Great actions on June 3 in Vancouver. Activists from local solidarity groups gathered at CBC to call for freedom for Walid Daqqah and all Palestinian prisoners. Then, they held a march and flash action at Scotiabank headquarters, to help launch the national campaign to demand that Scotiabank divest from the Israeli arms maker Elbit Systems. (Photos courtesy of Michael YC Tseng) Detailed report from Samidoun on the picket/flash action.… Read more
Vancouver was out on the streets on May 14 for a Nakba75 rally and march. After gathering at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the crowd marched through the downtown core to the U.S. consulate to highlight Western complicity in Israeli war crimes. (Photos Michael YC Tseng)
Rally at the Art Gallery
Marching thru downtown Vancouver to the US Consulate for more speakers.… Read more
Sto:lo Elder and Indigenous rights and environmental activist, Larry Commodore, will share the story of his arrest and abuse at the hands of Israeli police when he travelled to show solidarity with Palestinian people. Adding to this conversation will be long-time Palestinian Canadian activist, Hanna Kawas, who will be speaking about his experience in this field of advocacy.
Until Return and Freedom! Raise the Palestinian Flag! VANCOUVER, ALL OUT FOR PALESTINE May 14, 1 pm Vancouver Art Gallery Nakba75 Vancouver | Facebook
Join us to mark 75 years of Palestinian dispossession and commemorate the continuing Palestinian resistance, as the Palestinian people refuse to submit to Zionist settler colonialism, aggression, and occupation.
Let’s hold the Palestinian flag high in Vancouver, and also tell the U.S.… Read more
Canada Palestine Association had another busy year of activism in 2022, as the Palestinian solidarity movement in diaspora reflected the new spirit of the Unity Intifada. Here is a list of most of our campaign highlights, along with statements and interviews done throughout the year. We are moved and grateful for all the committed and dedicated activists who show that we will always #StandWithPalestine; solid grassroots organizing is the best answer to the Zionist lobby smear attacks.… Read more
On November 26, there was a lively picket/flash action in Vancouver to mark the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinians and to call for deshelving Israeli apartheid wines in BC liquor stores. Activists also condemned City Council’s recent adoption of IHRA. Cosponsors of the event included BDS Vancouver-Coast Salish, Canada Palestine Association, ILPS Canada, Independent Jewish Voices Vancouver and Samidoun Vancouver.… Read more