Check out these highlights from the week of action to denounce Scotiabank for being the largest foreign investor in Israeli arms company Elbit Systems. Activists from Montreal to Vancouver to BC’s Fraser Valley were out on the streets to demand that Scotiabank stop investing in Israeli war crimes. We know Scotiabank is feeling the pressure; in Montreal, they called the police for the picket and in Vancouver (for the second time) the branch mysteriously closed early before the activists’ arrival.… Read more
Saturday, September 23, 2 pm
1750 Manitoba St., Vancouver (False Creek Branch)
Join us on September 23 to highlight the complicity of Scotiabank in funding the killing of Palestinians.
Scotiabank is the largest foreign investor in the Israeli arms company Elbit Systems; their asset fund has invested half a billion dollars in an arms company whose weapons are routinely used to rain death and destruction on Palestinians.… Read more
Vancouver activists were out on the streets on July 22 to say Shame on Scotiabank and #ShutElbitDown. Scotiabank is the largest foreign investor in Israeli arms company Elbit. Although usually open on Saturdays, the Scotiabank branch we marched to was mysteriously “temporarily closed” when we arrived to tell Scotiabank they have Palestinian blood on their hands.
We joined with BDS Vancouver, Samidoun Vancouver, Masar Badil and Bayan Canada to Stand With Palestine and denounce Canadian complicity in Israeli war crimes.… Read more
Two great events coming up in Vancouver.
On July 18, join us for an important evening on Palestine, the struggle for justice — and the campaign to shut down Elbit Systems and its murderous drone force. Scotiabank, one of Canada’s biggest banks, is the largest foreign investor in Elbit Systems, which produces 85% of Israel’s killer drones used to target Palestinians for assassination in Gaza, Jenin and throughout occupied Palestine.… Read more
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
Recently, Lululemon opened its first store in Israel and apparently has plans to open seven more. Zionists seem to be excited, and even the Israeli consulate general in Toronto posted about the opening. It would seem nothing dresses up apartheid like yoga leggings!… 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.
On April 28-30, the Liberation Conference was held in Ottawa, Canada to examine strategies for Palestine solidarity work going forward in North America. The conference was organized by Masar Badil, who has already held several conferences in Europe, Brazil and Lebanon and is working to harness the new energy amongst diaspora Palestinians.