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This month, the Hudson Bay Company (HBC) have discontinued sales of Ahava cosmetic products. Ahava is an Israeli company that has been a target of the Palestinian campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.
HBC was the main retailer in Canada that carries Ahava's line, and has been targeted by a number of Palestine solidarity group over the past 18 months. Many participated in the campaign across the country, including Tadamon in Montreal, the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid in Toronto, with Canadians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East being the latest group to join in.
Friday, Dec. 10: I will be leaving on a plane is less then 24 hours, catching a 18-hour flight to gather with close to 60,000 students and youth in Pretoria, South Africa, for the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) from December 13 to December 21.
Coming Nov. 7 to 9: An international conference hosted in the Canadian Parliament Buildings, closed to the public and the media, financed by $451,280 of public funds, provided by Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney.
The guest: Inter-Parliamentary Committee to Combat Anti-Semitism (ICCA), chaired by Irwin Cotler, former Liberal Minister of Justice.
The hosts: Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism (CPCCA), Minister Kenney and Irwin Cotler, key ex officio members.
Participants: Self-selected supporters of Israel who are members of Parliaments in various countries.
The worldwide campaign to boycott Israel as an apartheid state took a giant Canadian leap forward last weekend with a three-day BDS Conference in Montreal (boycott, divestment and sanctions) that saw the coming together of separate and diverse initiatives into what a South African trade union delegate called "an unstoppable movement."
Palestine solidarity organizations from communities and movements across Quebec and elsewhere in Canada will be meeting in Montreal for a historic conference this weekend, Friday October 22 to Sunday October 24.
Carrying Forward the Moment Against Isreali Apartheid will map the future of the growing anti-Israeli apartheid movement by bringing together activists from across the country, as well as from the U.K., France, the U.S., and, most significantly, South Africa and Palestine. The intention is to assess and advance the global campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of the Israeli State until there is full justice, equality, and dignity for all Palestinians.
An appeal to Morgan Freeman and Jian Ghomeshi not to participate in an event aimed at legitimizing Israeli occupation and apartheid. This video is by filmmaker John Greyson, whose films include Proteus, The Law of Enclosures, the AIDS musical Zero Patience, and Lilies, which won four Genies including Best Film.
Cinema Politica UofT - Israel Apartheid Week Eve - 5 Broken Cameras
**5 Broken Cameras**
5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. More detailed description and trailer: http://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/5-broken-cameras