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BDS Coalition joins 120 organizations calling for two-way arms embargo on Israel

The Canadian BDS Coalition and many of its member organizations have joined over 100 global organizations to demand a two-way arms embargo on Israel, stopping both the sale of weapons to Israel and the purchase of Israeli weaponry, often “battle-tested” on Palestinians and Arabs throughout occupied Palestine, Lebanon and Syria. Canada has been a party …

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The Canadian BDS Coalition joins to tackle hate & protect dissent

The Canadian BDS Coalition is pleased to be one of over 50 organizations representing more than 1 million Canadians sent a letter to Justice Minister David Lametti – LaSalle Émard Verdun & Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault today regarding the soon-to-be tabled online hate legislation.

In solidarity for justice for Ejaz Choudry

The Canadian BDS Coalition condemns the use of excess force by the Peel Regional Police that resulted in the murder of Ejaz Choudry on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

The Coalition recognizes the role the militarization of police plays in this blatant misuse of power, and condemns the training of Canadian police by Israeli security forces in Israel and Canada, and the elected officials and police leadership that funds and enables it.

How Canadian MPs in the Canada-Israel Inter-Parliamentary group are at the table of apartheid

magine a group of Canadian Members of Parliament representing four of the five federal parties sitting in the House of Commons, implicitly, if not explicitly, supporting Israel’s brutal apartheid regime by participating in the Canada Israel Inter-parliamentary Group which functions as little more than an internal pressure group the function of which is to normalize and consequently whitewash Israel’s apartheid regime. Within this group sit 19 members of the Bloc Québécois (of 32 Bloc Québécois MPs sitting in the House of Commons), 18 Conservative MPs, 16 Liberal MPs, 2 New Democrats and 9 Senators

Statement of solidarity with Black Lives Matter

The Canadian BDS Coalition believes in ending racial inequality, thus we support and stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We as a coalition believe in the importance of cross-solidarity across movements,

Ramadan 2020: Be sure you know where your Medjoul dates are from!

This year we know that there is a good supply of fresh 2019 Medjoul harvest from importers/suppliers bringing product from trusted Palestinian sources. Please do your due dilligence to be sure that you do not buy product that comes from the Israeli company Hadiklaim via NBF or other sources, or from any other Israeli provider. …

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Canadian BDS Coalition submission to the United Church of Canada Taskforce on Palestine

Canadian BDS Coalition …working together to promote justice for Palestinians. www.bdscoalition.ca bdscoalition@gmail.com March 15, 2020 Dear Rev Dr Martha Ter Kuile and Task Force members: We in the Canadian BDS Coalition were pleased to learn that the United Church of Canada is reviewing the appropriateness of your existing policy, UCC Policy on Palestine and Israel …

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Canadian BDS Coalition call to speak out against Trump’s plan of impunity for Israeli war crimes

The Canadian BDS Coalition calls on civil society to stand against this impunity to the continued war crimes and human rights violations against the Palestinian people. Thus, the Canadian BDS Coalition calls on all people of conscience and the international community at large to respond to these plans by intensifying campaigns for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions. This includes a clear call to the Canadian government that sanctions be put in place as required under our own domestic law and our international law accountability related to the gross systemic human rights and international law violations by the Israeli government.

Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation and land defenders

The Canadian BDS Coalition expresses our total solidarity with indigenous rights and land defenders. we stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation and land defenders at the Unist’ot’en Camp and Gidimt’en and across Turtle Island who continue to resist Canada’s colonial incursions of their unceded territories.

Statement of support for human rights defender Omar Barghouti

The Canadian BDS Coalition joins with organizations from across Canada and worldwide, including the BDS National Committee (BNC), Independent Jewish Voices, Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice, and Palestinian and Jewish Unity in condemning the detention of BDS Movement co-founder Omar Barghouti by Israeli authorities with the following statement: The Canadian BDS Coalition expresses sorrow, anger, …

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