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[24 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on Letter From Kevin Neish to Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) | ]
Letter From Kevin Neish to Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC)

The following letter was sent by Mavi Marmara survivor Kevin Neish to Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC). Please note that Kevin is not a member of the Canada Palestine Association but we are publishing his letter on our site on his behalf.
Dear MEC Board,
My name is Kevin Neish and I’m a MEC member. I was on board the humanitarian aid ship the Mavi Marmara when it was assaulted by Israeli commandos on May 31st 2010. I witnessed, or saw the evidence of, the Israeli military’s murder and execution of 9 …

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[21 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2010 | ]

A public forum on Palestine
Date: Sunday, 28th November, 2010
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Strawberry Hill Library, 7399 122 St, Surrey, BC V3W 5J2
Admission: A free event, however we are expecting your generous donations for Canadian Boat to Gaza project.
Featuring Speaker Kevin Neish:
The Canadian survivor of Gaza Freedom Flotilla. Kevin Neish was among others on MV Mavi Marmara, one of the six ships of Gaza Freedom Flotilla where clashes broke out after activists resisted the Israeli forces. Nine activists were killed (Eight Turkish nationals and a Turkish-American), and dozens …

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[20 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2010 | ]

Boycott Picket
Date: Saturday, November 27th, 2010
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) store in Vancouver (130 W. Broadway)
Facebook Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164447990251209#!/event.php?eid=168269389865850
Boycott MEC Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=67435995820#!/group.php?gid=113406218712252

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[15 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on George Galloway Speaks: Free Palestine, Free Afghanistan, Free Speech | ]

Date: Monday, November 22, 2010
Time: 7:30pm (Doors at 6.30pm)
Location: St Andrew’s-Wesley United Church (Corner of Burrard & Nelson Street, Vancouver)
Admission: Tickets: $15 / unwaged or low-income $10. Available soon at People’s Coop Bookstore (1391 Commercial Dr.)
Come and hear the person Jason Kenney and his office tried and failed to prevent from speaking in Canada. George Galloway’s Vancouver appearance is part of a 10-day, 10-city pan-Canadian speaking tour.
Organized locally by StopWar.ca Coalition. Co-sponsored by Canadian Boat to Gaza, Seriously Free Speech Committee and UBC-Solidarity for Palestinian Human …

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[14 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on The Canadian Premiere of “Degrees of Incarceration” (2009) | ]

Date: Sunday, November 21, 2010
Time: 11:00am
Location: Vancity Theatre, at 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver.
Admission: Tickets, which can be purchased online at www.ticketstonight.ca or at the door, cost $7.
The Canadian premiere of “Degrees of Incarceration” (2009), a Palestine-US co-production was directed by Amahl Bishara, will be shown in Vancouver on Sunday, November 21, 2010, at 11am.
Degrees of Incarceration http://degreesofincarceration.com/index.html documents the effects political imprisonment has on a community of Palestinians in the West Bank. More than 6,000 Palestinians, including more than 300 children under the age of 18, …

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[5 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on Fundraiser for the Canadian Boat to Gaza | ]

Date: Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Unitarian Church, 949 W. 49th (at Oak), Vancouver
Admission: Admission: $10 (limited income) and $15 (regular) Door prizes, Silent Auction – All monies collected will go to the Canadian Boat to Gaza http://canadaboatgaza.org
Facebook Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164447990251209
Featuring the Vancouver Premiere:
SEVEN DAYS FROM A GAZA DIARY – A riveting personal account of the first seven days of Israel’s 2008-09 military assault on Gaza, written by a young woman living under the bombing. The first part of 27-year-old Khulood Ghanem’s diary has been adapted …