Al Nakba cross-country online Day of action May 16


Al Nakba cross-country online Day of Action for Palestine, Saturday, May 16, 2 p.m. Eastern Time.



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On May 16, Palestinians and their allies around the world will mark the 72nd anniversary of the Nakba (The Catastrophe), the culmination of the mass expulsion of Palestinians from their homes by Zionist forces.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will mark the occasion over Zoom! We have a great lineup of speakers and a list of endorsing organizations that we’ll announce in the coming days.

This year we’re strongly urging the Canadian government to break the siege on Gaza as medical supplies are urgently needed, now more than ever, as the spread of COVID19 would result in a humanitarian disaster.

We also condemn in the strongest possible terms the looming annexation of parts of the West Bank by the incoming Israeli goverment.

Featured speakers:
★ Zahia El-Masri, Fondation canado-palestinienne du Québec
★ Yafa Jarrar, human rights lawyer
★ Badee’ Dwaik, Human Rights Defenders تجمع المدافعين عن حقوق الانسان, Hebron
★ Leila Al Ali, Association Najdeh, Lebanon
★ Haneen Zaqout, We Are Not Numbers, Gaza
★ Hammam Farah, Palestine House – البيت الفلسطيني
★ Sheryl Nestel, Independent Jewish Voices Toronto
★ Barry Weisleder, Socialist Action Canada
★ Sid Ryan, Former President, Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)
★ Dave Bleakney, CUPW STTP
★ Dirka Prout, London North Centre NDP candidate
★ Mohammad Ali, Socialist hip-hop

Our demands include:

Lift the siege on Gaza
Right of return for Palestinian refugees
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS)
End the occupation
Tear down the Apartheid Wall
Rejection of the IHRA defenition of anti-semitism (anti-Zionism is not antisemitism)

Palestinian Canadian Community Centre – Palestine House


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