Video of skit performed at protest against the Jewish National Fund honouring Canadian PM Stephen Harper at their annual Negev Dinner in Toronto.
|Photo credit: David Parsons|
The Struggle for Human Rights:
Campaigns, Movements and Cultural Resistance
An afternoon of education, resistance and celebration
Sunday, December 15, 2013 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil Street
(One block south of College and one block east of Spadina – free parking available at the back of the hall)
A gathering to reflect on current campaigns, solidarity movements and cultural interventions in resisting colonization, racism, genocide, apartheid and exploitation. This panel discussion and cultural performance is being organized in commemoration of the annual International Human Rights Day (December 10). Join us to learn about upcoming events at information tables, gather materials, meet and speak with community organizers and activists, attend the speakers’ panel and discussion, cultural performance, food and refreshments. All welcome! Continue reading
United Church of Canada Members Launch Campaign to Boycott Israeli Settlement Products
For Immediate Release December 2, 2013, Toronto, Ontario
On December 3rd, the United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI), a network of United Church of Canada members and supporters, is launching a campaign in cities across Canada to boycott products made in illegal Israeli settlements.
The December 3rd initiative of UNJPPI will involve news conferences and acts of public witness at retail stores such as Canadian Tire, Walmart, Home Depot and the Bay that sell settlement products. Christmas shoppers will be made aware of Israeli settlement products and encouraged to refrain from buying these items.
Events in Toronto are as follows:
News Conference at 11:30 am Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, Toronto (2 blocks east of Yonge St.) followed by
Public witness from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at the Canadian Tire the south-east corner of Dundas and Bay Streets Continue reading