A bit of history about International Solidarity Day for the Palestinian people, and Canada’s shameful stance
In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B). Canada shamefully voted NO to resolution 32/40 B. This resolution followed 30 years to the day in 1947, when the Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine (resolution 181 (II)). Canada of course voted yes to resolution 181.
In resolution 60/37 of 1 December 2005, the Assembly requested the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and the Division for Palestinian Rights, as part of the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on 29 November, to continue to organize an annual exhibit on Palestinian rights or a cultural event in cooperation with the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the UN. Canada voted NO to resolution 60/37 as well.
You can read more about Canada’s historic voting at the UN since 1947 HERE.
Join the #PalestineDay social media storm!
Just Peace Advocates is one of dozens of organizations joining with the US Palestinian Community Network for #PalestineDay actions. Use the slides below as inspiration for your actions!
Our social media power hour is from 8-9p EST on Tuesday, November 29th, giving everyone a chance to do banner drops before it gets dark – please join us! Make posts for Palestine, attach photos and videos of your solidarity actions from the day, tag @uspcn on all your posts, and also attach the hashtags #PalestineDay and #ZionismIsRacism.