This week was International Women’s Week around the world, a week to celebrate the achievements and power of women all around the world. This week is a time to recognize the strength of women. Many times when we think of strength we forget about the women behind liberation movements. Palestinian women have been the foundation of the resistance and the voice of the voiceless; they have played a key role in the mobilization of all people towards Palestinian freedom. Continue reading
The massacre continues…
July 20 the Israeli forces bombarded the small village of Al-Shujaaya murdering 80 civilians in one day.
Unfortunately the media is not giving Gaza the fair share of media coverage which needs to change. Come out Friday afternoon to stand with Gaza an expression of solidarity from the Kitchener Waterloo community with the Palestinians.
Chants, Speakers and demonstrations from the members of the community. Let’s raise awareness of the issue, let’s show the community what the media is not!
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Be the change!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/326646090824373/
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What is Palestine Speaks?
Palestine Speaks is a new venue for Canadian and international political analysts, university and college professors, activists and intellectuals to share their opinions on the variety of issues that surround the Israel-Palestinian/Arab impasse.
Palestine Speaks is a publication that provides a forum for ideas and insights stemming from a variety of points of view and perspectives. It includes articles and publications that discuss issues such as:
Anti-Semitism in Canada
Jewish involvement in Palestinian solidarity work
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
Canadian involvement in the Israel-Palestinian/Arab conflict
The role of civil society
The legacies of Palestinian intellectuals such as Edward Said and Mahmoud Darwish
And many other topics…
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Khaled Mouammer – Canadian Arab Federation
Hanna Kawas – Canada Palestine Asociation
Mohamed El-Masry – The Canadian Charger
Sid Shniad – Independent Jewish Voices
Gary Keenan – Canada Palestine Association
Steven Zhou – Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
Ed Corrigan – Lawyer
Mordecai Briemberg – Seriously Free Speech
Mike Krebs – Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign
Harsha Walia – No One Is Illegal
We would like to invite you to join us at 1pm on Thursday, June 10 in the SLC courtyard for a march around campus to bring awareness to the humanitarian crisis involving Gaza and the Freedom Flotilla. We feel is is extremely important to bring as much awareness of this issue at this time and express our deepest disapproval of the actions committed by the Israeli Defense Forces. We hope to see you there! Should you have any questions, comments,or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
So, what is going on?
Israeli commandos have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships off the coast of the Gaza Strip, killing 9 people on board.
Dozens of others were injured when troops raided the convoy of six ships, dubbed the Freedom Flotilla, early on Monday.
Israel said activists on board attacked its commandos as they boarded the ships, while the flotilla’s organisers said the Israeli forces opened fire first, as soon as they stormed the convoy.
Organizers of the Freedom Flotilla say it was carrying 700 activists and 10,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid with the aim of breaking the Israeli siege of Gaza.
(a source of Al-Jazeerah website, 31/05/2010)
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Note that you don’t have to be a UW student, or a student at all, to join. Anyone can join!
Urgent support needed: Call Egyptian Embassy in Ottawa December 31st to unban Gaza Freedom March!
As many of you may know, Egypt has placed a ban on the Gaza Freedom March (GFM), a group of 1,362 people representing 42 different countries, and the conscience of humanity. They aim to end the siege of Gaza, which imprisons a population of 1.5 million innocent civilians who suffer in despicable ways, and they wish to bring to Gaza desperately needed humanitarian supplies including winter coats for children and specialized baby formula for infants with digestive problems, which Israel has banned from entering Gaza.
Currently in Cairo there are 57 Canadians as part of the GFM including two MPs, a professor from the University of Western Ontario, a young man from Gaza who has not met his father in 8 years, students, and ordinary citizens. Five of them have joined an 85 year old Holocaust survivor on a Hunger Strike to protest the Egyptian government’s decision to ban this desperately needed humanitarian initiative.
They are being faced by riot police, detained in hotel rooms, prevented from even leaving Cairo!
For more information on the difficult situation they face, please visit: gazafreedommarch.org
We are calling on all Canadians of Conscience to make two phone calls on the morning of December 31st, 2009.
Please call the Egyptian Embassy in Ottawa at: (613) 234-4931 and the Egyptian Consulate in Montreal at: (514) 866 8455.
We ask that you express your support for the 57 Canadians in Cairo and of the entire Gaza Freedom March delegation, and its noble intentions. We ask that you request and insist that the Egyptian Consulate and the Egyptian Embassy, in Montreal and Ottawa respectively, on behalf of all Canadians of conscience take action immediately and urge the Egyptian government to allow all members of the Gaza Freedom March to proceed.
For those in Ottawa tomorrow morning, December 31, at 11 am, we will assemble outside the Egyptian Embassy located at 454 Laurier Avenue East, for an hour.
For those in Montreal tomorrow morning, December 31, at 11 am, we will assemble outside the Egyptian Consulate located at 1000 rue De La Gauchetiere O.,Suite 3320, for an hour.
Please use the last day of your year to help humanity, help this historic march proceed, help end the siege of Gaza, help an imprisoned innocent people be free.
Make all phone calls starting at 9 am all the way until noon! Keep calling! Keep the pressure up!
Thank you, sincerely.