The Academy Awards ceremony will make history this year with the first-ever nomination of a feature documentary made by a Palestinian. 5 Broken Cameras was filmed and directed by Emad Burnat, a resident of the occupied Palestinian West Bank town of Bil'in, along with his Israeli filmmaking partner Guy Davidi. What does a Palestinian farmer wear on the red carpet in Hollywood? We were almost prevented from knowing, as Burnat, his wife and 8-year-old son were detained at Los Angeles International Airport and threatened with deportation.
In the aftermath of apartheid Israel's most recent attack on the people of Gaza, over 3000 delegates travelled to Porto Alegre, Brazil to participate in the World Social Forum - Free Palestine. From November 28 to December 1, 2012 this historic gathering brought together Palestinians and Palestine solidarity activists from more than 35 countries to discuss, educate, strategize, mobilize and expand networks across organizations and global campaigns. A popular theme of the forum was building joint strategies for advancing the Palestinian-led movement for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).
CIJA: Queers Against Israeli Apartheid to Return to Toronto Pride
"The activist group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid plans to return to the Pride parade this summer raising the possibility of another battle over whether to provide city money to the major gay festival. The group, also known as QuAIA skipped Pride last year to deny Rob Ford what it called a 'pretext' to withdraw the city;s grant...
'The funding decision is the city's itself,' said Howard English, senior vice-president of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.
No Dinner For Khader Adnan (and vid)
"Khader Adnan's Hunger Strike: Palestinian Resistance, Steadfastness and Courage."
When Benjamin Netanyahu visits Harper in early March, do you think our PM will raise this human rights issue? Do you think our 'loyal opposition' will?... Nor do I.