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[14 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Open Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper Regarding Israeli Piracy | ]

By Kevin Neish, Farooq Burney and Rifat Audeh. Although not CPA members, we are publishing their open letter on our website on their behalf.
We are writing to express our outrage and indignation over our government’s despicable silence on what took place in the Mediterranean Sea on May 31, 2010. We are referring, of course, to the piracy, murder and kidnappings by Israel against the Turkish humanitarian aid ship in general, and the actions against the Canadians on the ship in particular.
In 2006, Israel launched a heinous war on Lebanon that …

CPA Statements, Media Watch »

[11 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Letter to the Editor of the Ottawa Citizen Regarding the “Haters’ Test” | ]

In response to the Ottawa Citizen’s attack on NDP MP Libby Davies
By Hanna Kawas
The Ottawa Citizen “Haters’ test” http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Haters+test/3139300/story.html, published June 11, 2010 is misleading, lacking in historic facts and crudely apologizes for Israeli occupation and discrimination. I am going to burden you with some documentation and references the Ottawa Citizen editors did not want to bother with.
Before 1948, there was no state of Israel. It came about as many historians (Jewish and otherwise) have now recognized – on the tragedy of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine from its indigenous …

Events »

[11 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Eyewitness Report: Israeli Massacre on Gaza Freedom Flotilla | ]

A Public Forum With Flotilla Survivor Kevin Neish
Date: Friday, June 18, 2010
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch), Alice McKay Room
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Free admission. Donations will be collected and all proceeds will go the next Freedom Flotillas.
For more information email sphr.ubc@gmail.com or phone Omar Shaban 604-379-4050
Sponsored by:

Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign (BIAC)
Canadian Islamic Congress
Canada Palestine Association
Canada Palestine Support Network
Independent Jewish Voices (IJV)
Jews for a Just Peace
No One Is Illegal
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) UBC
StopWar.ca
Voice of Palestine

Background:
Kevin Neish, from Victoria, B.C., was a part of …

Events »

[1 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Gaza Freedom Flotilla Global Day of Action | ]

Rally and March
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2010
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Art Gallery (Georgia Side)
750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC
Facebook Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=118805384828639
On Saturday, June 5, human rights and community organizations will mobilize to join an emergency Global BDS Day of Action called by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC). In Vancouver, join us to protest the fatal attacks by apartheid Israel on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip (please see full BNC call-out at:
http://bdsdayofaction.net/2010/06/02/emergency-bds-day-of-action-june-5th-2010/
June 5 also marks …