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[21 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on The Bankruptcy of Canadian Zionists and Their Stooges | ]
The Bankruptcy of Canadian Zionists and Their Stooges

It seems that the Canadian Zionists are not satisfied with the results of their pro-Israel “advocacy”, “rebranding”, “public affairs” and “hasbara” work…

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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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[10 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Racism on the Buses in Greater Vancouver‏ | ]

By Hanna Kawas. The following open letter was sent to Coast Mountain Bus Company regarding the unjust firing of a Lebanese Canadian activist, Marwan Marwan.
Canada Palestine Association also holds the current federal government responsible for this frightening increase in anti-Arab and anti-Muslim hysteria; this government has been promoting and sanctioning this racism by its unconditional and blind support for Israel and its opposition to the Arab and Muslim peoples’ liberation and control of their resources and destiny. On March 21, 2009, we warned in our statement “Jason Kenney is Promoting …

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[2 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Support the Canadian Boat to Gaza | ]

Canada Palestine Association (CPA) urges everyone to support the Canadian boat to Gaza by all means, including publicizing the mission and donating funds.
CPA was one of the first organizations in Canada to support the Free Gaza Movement (FGM) financially and politically (see our meeting with the co-founder of the FGM last November in commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people http://workingtv.com/int-day-pal2009.html) and we feel this initiative is an extension of that work.
We urge our supporters to rise up to the challenge and make this solidarity mission …

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[31 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on MEC: the Co-op That Acts Like a Corporation | ]

In its summer 2010 edition, The Global Educator, Journal of the B.C. Teachers for Peace and Global Education (PAGE) published the following article (on page 23): http://pagebc.ca/documents/Summer_2010_Journal.pdf

The British Columbia Teachers for Peace and Global Education is not affiliated with the Canada Palestine Association.
MEC is about as green as “Mother Nature’s Gas Station”, and now makes the un-coolest bike on the Canadian market. Don’t buy one.
By: Patrik Parkes
If it talks like a corporation, walks like a corporation, and acts like a corporation, then it must be a corporation. On …

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[30 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on A Call to Divest from MEC | ]

Dear friends:
Following our recent call to boycott Mountain Equipment Coop MEC, a MEC member who supported the campaign and had been a member since the 1980’s informed us that when he cancelled his membership as a form of protest he got $200 back on his original $5.00 share. Apparently, the refunded share value is calculated based on the length of membership.
From this incident, we can conclude that all MEC members can divest from this Cooperative if they feel that MEC is not reflecting their ethical values and that their monies …

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[16 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Boycott MEC: Final Statement and Endorsers | ]

On May 24, 2010, we in the Canada Palestine Association (CPA) issued our call for a total boycott of Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC), and since then, supporters have written MEC informing them of their decision to no longer shop there. In response MEC management not only defended their support for Israeli Apartheid, they also defended Israel and its institutions. Here is a quote from a representative from the MEC Service Centre in reply to one such letter: “Israel has a vibrant and functioning democracy, which has put in place independent …

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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 …

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[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 …

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[26 May 2010 | Comments Off on Palestinian Civil Society Condemns Repression in Canada | ]

Following is a statement from the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) on the harassment and repression campaign against pro Palestinian human rights organizations and activists in Canada.
Our petition on line, O Canada or O Israel??, has over 560 signatures, please consider signing it at http://www.petitiononline.com/hkawas1/petition.html
Palestinian civil society condemns repression in Canada against Palestine solidarity campaigns and humanitarian efforts
Occupied Palestine, May 26 2010 – The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), strongly condemns the actions taken by Canadian state bodies, university administrations and pressure groups …