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BDS movement co-founder Omar Barghouti launches new book
By Anita Krajnc
July 14, 2011
On July 4, 2011, as part of a North America book tour, Omar Barghouti spoke in Toronto about his newly released BDS: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions… The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights, published by Haymarket Books.
The forum was organized by the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA); OPIRG (U of T); Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) (Toronto); Faculty4Palestine; Palestine House Educational and Cultural Centre; and the Canadian Arab Federation. The event was moderated by Kat Lapointe. Video production by Anita Krajnc.
A Call to Action from Indigenous and Women of Color Feminists
Between June 14 and June 23, 2011, a delegation of 11 scholars, activists, and artists visited occupied Palestine. As indigenous and women of color feminists involved in multiple social justice struggles, we sought to affirm our association with the growing international movement for a free Palestine. We wanted to see for ourselves the conditions under which Palestinian people live and struggle against what we can now confidently name as the Israeli project of apartheid and ethnic cleansing. Each and every one of us-including those members of our delegation who grew up in the Jim Crow South, in apartheid South Africa, and on Indian reservations in the U.S.-was shocked by what we saw. In this statement we describe some of our experiences and issue an urgent call to others who share our commitment to racial justice, equality, and freedom.
No Pitching at CoPro13! Demand Hot Docs Respect Cultural Boycott of Israel
The Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) is disappointed to learn that Hot Docs has partnered with the Israeli organization “CoPro Documentary Marketing Foundation” to organise a Canadian Delegation to CoPro 13, a forum for international documentary co-productions to be held in Tel Aviv from 23 – 30 May, 2011. According to Hot Doc’s December 2010 press statement “Canadian producers will pitch to Israeli broadcasters, funders and co-producers, and will be provided with assistance towards the cost of travel and accommodation.”