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Actions to Support Gaza

Upcoming actions in support of Gaza, continuation of earlier Jan. listings.


Repost of Maysie's #52 from the January Gaza Actions thread:

Upcoming protest in Surrey, B.C.




Saturday, January 17, 2009
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey
Right Across King George Sky Train Station
On facebook:

Please come out this Saturday January 17th to join with the diverse
communities in Surrey who are organizing a rally in solidarity with our
sisters and brothers in Gaza. With the ground invasion starting this week
and a growing number of fatalities, our ongoing support for the people of
Palestine - along with millions of other people of conscience worldwide -
is critical.

This rally is being organized by a network of organizations based in
Surrey including Pakistani Canadian Cultural Association, Pakistan Canada
Association, Gateway Islamic Centre, Fijiyan Community Centre, and BC
Muslims Association, with the support of the network of Vancouver-based
Palestine solidarity groups that have organized the past three rallies.

Let us strengthen our resistance from Vancouver to Surrey and demonstrate
our outrage and collective humanity in response to the latest massacre of

Contact: Tarik Kyani (PCCA) at [email protected]



Peace Alliance Winnipeg, the Canada Palestine Support Network (Winnipeg Chapter) and Canadian Muslims for Palestine will hold a rally at the corner of Water Avenue and Main Street (in front of the Canadian Grain Commission Building) on Saturday, at 2:00 p.m., to call on the Federal Government to work actively for a ceasefire and for peace in the Middle East. Rallies will be held at there every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. until further notice.

Where: Canadian Grain Commission Building (Water Ave. and Main St.)

When: Saturday, Jan. 17 and each successive Saturday until further notice

Time: 2:00 p.m.





Tonight, in Mississauga; 


Dr. Norman Finkelstein, author and thinker on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Israel and Palestine: Roots of Conflict and Prospects for Peace

Mississauga, Ontario, Thursday, January 15, 2009, 06:00 PM

UofT-Mississauga Campus
CCIT Building, Room 1080
3359 Mississauga Rd.
Mississauga ON L5L 1C6

Admission is free. Event is hosted by CJPME and UofT-Mississauga Student Association

Dr. Norman Finkelstein is an American professor of Political Science and one of the foremost thinkers and speakers on the Israel-Palestine conflict. His sincere, open and honest assessment of the conflict through a number of books including "The Holocaust Industry," "The Rise and Fall of Palestine," and "Beyond Chutzpah" has attracted attention throughout the world. He grew up in New York City and is the son of Holocaust survivors. He specializes in Zionism - his doctoral thesis focused on the theory of Zionism - and Jewish-related topics, and was most recently a professor of Political Science at DePaul University. In his talks in Canada, Dr. Finkelstein will also share some of the findings of his research for his upcoming book about the breakup of North American Zionism.

Dr. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics, Princeton University.

Dr. Finkelstein has many articles and made many public appearances on topics relating to the Israel-Palestine conflict. For details and links to his work, essays and public appearances, please click here to consult Dr. Finkelstein's Website.

Dr. Finkelstein is the author of five books:

Beyond Chutzpah: On the misuse of anti-Semitism and the abuse of history (University of California Press, August 2005)

The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering (Verso: 2000; expanded second edition, 2003); an international bestseller, it has been translated into twenty four foreign languages Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Verso: 1995; expanded second edition, 2003); translated into five foreign languages

A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen thesis and historical truth (with Ruth Bettina Birn) (Henry Holt: 1998); named a "notable book of 1998" by the New York Times Sunday Book Review, it has been translated into three foreign languages

The Rise and Fall of Palestine: A personal account of the intifada years (University of Minnesota: 1996); translated into two foreign languages.