Apartheid-Free Businesses and Organizations

Apartheid-Free Zones are businesses, organizations, labour unions, community centres and spaces that are committed to active solidarity with Palestine. For businesses, this means committing to the boycott of Israeli and complicit products in solidarity with Palestine. For organizations, this means upholding the principles of the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign, namely that Israel must meet its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and fully comply with the precepts of international law by:

1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall
2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and
3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.

Apartheid-Free Zones are spaces of active solidarity with Palestine, and we invite your business, organization or space to officially become apartheid-free and commit to these principles!

List of Apartheid-Free Businesses, Organizations and Spaces

This is a new project, so we know our list is not complete! Use our nominations form to ensure you are registered here as an Apartheid-Free Zone!

 

BC Market – 930 Twelfth St New Westminster, BC, Canada V3M 4K6

In May, 1986, Hanna and Marion Kawas first opened a grocery/convenience store in New Westminster called BC Market. Initially, it was a modest affair; decades later, it is still in the same location but has developed dramatically. It is now a dynamic extended family operation that offers a wide selection of Arabic food stuffs, frozen, bulk and packaged. BC Market managed to establish some firsts in its history – it was the first commercial spot in the Lower Mainland to proudly highlight the Palestinian flag on its logo and over its front door, and was also the first to openly incorporate the term “Arabic food” into its advertising. Additionally, BC Market has a long history of supporting Palestinian and progressive events in the community, through publicity, food donations for receptions, and gift certificates and prizes for raffles; it was the first store to bring Palestinian olive oil to the Vancouver market and still carries many Palestinian food and non-food products (including keffieyehs).

The Wild Bunch Flower Shop

Flower shop and design studio

thewildbunch.ca

Studio (Pick-up & Flower Bar):  1525 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC. V6J 1R1

General Inquiries:hello@thewildbunch.ca
Order Inquiries: shop@thewildbunch.ca
Events & Weddings:events@thewildbunch.ca

Wildfires Bookshop, 712 B 12th Street,  New Westminster BC

Wildfires Bookshop is an independent bookstore that is committed to resisting the singular visions and binaries that the status quo enforces, while creating fertile ground for us to learn and collectivize. With the goal of empowering people to be part of constructing a world filled with care and possibility. We curate books that celebrate both historically and presently excluded voices and stories. We have an entire Palestine section in our shop with fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels, cookbooks and more. Please reach out if you would like to host any Palestinian related events in our shop. We would love to share our space with you. Palestine will be free!

wildfiresbookshop.ca

wildfiresbookshop@gmail.com

Spartacus Books,1983 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, 604.688.6138, info@spartacusbooks.net 

Spartacus Books  is a collectively run bookstore and infoshop located on the stolen territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. We work toward an anti-colonial and anti-capitalist practice based on mutual aid, equity, rejection of hierarchy, and consensus within an anti-oppression framework, understanding that all oppressions are fundamentally linked. Spartacus Books is explicitly committed to anti-colonial and anti-racist movements in its Basis of Unity, and for 50 years has opposed apartheid in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Palestine. For years it has had a section in the store devoted to books on the liberation of Palestine.  https://spartacusbooks.net @spartacusbooks (IG & FB) 

We are currently collecting donations in-store for the Palestine Red Crescent Society and the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.

Massy Books, 229 E. Georgia St.,  Vancouver, BC, info@massybooks.com, 604-721-4405

Massy Books is 100% Indigenous owned and operated bookstore on the territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Active in protests, supporting Palestinian authors, sharing petitions, actions and calls to end the genocide. www.massybooks.com

Massy Books is active in protests, supporting Palestinian authors, sharing petitions, actions and calls to end the genocide

Massy Arts Society, 23 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, info@massyarts.com

Massy Arts Society is a community hub dedicated to supporting the practices of Indigenous and over-excluded artists. Our programming is extensive in its multiple forms: open talks, debates, book launches, art shows, performances, concerts, fairs, and many others. We are located on the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.   The Massy Arts Society participates in actions, sharing information, providing free space for Palestinian gatherings

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Sisters Sage, 1312 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, SistersSageProducts@gmail.com

Sisters Sage is an Indigenous wellness brand using our traditional plant medicines to create modern self care and wellness products such as soap, bath bombs, salve, and sprays. Sisters Sage is an activist and advocate for a free and self determined Palestine. We use our platform to educate about the current issues and rallies. We donate our time and money to the fight. We are also suffering our own apartheid and genocide, so the fight is mutual.  https://sisterssage.com/ @sisters_sage

OPIRG Carleton – 326 University Center, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa ON . K1S 5B6

OPIRG-Carleton is an #ApartheidFreeZone

We recognize that all our struggles for social, racial, gender, and economic justice and for self-determination are deeply interconnected and can only gain strength and power from mutual support and transnational solidarity.

Acknowledging OPIRG-Carleton as an Apartheid Free Zone allows us to take a step further in the fight for decolonisation in this world and stand on the right side of history.

We urge all groups and organizations on and off campus to declare themselves an AFZ by committing to meaningful supports and actions for Palestinian liberation.

Please read our full statement at opirgcarleton.org/afz

ReImagine Co – 206 Piccadilly St, London, ON

From the ReImagine Co Statement: “Reimagine Co has previously declared our support for the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. At this time of renewed attacks on the Palestinian people on an unprecedented scale, we urge London businesses, institutions and community groups to join Reimagine Co in declaring themselves Apartheid Free Zones and committing not to sell products from the illegal Israeli settlements or from any company that profits from violations of Palestinian human rights.”

Visit the ReImagine website: https://reimagineco.ca/

BuycottPalestine

is a social enterprise based that invests in Palestinian businesses. We produce new ways to put money into the Palestinian economy.

Medjool Dates:

For years, Buycott Palestine works with Palestinian farmers in Jericho (?????) and the valley areas in West Bank, Palestine to ship thousands of Class A Medjool Dates to Canada/Turtle Island.

Thanks to its forced ethnic displacement of Palestinians and its theft of Palestinian land and resources; Israel is the world’s largest exporter of Medjool dates, effectively owning more than 60 percent of the global Medjool market share.

Buycott Palestine calls on the international community to join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in boycotting medjool dates produced in zionist settlements on stolen Palestinian land.

Visit BuycottPalestine’s website: https://buycottpalestine.com/pages/about-us

 

Rosette Fair Trade 

is an online marketplace where Canadian companies that sell fair trade products can reach conscious consumers. Fair trade focuses on small producers and encourages the alleviation of poverty in some of the most economically disadvantaged areas of the world. We also have a podcast that focuses on trade justice and ethical consumerism, called Rosette: the podcast.

Rosette supports Palestinian producers making products like olive oil and medjoul dates. This is through partnerships with brands like Zatoun oil, Oxfam Fair Trade, and Palestine Just Trade.

Visit Rosette Fair Trade’s website: https://rosettenetwork.com/

 

A universal truth about the street food of the world is that it is practically infinite – thus, it gives us an infinite opportunity for discovery, experimentation and surprise.

Be charmed with Arabic hospitability. Relish the richness of Homestyle Arabic Street dishes and be enchanted by the shadow play of the music.  Share stories over mouthful of spiced food and when you can’t eat another bite, relinquish yourself to the intensity of the day to a cup of specialty coffee or tea. 

Learn more

1785 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tel: (204) 221-1636
Cell: (204) 295-7155

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Our Hours:

7 days a week:
12pm – 10pm

Order: https://www.yafacafe.com/menu/

Spring is a magazine of socialist ideas in action, published by the Spring Socialist Network.

In a world of escalating climate disasters that are inflicted most on those least responsible, we want a new world of climate justice. In a society that divides people by race, sexuality, gender, ability, religion and nationality, we want a new society free from all forms of oppression

Read more.

Interested in joining or have questions about Spring? Email us at info@springmag.ca

Palestine Just Trade Incorporated / Palestine Juste le Commerce Incorporée

Palestine Just Trade Inc. was established in 2018 to bring distinct, quality Palestinian products into Canada on the basis that all of its activities must support “just” trade related to international law and human rights, and be considered through the len of providing the message of “just peace” in regard to Palestine.

Working cooperatively, we can bring the distinct, quality flavours, textures and smells of Palestine to be enjoyed in Canada.

This includes working with socially conscious Palestinian organizations to ensure that the best quality product can be imported to Canada, with just & fair proceeds going to the the Palestinian producers and workers.

Any margins are reinvested into Just Peace Advocates, a not-for-profit international human rights organization that is working in Canada in partnership with other Canadian, with Palestinian and international groups 

Solidarity sales of Medjoul dates (from from Al-Rwad) in Palestine.

Agent for Palestinian companies Taybeh and Ashkar facilitating the first shipments of wine and beer to Canada, through the LCB0.

Check out Palestine Just Trade’s website: https://palestinejusttrade.ca/

 

House of Jerusalem

Instagram @HouseofJerusalem

Ethical sourcing is at the core of our values. We believe that by upholding 100% ethical sourcing practices, we not only ensure the highest quality of our products but also contribute to the prosperity of the farmers and working class of Palestine. Every ingredient, every flavor, and every story we share is a testament to the dedication of those who have nurtured these gifts for generations.

Our commitment extends beyond the confines of culinary delight. We aspire to lead the market in qualityproduct transparency, and customer satisfaction. House of Jerusalem is not just a brand; it’s a promise to our customers – a promise of an authentic experience, a taste of Palestine, and a commitment to a better world.

See website: https://www.houseofjerusalem.net/


Email: Sales@HouseOfJerusalem.net

Phone: +1 (519) 319-2001

Medjoul dates (premium and choice)

Source: Farms of Fadil Masri, packaged in Nablus

New this year. Look for in grocery stores in Ontario and elsewhere,

 

Bruce R. Allen Paralegal

St. Catharines

Contact: praxis1871@gmail.com

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