Night Demonstration to commemorate Palestine Land Day
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 6:30pm
Gathering in front of Metro Mont-Royal
On March 30, Palestinians will commemorate Land Day, and the global campaign for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), to end Israeli occupation, colonialism, and apartheid.
More than forty years after the first Land Day demonstrations, Israel continues its expropriation and colonization of Palestinian land. Israel continues to expand its illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, forcing Palestinians from their land. Palestinians have continued their resistance despite the immense repression they face from Israel. Instead of weakening popular resistance through assassinations, raids on student unions and popular organizations, house demolitions, mass arrests of journalists, activists, and youth, this wave of popular resistance is expanding to every corner of occupied Palestine.
As international support for Israeli apartheid is weakening, Israel is attempting to silence dissent internally and internationally. The most recent waves of anti-BDS measures in France, the United Kingdom, the USA and Canada show the desperation of the Apartheid regime and its allies in the face of a growing *pressure through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Let us work together to intensify our collective efforts to hold Israel and its supporters accountable for its its continued colonization of Palestinian land. Let us also collectively support resistance to ongoing colonization and land expropriation, from Turtle Island to Palestine.
For international supporters of the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality, Land Day is an opportunity to develop campaigns for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel, particularly campaigns targeting Israeli agribusinesses and companies operating in illegal Israeli settlements- such as HP, AirBnB and Bombardier- all of which play a vital role in the continued theft of Palestinian land.
This Land Day, Tadamon! is calling for a rally to show that people will continue to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people through Boycott Divestment and Sanctions. From Turtle Island to Palestine, there is no justice on stolen land!
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