Idle No More has re-centred the issue of Indigenous Sovereignty in Canada. It is the latest chapter in a long struggle by Indigenous peoples to have control over their land and resources. From Grassy Narrows to Ipperwash to Oka to the struggles of the Elsipogtog First Nation in Rexton, New Brunswick, to the Tar Sands in Alberta. It is a struggle for the dignity of the peoples of the land and for the land itself.
The indigenous Arab Bedouin in the Naqab (Negev) desert are struggling against Israel’s plan to forcibly remove them from their ancestral lands and put them into “townships.” Between 30,000 and 70,000 Bedouin face eviction from lands they have lived on for hundreds of years. And they are citizens of the state of Israel.
Come hear Lee Maracle and Nadia Ben Youssef speak about these issues @ Beit Zatoun. The discussion will be moderated by Zainab Amadahy.
On March 21st, in an historic vote at the largest students’ union in Canada, York University’s undergraduate students’ union, the York Federation of Students (YFS), voted overwhelmingly in favour of a resolution to endorse the Global Campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid. In passing this BDS resolution, the YFS now joins many student unions around the world, who have all passed similar resolutions. In Canadian universities, the BDS campaign has had several milestones in the last year at Carleton University (Graduate Students’ Association), University of Regina (Student Union) and most recently, York University (Graduate Students’ Association) and University of Toronto (Graduate Students’ Union).
Together We Can Break the Siege!
Join us for an evening of live Cultural Performances, Silent Auctions and much more.
Gaza’s Ark is a joint initiative by Palestinians in Gaza, including the Palestine Sailing Federation and the Fishermen’s Solidarity Campaign. This fundraiser aims to give voice to the struggle of Palestinian fishers in Gaza whose ability to operate in territorial waters and to derive a livelihood is threatened by Israel’s illegal blockade. Through cultural performances, this event aims to strengthen the connections between the struggles for freedom by indigenous people everywhere.
Join University of Toronto Mark S. Bonham Centre Fellows Sarah Schulman and Richard Fung for an engaging conversation about Schulman’s latest book, Israel/Palestine and the Queer International.Schulman’s new book is a chronicle of her political awakening and involvement in the Palestine liberation movement. In her book, Schulman introduces us to anti-occupation activists in Tel Aviv and queer Palestinian activists in the West Bank. She takes us from New York to Jerusalem, Ramallah, Madrid, Berlin, and Toronto as she explores the developing movement for international LGBTQ support for Palestinians.