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Canadian BDS Coalition: 5 Years and Counting

The Canadian BDS Coalition: five years and counting. The Coalition founded in April 2016, includes organizations from across Canada that support the end of the occupation, equal rights in historic Palestine and the right of return, and the actions of boycott, divestment and sanctions targeting Israel’s system of settler-colonialism, occupation, and apartheid towards the Palestinian people.

During this time, the Coalition and its member groups have realized a number of victories including Raptors not going to Israel, Air Canada ending its main contract with Israel Areospace Industries mid term, and the non-renewal of a contract with Israel Electric by Hydro Quebec.

#RaptorsDontGo Campaign Has Been Successful

The Canadian BDS Coalition is pleased to announce that the #RaptorsDontGo campaign has been successful. Our campaign was launched in June 2019, immediately following the Raptors victory in the NBA championship.
Now the 2019-20 NBA new season has now begun and there has been no reported public team visit; and continued silence from all of the team owners on this issue. The Canadian BDS Coalition is grateful that this visit did not materialize, as it would have given legitimacy to Israel’s war crimes. We feel the #RaptorsDontGo campaign also demonstrated the strength of popular grassroots campaigns that can mobilize to achieve justice for Palestinians. .

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