All posts in category 'Canada'

Palestinian Civil Society Condemns Canadian Government Disinformation and Repression Against Boycott Movement

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Quebec, Solidarity

BDSgraphic

Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) Condemns Memorandum of Understanding Between Israel and Canada

Canada and Israel signed a series of cooperation agreements recently, one of which included an unprecedented commitment to work jointly to counter the continued growth of BDS.

On January 22, Canadian public safety minister Steven Blaney gave a speech at a meeting on anti-semitism at the United Nations General Assembly, convened in the wake of the Paris criminal attacks, that smeared the BDS movement as “anti-semitic.”

Rafeef Ziadah, a secretariat member of the the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the broad coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations that leads the BDS movement, said:

“Rather than seeking to hold Israel to account for its war crimes during the recent military assault on Gaza and its intensified colonization of the occupied West Bank, particularly in Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley, the Canadian government is further deepening its collaboration with Israel’s occupation and launching a shameful, propagandistic attack on free speech in the process.”

“The Canadian government’s continued unconditional support for Israel’s colonial policies and its smear campaign against BDS highlight the deeply ideological and reactionary character of this government. Canada is sending Israel the message that it can act with total impunity in violating human rights and international law.”

“Sadly, while claiming to defend free speech the current Canadian government is among the most repressive in the west; it has gone farther than most in suppressing free speech and infringing the rights of its own civil society, including trade unions, community and faith groups, to participate in human rights campaigning, as in boycotts against Israel’s injustices.”

(more…)

Demonstration : against war, racism, Islamophobia and austerity

November 11th, 2014 | Posted in Canada, Events, Iraq, Politics, Quebec, Solidarity, Tadamon!

antiwarprotestborder

    Saturday, Nov. 22
    1pm métro Guy-Concordia
    Norman Bethune square
    Montréal, Québec
    facebook event

As health care, education, unemployment insurance, equity programs and the arts are cut in the name of austerity, military spending (at $22.6 billion in 2012) has increased every year since 1998 and is projected to continue. Since 2004, Canada has invaded or bombed Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq and Libya, leaving a trail of destruction followed by corrupt client regimes and neoliberal austerity policies.

(more…)

Members of the Legal Community Against the Israeli Assault on Gaza

August 21st, 2014 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Prisoners, Solidarity

gazablood

    members of the Legal Community Condemn Assault on Gaza

A group of law students studying at the Faculty of Law at McGill University drafted a statement, in English and French, on behalf of themselves, and the broader legal community to condemn the continued violence against Gaza by Israeli forces. Specifically, the statement condemns the civilian causalities, the destruction of civilian infrastructure, and the violations of international law. The statement was written in response to the lack of vocal opposition, and in an effort to create a network of people united against such injustice.

The statement, entitled, “Members of the Legal Community Against the Israeli Assault on Gaza,” was circulated among law students, law professors, and legal organizations alike over the past weeks. It has gained support from over 50 people and organizations, including the Association des juristes progressistes in Quebec.
(more…)

From Outrage to Action: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

August 19th, 2014 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec

gazaattack

    popular education on the Palestinian solidarity movement
    Wednesday, August, 20th 2014
    17h30 métro Mont-Royal
    facebook event
    Montréal, Québec

(more…)

Gaza-Quebec solidarity ! demonstration

August 9th, 2014 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Events, Palestine, Quebec

tumblr_n9xb0whgjC1sywut6o2_1280

    August 10, 2014
    midi @ Place Émilie-Gamelin
    facebook event
    Montréal, Québec

(more…)

Viva Palestina — Solidarity demonstration

August 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Politics, Quebec

gurnicagraphic

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    5:30pm métro Mont-Royal
    Montréal, Québec
    facebook event

(more…)

Montréal : Solidarity with Gaza

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Solidarity
    la communauté s’exprime / solidarité avec la Palestine !

tumblr_n94vvvAOJp1sywut6o1_1280

    photo par Thien V. — 16 juillet 2014.

Call on Israel to respect International law 10 years after the International Cour of Justice ruling

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Other, Quebec, Solidarity

Over 60 Quebec and Canadian trade unionists, artists, journalists, professors, reverends call on Israel to respect International law 10 years after the International Cour of Justice ruling

ten_years

Time for Canada to honor its UN obligations towards Palestine

Ten years ago today, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled illegal Israel’s massive separation wall that runs alongside and inside the Palestinian territories.

On July 9, 2004, at the behest of the UN General Assembly, the ICJ, legal arm of the United Nations, indeed issued an Advisory opinion saying “the construction of the wall (by occupying power Israel), and its associated régime (imposed on the Palestinians), are contrary to international law”.

The ICJ Advisory deemed that “Israel cannot rely on a right of self-defense or on a state of necessity to preclude the wrongfulness of the construction of the wall”.

Its ruling called for the barrier to be removed, for residents to be compensated, and for UN member States, including Canada, to act to obtain Israel’s compliance with the Fourth Geneva Convention (GCIV) – of which Canada is a signatory.

(more…)

Defending the land – From Turtle Island to Palestine March 13, 7pm

March 4th, 2013 | Posted in Canada, Events, Palestine, Solidarity

    Closing panel- Israeli apartheid week

Presentations by Arthur Manuel and Monira Kitmitto

    Wednesday, 13 March, 7pm
    Location: Moot Court, New Chancellor Day Hall
    McGill University 3644 Peel (metro Peel)

This closing panel will highlight Indigenous land struggles and resistance on Turtle Island and will make links with the Palestinian struggle of defending the land and resisting Israeli occupation. Land defense as a way of resisting ongoing occupation and colonialism is integral to Indigenous decolonizing movements both in Turtle Island and Palestine.

(more…)

Palestine contingent in November 22nd Student Demonstration

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Quebec, Solidarity

End the Siege ! Stand with Palestinian Students !

    Thursday November 22nd, 1pm
    « La place du Peuple »
    (metro Square Victoria)
    Montreal, Quebec
    Photo: Palestinian Students at Israeli check-point.

As the first week of Israel’s operation “Pillar of Clouds” draws to an end, more than 120 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed, including 24 children. For Palestinians in Gaza, are denied the fundamental right to education. Through the ongoing siege on Gaza the continued air strikes, and the effects of the 2008 operation Cast Lead that resulted in 1,400 deaths, Palestinians in Gaza are denied the fundamental right to education.

On Thursday November 22nd students in Montréal and across the globe will be marching for accessible education. This demonstration is being held at the same time as thousands of Palestinians students continue to face daily bombardment from the Israeli Military. Our solidarity is a must! As ASSÉ (l’Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante), the coalition of student unions currently leading the student strike, asserted in their recent call out for student solidarity: “It is our responsibility to show them that we, students of Quebec, stand in solidarity of every movement, of every struggle. To global attacks, let’s build an international response!”

(more…)

Upcoming events

Search