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Supported the Palestinian March of Return
RALLY AT THE TOURIST INFORMATION BOOTH in Victoria, B.C.TUESDAY, APRIL
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip began the protest March 30 to demand
the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes in what
is now Israel. The marches will continue for 6 weeks until 15 May to
coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Nakba.
Palestinian refugees from the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jerusalem,
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt are took part in this year’s
marches in occupied Palestine and solidarity marches elsewhere were
held on 30 March.
It was on that date in 1976 that a general strike and protests were
organized across the land of Palestine occupied since 1948 in response
to Israeli government proposals to confiscate acres of land
for “security” reasons.
March of Return - Victoria, B.C.
Pamphlet distribution - Boycott Israeli
Wines! This was our first of many ongoing Liquor store visits
in the Victoria area.
We launched Israeli
Apartheid Week in Victoria with some of the Active Committee
at the Univ. Victoria and traveling the Victoria area in the
van ( March
Support the Boycott, Divestment
and Sanctions campaign!
http://www.boycottisraeliapartheid.org/ or http://www.inminds.co.uk/boycott-brands.html
about the origins of the conflict all too often has obscured …understanding
of its true dimension. It began as a conflict resulting from immigrants
struggling to displace the local majority population. All else is
derivative from this basic reality.”
Donald Neff, former Senior Editor, Time Magazine, ‘Fallen
Pillars: U.S. Policy towards Palestine and Israel since 1945’
Sponsored by: CAIA Victoria http://www.caiavictoria.ca
in the Times Colonist 2013
SOME OF CAIA'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
OF PEACE AND JUSTICE FOR PALESTINIANS
Speakers sponsored - Jeff Halper, Chair Committee Against House Demolitions,
U. Victoria Student Journalist sent with the Free Gaza Caravan, member
sent on the Mavi Mamara and in the massacre by Israel on the Free
Gaza Flotilla, Amira Hass, Correspondent Haaretz Newspaper, Michael
Riordon, Author 'Our Way to Fight', Ramzy Baroud, author of 'the
Second Palestinian Intifada', etc.
Demonstrations - against the Cast Lead attack on Gaza, against the
Israeli massacre on the Mavi Marara, against the interference with
the Free Gaza Flotilla, against the sale of 'Stolen Beauty' made
by Ahava from the Dead Sea products, in support of the uprising in
action in support of Boycott, Divestment and Sanction - pickets of
Chapter's protesting the owners support of the Israeli military,
picket and stock owners meeting protests to end Mountain Equipment
Coop's sale of goods from the Israeli settlements, publicity to end
the Gaza Blockade, Israeli Occupation of Palestine and Apartheid
in Palestine, particpation in Peace Parades, etc.
Film showings and concerts - co-sponsored numerous films at the Thursday
night Social Justice Film Nights such as 'Lemon Tree, 'Life in Occupied
Palestine', David Rovics concerts, the play 'My Name is Rachel Corrie",
etc. and 'Five Broken Cameras'.
CAIA participated in the Summer 2011 Gaza Freedom Flotilla,
JOIN US IN THE EFFORT FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
Two victories on the BDS front that show the Israeli settlements in the West
Bank are increasingly considered beyond the pale in the U.S. and international
First, the online shopping site GILT has dropped Ahava cosmetics which is made
in the illegal Israeli settlement Mitzpe Shalem. GILT is a leading shopping website
with over six million members, and the move comes following a correspondence
between Code Pink and the office of GILT President Kevin P. Ryan, who also serves
on the board of Human Rights Watch.
Also, the BDS movement has sent out a press release announcing the Kuwaiti
government’s decision to “not deal with 50 companies due
to their role in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian
territory.” These companies include many of the BDS movement’s
primary targets such as Volvo, Heidelberg Cement, Dexia, Pizzarotti,
Alstom and Veolia.