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
612 Markham St. (Bathurst Subway)
*Accessible entrance – not bathrooms
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 )