Canada’s largest private-sector union has passed a motion in support of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS).
G4S, the world’s largest security company, announced that it is selling most of its Israeli business after an effective campaign against the company waged by the Palestinian-led, global BDS movement caused it “reputational damage.”
An open letter signed by over 70 activists, academics, artists, and intellectuals, including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Bruce Cockburn, Tariq Ali, Gabor Mate, Yann Martel (and PSN) encouraged the Green Party of Canada to maintain its support for economic pressure on Israel for its human rights abuses against Palestinians.
The United Church of Canada has launched the national Unsettling Goods campaign to work towards peace and justice in Palestine/Israel.
Serious questions have arisen about the position regarding Palestine of Green Party of Canada leader (and only sitting MP) Elizabeth May.
The United Church of Canada announced its Executive of the General Council had approved the activation of the Palestine Israel Education and Economic Action Campaign.
Ten years ago today, on March 16, 2003, Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old human rights activist and observer volunteering in Palestine, was killed by an Israeli military Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in the Gaza Strip as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home.
This week's Vue Weekly features an interview with IAW keynotes Craig and Cindy Corrie and a discussion of Edmonton's Fifth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week.
On December 10, 2012, the University of Toronto’s Graduate Student Union (GSU) voted overwhelmingly in favour of a resolution to endorse the global campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), at their annual general meeting.
Palestine Solidarity Network-Edmonton has joined groups from across Canada in an open statement in support of Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, following condemnation of Falk and calls for his resignation by Conservative MPs Jason Kenney and John Baird.