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Toronto Palestine Film Festival starts this weekend

Photo: Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF)
This Saturday is opening night for the annual Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF).

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The importance of QuAIA's win at the Toronto Pride Parade

B'nai Brith tried to stonewall Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA) from marching in the Toronto Pride Parade. This effort by the 'thought police' failed.

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One year after first attempt to sail, Israel still holding Canadian Boat to Gaza

July 4, 2011. Activists on board the Tahrir, which was prevented from sailing by the Greek authorities. (Photo: Tahrir.ca)
One year ago today, the Canadian Boat to Gaza was denied free passage by the Greek coast guard. Israel continues to refuse to return the ship, the Tahrir, so activists are turning to legal action.

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Vancouver joins international actions for Nakba Day

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Vancouver Palestine solidarity activists, seen here protesting the Gaza flotilla massacre, are marking Nakba Day with a community event tonight.

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Ilan Pappe on cross-Canada speaking tour

Ilan Pappe will be addressing audiences across Canada this week. (Photo: electronicintifada.net)
Israeli historian Ilan Pappe returns to Canada this week on a speaking tour with stops in seven cities.

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Canadian and Irish boats en route to Gaza in attempt to break blockade

The Canadian boat to Gaza, The Tahrir, in Greece last July, shortly before its confrontation with Greek authorities, who prevented its sailing to Gaza.

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2 Nov. 2011

Canadian and Irish ships set to challenge Israel's illegal blockade with
Freedom Waves to Gaza

The Canadian ship Tahrir and the Irish ship Saoirse have successfully reached international waters, marking the start of the Freedom Waves to Gaza campaign. The boats are currently in the Mediterranean Sea, preparing to sail for Gaza within a matter of hours.

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Canada 'reconsidering' UNESCO funding after Palestine's admission

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Montreal, Nov. 1, 2011 - On Oct. 31, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) granted full membership to Palestine, despite the certainty that the U.S. would cut its funding -- 22 per cent of the agency's budget. The UNESCO membership bid, which required approval by two-thirds of the agency's general conference, passed by a vote of 107 to 14, with 52 abstentions. The U.S., Canada, Israel, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany were among those who voted against, while China, Russia, Brazil, South Africa and India voted in favour. Huge cheers erupted in the UNESCO meeting hall when the Palestinian membership passed.

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Critique of CPCCA report reveals misrepresentations on antisemitism in Canada

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Montreal, Sept. 22, 2011 -- On July 7, 2011, after a delay of more than a year, the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism (CPCCA) released the report of its inquiry. Today, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is issuing a detailed Critique of the CPCCA report which highlights grave misrepresentations in the CPCCA report.

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How pro-Israel is Harper's government?

Today, the Palestinian Authority is pursuing a state on 22 per cent of their historic homeland. The least we can ask of our government is to support this move at the UN.

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