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Videos, Letters, & Annoucements, June 28, 2010
Please spare a few minutes to watch the following three-part video – a
recording of an interview with former US Marine Kenneth O'Keefe,
to be broadcast on
the BBC's "HARDtalk" programme on Monday 28 June 2010.
Boycott Mountain Equipment Coop Now
In late May, CPA sent out a call to endorse a total boycott of Mountain Equipment Coop which insists on carrying Israeli products. The attack on the Free Gaza flotilla followed shortly thereafter, which needed the energies of all activists to protest against this murderous piracy and to refute the Israeli government "spin". Therefore, we have extended the deadline for joining the campaign to July 15, 2010, and we thank those groups and individuals who have already sent us their endorsements. We are sure, that with increased focus and commitment , the boycott Israel movement will be successful.
Canada Palestine Association.
Following Israel’s act of deadly piracy on the high sees, it is now more important than ever to support the global boycott Israel movement and isolate all those who are complicit in its documented ethnic cleansing and military war crimes.
Please read the statement below put out by Canada Palestine Association, ask your organization and friends to endorse it and email your endorsement to email@example.com by July 15, 2010 for inclusion on our website (see website homepage for further background info).
Lets tell MEC that consumers in Canada do not need hydration systems from a company whose products are “field-tested” and used by the Israeli military, very likely in the assaults on Palestinian civilians in Gaza. Tell MEC this kind of business does not advance human rights and we will have no part of it.
The Canada Palestine Association in Vancouver, B.C. calls upon all Palestine solidarity organizations and all those who support Palestinian human rights in Vancouver and Canada to focus their efforts on imposing a general boycott on Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC).
Despite efforts to engage in constructive dialogue on various occasions, MEC has refused to divest from Israeli products. Within the framework of International Humanitarian Law, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and all relevant international conventions, the Canada Palestine Association:
1. Considers importing products manufactured in factories that have ties with the Israeli state or any of its instruments such as the “Israeli Defense Forces” as morally abhorrent and detrimental to efforts to uphold Palestinian human rights, and
2. Calls upon all Palestine solidarity organizations and individual supporters of Palestinian human rights to impose a general boycott on Mountain Equipment Coop until it cuts all ties with Israel.
Canada Palestine Association
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Speaking in Italy and Austria
I am out of the big prison of the Bethlehem ghetto and I am on my way to give talks in Italy and Austria. A schedule can be found at http://www.qumsiyeh.org/schedule/ We would like to see those of you in the areas along this travel route. I will be speaking to various groups about life in occupied Palestine and about popular resistance. On the day I left, I heard that close friends of ours had two of their children (13 and 14
y.o.) abducted by the Israeli army supposedly for being in a part of the occupied areas offlimits to Palestinians from the other ghettos of the occupied areas. Much is happening now globally and I apologize for not updating you with frequent emails while traveling. For example, we heard of the new Israeli law being proposed that will criminalize the activities of promoting boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS, activities that were common in the other apartheid situation of South Africa).
But this seems merely a mean-spirited campaign like other Israeli actions (including the attack on the humanitarian ships) that help solidify the notions that the Israeli government is indeed fascist/racist. In good news, we note that over 1000 demonstrators succeeded in stopping the unloading of Israeli ships in the port of Oakland. Dock workers around the world are acting and refusing to work with Israeli ships. There should be no business as usual while we still have apartheid here.
Choose Peace – End the Siege of Gaza and Occupation of Palestine
By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate
Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
A Bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at home http://qumsiyeh.org
Examining Causes of the Ahmadi Massacre in
Secondly, terrorists sent text messages to the media informing them that some mishap is about to happen with location demarcated.
Thirdly, it is no surprise, then, that the media arrived before the
incidence and saw the entire episode while the police joined them nearly one
hour after the attack had begun.
Fifthly, following the May 28th massacre 13 religious leaders presided
over a conference and collectively declared Ahmedis to be “Wajibul Qatal”.
They further declared the massacre an Ahmadiyya conspiracy in hopes of
repealing Pakistan’s anti-Ahmadiyya laws.
Brazilian cartoonist, Carlos Latuff, creates artworks that call on the world to condemn Israeli holocaust of Gaza
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, June 28, 2010
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