Building Solidarity from South Africa to Palestine



A speaking tour featuring Amjad Barham of PFUUPE, Palestine and representative for the newly formed Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for BDS – PTUC-BDS and Norman Otis Richmond, Co-founder of the Biko-Malcolm-Rodney Coalition in Toronto in the 1980s and 1990s which worked on the cultural boycott of South African Apartheid.

Saturday May 21st, 2011
6:30 -9:30 PM
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St. (Bathurst Subway)
*Accessible entrance – not bathrooms

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Sunday May 15th: rally to mark the 63rd anniversary of Nakba

The Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid is proud to endorse the Palestinian Youth Network’s May 15th ‘Rally to Support the People of Palestine’ in Toronto. May 15th marks Nakba Day – the commemoration of the 1948 Naka (Arabic for catastrophe), the ethnic cleansing of Palestine that saw over 750,000 Palestinians expelled from their homes as the Israeli State was founded on the ruins of Palestine.

Today, the ethnic cleansing continues with the on-going siege of Gaza, settlements and the Apartheid Wall in the West Bank, and Israel’s numerous apartheid policies that ensure the continued systemic discrimination of Palestinian citizens of Israel. Israeli carries out its brutality with the full support of the Canadian government – support that will only grow stronger under Harper’s majority regime. We must continue our struggle here to end Canadian complicity in Israeli apartheid.

On this 43rd anniversary of the Nakba, CAIA stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people who continue their struggle against Israeli apartheid. We join thousands of people of conscience  around the world who will be holding marches and rallies on Nakba Day to condemn Israeli apartheid and to defend the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland. Join us for this very important rally and show your solidarity!

Date: Sunday, May 15th, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: In front of the Israeli Council ( 180 Bloor St West, Toronto )

Unravelling Israeli Apartheid: The Global Movement for Campus Divestment and Academic Boycott Campaigns


Students Against Israeli Apartheid and Faculty for Palestine invite you to a public forum Featuring Salim Vally (University of Johannesburg) and a speaker from the Students Against Israeli Apartheid. 

What: Public Forum
When: Monday May 9th 6:30 PM
Where: Bahen Centre, University of Toronto, Room 1220 (40 St. George Street)
This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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Salim Vally is a member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in South Africa as well as a faculty member at the University of Johannesburg. He was active in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.  He will be speaking on the University of Johannesburg’s recent decision to cut its ties with Israel’s Ben Gurion University, an important victory for the global movement for BDS and campus divestment. 

A speaker from the Students Against Israeli Apartheid will be presenting the recent Divestment initiative that was launched in March at the University of Toronto and York University.For more information:

The event will be moderated by Faculty for Palestine, a cross-campus network who has been working in coalition with the SAIA Toronto campus divestment campaign. See