Palestine-Israel (NMJPI) 
North Shore for Palestine
Ontario Palestinian Rights Association (OPRA)
Palestine Solidarity Regina
Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU)
Project of Heart

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
Students for Palestine Committee on Vancouver Island
Sulong UBC
Teachers for Palestine 
Toronto World Beyond War
United in Struggle
Vancouver Palestine Action Coalition

Vancouver Region CPC 
Youth for Palestine Vancouver

One hundred and fifty days into Israel’s latest genocidal massacre in Gaza, Canada’s political establishment remains wholly committed to providing diplomatic, military and economic support to Israel, even while the majority of people in this country support a ceasefire.  Across this country, in communities large and small, hundreds of thousands have marched for Palestine, one of the largest political mobilizations in recent memory.

Why is the gap between the sentiments of the mass of people and that of the political establishment so wide?  Because the Canadian ruling class is totally invested in Israel.  They rely on Israel to act as an armed outpost of the Anglo-American imperialist alliance, of which they are a part. They do $2 billion+ in annual trade with Israel via the Canada Israel Free Trade Agreement. And the big Canadian banks, the cornerstone of Canadian imperialism, have billions invested in Israel, and particularly in its military and ‘security’ industries. Scotiabank with its $500 million investment in Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit Systems is Exhibit A of Canadian capital’s genocide profiteering.  

As a Palestine solidarity movement, we need to start to address these concrete financial links, and raise the cost of the Canadian ruling class, and its political functionaries, support for Israeli colonization, occupation, war crimes and genocide.  

Join us on the March 15 day of action to shut down Scotiabank! Shame on Scotiabank! Endorsements can be sent to [email protected].
More Info: MARCH 15: SHUT DOWN GENOCIDE PROFITEERING! Shut Down Scotiabank – Canada Palestine Association (cpavancouver.org)