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Canadians protest in front of Israeli consulate on ABNA

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Canadian leaders say we share values with Israel but we know Canadians surely don’t value apartheid or ethnocracy, nor support oppression, racism, occupation, colonization and genocide rather people who make Canada their home value human rights and dignity, freedom, democracy, international law, freedom of movement, so we gather together to unite for Palestine, to unite for Al Asqa, to unite for those under 10 years of seize in Gaza, to unite until Palestine is Free.

Continue reading at http://en.abna24.com/news/america/canadians-protest-in-front-of-israeli-consulate_845337.html

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Readers’ Letters: Commemorate all genocides on Toronto Star

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Holocaust week is the height of hypocrisy. It implicitly supports the State of Israel, which is currently committing a slow genocide (according to the Kuala Lumpur tribunal) against the two million Palestinians under its military occupation in Gaza. To object to it is not racist.

Publicly funded institutions should be commemorating genocides in general rather than the politically motivated and exclusivist Holocaust events, which imply that similar tragedies do not deserve the same international response.

A study of current genocides might lead to saving the lives of thousands of people.

Continue reading at https://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editors/2016/12/08/commemorate-all-genocides.html

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The Genocide of Indigenous Peoples in North America and Palestine-Israel by Prof. Tony Hall

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In his talk sponsored by the Mohawks of the Grand River, Dr. Hall put the Zionist/Facebook campaign directed at disabling critics of Israel in a broader historical context. The assault on the Palestinian people extends the genocidal holocaust directed at the Indigenous peoples of the Americas since 1492. Israeli techniques directed at terminating the Palestinian presence draw on the genocidal techniques directed at Native Americans in the expansionary course of US history.

Continue watching at http://ahtribune.com/human-rights/1305-genocide-of-indigenous-peoples.html

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Palestinian Genocide and Canadian State Complicity on Institute of the Humanities

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On October 7-8, 2016, an important conference was held in Vancouver BC entitled “Genocide: The Politics of Denial, Forgetting and the Work of Memory”. One of the plenary sessions at this conference featured Sid Shniad and Hanna Kawas detailing the long history of Israeli genocide and ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people. The session highlighted historical and current examples of how the Palestinian people have been and are still being targeted, as well as the complicity of the Canadian state in this dispossession. Both speakers concluded with a call to support the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions BDS movement.

Watch at http://www.voiceofpalestine.ca/?p=4811

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Sailing for freedom and solidarity by Marilyn Porter

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In 1943 Polish-Jewish legal scholar Raphael Lemkin defined genocide as “not necessarily signify[ing] mass killings,” but more often referring “to a coordinated plan aimed at destruction of the essential foundations of the life of national groups so that these groups wither and die like plants that have suffered a blight.

“The end may be accomplished by the forced disintegration of political and social institutions, of the culture of the people, of their language, their national feelings and their religion,” he continued. “It may be accomplished by wiping out all basis of personal security, liberty, health and dignity.”

Today the United Nations accepts genocide to mean “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”

It is hard not to see the incessant incursions and harassment, the settlements and the enforcement of illegal blockades as anything else but an attempt at the forced disintegration of Gaza.

Continue reading at http://theindependent.ca/2016/09/10/sailing-for-freedom-and-solidarity/

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Green party committed to peace and justice for all by Dimitri Lascaris

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Howard Elliott’s editorial on the Green Party of Canada’s BDS resolution exemplifies the mainstream media’s abject failure to inform Canadians about Israel’s appalling human rights violations… So oppressive is Israel’s occupation that world-renowned scholar Noam Chomsky describes it as “much worse than apartheid” in South Africa. Israeli historian Ilan Pappé describes Israel’s policy regarding Gaza as “incremental genocide.” The UN predicts that Gaza, home to 1.8 million people, may be uninhabitable by 2020.

Continue reading at http://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/6823548-green-party-committed-to-peace-and-justice-for-all/

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Israeli Apartheid Week: Our Struggles Unite #IAWATUTSC by Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine

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Since “canada’s” inception as a genocidal colony built on the ethnic and cultural genocide of Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island, it has participated in and justified the zionist genocide in Palestine. This year, the “canadian” government continues to participate in the systematic killing of Palestinians while passing a motion to condemn the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, a call from Palestinian civil society to boycott, divest, and sanction all entities/corporations that profit off “israeli” apartheid.

Continue reading at http://allevents.in/toronto/israeli-apartheid-week-our-struggles-unite-iawatutsc/1706229616321051

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Take Action: Free Palestinian Refugees Held in US Migrant Detention Center by Samidoun

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Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network strongly condemns the detention of Hisham Ghalia and Mounis Hammouda in U.S. migrant detention and urges all to participate in the below action. Click here to take action.

Of course, the issue of migrant detention is not confined to the cases of Palestinian refugees; we join in the call for an immediate end to migrant detention – often indefinite – by U.S., Canada, Australia and other states. The detention of migrants and refugees is a violent act of criminalization that traumatizes traumatized people, tears apart families and subjects people to massive rights violations, in a context of racism and oppression. We also note the settler colonial nature of all of these states, built on the theft of Indigenous and Native land and genocide of Indigenous and Native people, while constructing detention centers to exclude migrants and refugees from this stolen land. We also note the racist migrant detention, attacks and criminalization by the Israeli state and institutions targeting African migrants and refugees, a vicious and anti-Black policy carried out by a settler colonial state based entirely on the dispossession of the Palestinian people, the theft of Palestinian land, and ongoing genocide.

Continue reading at http://samidoun.net/2015/11/take-action-free-palestinian-refugees-held-in-us-migrant-detention-center/

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