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GOLDSTEIN: On Jerusalem Scheer’s right, Trudeau’s wrong by Lorrie Goldstein

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

In his article on the Toronto Sun, supporting Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Lorrie Goldstein charges Israel with genocide against the indigenous Palestinian people, using colonialism and genocide against the indigenous peoples of Canada as justification:

Just as Israel has been condemned by the United Nations for inhumane treatment of the Palestinians, so Canada has been condemned by the UN for inhumane treatment of Canada’s First Nations.

Just as Israel has been accused of ethnic cleansing and cultural genocide of the Palestinians, so Canada has been accused of ethnic cleansing and cultural genocide of its First Nations through its residential school policy and other historic wrongs.

Just as Israel has been criticized for confining the Palestinians to small, barren pockets of land through the incursion of settlers, so Canada has been criticized for confining its First Nations to small, barren pockets of land through the incursion of settlers.

And yet Canada’s right to call Ottawa its capital is unchallenged, while Israel’s right to call Jerusalem its capital is rejected by the international community, with the recent exception of the U.S. under President Donald Trump.

Such is the double standard which Israel constantly faces.

Continue reading at http://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/goldstein-on-jerusalem-scheers-right-trudeaus-wrong

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

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

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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Stand with Standing Rock, and say no to Dakota Access Pipeline by Palestinian Youth Movement

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

As Native communities face an ongoing genocide and continue to resist the imperialist settler-colonial regime of the United States, Palestinians are too experiencing a genocide and ethnocide within our homelands from the settler-colonial state of Israel. Native communities have been displaced and relocated, just as Palestinians face mass internal displacement, home demolitions and life in exile from our homeland. Native communities continue to face the destruction and degradation of their land and water with restricted access to resources and delegitimization of sovereign authority and of treaties. Palestinians live under a structure of apartheid, militarized occupation, and settler-colonialism, which too has lead to the pollution of and lack of access to drinkable and potable water within the West Bank, Gaza, and refugee camps. This imposed structure by Zionist(4) forces has denied the Right of Return to Palestinians who wish to visit or live on their ancestral lands, has resulted in the disintegration of farmland to build settlements, uprooted native plants to replace them with plants that are foreign to native soil and invasive species, and built state-sponsored institutions on top of historic cemeteries and homes.

As Palestinians in the United States, we are exiled from our homeland while living as settlers upon Turtle Island. It is imperative that we demand recognition of the rights of Native nations and their people while building movements together with one another so that we can strengthen our collective call for justice.

Continue reading at http://mondoweiss.net/2016/09/standing-access-pipeline/

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