Updates from the palestinian BDS (Canada)
TORONTO — Following this week’s report from City of Toronto staff concluding that the term ‘Israeli apartheid’ does not violate the city’s anti-discrimination policy, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid is announcing new plans for Pride 2011 that will pose a challenge for Mayor Rob Ford.
“Last year’s struggle was around censorship and our right to march in our community’s Pride parade,” says QuAIA spokesperson Tim McCaskell.
Mohammad Talaat, The Electronic Intifada
Following a sharp increase in divestment efforts across North American college campuses last spring, this academic year promises an even greater number of in
Vancouver – Port truck traffic slowed to a crawl along the Deltaport causeway as a group of about 50 protesters approached drivers with leaflets containing information about the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza. They also offered the drivers coffee and muffins in a gesture of solidarity.
Opponents of Israeli occupation greet truckers at port of Vancouver
Vancouver – Port truck traffic slowed to a crawl along the Deltaportcauseway as a group of about 50 protesters approached drivers with leafletscontaining information about the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza. Theyalso offered the drivers coffee and muffins in a gesture of solidarity.
This article was written in 2010 as a contribution to a BNC e-magazine commemorating the 5th anniversary of the BDS call in July 9th 2005.
Canadian Military Exports to Israel: Aiding and Abetting War Crimes in Gaza (2008-2009) [COAT]
By Richard Sanders, Coordinator, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT); Editor, Press for Conversion! magazine