Gaza/Palestine actions summer 2014

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Gaza/Palestine actions summer 2014

In Montréal, a demo today starting at the corner of Jarry Park (métro Castelnau) , in front of the headquarters of G4S a security firm that makes detection devices used at over 500 posts at the WALL.

rue Gary Carter is the new name of the western section of rue Faillon (two streets north of Jean-Talon).

2 pm, but it should last a while.

And in your town or city?

 

Upcoming action: a vigil outside the Israeli Consulate at Westmount Square, 5:30 pm

 

JOURNÉE PAN-CANADIENNE DE MANIFESTATION

CONTRE L’AGRESSION ISRAÉLIENNE

ET DE SOLIDARITÉ AVEC LE PEUPLE PALESTINIEN

 

SAMEDI 19 JUILLET 14h00

Parc Jarry au coin de la rue Gary Carter et St-Laurent

devant le siège social de la Cie G4S une entreprise de sécurité qui fabrique  le matériel de détection utilisé dans plus de 500 postes de contrôle du MUR entravant la liberté de circulation des Palestiniens et Palestiniennes

 

Nous affirmons que les causes fondamentales de la situation actuelle résident dans les violations systématiques par Israël du droit international et des résolutions de l’ONU :  • droit de retour des réfugiés palestiniens (résolution 194)  • occupation qui dure depuis 1967 (résolution 242) • colonisation  continue des terres palestiniennes (art 49 IVe Convention de Genève)  • blocus illégal et inhumain de Gaza depuis 7 ans (Déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme, Conventions de Genève, Pactes internationaux relatifs aux droits civils et politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels )

• érection illégale du MUR d’apartheid depuis 10 ans (Jugement de la Cour internationale de Justice du 7 juillet 2004) • politiques d’apartheid (Convention internationale sur l’élimination et la répression du crime d’apartheid 1973)

 

Nous appuyons le droit du peuple palestinien à la résistance selon les moyens qu’il choisit lui-même et dans le respect des conventions internationales qui régissent les conflits armés dont entre autres la protection des civils.

• HALTE A L'AGRESSION CONTRE GAZA

• HALTE AU BLOCUS DE GAZA.

• FIN DE L’OCCUPATION, DE LA COLONISATION

• FIN DES POLITIQUES D’APARTHEID

• LIBERTÉ POUR LES PRISONNIERS ET PRISONNIÈRES POLITIQUES

Nous soulignons le 10e anniversaire du Jugement de la Cour internationale de justice déclarant illégal ce mur d’apartheid qui est un outil d’annexion de terres palestiniennes, de pillage de ressources naturelles et de déplacement de populations. CE MUR DOIT ÊTRE DÉTRUIT

 

Nous appelons la population québécoise :

 

          • À SOUTENIR ACTIVEMENT LA CAMPAGNE DE BOYCOTT, DE DÉSINVESTISSEMENT ET DE SANCTIONS  (BDS)  CONTRE ISRAËL

 

            • À DÉNONCER LES POSITIONS HONTEUSES DU GOUVERNEMENT HARPER ET DES PARTIS D’OPPOSITION

 

            • À EXIGER LE RESPECT INTÉGRAL PAR ISRAËL DU DROIT INTERNATIONAL

 

Prochaine action : VIGILE VENDREDI LE 25 JUILLET À 17h30

DEVANT LE CONSULAT ISRAÉLIEN 1 Westmount Square

Apportez vos casseroles !

 

FNEEQ-CSN •Conseil régional FTQ du Montréal métropolitain • Conseil central du Montréal Métropolitain CSN  • PAJU • Tadamon • Coalition pour la Justice et la Paix en Palestine et autres groupes à venir

Regions: 
sherpa-finn

Haven't seen much MSM coverage of it - but major cities across Europe (and Twitter) have been humming with huge street protests today, - including an "illegal" protest in Paris. 

I have not seen notice of anything here in the National Capital area related to teh conflict. Not since the Baird / Garneau pro-Israel rally earlier in the week, that is.

lagatta

I'd say there were probably at least 1000 people at the demo here - it started off at the southeastern corner of Jarry Park - with a HUGE Palestinian flag carried by many - and wound its way down St-Laurent, over to Jean-Talon (where it passed a Moroccan grocery where I often shop, and some of the staff recognized me and gave me a big thumbs up) then turned south onto St-Denis, and west onto Mozart (the street directly south of Jean-Talon market. Then it turned again onto St-Dominique, and took over that street. Some of the Petite-Italie restauranteurs seemed nervous, expecially Stefano Faita and Michele Forgione who were on the verge of opening a new pizzeria across the street from their popular restaurant Impasto, but it really wasn't the kind of crowd that would have attacked neighbourhood businesses.

I left before the end, as I was very tired, due to the heat and the slow march. All in all a success.

And where you live?

onlinediscountanvils

sherpa-finn wrote:
I have not seen notice of anything here in the National Capital area related to teh conflict. Not since the Baird / Garneau pro-Israel rally earlier in the week, that is.

 

noon Tuesday at Wellington and Elgin

https://www.facebook.com/events/699207926818047/

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..imho and estimate here in van was around 1500. lots of young people, lots of women, lots of young women. early in the speeches it was said that the libs and cons have joined in their support for israel. and that it was the ground swell that influenced the ndp not to send a member as well. it was also said that mulcair was muzzling the mp's. libby davies and don davies used to come and speak at these gatherings..was remembered. and then we walked. it was all very positive and upbeat. very vocal and colourful as we encountered the sat crowds plus tourists. i saw curiosity and thoughtful looks on many people’s faces as we passed. i heard bus drivers honk their horns displaying support. i saw many people recording us. very successful here as well.

sherpa-finn

ODAnvils wrote: [For Ottawa] noon Tuesday at Wellington and Elgin https://www.facebook.com/events/699207926818047/

Thanks! Not great timing (middle of a working day) but nice location - the Prime Minister's Office.  We will see what we can arrange!  (Last time I was there - as part of a delegation to deliver a national anti-poverty petition, there was an earthquake!)

 

lagatta

sherpa-finn, perhaps not all civil servants can stay out for long, but University of Ottawa isn't far. It is probably important to have some things during the working day, although they will probably be smaller.

We also had friendly bus drivers and the cops, who are fighting for their pensions, were unusually cool, but as we know too well, that can change in a flash. I suspect things will be much tenser in front of the Israeli consulate at Westmount Square, with a likelihood of Zionist counterdemonstrators.

Friends in Paris were at the demo there yesterday, which was much tenser because all demonstrations on the topic had been made illegal.

There were different political groups, trade unions, associations. Evidently there were some confrontations between police and certain demonstrators. I suspect the usual bad blood between young men of Maghrebi origin and racist cops, but want more info about that.

NDPP

Free Palestine! World Marches to Protest Gaza

http://youtu.be/kKewT6af-rI

 

Live Cam: Israel's Ground Operation in Gaza

http://rt.com/on-air/israel-military-operation-gaza/

 

#Gaza

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Gaza?src=hash

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March to save Gaza

Halifax protesters demand better media coverage of Israeli attacks

K'JIPUKTUK, HALIFAX - It was a plea for peace said in four powerful words: stop killing our children. 

The message, written on signs and chanted by a group of close to 300 protesters, was carried through the streets of downtown Halifax yesterday as a part of a march to raise awareness of Israel’s ongoing attacks on Gaza city....

http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/halifax-march-save-gaza/31217

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Starting in the fall, the student group plans to start a boycott, divestment and sanction campaign. It will ask Dalhousie’s students, faculty, and alumni to stop all investments and purchases of products that support Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Close to 300 protesters marched through downtown Halifax yesterday to raise awareness of Israel’s ongoing attacks on Gaza city.  Photo Randa Ataya

Mr.Tea

Looks like things got out of hand in Calgary...

http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/07/19/rally-in-support-of-palestinians-in...

Zeina Agha watched as the two sides exchanged words and then shoves.

“The side supporting Palestine walked over to the other side where the Israelis were and they started chanting things at each other, they started pushing and shoving each other,” she said.

“Me, being Palestinian and in support of Palestine, I don’t like that it happened. We’re all here because we want peace.”

Zakiyya Karbani said they came for a peaceful protest.

“I get that emotions get in the way but that wasn’t what we were trying to portray. Both sides were aggravating each other, but we obviously had a lot more people and it took a bad turn,” she said.

“One of the men was very emotional because I think he has family there.”

Police said there were no reports of injuries, but Samantha Hamilton, who was across the street with her family to show their solidarity with Israel, had to take a trip to the hospital with bruises, concussions, and broken noses after they say they were assaulted in an unprovoked attack.

“They saw us and crossed over with their Palestinian flags,” she said.

“I looked over and my brother was on the ground with six to seven men on top of him, they were beating up my brother.

“I ran over there, I was screaming, ‘Don’t hurt my brother,’ and I got punched in the cheek.”

They are considering pressing charges.

 

Slumberjack

Anyone coming out to cheer in support of 500 plus and counting dead Gazans, including children, are merely interested in piling on to the existing provocations in order to depict the other side as violent extremists when the provocations are confronted.  This is what occurs on a daily basis in the occupied Palestianian territories, just as we see it here being organized and played out on a much lower scale by supporters of the apartheid regime in Israel.

Mr.Tea

If you can't defend the rights of Palestinians without resorting to violence or hatred of Jews, you're not on the side of justice...

 

http://www.economist.com/blogs/charlemagne/2014/07/anti-semitism-france

"On a hot Saturday in the predominantly Muslim neighbourhood of Barbès, not far from the Gare du Nord, a big railway station in Paris, a crowd that swelled to around 3,000 ignored an official ban on demonstrating. They set fire to an Israeli flag, burnt a kosher shop (also, freakishly, the target of a grenade in 2012), bashed in others and threw stones at serried ranks of riot police, 15 of whom retired wounded.

On Sunday afternoon the violence spilled over into Sarcelles, a suburb with a large Sephardic Jewish population. A Molotov cocktail was launched at the main synagogue. Shop windows were smashed; several stores were looted; flames flared fitfully. Tear gas hung heavy in the air as riot police scattered the thugs, firing rubber bullets. Four policemen ended up in hospital. Permitted pro-Palestinian demonstrations elsewhere passed off peacefully, prompting some to say that banning the demonstrations in Paris was provocative as well as contravening the right to free speech. But a week earlier several Paris synagogues had been targeted by protesters shouting “Death to the Jews”. 

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/germany-france-italy-condemn-rise-of-anti-se...

Since the outbreak of violence between Israel and Hamas, participants at anti-Israel demonstrations across Germany have frequently used anti-Semitic slogans and also called for Jews to be gassed -- a reference to the killing of Jews by the Nazis in the Holocaust.

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/germany-france-italy-condemn-rise-of-anti-semitic-protests-1.1925535#ixzz38DbGAziy

lagatta

I hate having neighbourhoods described as "predominantly Muslim". Indeed, there are many Maghrebi businesses there; some Muslim, some Jewish. Also significant subsaharan African populations, especially in Château-Rouge (the northern part of the neighbourhood). Some Muslim, some Christian, and ... all animist, as a Congolese friend jokes.

Yes, Israel's actions are raising some ugly responses. While such responses must be condemned, so must be Israel's extreme violence against the people in Gaza.

Mr.Tea

lagatta wrote:

Yes, Israel's actions are raising some ugly responses. While such responses must be condemned, so must be Israel's extreme violence against the people in Gaza.

Fine, but I'm really starting to wonder just how much of these protests are really about Gaza. If you choose to protest at a synagogue instead of, say, the Israeli consulate, that's anti-Semitism pure and simple and not about Gaza. If your chant is not "Free Palestine!" but "Death to the Jews!", again, you may be many things but a defender of the Palestinian people is not one of them.

If you ignore the massacres in Syria, the humanitarian crisis in Iraq and the numerous other conflicts around the globe that DON'T involve the one Jewish state, I start to question what the true motivation is.

And if your anger at Israel inspires you to firebomb synagogues or Jewish-owned businesses, you're a thug plain and simple and I would have to presume are motivated primarily by base hatred of Jews, with concerns for what's happening in Gaza just being a fig leaf to mask your true intentions.

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So do you find many people disagree with you about yelling "Death to the Jews" or firebombing Jewish-owned businesses, Mr. Tea?

What about when you tell them about the indiscriminate bombing of Palestinian civilians on the part of theIsraeli state?

lagatta

It is perfectly legitimate to protest at a synagogue if there is a meeting organised by thugs like the JDL inside, which I've heard was the case at at least one of these targets (without confirmation; I'm trying to find out more from friends in the UJFP, but they are very busy these days). http://ujfp.org/ I've certainly protested at churches when anti-woman "pro-life" groups were holding events there.

http://www.ujfp.org/spip.php?article2707&lang=en

There were huge protests against the war on Iraq, throughout the world. The problem with Syria is its complexity in that there is a brutal dictatorship, but also some rebels with a Jihadist, fundamentalist agenda - which by the way targets religious minorities, as well as women and secular people, as usual.

Mr.Tea

The JDL was there defending the synagogue from people trying to attack it.

Mr.Tea

Catchfire wrote:

So do you find many people disagree with you about yelling "Death to the Jews" or firebombing Jewish-owned businesses, Mr. Tea?

What about when you tell them about the indiscriminate bombing of Palestinian civilians on the part of theIsraeli state?

The two issues have nothing to do with each other. One can object to bombing Gaza and not destory Jewish businesses or attack Jews in the streets or target their places of worship.

Do many people "disagree" with me objection to yelling "Death to the Jews" or firebombing Jewish-owned businesses? Evidently so, since it seems to be happening with increased frequency all over the world...

lagatta

The JDL are thugs and terrorists. They persecute progressive Jews. I know people here and in France who have received death threats from them.

Mr.Tea

I agree. THey're generally assholes. But if I were trapped inside a synagogue surrounded by an angry mob hurling projectiles and attempting to set the building on fire, I'm sure I'd be relieved that there were some people outside confronting them, even if it was just a couple hundred of them vs. thousands of thugs on the other side.

sherpa-finn

A good crowd in Ottawa today - by Ottawa standards for such events. I would say about 750 in attendance.  A nice mix of young Palestinians waving Canadian flags, young Canadians waving Palestinian flags, a few families, clutches of students, a few labour reps, a cabal of old lefties, a smattering of Orthodox Jews, a handful of under-cover cops mixed in ... in other words, the usual sort of demo crowd. No obvious black flags or attempts to incitement - at least before the crowd started to disband. 

The event itself comprised an initial rally outside the PM Office, then a short march past Parliament Hill to the Israeli Embassy (hidden high in an anonymous office highrise downtown).

Along the march a handful of Israel supporters waved the Star of David and shouted ... another small group did likewise at the Embassy. But they were harmless and apart from prompting shouts of "Shame!" from the marchers were generally ignored.

lagatta

Glad to hear that. I hope things go as smoothly at the demo here outside the Israeli consulate, in Westmount Square, on Friday the 25th at 5:30 pm. That time does give the Orthodox Jewish demonstrators (not all of whom are the more visible Hassidim) time to get home before Sabbath.

I'm sure there will be Zionist counterdemonstrators, but we got used to that during the years' long vigil organised by Palestinians and Jews United outside the former downtown Israeli consulate, at the corner of René-Lévesque and Peel. God, that was a windy corner in the wintertime.

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Sadly,the NDP is as complacent as the Cons and Libs with Israel's continued assaults,crimes and Apartheid.

If you're looking for an official political party which sympathizes with the oppressed Palestinians,look to Québec Solidaire..Don't expect anything from the NDP.

lagatta

A friend sent me this video from Hamilton: Hamilton stands up for Gaza: http://vimeo.com/101437397  Good turnout.

I can't get the sound on this vimeo video, by the way, so if there is anything objectionable on it, please tell me and I'll delete it. But I imagine that it is the usual demo chants.

lagatta

Bravo! I remember Jewish women (including our friend Judy Rebick) occupying the Israeli consulates in Toronto and Montréal.

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US Jews occupy Israeli army support office in NY in civil disobedience action

Update: Police have arrested at least eight Jewish demonstrators who were occupying the offices of the Friends of the Israeli army in New York.

quote:

Here is the press release from Jews Say No:

Deeply concerned Jews in New York City, as well as Jews across the country, are engaging in acts of civil disobedience to stand against Israel’s current massacre against the Palestinians of Gaza–and to demand that the truth be told about the horrendous violence being perpetrated by the Israeli government and army against 1.8 million Palestinian people in Gaza and the underlying causes of that violence...

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/israeli-support-disobedience.html

.......

eta:

..here's a video report of the action

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/23/not_in_our_name_jewish_activists

 

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Pro-Palestinian protesters criticize Canada’s support for Israel

Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair are all being criticized by pro-Palestinian protesters for being too supportive of Israel as the number of dead in the most recent conflict tops 600, the vast majority of them in Gaza.

A crowd of nearly 1,000 people gathered outside the Langevin Block office of Prime Minister Stephen Harper at noon on Tuesday to shout “Shame, shame Harper” and “Canada, choose a side, human rights or Apartheid” before marching off to the Israeli embassy and then on to the headquarters of the Liberals and the NDP....

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/pro-palestinian-protesters-...

onlinediscountanvils

Next Ottawa demo is scheduled for Saturday, July 26, 1:00pm at the Human Rights Monument (Elgin and Lisgar).

https://www.facebook.com/events/745107448881049/

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onlinediscountanvils

sherpa-finn wrote:
Along the march a handful of Israel supporters waved the Star of David and shouted ... another small group did likewise at the Embassy.

Tyler Levitan: [url=http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/ijv/2014/07/conservative-party-staffers-... Party staffers counter-protest at Gaza solidarity rally in Ottawa[/url]

Several questions need to be asked: Were these staffers from the Conservative Party trying to provoke the Gaza solidarity rally, and if so, why? Were they there of their own accord or were they sent there by the Conservative Party? Is our government so desperate in its defence of the Israeli government's indefensible war crimes that it is now resorting to trolling protests that support peace? It appears that the Prime Minister has a lot of explaining to do.

NDPP

Quds Day Demo Against Israeli War

https://www.facebook.com/events/910802972279851/

Saturday, July 26, 2:00 PM

Queen's Park Legislative Grounds

Show your support!

lagatta

Humanize Palestine: http://humanizepalestine.com/ Photos and brief life stories of Gazans and other Palestinians killed by Israeli forces - and in some cases, by settlers.

I don't want to commit sexism by pointing out this photo of a small girl smiling for the photo, but it reminds me so much of the controversy around a popular stencil graffiti in Amsterdam of Anne Frank wearing a Palestinian keffieh. http://humanizepalestine.com/2014/07/24/in-memory-iman-khalil-ammar/#com... Iman looks so much like Anne at the same age that I can't help but think how right that campaign was.

An example of an Anne in Scarf graffiti: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qxz/388584592/ (Anne was a few years older than Iman in the famous photo of her used in the graffiti work).

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onlinediscountanvils wrote:

Is our government so desperate in its defence of the Israeli government's indefensible war crimes that it is now resorting to trolling protests that support peace? It appears that the Prime Minister has a lot of explaining to do.

This is exactly what this government has been doing for 8 years.

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Across continents, Jews Take Action against Israeli Brutality

From Tel Aviv to Toronto, Los Angeles to London, Chicago to San Francisco Jews Say No to Israeli GenocideWe call on Jews all over the world to follow the call from Haider Eid, political activist and commentator, to “besiege Israeli consulates,” and to protest Zionist events attempting to justify Israel’s massacre of Palestinians. Below are reports of actions Jews against genocide are taking or participating in.Please join us – organize pickets, protests, creative actions, sit-ins, demonstrations and direct action to protest – in the loudest possible way – the brutal massacre and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. 

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LONDON: 

In the last few weeks, IJAN UK had been campaigning to stop Neil Young playing Israel, demonstrating outside the BBC and the Israeli embassy. On Saturday, July 19, the protest for Gaza in London was huge & lively. Estimates say up to 100,000 people – see picture from the Guardian (left). We marched from Downing St to the Israeli Embassy. It was a very mixed crowd – notably a lot of women, some thought half the march – many spirited young Muslim women and girls. IJAN was part of a “progressive Jewish bloc” organized by the Young Jewish Left (see their picture below left). We marched with our banners, and with placards saying “You can’t be anti-racist unless you are anti-Zionist” – which got a great response....

http://ijsn.net/uncategorized/jews-of-conscience-respond-to-gaza/

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Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian researcher and human rights activist. He is a founding member of the global, Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. His views have been presented on CNN, Bloomberg and BBC and opinion pieces published in the New York Times, New York Daily News, the Guardian, among others.

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At the civil society level, at the popular level, support for our Palestinian brothers and sisters in Gaza has been overwhelming. It has been unprecedented, in fact. We have not seen this much support among Palestinians when they're in the West Bank or Palestinians in the '48 territory, Palestinian citizens of Israel. It has been absolutely overwhelming support for the resistance, support for defending Palestinian rights and Gaza and everywhere else.

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&I...

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Sweden refuses Israeli president’s plane entry into its airspace

Swedish authorities refused on Sunday to allow the plane of Israeli President Shimon Peres to cross into its airspace en route to Norway, causing him to arrive late to his official reception.

When Stockholm refused the plane permission to cross, the pilots were forced into a holding pattern over the Baltic Sea for 20 minutes until they were rerouted via Denmark's airspace.

Peres's office blamed Stockholm, while the Israeli Foreign Ministry pointed the finger at the President's Office and the private airline company responsible for arranging the trip.

Israel's Haartez newspaper reported the ministry saying that Peres's office had failed to follow the correct protocols, resulting in its intervention....

  http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/europe/11451-sweden-refuses-israel...

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45,000 gather in London to protest Israeli action in Gaza

Tens of thousands of people amassed outside the Israeli embassy in London today to protest against Israel’s incursion into Gaza which has killed over 1000 Palestinians, including at least 192 children.

Chanting messages of solidarity to the Palestinian people, a constant flow of supporters filed through High Street Kensington underground station from early in the day....

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/thousands-gather-in-londo...

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MPs, actors, authors and musicians among 21,000 demanding arms embargo on Israel

Today, MPs Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott and Jim Fitzpatrick, along with the film director Ken Loach, and Hugh Lanning (Chair) and Sarah Colborne (Director) of Palestine Solidarity Campaign handed in an open letter to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street calling for an immediate arms embargo on Israel.

The letter was signed by 17 MPs, two peers, and others including Bryan Adams, Jemima Khan, Hanif Kureshi, Will Self, Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream), Brian Eno, actors Laura Bailey and Maxine Peake, authors William Dalrymple and Ahdaf Soueif, and Ken Loach.

PSC put the letter on its website on the morning of Wednesday 23rd July. By the evening of Thursday 24th, the open letter had been signed by more than 21,000 members of the public. Their signatures were also handed in with the letter.

Speaking outside Downing Street today, Hugh Lanning said: “Our aim is to stop the Israeli government getting military aid and equipment from the British government. Our aid and arms help kill innocent Palestinian civilians. We need to isolate apartheid Israel now and impose sanctions now.”

http://www.palestinecampaign.org/mps-actors-authors-musicians-among-2100...

Ken Loach: “It’s disgraceful that our government is arming the state of Israel to continue its slaughter of civilians, of women and children. Everyone must be devastated by the sight of the maimed and the dead in Gaza, and everyone must direct their anger towards the Israeli war machine.”

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VANCOUVER EMERGENCY PROTEST FOR GAZA,PALESTINE #3!

Invite your friends and family, spread the word and share this event.

Bring your signs, your spirit, your voices and solidarity.
We will not give up hope and we will not succumb to the biased opinions of the mainstream media. We will not remain silent amidst a myriad of war crimes. We will not turn a blind eye to the broken UN resolutions. We WILL be the voice for the voiceless. We WILL stand for justice and freedom. Our government must know that we condemn it's support for Israel and we want to make BDS effective.

Everyone's presence makes a difference. Bring your kids, your brothers, sisters, friends and all your family members. This is reality, this is a genocide and this is a humanitarian fight. We stand against the violations of human rights, for this reason, as mentioned before, put aside religion and race and come out to support the cause. See you Saturday!

We #SupportGaza
We are Gaza

Please feel free to like the following pages:
1.https://www.facebook.com/PeopleWithPalestine
2.https://www.facebook.com/pages/SPHR-UBC/190741272305

In Solidarity,
SPHR UBC

onlinediscountanvils

Next Ottawa demo is scheduled for Friday, August 1, 7:00pm at the Human Rights Monument (Elgin and Lisgar).

https://www.facebook.com/events/606273712820629/

NDPP

Actions?

Why not a call for the expulsion of Brig-Gen Eden Attias, Israel's resident Defense Attache to Canada? As former CO of IAFB Nevatim, Attias particpated in both 'Cast Lead' and the Mavi Marmara attack. As such this Zionist war criminal is not only present in our country, but a perfectly qualified target for anti-Zionist action.

Make no mistake, with a Free Trade Agreement, a Security Agreement and a proliferation of other arrangements designed to grow Zionist influence here, there must be a concerted, organized effort to disrupt and destroy their power.

Attias would be a good place to start the urgent, long overdue Canadian housecleaning of Zionism

http://rabble.ca/comment/1408795#comment-1408795

 

Canada Welcomes Mossad Assassin, Offers Him New Identity  -  by Richard Silverstein

http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/02/16/canada-welcomes-mossad-assa...

"....The appointment of Israel's first military attache to Canada was also likely part of this 'thickening' of the intelligence/military relationship with Israel. In 2012, Brig.Gen. Eden Attias, one of those named as part of the Mavi Marmara 200 potential war criminals (he commanded the Nevatim air base used during the helicopter assault on the ship), was named to fill this position.

Here are some of his words of welcome on arriving in Canada:

'Due to the flourishing relationship between Canada and Israel, one of the recent discussions between our defence ministeries involved looking for ways to get more people on the ground in each country. We have a lot of things we're sharing,' he said.

Indeed. Let's add that as military attache he serves as a conduit to and from the IDF's military intelligence unit, Aman.

This is yet another example of Canada's government jumping into bed with Israeli spies and generals with blood on their hands..."

 

lagatta

Meanwhile, here in Montréal, the demo starting at Mont-Royal métro went smoothly - the odd aspect is the RED SQUARES plastered on the police cars, motos and bicycles and worn by the cops themselves!

Despite all this so-so-solidarité, for a bit the police corralled our utterly peaceful all-ages group at the corner of Mont-Royal and avenue du Parc (just at the foot of Mont-Royal). There was no reason whatsoever for them to kettle this innocuous protest - I wonder if they were just testing their tactics. Eventually they let the demo continue down and those of us who wanted to go northward home to leave.

No Zionist counterdemo. Oddly, a fellow I've known for decades (and who is a bit of a pain; you know, the type of person who buttonholes you and won't go away when you just want to take part in the demo) was surprised that there seemed to be many Jewish people in the demo, no, not just the Hassidim, but "normal" people that he knew to be Jewish. I'm amazed that anyone supposedly on the left would be surprised about that.

NDPP, yes, that would be a worthy action. Nothing to do with Israel, but Ben Ali's notorious brother-in-law, Belhassen Trabelsi, is also still in Montréal, living on the Tunisian people's stolen money. This repressive, corrupt, Mafia-capo-type piece of shit has made a refugee status claim here, which can take years to settle.

Unionist

 

BREAKING:

Over a dozen peace activists are now occupying Paul Dewar's Ottawa office, demanding that the NDP speak out against Israel's war crimes.

And here's a live Twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/voters4gaza

 

 

lagatta

I like those messages, as I've been considering what to write to Boulerice's office, which has sent out another message against Harper's disgusting complicity. While their petition is a bit mealy-mouthed, I did sign it; I thought it important to do so.

https://fr-fr.facebook.com/alexandreboulerice

My friends in Outremont riding are rueing their vote for Mulcair and wished they lived in my neigbhouring riding (Outremont riding includes part of Mile End and Côte-des-Neiges as well as the former city and current borough of Outremont). Mulcair's complicity and iron hand on his MPs is galling.

josh

Unionist wrote:

 

BREAKING:

Over a dozen peace activists are now occupying Paul Dewar's Ottawa office, demanding that the NDP speak out against Israel's war crimes.

And here's a live Twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/voters4gaza

 

 

 

Good for them.

NDPP

Excellent! They should consider adding a demand for the expulsion of the Israeli Defence Attache, Brig-Gen Attias...

Unionist

Voters for Gaza will occupy the office of Fin Donnelly, NDP MP for New Westminster-Coquitlam & Port Moody, at 9:00 am PST today. Bravo!

[url=https://www.dropbox.com/s/iy95hjmn9cexl3p/MEDIA%20ADVISORY%20-%20Voters%... Advisory: We Expect Better from the NDP![/url]

 

Naturefreak

Mr.Tea wrote:

But if I were trapped inside a synagogue surrounded by an angry mob hurling projectiles and attempting to set the building on fire, I'm sure I'd be relieved that there were some people outside confronting them, even if it was just a couple hundred of them vs. thousands of thugs on the other side.

Couldn't agree more.

Naturefreak

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onlinediscountanvils

Unionist wrote:

Voters for Gaza will occupy the office of Fin Donnelly, NDP MP for New Westminster-Coquitlam & Port Moody, at 9:00 am PST today. Bravo!

[url=https://www.dropbox.com/s/iy95hjmn9cexl3p/MEDIA%20ADVISORY%20-%20Voters%... Advisory: We Expect Better from the NDP![/url]

 

Somebody better have the smelling salts handy when Charlie Angus finds out about this.

"One party has spoken out on the need to end the blockade and to respect the UN and the left decide that we are the party to be protested and singled out. We will continue with our longstanding policy calling for an end to the violence and a ramping down of the rhetoric from both left and right."

- Charlie Angus on Facebook, in reference to the occupation of Paul Dewar's office by Voters for Gaza.

Unionist

Charlie Angus wrote:
"We will continue with our longstanding policy calling for an end to the violence and a ramping down of the rhetoric from both left and right."

How about ramping down the rhetoric from the centre?

 

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