Ali Mustafa – killed in Syria 9 March, 2014

Our friend and comrade, photojournalist Ali Mustafa was killed while working in Aleppo, Syria today alongside seven others. They were killed by a bomb dropped from a Syrian government aircraft.

Ali was active in CAIA for several years. Those who knew Ali will remember him for his courage, commitment, generosity, and sweetness. Our thoughts are with Ali’s friends and family.

See some of Ali’s recent photographs from Syria here. A website dedicated to preserving and celebrating the legacy of Ali Mustafa may be found here.

Photo by Peter Hapak for TIME

Photo by Peter Hapak for TIME

 

CAIA Joins International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People with ‘Boycott SodaStream’ Information Picket

CAIA Joins International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People with ‘Boycott SodaStream’ Information Picket¬†
Friday, November 29, 2013 marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People as well as Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. Palestine solidarity organizations around the world marked this day by holding ‘Boycott SodaStream’ rallies in various cities. In Toronto, the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) organized an information picket to join the global day of action to boycott SodaStream products and to keep them off of holiday shopping lists. The picket was held at the Bed Bath and Beyond store (corporate focus of the CAIA SodaStream campaign). It featured carols with a boycott SodaStream theme and CAIA members distributed printed materials about the campaign.You can be part of the boycott SodaStream campaign by signing the online petition asking Bed, Bath and Beyond Canada to respect principles of ethics and social justice, by removing SodaStream products from their shelves. By signing this petition you will be adding your voice to the call to stop ‘business as usual’ with companies that are complicit in the Israeli military occupation of Palestinian land. Please sign this petition and share it widely with your friends and family.