Open Letter to the B.C. Organization to Fight Racism (BCOFR) regarding the CJC

An open letter from CPA to the B.C. Organization to Fight Racism (BCOFR) regarding their relationship with the Zionist organization, the “Canadian Jewish Congress” (CJC).

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CPA sent an open letter to the BCOFR Executive Committee on the same subject prior to the November 18th, 1981 letter being issued:
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1976 PLO Meeting in Vancouver

Here is an archival look at what Palestinian activists were doing in Vancouver in 1976. A Palestine Liberation Organization PLO delegation was attending the UN Habitat Conference, after several attempts to block their participation. The local community organized several events to bring the Palestinian voice to a broader sector of Canadian society, from films and exhibits to a major public meeting that highlighted Shafiq al-Hout as the keynote speaker and poetry by Mahmoud Darwish.… Read more

Palestine in Struggle Volume 1 No. 5, May-June 1976

Check out what was happening 40 years ago in the Vancouver solidarity movement. The local Palestinian support group published 6 issues of “Palestine in Struggle”, and here is one of them, the issue that covered the visit of the PLO delegation to the Habitat conference in Vancouver. There is also coverage of indigenous leader Leonard Peltier, who was facing extradition from Canada at the time.… Read more

Native Study Group on Indigenous and Palestinian Struggles

The Native Study Group, a member of the Third World Peoples’ Coalition, issued the following statement to mark the public event celebrating the 11th anniversary of the Palestinian revolution, held in Vancouver on Jan. 10, 1976. (The poster in the attached photo was done up for that event.)
Their insightful position is as relevant now, 45 years later, as it was then.… Read more

Palestine in Struggle: Volume 1, No. 1 – Sep. 1975

Canada-Palestine Solidarity Association (C.P.S.A.) was formed in Vancouver in the mid-seventies; as part of its solidarity work, the group published 6 issues of “Palestine in Struggle”. Following is the inaugural issue and also check out Vol.1, #5 here which details the visit of the PLO delegation to Habitat and the struggle against extradition of indigenous activist Leonard Peltier.

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