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BREAKING: Canadians ramp up pressure on Trudeau and Joly with coordinated blockades of weapons manufacturers as UN calls for immediate arms embargo on Israel

“It’s been over a month since the International Court of Justice ruled that Israel is plausibly committing genocide in Gaza. Canada and other governments are on notice: by continuing to arm Israel, you are failing to meet your legal obligations...


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TRUDEAU: Stop bombing Yemen! Canada, Out of the Red Sea!

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has done a grave disservice to Canadians and Canada’s long-term national interests by joining the US and UK-led Operation Prosperity Guardian in the Red Sea. This latest imperial military adventure is illegal because it lacks the...


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Jagmeet Singh smears anti-genocide protesters

Jagmeet's post on X that “Mount Sinai Hospital was targeted because of its ties to the Jewish community” is absolutely baseless. In fact, Singh's statement perpetuates anti-Palestinian racism as it distracts from the 1.5 million desperate people Israel is currently...


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Global Rally Against Complicity in Gaza Genocide

The global rally was a response to Canada and other governments' unconscionable decision to defund the UN aid agency for Palestinians (UNRWA) immediately after the International Court of Justice ruled that Israel is plausibly committing genocide, including through deprivation of...


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From Turtle Island to Kashmir to Palestine: Settler Colonialism is a Crime

The roundtable addressed the legal frameworks providing parallels and distinctions between settler colonial projects in Palestine, Kashmir, and Turtle Island. It aims to demonstrate how the Indian, Israeli, Canadian, and US governments build on each other's actions to reinforce their...


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Seminar: Palestine & International Law for activists & organizations, Wed. Jan. 31, 7 PM EST

Topics covered included the current International Court of Justice cases on the Gaza genocide and the il/legality of the occupation, the International Criminal Court investigations, the application of the Genocide Convention to the situation in Palestine, and the relationship between...


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Immediate Release: Arms Exports to Israel Violate Canadian and International Law, Says Canadian and Palestinian Coalition to Federal Government

On January 28, a coalition of Canadians and Palestinians wrote to Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly demanding that the federal government immediately halt all exports and transfers of Canadian military goods and technology to Israel.


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End Canadian assistance to military suspected of committing genocide

In response to the International Court of Justice finding that Israel may be committing genocide and delivering a provisional ruling that Israel must cease its genocidal policies in Gaza, the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and Just Peace Advocates are calling...


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Trudeau must support Israel genocide case

On, January 10, 2023, Canadian Foreign Affairs Institute with Just Peace Advocates hosted a press conference calling on Trudeau to support South Africa’s case to the ICJ with the South African High Commissioner, the Palestinian Authority’s representative in Ottawa, Richard Falk, Avi...


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Statement Calling on Canada to Support Gaza Genocide Case at the ICJ

As civil society leaders and legal experts, we look to the Canadian government to uphold its international legal obligation to prevent genocide, by supporting South Africa’s complaint to the International Court of Justice regarding Israel’s genocidal military operations against Palestinians...


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Press conference, Jan, 10th at 12 NOON EST: Trudeau must support South Africa’s ICJ submission

On Wednesday, January 10 at 12 NOON EST, South Africa’s High Commissioner, Palestine’s ambassador, legal experts and others will participte in a press conference to call on Canada to endorse South Africa’s request for the International Court of Justice...


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Rabble article: CRA asked to investigate charities supporting Israeli military

Taxpayer subsidized donations by Canadian charities may well be Canada’s most important contribution to Palestinian dispossession.  Just Peace Advocates has been using information available publicly for individual charities through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) portal, as well as through obtaining access...


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Release: A Christian Palestinian Arab Semite from Nazareth denied the right to return since 1948

The hardships facing Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip, only 73 kilometres away from Bethlehem, remind us of the hardships faced when the Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus in Bethlehem – and it is therefore incumbent on all people...


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Letters that you can send

The following are letters that have been written in the past, but are updated so you can continue to send them in the context of the current genocide underway by Israel.


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Quietly Canada purchased first fleet of military armed drones

After Parliament adjourned for the holiday season, the Canadian government just quietly released plans to purchase their first fleet of military armed drones for both domestic surveillance and attacks overseas. They’re hoping we won’t notice their sneaky announcement.


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Our Message is to Support the Call from Palestinian Christian Churches

We call on Canadian churches, Canadians of conscience and all those who celebrate Christmas to show your solidarity with Palestinian Christians and all the Palestinian people, and to refrain from “unnecessary festive activities” including exchanging consumerist gifts.


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Alex Saab is Free! but the work continues…

The return of Alex Saab on December 20, 2023 to Venezuela is a victory against the inhuman U.S. blockade on Venezuela and for oppressed people around the world who struggle for justice and freedom against U.S. and NATO led wars,...


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Palestinian rights advocacy and international law

As Palestine solidarity advocacy on university campuses and in other settings is under attack, lawyers and legal scholars have raised concern about the attempts to silence those who speak out about well documented breaches of international law.


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Dec. 11th Global Strike, and an important statement by the Health Sector of the Palestinian NGOs Network

Be sure to join with the Global Strike on Dec. 11. A statement from the Health Sector of the Palestinian NGOs Network concerning the distressing escalation and targeted assaults on hospitals and medical personnel in Palestine by the Israeli occupation....


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Solidarity with the Peace 11: Why the HESEG Foundation for Lone Soldiers should have its charitable status revoked

The webinar explored what may be Canada’s most important contribution to Palestinian dispossession. Under the cover of charity, organizations are bilking Canadian taxpayers to fund the Israeli colonial project. Charities in Canada send a quarter billion dollars a year to...


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Canadian Charities providing money towards Palestinian dispossession

Check out information related to Canadian charities support of war crimes, apartheid and racism.


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Immediate release: Canadian civil society groups release “Peace for Climate Justice” declaration for COP 28

The Canada-Wide Peace and Justice Network (CWPJN), a coalition of 45 peace and anti-war groups across the country, released a “Peace for Climate Justice” declaration in advance of the thematic day dedicated to peace at the climate summit in Dubai,...


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Media coverage of notice of intention to seek prosecution of Canadian politicians for complicity in war crimes in Gaza

Liberal cabinet members have been notified that they & other Canadian officials may be individually criminally liable for their role in aiding & abetting war crimes & crimes against humanity. See media coverage, and sign petition.


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ICJP’s Legal Working Group for Canadian Accountability issues Canadian government with notice of intention to seek prosecution of politicians for complicity in war crimes in Gaza

Toronto, 16 November 2023 – The ICJP’s Legal Working Group for Canadian Accountability (ICJP LWGCA) has issued a notice to the Government of Canada of its intention to prosecute Canadian officials for their role in aiding and abetting Israel’s perpetration...


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Just Peace Advocates was pleased to join the international call: Ending complicity in international crimes: a two-way arms embargo on Israel

Just Peace Advocates joined other organizations to demand that States that have provided and continue to provide arms and other forms of military assistance to Israel, adhere to their legal obligations and act resolutely and urgently to prevent Israel from...


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Just Peace Advocates joins Joint Statement against the attack on free speech 

Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Palestinian and Arab Community, civil society, human rights, faith-based, ethnic, professional, humanitarian and relief organizations wrote to express our deep disappointment and concern with the recent public statements by senior politicians and public figures describing pro-Palestinian rallies...


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Gaza Health System in Final Stage of Collapse

On November 11, 2023, the health sector of the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network made an urgent call to the world to act immediately.   Take a minute and ask Prime Minister Trudeau and Global Affairs Minister Joly how they will respond. Persistent targeting of...


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Immediate Release: 200 Workers block access to Toronto weapons-maker, L3Harris, amidst blockades at three other weapons plants arming Israel in Ontario and Quebec

“Last week we shut down the Toronto arms manufacturer INKAS; today we’re escalating with workers and community members blockading and disrupting production at four different weapons plants this morning, belonging to L3 Harris and Lockheed Martin,” said Rachel Small, organizer...


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Just Peace Advocates on Rabble Radio

This week on rabble radio, rabble editor Nick Seebruch speaks with Karen Rodman, executive director of Just Peace Advocates. Just Peace Advocates is engaged in advocacy around the protection of human rights of Palestinians and offers advice and support to...


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Over 10% of reported Canadian donations go to Israel, a country with GDP per capita equivalent to Canada

A recent access (ATIP) request from the Revenue Canada revealed that Israel received the highest amount of charitable donations from Canadian charities of any country.  On average over the last five years, over 11 percent of the funds donated to...


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Over $10B of charity donations to other countries over last 5 years

A recent access to information (ATIP) received by Just Peace Advocates indicated over $10.5 billion of Canadian tax-subsidized charitable funds have gone to other countries over the last five years. At a 30 percent tax rate this is more than...


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Defend Sarah Jama, stop the attack on Gaza

Jama’s treatment exemplifies a history of marginalizing racialized voices. It is critical that we do not allow her to be silenced for defending Palestinian lives. For her integrity, courage and principled opposition to Israel’s violence in Palestine, Sarah Jama should be...


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200+ lawyers and legal scholars letter send letter to Prime Minister Trudeau on Canada’s ongoing failure to call for a ceasefire in regard to Gaza

The message from more than 200 lawyers and legal scholars to Prime Minister Trudeau and the Canadian government, is that 'Prime Minister, your government’s actions will be judged by history, and are under scrutiny today. You have frequently passionately...


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Immediate release: 100K March for Gaza tomorrow in at least two dozen cities across Canada

Tomorrow (Saturday Nov 4) the 100K March for Gaza is taking place in at least two dozen cities across Canada. This is expected to be the largest Palestine solidarity mobilization in Canadian history. It’s part of an international day of action...


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Release: Prominent musicians, labour leaders and former NDP MPPs defend Sarah Jama

Dr Gabor Maté, Roger Waters, Arcade Fire’s Richard Parry, CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, former NDP MP Jim Manly, former Ontario MPPs Rima Berns-McGowan, Gary Wilson and Laura Mae Lindo sign “Defend Sarah Jama. Stop the Attack on Gaza”. Also...


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The Laws of War

Under international law, the Gaza Strip continues to be part of the Israeli occupied territory, and its status is governed by the Geneva and Hague Conventions regarding “belligerent occupation.” Yet for many years, Israeli apologists often used the redeployment of Israeli forces...


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SanctionsKill Campaign Exposes U.S. Responsibility for Israeli War Crimes of Collective Punishment

With the U.S. and its NATO allies in full support, the Zionists have denied water, food, medical supplies, and electricity to the whole population. This war crime of collective punishment in its most extreme form is a calculated genocide of...


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Immediate release: “Canada Stop Arming Israel”: Workers block entrance to Toronto company arming Israeli military

Specializing in security and defense, INKAS highlights in press materials that their Israeli division has "supplied the government of Israel with more command & control units than any other supplier in history." This is against the backdrop of Canada awarding...


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Press Release: Rally to defend Sarah Jama 

On Monday, Ontario NDP MPP Sarah Jama was censured by the Ontario legislature for her criticism of Israel, which has killed 6500 Palestinians over the past two weeks. Ontario NDP leader Marit Stiles expelled Jama from the party caucus. join the on line...


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Kashmir Human Rights Updates – September 2023

 In September 2023, Indian authorities continued to commit grave human rights violations in Indian-administered Kashmir (IAK). Indian forces killed at least 11 people and arbitrarily detained at least 24, including journalist Majid Hyderi. Indian authorities continued to enhance their social...


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Just Peace Advocates joins in signing a  call on Prosecutor Khan to Issue Arrest Warrants, Investigate Israeli Crimes and Intervene to Deter Incitement to Commit Genocide in Gaza

On 19 October 2023, 100 civil society organisations (CSOs), including Palestinian organisations monitoring and documenting violations of international humanitarian law against Palestinian civilians in the occupied Gaza Strip, and Genocide Scholars sent a letter to Karim Khan, Prosecutor of the...


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Trudeau: Stop enabling genocide in Gaza

On Tuesday, October 17, 2023, Israel killed at least 500 at the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza. Some among the one million Palestinians displaced in Gaza had sought refuge there. Hours before this assault, Israel bombed a UN school killing six. A few...


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Canada: Stop Arming Israel

Weapons companies across Canada are making a fortune off of the carnage in Gaza and the occupation of Palestine. For the first time, with our friends at World BEYOND War, we've made public a list of 13 weapons companies across Canada...


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Release: Jagmeet Singh must withdraw from conference with advocates of genocidal violence against Palestinians

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is scheduled to speak at a large anti-Palestinian gathering beginning tomorrow, Monday, October 15, in Ottawa. The two-day conference organized by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and the Canada’s Jewish Federations is co-sponsored...


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Canada must condemn Israeli violence against Palestinians

Canadian officials have expressed concern about Israeli suffering but have refused to criticize Israel’s recent killing of 1100 Palestinians, including more than 300 children. 


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City of Toronto: Be on Right Side of History

Once again, pro-apartheid Councilor James Pasternak has asked his fellow council members to condemn those who support Palestine. This time it is Roger Waters. Over 650 letters sent to city of Toronto council members.


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Canadians need to expose the complicity of our own governments & institutions

Canada as a high signatory of the Fourth Geneva Convention to under Article 1 ensure that violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention do not occur under any circumstance. When Canada or other signatories fail to do so, they themselves are...


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Petition to International Court of Justice: regarding Canada’s unacceptable submission in regard to Palestine

Over 1,000 individuals and more than 35 organizations joined in signing this petition. Musicians including Roger Waters and Bruce Cockburn, former member of Canadian parliament Libby Davies, co-founder of Al-Haq Jonathan Kuttab, faith leaders, academics, lawyers, artists, members of the...


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Just Peace Advocates submission to the CFIA Origin Labelling Consultation

Read Just Peace Advocates submission to the CFIA regarding labeling. Send your submission before October 10.


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Immediate Release: Canada joins Global Week of Action to End War in Ukraine, October 1-8, 2023

The Canada-Wide Peace & Justice Network, made up of 49 organizations across Canada, is coordinating actions in eleven cities across Canada as part of the Global Week of Action to End War in Ukraine, October 1-8. The Global Week of...


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Regavim: Canadian charitable donations are funding indigenous erasure

Good Shepherd Collective in partnership with several organizations, including the Youth of Sumud, the Popular Struggle Coordinating Committee, the Hebron Defense Committee, Human Rights Defenders, Jisoor, and Just Peace Advocates/Mouvement Pour Une Paix Juste,  has published a detailed 48-page report on the Israeli settler organization Regavim....


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Advocates demand proper consideration for AI regulation

SEPTEMBER 25 2023 — Today 45 leading civil society organisations, experts and academics released an open letter to Industry, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) Minister François-Philippe Champagne outlining key concerns with the current draft of the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA), currently...


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Just Peace Advocates is pleased to co-present “Tomorrow’s Freedom” at 2023 Toronto Palestinian Film Festival

Just Peace Advocates is once again pleased to co-present at TPFF. "Tomorrow's Freedom" is "a portrait of Palestinian leader and activist Marwan Barghouti tracing the origins of his political life to his imprisonment. The film follows the political evolution...


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Webinar: Cluster bombs & depleted uranium weapons in Ukraine: Two more reasons to end the war NOW!”

Register for a webinar that is part of building momentum for a series of upcoming anti-war actions across the country. Just Peace Advocates is pleased to endorse this event.


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Justice for Hassan Diab: 725+ people & 20+ organizations ask NDP Member of Parliament Heather McPherson, to follow through on her words of April 21, 2023. 

r. Diab requires the NDP’s political strength to help secure his freedom. In effect, since the NDP holds the balance of power, it is well placed to raise this issue in the House and to act as an essential catalyst...


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#Free_Walid_Daqqah 

Just Peace Advocates joined the social media storm #Free_Walid_Daqqah 


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Sign petition to International Court of Justice regarding Canada’s unacceptable submission in regard to Palestine

We ask individuals and organizations to join in signing this statement that will be sent to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) with copies to Prime Minister Trudeau, Foreign Minister Joly and federal opposition party leaders, and UN Ambassador Rae.


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Canada Must Tell Israel to Free Ahmad Manasra and all of Palestine’s Child Prisoners — Call on Mme Joly to speak out and take action

Ahmad's court date has been extended to September 20th. He has been held for over a year in solitary confinement — this is more than 25 times the duration that the UN defines as psychological torture. Ahmad's is in acute,...


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Canada complicit with annexation of East Jerusalem

On August 20, 2023, the Israeli government launched a new 3.2-billion-shekel five-year plan (2024-2028) to develop east Jerusalem. Under pretexts of reducing social and economic disparities and increasing economic development in East Jerusalem, the Israeli government announcement also made it clear that...


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Justice for Hassan Diab: thank you to supporters, an update & call for NDP Heather McPherson to follow through on her words of April 21, 2023.

Dr. Diab is immensely grateful to you for all the support you have shown him over the years. Unfortunately, his situation continues to be extremely stressful, since the government has not indicated whether it has accepted (or whether it will...


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rabble.ca: Canada’s defense of Israel to the International Court of Justice is an insult

So once again, as the Trudeau government crows about international law and the rules based international order, Canada is seeking to block the ICJ from delivering a legal opinion on Palestine.  Specifically, Canada’s submission said since Israel had not provided consent...


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Immediate release: Canada seeks to block World Court advisory opinion on Palestine 

Canada has made a written submission to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) calling on the court to not fulfill a legal request from the United Nations General Assembly. On December 30, 2022, the General Assembly passed a resolution asking the ICJ to provide an advisory opinion on the...


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Canada attempting to block the ICJ advisory opinion on Palestine

Written statements from states and international organization to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding a forthcoming advisory opinion on Palestine have been released. Once again Canada has shown it pro-Israel blatant disregard for international law. Not surprising perhaps, Canada issued a...


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Rabble.ca article: India-administered Kashmir, four years later

Now four years later, the about 6,000 Kashmiri diaspora in Canada continue to wonder when the Canadian government will act on their concerns. There is no more mainstream media attention. Civil society is not aware that Indian authorities continue to commit grave...


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Immediate Release: “Cones Not Drones” – Activists Rally against armed drone purchase in Montreal with ice cream for peace

Activists will be giving out free ice cream across Canada for a "Cones Not Drones" protest calling for an end to Canada’s planned armed drone purchase


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Ontario, anti-Palestinian racism, in an updated anti-racism strategy is not a good look!

A response through the Ontario Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) has revealed that the province of Ontario intends to implement the controversial International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition through an updated anti-racism strategy that is expected to be released this summer. Ontario,...


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Take Action: Tell Aldo that Apartheid is not a “playful style”

Take a minute to write to Aldo’s CEO, David Bensadoun. Let him know that complicity with Israeli war crimes and apartheid is a crime. Aldo has been identified by the Israeli research organization, Who Profits, as a company operating in the colonial-settler...


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650+ individuals call on Prime Minister Trudeau to say “No” to a second extradition for Hassan Diab

July 15, 2023: Since the original letter written by Michelle Weinroth, and endorsed by Just Peace Advocates, was delivered to Prime Minister Trudeau with 116 individuals including Michael Lynk, Chris Hedges, and others, there are now over 650...


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Jonathan Kuttab Releases Memoir

Read Jonathan’s story that begins as a  child growing up in Palestine before the 1967 Naksa. Going to school in the US, Jonathan became a lawyer, where he worked in NYC/Wall Street. Jonathan in the late 1970s, returned to Palestine...


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Canada’s pathetic response to civil society call to remove sanctions on Syria following Feb. 2023 earthquake

Why does Canada sanction beyond the sanctions put in place by the UN? Are sanctions beyond those specified by the UN, not acts of war taken unilaterally by those countries imposing them? #SanctionsKill and the impact becomes even...


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Report from Geneva of the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem

Zakaria Odeh the exec director from the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights In Jerusalem sent the following message from Geneva where he was attending the United Nations Human Rights Council 53rd Session.


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Take Action: Lululemon Dressing up Apartheid!

Lululemon recently opened its first store in Israel and has plans to open seven more. Take Action: write to lululemon CEO Calvin McDonald, to let him know you will not be buying lululemon as long as they are selling products in apartheid Israel.


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Stop the War, Stop NATO! Opposing the 2023 NATO Summit

As NATO gathers for a summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, we unite with pro-peace and anti-war actions occurring around the world at the same time to demand a ceasefire and negotiations to end the war in Ukraine. 


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Just Peace Advocates joins the Joint Statement Regarding the Release of OHCHR’s Update of the UN Database, and Call for Full and Annual Implementation of the Mandate

Human Rights Organisations Welcome the Release of OHCHR’s Update of the UN Database of Businesses Facilitating Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and Call for Full and Annual Implementation of the Mandate


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Jenin invasion underlines the need for BDS in Canada: Isolate the occupier!

Just Peace Advocates joins with the Canadian BDS Coalition with the call that the Jenin invasion underlines the need for BDS in Canada: Isolate the occupier!


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Just Peace Advocates joins the call to Free Walid Daqqah!

Just Peace Advocates along with many other groups and individuals joined the Palestinian Youth Movement call on international actors to demand the immediate release of Walid Daqqah.


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Armed Drones Killing in Palestine! Armed drones purchase underway in Canada!

With Israel’s first ever weaponized drone strike in the Palestinian West Bank  in June 2023 killing 3 Palestinians,  including a 15-year-old boy, and the recent use of armed drone strikes in  Jenin, we call for no armed drones in Canada, no armed drones...


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500+ individuals & 25+ organizations sign letter to say: Prime Minister Trudeau, “No” to a second extradition for Hassan Diab

June 26, 2023: Since the original letter written by Michelle Weinroth, and endorsed by Just Peace Advocates, was delivered to Prime Minister Trudeau 10 days ago with 116 individuals including Michael Lynk, Chris Hedges, and others, there are now over...


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Release: Despite Cancelling Attempts, Dimitri Lascaris’ Canada-wide Tour for Peace Continues

The Canada-Wide Peace and Justice Network (CWPJN) is pleased to announce that, despite unsuccessful attempts to cancel and deplatform the Canada-wide Tour For Peace of Dimitri Lascaris, his in-person tour will continue over the next two weeks in six cities...


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CPPIB continues to hold over $10.B in companies complicit with Israeli war crimes.

Despite a promise in 2021 to review its portfolio for companies complicit with war crimes, CPPIB has failed to do so. CPPIB continues to be invested in seven companies that are on the UN database as complicit with breaking international...


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Prime Minister Trudeau: Say “No” to a second extradition for Hassan Diab!

Mr. Trudeau, your remarks regarding the case of Hassan Diab – that Canada will always stand up for its citizens – yields hope, and the possibility that your words signal a salutary change in the Extradition Act—a defective law that is largely responsible for Dr....


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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec sheds Israeli police training but still invests $12.5 Billion of Quebec pensioners money in Israeli war crimes

Katz, PAJU’s co-president, added. “However, while the sell-off by Allied Universal is welcome news, there are still over 90 companies in the CDPQ portfolio that have been documented to be complicit with Israeli war crimes. So the real question is,...


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Release: Dimitri Lascaris’ Canada-Wide Speaking Tour

The Canada-Wide Peace and Justice Network (CWPJN) is pleased to announce that it has organized a Canada-wide speaking tour for citizen-diplomat Dimitri Lascaris to report back to Canadians about his recent mission of peace to Russia. The title of the...


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The CDPQ continues to have about $12.5 B Quebec pension funds invested in Israeli war crimes, even after Allied Universal drops investment in Israeli police training.

The Question, CEO Emond: why is CDPQ comfortable to continue with $12.5 B investments in over 90 other companies that are complicit with Israeli war crimes. This includes the dozen companies as documented by the UN database, as well as...


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Webinar/Press Conference: Why should Naftali Bennett be barred from Canada?

On May 29, 2023, lawyers filed a request on behalf of a Palestinian-Canadian and three Canadian organizations seeking to have the government declare former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett inadmissible to Canada before he is set to speak in Toronto...


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Law for Palestine Event Highlighting Canada’s Responsibility Towards Palestine Under International Law

Just Peace Advocates was pleased to be able to support this Law for Palestine event, with Just Peace Advocates board member, Karen Rodman moderating the  event titled “Embracing Responsibility: Canada’s obligation towards Palestine under international law” on May 31, 2023.


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CUPE Manitoba passes BDS, joining a 17 years of Canadian Labour Movement Support for BDS

Just Peace Advocates congratulates CUPE Manitoba @CUPEMB on endorsing the BDS Resolution unanimously.


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Mandamus filed with federal court to request to ban Naftali Bennett from Canada

On Friday, June 2nd a mandamus was filed with the federal court Friday asking the Canadian Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino to deny former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett entry into Canada. It was filed by Khaled Mouammar, a...


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Host a pizza party for Canadians in the IDF, expect turned backs on you when you are given an Honorary Degree

On Monday May 15, Deborah Lyons, the former Canadian ambassador in Tel Aviv, received an honorary degree from Mount Allison University. She was met with a protest outside, and students inside the convocation who stood up and turned their backs...


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Protest disrupts opening of North America’s largest weapons fair

May 31, 2023: OTTAWA -- Over a hundred people have disrupted the opening of CANSEC, North America's largest military weapons convention in Ottawa, where 10,000 attendees were expected to gather.


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Immediate release: Canadian civil society representative going to Vienna for International Summit for Peace in Ukraine

The International Summit for Peace in Ukraine will be taking place in Vienna, Austria this coming weekend on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11. Canadian peace activist, Tamara Lorincz will be representing the Canadian Voice of Women for...


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Legal brief filed to bar former Israeli PM Naftali Bennett from Canada

Lawyers have filed a complaint on behalf ofa Palestinian-Canadian and four Canadian organizations seeking to have the government declare former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett inadmissible to Canada before he is set to speak in Toronto on June 14. As...


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Release: CDPQ has at least $14B of Quebec pension contributors and recipients public pension money invested in Israeli war crimes

The recently released Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) December 31, 2022, year-end report shows that the Quebec public pension has at least $14B of contributors and pensioners money invested companies complicit with Israeli war crimes.


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CDPQ has at least $14B of Quebec pension contributors and recipients public pension money invested in Israeli war crimes

The CDPQ December 31, 2022, year-end report is out and shows $2.4+B investments in a dozen companies (up from 10 from last year) that are listed on the UN Data base as complicit with war crimes. These combine with $10...


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Green party of Canada supports KSCAN’s call urging G20 members not to participate in meetings being held in Kashmir

On May 18th the Green Party of Canada (GCP) sent letter from Leader Elizabeth May and MP Mike Morrice to Minister of Foreign Affairs Joly sharing the concerns expressed by members of the Kashmir Scholars Consultative Action Network, an interdisciplinary...


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Learn more about Kashmir

Resources to inform yourself about the situation in Kashmir.


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Take Action: Mount Allison should not be conferring an honorary degree for Deborah Lyons

On Nakba75, May 15, 2023, Canada's former Ambassador to Israel, Deborah Lyons will be receiving an honorary degree. Lyons has praised Israeli war criminals responsible for Palestinians' suffering, dispossession. But the University has not listened. So now it is time to...


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Immediate release: Canada is urged to withdraw from the G20 meetings in Indian occupied Kashmir

This follows the members of the Kashmir Scholars Consultative Action Network along with 50+ organizations from around the world, 25+ which have members in Canada, which urged Canada and other G20 members to withdraw from G20 meetings planned for Indian-administered Jammu &...


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Ontario NDP to apologize to Sarah Jama and stand in solidarity with detained Palestinians

On May 2 newly elected Ontario NDP MPP Sarah Jama re-tweeted Palestinian academic Noura Erakat’s statement on the death of Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, who had just lost his life inside an Israeli jail after 86 days of hunger strike. Adnan, 45,...


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Just Peace Advocates joins KSCAN & 50+ organizations to call for boycott of the G20 meetings in Kashmir

Organizations urge withdraw from G20 meetings planned for Indian-administered Kashmir (IAK) (including those reportedly being held on May 11 and May 22-24, 2023). We further urge your countries and organizations to immediately comply with your duties under international law and...


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Jeffrey Sachs challenges Canadian policy on Ukraine

On May 3 world-renowned intellectual Jeffrey Sachs will speak to a Canadian audience about “The Path to Peace in Ukraine". He will be joined by University of Ottawa Ukraine expert Ivan Katchanovski who has published extensively on the 2014 coup against...


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Anti-Sanctions Book Tour Canada, April 2023

During April 2023, an anti-sanctions book tour took place in Hamilton. Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, as well as a webinar. You can watch the webinar and materials to learn more about Canada's use of sanctions, and to purchase the book...


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Stop arrests and harassment of human rights defenders in Kashmir

Dozens of organizations, and hundreds of individuals join Kashmir scholars, we submit this statement to express our deep concern over the Government of India's intensified repression of human rights work in the disputed region of Indian-Administered Jammu & Kashmir...


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Canadian book launch of “Sanctions, a wrecking ball in the global economy”

Canada has sanctions and related measures in place against a number of countries, as well as sanctions against specific individuals and entities identified as being: (i) responsible for, or complicit in, extrajudicial killings, torture or other gross violations of internationally...


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Just Peace Advocates statement about the brutal Israeli attack at al-Aqsa

Under Article 1 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, all high signatories, of which Canada is one, are required to take actions to ensure that violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention do not occur under any circumstance. Thus, we hold the...


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FIFA removes right to host U-20 World Cup to Indonesia due to its rejection of Israel’s participation, while Israeli military attack during match in Palestine

FIFA removes right to Indonesia host the U-20 Word Cup, when Indonesia rejects Israel's participation Meanwhile the Israeli military tear gasses the Palestinian final game.


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Pro-Israel group cancels event on Toronto university campus with IDF commander

It seems the SSI (Students Supporting Israel) at Toronto Metropolitan University cancelled their own event with an career Israeli military commander.


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Remembering Father Robert Assaly

It has been such a gift to work with, Robert, a steadfast advocate for Palestine, throughout the years. It is with much heartbreak and grief, we consider the world without Robert.


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Release: Protests across Canada mark 8 years of Saudi-led war in Yemen, demand Canada end arms deals with Saudi Arabia 

From March 25-27, the Yemeni community and peace groups are marking 8 years of the brutal Saudi-led intervention in the war in Yemen by holding coordinated actions across Canada. The war in Yemen has killed an estimated 377,000 people to...


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No Israeli Military Visits in Canada

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Lt. Col. Eyal Dror is scheduled to speak at multiple locations across Canada in the coming days. He will be at two university campuses, Toronto Metropolitan on March 27 and University of Manitoba on March 28. As similar...


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 8 Years Too Long – End the War on Yemen!

March 26 2023 marks eight years of the brutal war in Yemen. A war that has killed over a quarter of a million people. A war that Canada has armed by sending over $8 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia since...


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We join together to call out the Royal Bank of Canada on its ongoing colonialism from Turtle Island to Palestine

Learn how you can join with the movement to call out RBC for its investments in Costal GasLink, Palantir, illegal Israeli settlements.


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Join Dimitri Lascaris in advance of his mission of peace to Russia

Lascaris, a leading Canadian peace activist, is planning to embark upon a mission of peace to Russia for the month of April 2023. He would like to explain to Canadians from coast to coast to coast why he is doing...


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Release: Canadians must not subsidize anti-Palestinian pogroms 

Recently a formal complaint was submitted to the Canada Revenue Agency regarding Mizrachi Canada providing tax credits for donations to Kedumim, an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. Kedumim is populated by violent extremists who frequently attack Palestinian...


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Write a letter to Canadian government: No second extradition of Hassan Diab

The extradition law allowed the Canadian judiciary to forsake him utterly – to surrender him with “impunity” to France’s merciless legal system. For Dr. Diab, that nightmare lives on today. In 2021, Dr. Diab’s 2018 release was overturned. Shockingly, on...


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NEW REPORT: The RSS Network in Canada

Just Peace Advocates welcomes this new report by the National Canadian Council of Muslims (NCCM) and the World Sikh Organization (WSO) of Canada. NCCM and WSO released this major new report this week—The RSS Network in Canada, which provides a...


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The Kufiyah Ban by the Park West School Principal is appalling action

We stand in solidarity with the Atlantic Canada Palestinian Society, and their call to write letters to the School Board of the Park West School in Halifax, the Halifax Regional Centre and the minister of Education for Education...


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Take Action: Sign Canadian Parliamentary Petition to end Sanctions on Syria

Take action: call upon the Government of Canada to immediately and permanently end its unilateral economic sanctions on Syria so all impacted Syrian civil society can receive urgently needed resources.


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Media Release: End The Siege Campaign/Toronto action Saturday, March 4

The End The Siege Campaign launches its first international action this Saturday, March 4th, 2023, in a series of synchronous protests in Jordan,  Palestine, Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Canada, Morocco, Lebanon, UK, Slovakia, Ireland, and Germany. The event in Canada will...


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Release: Canadians rally for an end to the war in Ukraine in weekend of action

The Canada-Wide Peace and Justice Network (CWPJN) member groups will be holding actions across the country calling for an end to the war in Ukraine from February 23-February 26. The “Peace Now! Stop the War, Stop NATO” rallies will be...


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Jonathan Kuttab visit to Mohammad Halabi at Ramon Prison

Halabi wanted to thank all those who supported him and believed his story from the very beginning. He asked me to assure all of you that he is not only totally innocent, but that he has been involved in humanitarian...


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Civil Society Organisations Welcome Barcelona’s Suspension of Institutional Relations with Israel

Just Peace Advocates, joins with the undersigned 88 Palestinian, regional and international civil society organisations welcome the historic announcement by the Barcelona City Council to suspend all institutional relations with apartheid Israel. On 8 February 2023, the Mayor of Barcelona, Ada...


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OUT OF SIGHT–Ending Canada’s Armed Drone Purchase

The Canadian government is moving quickly to award a contract for remotely piloted armed drones which would be used domestically and in foreign operations. Watch webinar. Learn more. Take action.


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Jonathan Kuttab meeting with the Canadian Mission in Ramallah

Jonathan Kuttab raised our concerns with the Canadian head of mission in Palestine--including about Canada’s position regarding a number of issues important to our work, including the Six Organizations, the Trial of Mohammad Halabi, Masafer Yatta, Khan el Ahmar, and...


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Canada, in the name of humanity lift sanction against Syria

Syria is not sanctioned by the UN, but the US has adopted crippling sanctions on the country. Canada has followed the US lead, adopting a bevy of sanctions on the country. On its website Global Affairs Canada lists more than a dozen...


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Stop the War, Stop NATO International Weekend of Action – February 23-26, 2023

As a member of the Canada-wide Peace and Justice Network, Just Peace Advocates is pleased to endorse this statement and related actions:


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OUT OF SIGHT: Ending Canada’s Armed Drone Purchase

Join us for a panel and Q&A on Canada's proposed armed drone purchase. The Canadian military is currently picking a contender for up to 5 billion CAD worth of armed drones. Join us to learn more from experts in the...


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30+ Civil Society Groups to Canadian Heritage: Ditch Controversial Antisemitism Definition from Granting Procedures

Just Peace Advocates has joined together with 30+ other Canadian organizations to call on the federal government to abandon prospective measures that would integrate a controversial antisemitism definition into granting procedures of the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH). Signatories of...


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Lawyers sign statement calling FIFA to suspend Israel Football Association

Israel has violated the principles of FIFA in a variety of ways that would normally warrant disciplinary actions and even a suspension of its membership. However, the politics of FIFA have prevented the organization in the past from taking such...


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Sabeel spoke as “the Palestine” Global Partner of the United Church of Canada, but did the church hear?

The United Church of Canada (UCC) during its 44th General Council in July 2022 once again sidelined justice for Palestine, even as it global partner Sabeel Jerusalem said “one day under occupation is too long” to deny naming this injustice. After much posturing to delay...


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Just Peace Advocates in solidarity with Jenin

On January 26, 2023, the Israeli military carried out a massacre in Jenin. It was very much a deliberate callback to the 2002 Jenin massacre.


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RBC Prevails in holding unethical investment in Palantir despite stocks plummeting 70%

In 2021, over 10,000 letters were sent to RBC asking for them to break relations with Palantir Technologies Inc (PTI). Since that time, the values of the RBC’s holding of Palantir has plummeted dropping about 70% of its late 2021 value.


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Canadian Taxpayers should not be subsiding settler colonialism and its military

Recently Khaled Mouammar and Rabbi David Mivasair submitted a detailed complaint to the CRA concerning Ne’eman Foundation Canada. See January 26, 2023 webinar, and information provided during the webinar.


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Colonialism is Not Charity: Defunding Palestinian racism

“Colonialism is not charity” will explore what may be Canada’s most important contribution to Palestinian dispossession. Under the cover of charity, organizations are bilking Canadian taxpayers to fund the Israeli colonial project. This webinar will look at efforts to disrupt...


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What is required of our church to be in solidarity with Palestine? Jonathan Kuttab speaking (Toronto) virtually Jan. 29

Jonathan Kuttab, cofounder and board member of Just Peace Advocates will be preaching on "What is required of our church to be in solidarity with Palestine"" in Toronto (in person and virtual). He will then be leading discussion following service...


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Release: Rallies planned across the country to call on Trudeau government to drop the F-35 deal

Actions are being planned across the country this weekend to call on the Trudeau government to cancel its procurement of 16 Lockheed Martin F-35 joint strike fighters for $7 billion. The Canadian Press reported before Christmas that the Treasury...


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2022 Just Peace Advocates Highlights

Check out the work of Just Peace Advocates during 2022.


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Just Peace Advocates leadership on Parliamentary Petitions in 2022

Just Peace Advocates led the drafting and obtaining of sponsors for three parliamentary petitions during 2022, as well as helped with several others. Resulted in more than 20K engagement.


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2022 Just Peace Advocates letter writing: 38 actions, 105K actions reach 2.5M mailboxes

During 2022, Just Peace Advocates sponsored 38 letter writing campaigns, with over 105,000 actions reaching about 2.5 million mailboxes. These included letters to elected Canadian officials, Canadian diplomats, media, the RCMP, the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), the Quebec pension...


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Year in the News: 2022 News Releases from Just Peace Advocates

During 2022, working with dozens of organizations across Canada, Just Peace Advocates put out press release that do not make the mainstream media, but on occassion the mainstream media do pick up on!


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30+ groups tell the Canada Revenue Agency that colonialism is not charity

Over 30 organizations have joined a campaign to tell the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) a campaign to tell the Canada Revenue Agency that colonialism is not charity.


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Release: Israel has deported Palestinian lawyer to France, a move that constitutes a war crime

Today, Sunday, 18 December, the Israeli settler-colonial authorities are unlawfully deporting French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender Salah Hammouri from his hometown, Jerusalem, to France for “breach of allegiance” to the occupying state. Such a move constitutes a war crime under international...


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Urgent Appeal to Commercial Airlines: Avoid Assisting in the Forcible Deportation & Transfer of Human Rights Defender Salah Hamouri

Israel has recently announced it will imminently deport Palestinian human rights defender Salah Hamouri, an act that could be a serious violation of international law. We, the undersigned human rights organizations, call on commercial airlines to do everything in their...


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Foreign “settler colonial NGO”, founded by “proud homophobe”, receiving Canadian subsidies 

 “Canadian taxpayers shouldn’t be giving a penny to subsidize this violent settler colonialist organization” noted Rabbi David Mivasair. “The Canada Revenue Agency must audit Mizrachi Canada and immediately halt it from granting tax receipts to Regavim’s donors.” 


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Media Release: Leader of Haitian terrorist organization is unwelcome in Montreal

Solidarité Québec Haiti and allies point out that the Parti Haitien Tèt Kale (PHTK) of former illegal President Michel Martelly is a terrorist organization of which any current and past leader, minister or accomplice is considered collectively and individually...


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Canada Pension Plan funds war, war crimes and fossil fuels

While the CPPIB claims to be dedicated to the best interests of CPPIB contributors and beneficiaries, it would seem based on the recent meeting that the CPPIB is extremely disconnected from the public and operates as a professional investment organization...


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City of Saint John recognizes International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Congratulations to the City of Saint Johns, and to the local Palestinian community on their recent #Palestine Flag Raising at city hall on November 29, 2022, International Day of Solidarity with The Palestinian People.


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Sanctions:

Join a discussion of the latest developments in key regions of the world with several authors of the new anthology: SANCTIONS: A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy.  Also, read about Canada's far reaching sanctions but lack of holding imperial powers of...


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Breaking News: Salah Hamouri to be forcibly deported on Sunday, December 4th. Canadian government access requests Canada ignored requests for action from Canadians

Salah Hamouri, the imprisoned French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention since March 2022, has been told he will be forcibly deported to France and stripped of his Jerusalem ID on Sunday, December...


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Lina Abojaradeh:  #KickOutApartheid  

Thanks to the amazing "Self-taught Palestinian Artist, Poet and Filmmaker with a love for humanity" Lina Abojaradeh for this poweful video in support of #KickOutApartheid.


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75 Years Since Partition & Canada’s shameful history in regard to Palestine

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...


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The Campaign to Free the Holy Land Foundation 5

Just Peace Advocates joins with Within Our Lifetime, United for Palestine (WOL), Coalition for Civil Freedoms (CCF), Samidoun Palestinian Political Prisoner Solidarity Network and other organizations in supporting The Campaign to Free the Holy Land Foundation 5


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Standing in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

This International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Addameer calls on the international community to demonstrate support for Palestinian political prisoners, both directly with the actions of the Palestinian Prisoner Movement, as well as through demanding an end to...


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Access request suggests Canada vote for Palestine self-determination related to UNSC bid

For the fourth consecutive year, the Canadian government has cast its orphan “yes” vote for Palestine at the United Nations. Access request suggests this shift in 2019 was part of strategy for 2020 UNSC bid.


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Media Release: International human rights organizations call for release of Khurram Parvez after one year of arbitrary detention

Today marks one-year since the Indian authorities arrested Khurram Parvez a widely respected human rights defender. Yesterday, leading human rights organizations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and others said “the Indian authorities must release Parvez immediately and...


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Take Action: A year since the arbitrary detention of Human Rights Defender Khurram Parvez by India

It is a year since Khurram Parvez, a leading global human rights defender was arbitrarily detained at his residence in Srinagar in Indian occupied Kashmir. Join the call for action in Canada and internationally.


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Kick Out Apartheid! As the World Cup opens, kick off the campaign for justice in sport

AS THE WORLD CUP BEGINS...KICK OFF FOR THE #KICKOUTAPARTHEID CAMPAIGN!  It’s time to score a goal for Palestine!  We are launching the global #KickOutApartheid campaign with our new website dedicated to the campaign for justice in sports, to the World Cup and...


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Silencing Palestine in the Education System

Contact your local school board (administration, trustees, educators) and share the webinar and the anti-Palestinian racism report for the Canadian Lawyers' Association. Contact local federations, unions and other organizations involved in education including parent organizations, and your provincial/territorial Ministry...


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Prime Minister, honour your word, no second extradition of Hassan Diab

Let Prime Minister Trudeau know you call on him and his government to honour his words by taking action now to end Dr. Hassan Diab’s long and devastating ordeal. Dr. Diab is an innocent man who must be rescued from the offensive rulings...


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It’s that time of the year when UN votes on Palestine. Don’t expect a substantial change from Canada.

It is that time of year again! The UN votes on Palestine! Nothing new– Canada’s vote at the UN since 1947 shows at best conditional support for Palestine,


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Just a week until the World Cup — AFC called to insist FIFA suspend Israeli Football Association

We have written to AFC (Asian Football Association) telling them now is the time that the AFC hold FIFA and the UEFA accountable to suspend the Israeli Football Association its violations of the FIFA and UEFA statues.


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CPPIB Public Meetings Report 2022

From October 4th to November 1st, 2022, dozens of activists showed up at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s (CPPIB) biannual public meetings. Attendees in Vancouver, Regina, Winnipeg, London, Halifax, and St. John demanded that the Canada Pension Plan, which...


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Let Canada know you insist that it upholds its Third Party responsibility in regard to Palestine

Take one-minute and write to Foreign Affairs Minister Joly and ask her if she has responded to the request from Al-Haq that Canada intervene immediately to comply with its legal obligation to address Israel’s settler-colonial and apartheid regime.


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Membres du Groupe interparlementaire Canada-Israël (GICI) de la délégation parlementaire du Bloc québécois : Que le Canada dise à Israël : cessez de tuer les enfants de la Palestine !

On dit que la candeur est le meilleur témoignage de l’amitié. Puisque le Groupe interparlementaire Canada-Israël promeut « une amitié plus étroite », ainsi qu’une « coopération plus soutenue » entre les députées et députés au Parlement canadien et celles et ceux à la...


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Media Release: Activists Dominate Canada Pension Plan Meetings Across the Country

Throughout the month of October, dozens of activists showed up across the country at the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Investment’s biannual public stakeholder meetings. Activists in at least six cities (Vancouver, London, Halifax, St. Johns, Regina, and Winnipeg) argued...


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NDP members of CAIL are you talking about the killing of Palestinian children

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Heather McPherson asked the Liberals and Conservatives why there were not talking about the killing of Palestinian children, but the question remains is the NDP consistently talking about the need to "talk" about the need for...


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Hundreds of letters sent telling Canada it needs to tell Israel to stop killing Palestine’s children

The Israeli military has killed seven Palestinian children in October 2022 alone. Demand that Canada censure and sanction Israel for the outrage of killing Palestinian children.


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65 Organisations Send a Letter to the New High Commissioner for Human Rights, Urging for Concrete Measures to Ensure Justice and Accountability for the Palestinian People

On 17 October 2022, 65 Palestinian, regional and international organisations sent a joint letter to the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Volker Türk, welcoming him in his new position and highlighting some of the recent alarming Israeli policies...


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Media Release & Actions: No Canadian military intervention in Haiti, demands public letter

“Most Haitians are opposed to another foreign military intervention”, said Bianca Mugyenyi, Director of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute. “They have been calling for Canada and the US to respect their sovereignty and stop dictating to them, not another foreign...


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Canada Must Tell Israel to Free Palestine’s Child Prisoners

Take one minute to write to Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Joly. Tell her clearly and unequivocally that Israel’s unrelenting practice of traumatizing and physically abusing thousands of Palestinian youths is a crime against humanity and must be stopped now. Call...


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#FundPeaceNotWar Week of Action

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to be part of the Canada Wide Peace and Justice Network. From October 15th to 23rd, join in demanding NO new fighter jets, warships, or drones! We need billions for housing, health care, jobs and climate,...


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The Toronto Star changes article to better highlight situation for Palestine

Toronto Star Public Editor agrees that story needs to get to the context of the deaths of the young Palestinians faster, so moved up that paragraph in the story.


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14-23 October: Just Peace Advocates joins PYM Global Week of Action for Palestine Prisoners on Hunger Strike

Just Peace Advocates joins with the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) and 30+ organizations, in their call upon all supporters of the Palestinian struggle to join us on October 14th - 23rd for a week of action in support of...


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Victory: Uruguay national football team said no to Israeli apartheid sports washing!

In view of the official and public confirmation in the media that Uruguay will carry out the final preparation for the 2022 World Cup in Abu Dhabi, we join with Coordinación por Palestina team as they celebrate the...


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Media Release: Local and National organizations call upon the City of Calgary to “Keep CAF Out of Calgary”

CAF’s complicity with and profiteering from Israeli apartheid, illegal annexation of Palestinian land and ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population has been well researched and documented by activists in Calgary and across the globe. This campaign is a call to...


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Know your rights, legal and tactical guide & workshops for Palestinian Human Rights activists on campus

With new school year underway, we would also be pleased to arrange for a "know your rights" workshop for your campus group with lawyers who developed the "legal and tactical guide" and/or have assisted in campaigns & other related work.  If you...


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Tell Singh not to succumb to anti-Palestinian smears

It's time to fully embrace the views of most NDP party members and do the right thing regarding Palestine. It is time for Jagmeet and the NDP to promote their list of 13 demands on Palestinian rights and simultaneously disassociate...


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Ontario Municipal and School Board Election 2022 #IVotePalestine

The Canadian government, as well as provincial and municipal governments, must immediately stop their blind and unconditional support for Israel which enables and maintains the ongoing Israeli violations of international law and Palestinian rights.


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50 day count down to World Cup, call FIFA to denounce Israeli apartheid

Israel has violated the principles of FIFA in a variety of ways that would normally warrant disciplinary actions and even a suspension of its membership. However, the politics of FIFA have prevented the organization in the past from taking such...


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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) October 2022 Stakeholder meetings

In anticipation of the Canada Public Pension Investment Boards’s (CPPIB) biennial public meeting this fall, we take this opportunity to call out its choice to invest in the destruction of the planet and human rights year after year. We will...


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CDPQ investment in Israeli War Crimes is approaching 5% of the portfolio/Les investissements de la CDPQ dans les crimes de guerre israéliens approchent les 5 % de son portefeuille

The CDPQ December 31, 2021, year-end reports show investments in 10 companies with $3B fair-market value on the UN Data base as complicit with war crimes, along with about $10 B in other companies complicit with Israeli war crimes, and...


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Just Peace Advocates is pleased to Co-present “Boycott” with “Blacklisted” at the 2022 Toronto Palestinian Film Festival

Boycott with Blacklisted co-presented with Just Peace Advocates, Sunday September 25 at 530 PM ET in Toronto live or virtually on line.


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CPPIB: WSP’s Illegal Settlement Enterprise has been submitted to UN Database

Take one minute, and send a letter to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) with copy to Minister of Finance. Demand that CPPIB Divest from investments that support Israeli war crimes. The 2022 CPPIB Annual Report showed increased investments in Israeli war crimes with...


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Take Action: Write to Canadian diplomat about human rights defender Hafez Huraini

Take one minute and write to the newly appointed Canadian Head of Mission in Ramallah, David Da Silva. Ask him to take all actions at his disposal to ensure Israel’s immediate and unconditional release of Palestinian human rights defender Hafez Huraini.


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International Peace Day

The Canada-Wide Peace and Justice Network, an association of numerous organizations from coast to coast in Canada working for peace, calls for all peace-loving and concerned people to stand up and speak up for genuine and lasting peace on September...


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105 منظمات تقدم لقاعدة بيانات الأمم المتحدة حول أنشطة شركة WSP في الاستيطان غير الشرعي، وتطالب مفوض الأمم المتحدة السامي لحقوق الإنسان بالتحقيق

قدمت اليوم منظمي الحق Al-Haq ومناصرون للسلام العادل Just Peace Advocates تقريراً للمفوض السامي لحقوق الإنسان للأمم المتحدة الجديد، فولكر تيرك، تدعو فيه إلى ضم شركة الخدمات الهندسية WSP Global Inc. الكندية، ومقرها في مدينة مونتريال، إلى قاعدة بيانات الأمم المتحدة...


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105 Organizations Submit on WSP’s Illegal Settlement Enterprise to UN Database, Calling New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to Investigate

Today, Al-Haq and Just Peace Advocates submitted a report to the newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, calling for WSP Global Inc. (WSP), a Canadian company, to be included to the UN database of businesses operating in illegal Israeli...


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Walking into a minefield

I am a Palestinian whose entire existence has been impacted by the world’s reactions to the Holocaust, therefore the issue of the Holocaust and how it is viewed and interpreted is of vital importance to me. Much of the Western...


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Launch: Militarizing the Sky: Opposing Canada’s Armed Drone Purchase

Panel and Q&A on Canada's proposed armed drone purchase. The Canadian military is currently picking a contender for up to 5 billion CAD worth of armed drones. Participants joined experts in the field to learn &speak out against the government's...


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Free Mohammed El-Halabi

Last week, the Israeli court finally issued a sentence in the case of Mohammed El-Halabi, former Executive Director for World Vision International in Gaza, who was convicted on a variety of charges that include diverting development money and providing additional...


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As NDP Caucus gathers civil society calls on party to withdraw from Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group

As the NDP caucus gathers in Halifax, the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and Just Peace Advocates is releasing a public letter signed by dozens of groups as well as rock legend Roger Waters and academic Noam Chomsky telling Jagmeet Singh it’s...


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Canadians call on Puma to end its complicity with Israeli Apartheid

Take one-minute to write to the head of Puma Canada and Puma North America.


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#ElbitIsGuilty: We support Palestine Action and the #ElbitEight

Just Peace Advocates stands with Palestine Action in the campaign to #ShutElbitDown. The direct actions taken by Palestine Action activists have led to two facilities for this notorious Israeli arms dealer, profiting from the killing, displacement and ethnic cleansing of...


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Dozens of fellow artists join with civil society to tell Justin Bieber to not play apartheid

Since February 2022, close to 100 artists, and dozens of civil society organizations as well as about 1500 individuals have been telling the Bieb to  not play apartheid


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One day under occupation is too long: Message to the United Church of Canada

The United Church of Canada (UCC) during its 44th General Council in July 2022 once again sidelined justice for Palestine, even as it global partner Sabeel Jerusalem said “one day under occupation is too long” to deny naming this injustice. After much posturing to delay...


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Defending Palestinian Civil Society: Understanding Canada’s Role

Legal and policy experts from prominent Palestinian human rights organizations spoke about the threat by Israel to terminate their work and silence others. They were joined by Michael Lynk and Yavar Hameed who spoke about how Canada has enabled the...


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Just Peace Advocates joins in supporting a joint statement on the case of the administratively detained Palestinian-French citizen Salah Hammouri

We call for immediate release and demand Israel rescind the decision to revoke Salah Hammouri's Jerusalem residency based on “secret evidence.”


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Canada needs to hold Israel accountable for its mistreatment of children in Palestine and for silencing those organizations that advocate on their behalf.

Take one minute to write to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly. Demand that they pressure Israel to immediately rescind its designation of seven Palestinian human rights organizations as unlawful. Urge the Prime Minister and the Minister...


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Webinar: Defending Palestinian Civil Society: Understanding Canada’s Role

Join legal and policy experts from prominent Palestinian human rights organizations to learn about the threat by Israel to terminate their work and silence others. They will be joined by Michael Lynk and Yavar Hameed who will speak about how...


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The Battle for Justice in Palestine: The Case for a Single Democratic State

Just Peace Advocates endorses this event.


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Now Over 200 Organizations Demand International Community Stand Against Raids and Closures of 7 Palestinian Organizations

Amid Israel’s escalating attacks targeting their work, a group of more than 150 Palestinian, regional, and international organizations express our full solidarity with the designated seven leading Palestinian civil society organizations, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Al-Haq Law in the...


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The international community says: URUGUAY, NO VAYAS! 

25+ organizations from around the world--US, Canada, Europe, UK, Africa, Palestine and elsewhere say "Uruguay Don't Go"


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Just Peace Advocates joins with other civil society organizations to stand with the Commission of Inquiry against Rising Attacks

The undersigned organisations extend their full support and pledge their ongoing cooperation with the UN Commission of Inquiry on Palestine, which has been under mounting attack, led by Israel, including recent smearing of its work and members as antisemitic, and...


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Just Peace Advocates Condemns Israel’s attack on Gaza and calls Canadians & the rest of international community to action

On August 5, 2022, Israel launched a military offensive on the Gaza Strip, killing 10 Palestinians including civilians—among them a five-year-old girl and a woman. The Palestinian Ministry of Health indicated 75 were injured, including critical injuries.


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Kashmir: Three years of settler colonization in hyperdrive

Today marks three years since the Kashmiri people lost their limited autonomous status. On August 5, 2019,  the president of India arbitrarily revoked Article 370 and 35A of the Indian constitution and suspended the Jammu and Kashmir constitution.  Learn more.


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An Update on Israel’s Terrorist Designation for Palestinian Civil Society Organizations

While the exact contents of Israel’s “secret” files have not been made public, if the past is any guide the files almost certainly provide little to no support for the Israeli government’s claims. European countries were previously pressured to stop funding...


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Webinar with Roger Waters: Free Assange, Palestine & BDS, US Perpetual War, and the role of the artist

Topics will include: The repression of Julian Assange, free speech, and press freedom Israeli military repression of Palestinians, and BDS U.S. perpetual war and militarism, and The artist's role in opposing each Be sure to check "yes, opt in to email updates" to receive important...


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Media Release: Metrobus Ads Denounce Apartheid practices of Israeli Government  

Solidarity with Palestine – St. John’s recently put ads on 3 Metrobuses covering  routes in St. John’s and Mount Pearl denouncing apartheid practices of the Israeli government.  The local human rights group joins several international human rights organizations in concluding...


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Media Release: Rock legend Roger Waters pens letter in support of pro-Palestinian McGill students sued by B’nai Brith

Yesterday B’nai Brith announced a lawsuit against the McGill administration, Student Society of McGill University (SSMU) and student group Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights. The Israel lobby group complained that undergraduate students were asked to vote on whether they supported...


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UEFA must take action: Stop the double standard, kick out apartheid

FIFA has to date not responded. We hope for more from the UEFA, the confederation in which the IFA plays. We call on the UEFA to invoke the responsibilities and provisions within the UEFA Statutes to hold the Israeli Football Association...


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Watch the Rally with Roger Waters with Students at McGill & check out the Media coverage

July 14th discussion was covered in La Presse, Le Journal de Montreal and Le Soleil and was mentioned in the Globe and Mail.


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Just Peace Advocates joins with 80+ organizations in collective statement : Biden in Occupied Palestine and the “Jerusalem Declaration” – Our Response is Struggle and Solidarity

The joint declaration of U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid reveals not only the fundamental bankruptcy of the imperialist and Zionist systems they represent but also underlines the necessity to act and stand now in solidarity...


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Immediate release: ​Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters ​to rally with McGill students for Palestine

Montreal, July 12, 2022 --  On the eve of his July 15 performance at Montreal’s Bell Centre, the founder of Pink Floyd will be supporting McGill students organizing for Palestinian rights.


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Standing up for student solidarity with Palestine featuring Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

On the eve of Roger Waters Montreal’s Bell Centre performance, the rock legend will be supporting McGill students who’ve faced a litany of attacks for advancing the Palestinian Liberation movement. The event will discuss attacks against Palestine solidarity on campuses...


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Is it time to talk to Hamas?

The existence of Hamas is also the lame excuse given for the paralysis of peace talks. Since the Palestinians are divided and Mahmoud Abbas cannot (and is not allowed to) talk either with or for Hamas, it is said that...


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Déclaration internationale : Israël hors du Tour de France !

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to support this call. As Israel continues its policy of colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing, we call for the intensification of the boycott of Israel as an anti-colonialist and anti-racist tool in solidarity with the Palestinian...


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Lawyers, organizations & others urge Canada’s Head of Mission Wettlaufer to visit human rights defender Saleh Hammouri in Israeli prison

A letter has been sent to the Canadian Head of Mission in Ramallah, Robin Wettlaufer signed by more than 30 civil society organizations from Canada, Palestine and elsewhere, and more than 100 lawyers, academics, faith leaders and others, most from...


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Media Release: “Stop the War, Stop NATO” rallies planned across Canada during Madrid Summit

) Rallies will be held against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from June 24 to June 30 across Canada. The “Stop the Weapons, Stop the War, Stop NATO” actions will coincide with the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain. Rallies...


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Webinar & Info: What is the CPPIB really up to? O que o CPPIB realmente está fazendo?

The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) manages a large and rapidly growing fund. The CPPIB however is accountable first and foremost to the federal and provincial governments, not the contributors and beneficiaries. Over the years, the CPPIB has moved...


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Breach of FIFA’s own statutes as they relate to human rights, anti-discrimination, and equality

Over 80 organizations and more than 700 individual write to President Infantino and Secretary General Samoura concerning a serious breach of FIFA’s own statues as they relate to human rights, anti-discrimination, and equality for the promotion of football in a...


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Mohammad El Halabi Verdict

Yesterday, the judge in the Halabi case issued a summary of his verdict. The full decision has not yet been issued, but the judge said it is hundreds of pages long and may be classified. In his summary, the judge...


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What is the CPPIB really up to?

The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) manages a large and rapidly growing fund. The CPPIB however is accountable first and foremost to the federal and provincial governments, not the contributors and beneficiaries. Over the years, the CPPIB has moved...


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Remembering 1967

June 5, 1967 was the first day of the Six-Day War, when Israel attacked its Arab neighbors, destroyed their airforces and armies, and proceeded to capture the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza, the Golan Heights (from Syria), and the...


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CPPIB Invests at least 7 percent of our public pension in Israeli war crimes

CPPIB had $524M (up from $513M in 2021) invested in 11 companies of the 112 companies listed on the UN Database as complicit international law. Investments in WSP, the Canadian headquartered company providing leadership to the Jerusalem Light Rail was...


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#JusticeforSalah

Salah Hammouri’s case illustrates the Israeli authorities’ apartheid regime, including the widespread and systematic practice of illegal deportation and demographic manipulation, as manifested through its laws, policies, and practices, to maintain an institutionalized regime of domination and oppression over the Palestinian...


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Press Release: Hundreds protest, block entrances to North America’s largest weapons fair

Hundreds of people have blocked access to the opening of CANSEC, North America's largest weapons and "defense industry" convention at the EY Centre in Ottawa. 40 foot banners saying "Blood On Your Hands," "Stop Profiting From War," and "Arms Dealers...


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FIFA: Suspend Apartheid Israel

Israel has violated the principles of FIFA in a variety of ways that would normally warrant disciplinary actions and even a suspension of its membership. However, the politics of FIFA have prevented the organization in the past from taking such...


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Press Release: Trudeau shoots Canadians in the foot to benefit his US masters

In banning Huawei from any further participation in the deployment of Canada’s 5G network, the Trudeau government hurt Canadians and undermined global security. The move is a lose-lose situation for Canadians and for Huawei Canada: ordinary Canadians lost because Huawei...


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United against repression: Just Peace Advocates condemns Berlin’s ban on Nakba commemorations

Just Peace Advocates has joined with civil society groups in signing a letter by a coalition of progressive Palestinian, internationalist, and leftist groups and collectives in Berlin condemning the Berlin police’s decision to ban all public gatherings on Nakba Day.


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End Canadian Support for Israeli military

Express your Rage and Heart Break at the Israeli military killing of Journalist Abu Akled


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Nakba 74:Commemorations Across Canada

We commemorate 74 years of the original Nakba and recognize the ongoing colonization of remaining Palestine in similar pattern of Judaization of the West Bank including East Jerusalem and the total siege and destruction of Gaza.


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Update: Muhammad El Halabi and “The Six”

Even when we fail to accomplish our ultimate goals (in this case, freedom for Halabi or the reversal of the terrorist designation against The Six) we can at least make a bold statement, expose the façade of lies, and force...


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Press release: The Killing of Shireen Abu Aqleh Highlights Israel’s Impunity for Crimes and Increased Use of Arbitrary Lethal Force against the Palestinian People

Al-Haq condemns in the strongest possible terms the direct killing of prominent Palestinian female journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh while on an assignment covering Israeli incursions in Jenin refugee camp on Wednesday 11 May 2022, as well as the injury of her...


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Toronto Star changes inaccurate headline regarding Israeli military killing of Al Jazeera journalist

The Toronto Star responded to our request and changed the headline on killing of Shireen Al Jazeera journalist Abu Aqleh


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Stop the Smear Campaigns against Palestinian Advocacy–Double Standards, Statements, Actions and Webinar

Today, we are witnessing an intensified campaign by the pro-Israel lobby in Canada to smear Palestinian activists and their supporters. Last week, the National Post (NP) ran an online article about Palestinian-Canadian writer Khaled Barakat and the advocacy organization Samidoun. On April...


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“Erasing Palestine” on Taybeh wine & beer, presentation at World Social Forum after CBC article

Karen Rodman was pleased to present at the World Social Forum on "Best Business Practices of Colonialism: Case Study Palestine" in regard to the Taybeh wine and beer imports to Canada.


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Press Release: Celebrities oppose McGill’s anti-Palestinian and antidemocratic threats

Celebrities oppose McGill’s anti-Palestinian and antidemocratic threats Today a public letter signed by Rock legend Roger Waters, author Yann Martel, former MP Libby Davies, author Chris Hedges and 200 academics, artists and authors as well as 40 organizations was sent to...


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Don’t let McGill Silence Palestine Solidarity, Join 200 academics and 40 organizations

Roger Waters, Richard Falk, John Dugard, Libby Davies, Yann Martel, Chris Hedges, as well as several hundred other academics, artists, lawyers and activists, and many civil society organizations have signed a letter already. Join with them in sending your letter...


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Dozens of fellow artists & civil society organizations ask Justin Bieber to say NO to Apartheid

Dozens of artists and organizations from around the world say #BiebsStay4Justice


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25+ Student Led BDS Victories BDS on Canadian University Campuses

Over the last 15 years, there have been at least 25 BDS victories on Canadian University Campuses. In 2022, there have been 5. Congratulations to all involved in this strong statement of solidarity for Palestine.


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It is a victory for Palestine:! The French State Council suspends dissolution of Collectif Palestine Vaincra!

Just Peace Advocates congratulates the Collectif Palestine Vaincra and the Committee Against the Dissolution of the Collectif Palestine Vaincra on this important victory for Palestine. The French Council of State, the body that hears legal appeals against the dissolution of an organization...


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Media Alert: Response by the Toronto Star

The Toronto Star takes no direct accountability for the AP stories it runs.


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Media Alert: Two more Toronto Star articles flagged as needing corrections

The Toronto Star has been running what seems like more articles (AP) than usual during Ramadan 2022, but the language is very problematic. We have written about two more.


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2022 Ramadan: Boycott Israeli dates. Break fast with Palestinian Medjoul

Learn more about what to consider when purchasing Medjoul Dates in Canada to ensure they are not from Israeli companies, and to ensure you are purchasing Palestinian product. Steps you can take, and tools to assist you in letting retailers know that you...


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Apartheid-Free Zones and the Boycott/Shame List

We invite you to let us know about complicit companies and businesses, and to designate your organization or business an apartheid-free zone and list it here! Follow the links below to read the list of Apartheid-Free Zones, the List of...


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Al-Aqsa Under Attack: Tell Bell Media it is not “clashes.” It is violation of international law.

Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque compound two times within 48 hours, on Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17. On Sunday Israeli forces attacked Palestinian worshipers in order to facilitate Jewish visits of the site for the Passover holiday....


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#IVotePalestine, Ontario Provincial Election

Support #IVotePalestine: Ontario Provincial Election June 2, 2022


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April 17: Palestinian Prisoner Day

Each year, April 17th marks Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, an international day of action, solidarity and resistance for the liberation of all Palestinian prisoners. 


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Easter Message “Constantinian Christianity” by Rev. Frances Combs

And why do this at Easter?  Sometimes in the past the church has celebrated Easter quite separated from the life and teachings of Jesus and his crucifixion, and has celebrated Easter simply as the ‘triumph of our religion’, Christian triumphalism....


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Press Release: Illegal Recruitment of Canadians for War in Ukraine

We note that, in the wake of the war hysteria over Ukraine that is gripping this country, respect for the rule of law is being over-ridden by government officials and is escalating the conflict. Therefore, we call on the Government...


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Disappointing responses to Parliamentary Petitions

While it was reassuring that MP Erskine-Smith sponsored E-3679 parliamentary petition calling for Canada to take a stance of support regarding the six Palestinian based human rights groups designated as terrorist groups by Israel, and MP Salma Zahid sponsored a...


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Challenging Corporate Complicity in the Continued Colonization of Palestine

This webinar will consider direct approaches to challenge corporate complicity in the continued colonization of Palestine. This will include judicial and non-judicial mechanisms in in the Canadian specific as well as broader international context.


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Stop Illegal Israeli military recruiting in Canada and South Africa

Both Canada and South Africa have both taken forward legal complaints regarding illegal Israeli military recruiting in Canada and South Africa.


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John Philpot receives Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Prize for Democracy and Peace

Congratulations John Philpot, on receiving the Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Prize for Democracy and Peace awarded on March 19 in Brussels.


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Press Release: Choosing the F35 means Canada rejecting peacekeeping, instead committing to wage wars of aggression

"With a sticker price of $19 billion and a lifecycle cost of $77 billion, the government will certainly feel pressured to justify its purchase of these exorbitantly priced jets by in turn using them," adds Small. "Just as building pipelines entrenches...


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Land Day 2022 Webinar: Challenging Corporate Complicity in the Continued Colonization of Palestine

This webinar will consider direct approaches to challenge corporate complicity in the continued colonization of Palestine. This will include judicial and non-judicial mechanisms in in the Canadian specific as well as broader international context.


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Join the Day of Action to End the War in Yemen

March 26 2022 marks seven years of the brutal war in Yemen. A war that has killed over a quarter of a million people. Over 4 million people have been displaced because of the war, and 70% of the population, including...


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Stand with the UNHRC Commission of Inquiry on oPt

Perhaps this is push back related to the response from Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association​, in partnership with the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School response to the the call for submissions from the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry...


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Press Release: Canada’s silence on Saudi mass executions deeply troubling

 3,000 letters  have been sent to Prime Minister Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Joly asking them to break the silence about Saudi Arabia’s actions. In addition, more than 20 civil society organizations have signed a statement, asking the Trudeau liberal...


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Press Release: Reject Zelensky’s call for no fly zone and push for diplomacy  

“Zelensky’s call for a no-fly zone is a reckless bid to stoke direct conflict between NATO and Russia”, explained Yves Engler, a fellow with the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute (CFPI). “It would lead to even more devastation for Ukrainians and could lead...


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Canada’s silence on Saudi mass executions deeply troubling

Canadian government silence over the execution of 81 men in Saudi Arabia is deeply troubling.


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Just Peace Advocates was pleased to join Hands Off Venezuela Monthly Virtual Picket Action!

Online picket action to hear important updates about the case of Alex Saab, directly from Camilla Saab, who is leading the campaign for his freedom in Venezuela. This picket will also share perspectives from organizers in solidarity with Venezuela...


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Press Release: Webinar – Ukraine Crisis: Beyond the Dominant Narrative

The Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War is pleased to announce that it will hold a Zoom webinar, along with several co-sponsoring peace organizations, about the crisis in Ukraine. This panel discussion, entitled, “Ukraine Crisis: Which is the cause, Russia...


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Electronic Intifada publishes “Canada’s contradictions on Palestine” by Jonathan Kuttab

On Palestine, this line is often a repetition of empty platitudes about supporting the two-state solution and strengthening civil society, but doing little or nothing to oppose Israeli policies that clearly undermine even their own declared government positions.


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Media Alert: Toronto Star March 8, 2022 article, complaint to Bureau of Accuracy re “Israeli troops demolish homes of Palestinian attackers”

Letter in response to https://www.thestar.com/news/world/middleeast/2022/03/08/israeli-troops-demolish-homes-of-palestinian-attackers.html Public Editor Bruce Campion-Smith  Bureau of Accuracy/Public Editor The Toronto Star Toronto, Ontario publiced@thestar.ca March 9th, 2022 Dear Mr. Campion-Smith The Associated Press article published by the Toronto Star on March 8, 2022, “Israeli troops demolish homes of Palestinian attackers” has some language that is...


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Silencing Kashmir—The state of press freedom in the world’s most militarized zone

In Kashmir, press freedom has virtually disappeared. Journalists in Kashmir face threats, arrests, constant surveillance, criminal cases under terror laws, regular harassment by state authorities, and murder. After the world’s longest ever communications blackout following the political changes made to...


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Media Alert: Toronto Star Feb. 23 article, complaint to Bureau of Accuracy

The Associated Press article published by the Toronto Star on February 23, 2022, “Palestinian boy buried after being killed by Israeli fire” (which was later updated to read “Palestinian boy buried after being killed by Israeli fire in firebombing incident)...


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Sheik Jarrah Rehearing Decision

There was good news. The Israeli Supreme Court, on a rehearing, had just issued that afternoon its decision suspending all evictions indefinitely, declaring that the four families would be considered “protected tenants.” They should pay a symbolic 2400 shekels (around $800)...


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Canadian churches: Now is the time to speak up in regard Israel’s apartheid crimes

Canadian churches: Now is the time to speak up in regard Israel’s apartheid crimes. Canadians can no longer close their eyes for the crimes against humanity being committed by apartheid Israel. Canadian churches are called upon to take action to end Israel’s...


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Kuttab’s Beyond the Two-State Solution, now available in Arabic & Hebrew

Jonathan Kuttab’s timely and important book now available in arabic and hebrew.


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Canadians residents & citizens
Three Parliamentary Petitions
that you may wish to sign

#CanadaStopArming Saudi  Parliamentary Petition E-3775 No War on Yemen Canada Don't BuyFighter JetsParliamentary PetitionE-3821 Parliamentary Petition E-3810Investigate illegal Israeli military recruiting


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A Reflection on Iqrit & Bir’im

I pledged that we would support them in their struggle, and I invited them to send us materials and specific action items that we could undertake on their behalf.


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Two Parliamentary Petitions presented on Palestine by Liberal MPs, #StandWithTheSix # and No Way To Treat a Child

Two Parliamentary Petitions have been presented in the last week. The Canadian government has 45 days to respond.


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Jonathan Kuttab on February 15th Israeli High Court hearing of Mohammad Halabi

In the end, the High Court judge stated he would speak to the District Court judge and ask when he expected to give his verdict, before deciding on this extension. Maher Hanna thinks this is a positive development and is...


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“Beyond the Two-State Solution”–Erakat and Halper in Conversation with Kuttab

Jonathan continues this conversation, engaging in a discussion with renowned activists and academics about the necessity of a one-state solution. Panelists included Jeff Halper, and Noura Erakat. Hosted by Jonathan Kuttab. 


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Day of Action: Free Alex Saab, in Montreal at the US Consulate, Feb. 16

Ambassador Saab is set to appear in the United States before the South Florida District Court on February 16, 2022 His crime is to have helped Venezuela to overcome the criminal and murderous economic sanctions of the United States against...


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Press Release: Trudeau Fuels Ukraine Fire  

“If our government is genuinely concerned that a Russian attack on Ukraine is imminent, it would make sense to have more not less eyes on the ground in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine”, said Yves Engler, a fellow with...


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Just Peace Advocates stands in solidarity with Palestinian-Canadian writer Khaled Barakat

Khaled Barakat, a Palestinian-Canadian writer has been subjected to a political ban in Germany since June 2019, after he was prevented by Berlin police from speaking at a community event on the USA’s so-called “Deal of the Century.” Khaled Barakat’s court case will...


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Jonathan Kuttab’s “Beyond the Two-State Solution” available in Arabic & Hebrew

This week the Arabic and Hebrew versions of Jonathan Kuttab’s book, Beyond the Two-State Solution. will be released.


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Message from the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem: Wadi Al- Joz High-tech project: “Silicon Wadi”

On the 7th of February the Israeli occupation municipality, issued eviction orders to many businesses and structures in the industrial area of Wadi Al Jouz, in preparation for the “Hi tech, Silicon Valley project”.


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Government of Canada: you can’t keep the lid on Israeli war crimes forever!

Major Israeli (Yesh Din and B’tselem) and international (HRW and AI) human rights organizations have determined that Israel is an Apartheid state. It is a fact and finally acknowledges what Palestinians have been saying for years. We demand that the Canadian government and Parliament...


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The tide is turning: Amnesty joins in naming “apartheid”

The Amnesty International report on Israel apartheid was released today, February 1, 2022.


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Free Alex Saab Webinar

 Alex Saab is a Venezuelan diplomat the US government has illegally seized and imprisoned for what the US considers “violation” of the illegal US economic warfare on Venezuela. He was in fact assisting Venezuela in legally working around the US blockade...


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Press Release: Canada-wide day of action–no war with Russia & Canada out of NATO

Today across Canada, there are emergency rallies taking place in cities from Victoria to Montreal calling on the Trudeau government to de-escalate and demilitarize the Ukraine crisis. The #StandForPeace rallies are organized by peace and justice groups. They are opposed...


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Parliamentary Petition E-3810

Citizens and residents of Canada, are invited to call upon the Minister of Justice to undertake a thorough investigation of those who have recruited or facilitated recruiting for the Israel Defense Forces, and, if warranted, lay charges against those involved in recruiting...


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Write a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: Say “No” to a second extradition of Hassan Diab

Dr. Diab is an innocent man who must be rescued from the offensive rulings of the French judiciary. Join with many other Canadians in demanding that the Canadian government: 1) give an iron-clad assurance that it will reject any...


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Press Release: Virtual Press Conference: “Course correction on Canada-China Relations”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (from The Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War) Hamilton, ON January 27, 2022 Virtual Press Conference: “Course correction on Canada-China Relations” The Hamilton Coalition to Stop The War (HCSW) is pleased to announce that it has organized a virtual press...


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Press Release: Trudeau Stokes Tensions with Russia: Antiwar rallies planned across country on Saturday

January 26 2022 (Montreal) -- Today the Trudeau government announced it will extend and expand Canada’s military mission to the Ukraine. The Libera’s have already deployed special forces, expanded the scope of Canada’s military mission, added Ukraine to Canada’s Automatic Firearms...


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Press Release: Prominent musicians, authors and politicians criticize Trudeau’s Venezuela policy  

“On the three-year anniversary of Juan Guaidó declaring himself president of Venezuela the Trudeau government needs to recognize that their coup attempt has failed”, noted Canadian Foreign Policy Institute director Bianca Mugyenyi. “It’s time to normalise relations with Venezuela.” 


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Press Release: Trudeau supports illegitimate Haitian leader

“The Core Group of foreign ambassadors has been dictating Haitians affairs for far too long”, noted Mugyenyi. “Friday’s conference is designed to reinforce US and Canadian domination of Haiti.”


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NATIONAL CALL TO TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT TO DE-ESCALATE CONFLICT BETWEEN RUSSIA AND NATO OVER UKRAINE

Canada is playing a very concerning role in fomenting the dangerous, escalating conflict in Ukraine between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Government of the Russian Federation. Read press release and take action.


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Canada should remove charitable status from groups funding the Israeli army

January 2022: An Addendum to the July complaint has been filed with the CRA based on CZCA’s filings with the Revenue Agency released through an access to information request.


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The Two-State Solution is Dead: Now What?

Noura Erakat and Jeffrey Halper will be in dialogue with Jonathan Kuttab to discuss moving beyond the perpetuating of a status quo.


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73 Years and Waiting: Self determination for Kashmir & broken international promises

On January 5, 1949, the implementation plans for Kashmir’s self determination were put in place by a resolution of the UN Commission for India and Pakistan. The January 5, 1949, direction of the UN Commission for India and Pakistan laid out...


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Appel à l’action immédiate: Le Bloc Québécois et la question des violations des droits de la personne au Cachemir

e Bloc Québécois indique son soutien au peuple du Cachemire Rappelez-leur leurs promesses lors des élections d'automne. Appel à l'action maintenant.


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Yes, Canada does arm and fund Israel

A webinar was held on January 4, 2022 with Ali Abunimah, Karen Rodman, Yves Engler and Jonathan Kuttab to hear about the ways Canada arms and funds Israel. It was moderated by Bianca Mugyenyi. Join in the call for a...


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It has been a year, what is the status of your investigation of Illegal Israeli Military Recruiting in Canada?

Take one minute to write to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki to remind her it is over a year since information was provided to her office.


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Confirmation of the two teams in running for $5B unmanned armed drone contract. Includes IAI

“After some delays along the way, the revitalized RPAS procurement process has resulted in two teams being qualified to bid on the project. One of these teams is ‘Team Artemis’, a partnership between MAS, a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies, and...


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Just Peace Advocates: Highlights from 2021

40 letter writing campaigns, 60 press releases, a half dozen social media storms, 75,000+ individual letters written to over 13.5 M, half a dozen webinars, 8 Parliamentary Petitions with almost 20K signatures, signature campaigns to divest from CPP, call for...


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Yes Canada Arms & Funds Israel

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to join with the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute in  organizing a public webinar on January 4 at 7 PM ET featuring Ali Abunimah and special guests to discuss Canada's arming and funding of Israel.


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Visit to Venezuela as election observer and food sovereignty observer.

John Philpot, board member of Just Peace Advocates was named by the American Association of Jurists (AAJ) executive as an observer to the November 21 elections for Governorships, mayors for municipalities and counsel persons.


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6,000 letters sent to the Canadian government regarding Palestinian Prisoners

Over the last few weeks, almost 6,000 people have taken time to write to Prime Minister Trudeau and Global Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly with a copy to all members of parliament to let them know you demand Canada hold Israel...


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Over the last month, almost 6,000 letters were sent to RBC asking for them to break relations with Palantir Technologies Inc (PTI). The RBC has not responded to these letters, but in both the case of a letter sent by the...


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Twitter storm: Free Khurram Parvez, Dec. 22 and 23

FREE KHURRAM PARVEZ!RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS IN KASHMIR!Join Twitter StormDecember 22 and 23 Tweets available just prior to storm HERE Also sign & share:Petition to Secretary-General of the UN ANTÓNIO GUTERRES SIGN PETITION “He’s not a terrorist, he’s a human rights defender.” - Mary Lawlor, UN...


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Canadian Diplomacy Trifecta of anti-Palestinian racism

Along with the usual trend each December of Canada voting with Israel, the USA and a couple of small countries beholden to the US, opposing most pro-Palestinian resolutions at the United Nations, it has also been an embarrassing time for...


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Remove racist Africa only travel ban, says Ugandan-born director of Canadian Foreign Policy Institute

Press release sent by Just Peace Advocates, December 17 for Canadian Foreign Policy Institute. MONTREAL, Quebec -- The Canadian Foreign Policy Institute has launched an email campaign calling on the Liberals to “Remove racist travel ban and support a Covid patent...


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Over 13.5 million letters sent in 2021

More than 30 campaigns, resulting in more than 75,000 letters sent to over 13.5 million recipients.


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More than 50 media releases to 2500 media contacts during 2021

During 2021, working with dozens of organizations across Canada, Just Peace Advocates put out more than one press release each week on topics that do not make the main stream media. Check out the releases we sent.


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Just a few days remaining to sign CANADIAN PARLIAMENTARY PETITION in support of Palestine’s children

Sign petition that from residents of Canada, calling upon the Government of Canada to call for an urgent study by the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development to review Israel’s treatment of children...


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Royal Bank of Canada responses on Palantir & Costal GasLink pathetic–unsigned, say nothing, from generic email

RBC sent responses letter to the Palestine Solidarity organizations and to Gidimt’en Checkpoint leadership. In both cases response were sent from a basic company email address and was unsigned by RBC leadership. 


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Take Action: NDP must oppose F-35 purchase

The Liberals are moving towards acquiring 33% more F-35’s than even Harper’s Conservatives had planned to purchase. But the NDP has been largely silent as the Liberals look set to break their promise on the costly warplane the NDP have...


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Just Peace Advocates one of original organizations joining in Solidarity Statement: From Wet’suwet’en to Tkaronto We Demand an End to the Criminalization of Indigenous Land Defenders

Indigenous Land Defender, Vanessa Gray, was targeted at her home by Toronto Police Services who charged her in connection to a solidarity action in Toronto attended by hundreds of people on November 21st in response to a violent raid on...


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Human Rights as Terror: Authoritarianism as Democracy=

This event was organized in response to the recent escalated crackdowns in the subject regions, the launching of the US-led “Summit for Democracy” (December 9-10) and Human Rights Day (December 10). With: Carolyn Nash (Asia Advocacy Director, Amnesty International USA),...


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 This #GivingTuesday join us in our work for justice for Palestine & Kashmir

As a grassroots, volunteer, not-for-profit organization, we depend on your support of our Palestine, Kashmir and other ant-imperial work. Therefore, we welcome any support you can provide to our work.  We are a registered not-for-profit corporation in Canada. In the USA donations can...


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The Canadian Association of University Teachers resolution marks a critical moment in the protection of academic freedom

On November 26, 2021, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) national council in a critical and historic move voted unanimously to oppose the IHRA definition. With this historic decision, CAUT has indicated that it supports the academic freedom of its members and recognizes the...


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India arrests prominent Kashmir human rights defender under ‘terror’ law

On November 22, 2021, Khurram Parvez, a leading global human rights defender was arrested at his residence in Srinagar in Indian occupied Kashmir. Khurram Parvez and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) are internationally recognized as model defenders of human...


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#StandWithThe 6: Parliamentary Petition to the Government of Canada

Almost 1K Canadian have signed parliamentary petition calling on Canada to reverse the designation of human right defenders. #StandWithThe6


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Trudeau set to break promise on F-35. Time for opposition to question Liberals’ fighter jet plans 

Yesterday (November 25) the Canadian Press reported that Boeing was notified that its Super Hornet had been disqualified from the federal government’s planned fighter jet purchase. That decision paves the way for the Trudeau government to acquire Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter. 


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It is that time of year again! The UN votes on Palestine! Nothing new– Canada’s vote at the UN since 1947 shows at best conditional support for Palestine

Certainly, it would not have looked good to vote against self-determination and expose that Canada had indeed cast its YAY vote in 2019 in an effort to get support for its UNSC bid. Seems like that stance is carrying on...


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Rallies across country against fighter jet purchase 

Beginning on Monday, November 22, a week of action will take place across Canada in opposition to the Trudeau government’s plan to purchase 88 new warplanes at a cost of $19 billion ($77 billion over their lifecycle). Rallies will be held...


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Just Peace Advocates stands in Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Land Defenders

Just Peace Advocates expresses our strong solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people’s struggle to defend their territory from Canadian settler colonialism and the Coastal GasLink pipeline.


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Update on the force displacement of the 4 families in Sheikh Jarrah

Update from the Civic Coalition for Palestinain Right in Jerusalem about the high court unfair offer to the families of Sheikh Jarrah.


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Palestine advocacy and the law in Canada

As we approach the end of 2021, we reflect on the shifts in Palestine advocacy over this year and its interface with law in Canada, doing so in the context of what is happening in Palestine and internationally. Join Canadian lawyers, Shane...


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Finance Minister and Parliament are accountable for CPPIB–Canada’s public pension continues to support war crimes

The  2021 CPPIB Annual Report  showed increased investments in Israeli war crimes with at least 10 companies identified by the UN as complicit in war crimes. We ask the CPPIB to take all steps necessary to ensure that the activities of...


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Defending Palestinian Human Rights is not “Terrorism”

This criminalization of Palestinian advocacy is unacceptable and unfounded; Palestinian-Canadians and their supporters have no intention of allowing biased officials to suppress their democratic rights and their voices. We will continue to work for justice and equality for Palestinians, be...


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Royal Bank of Canada say NO to Palantir

Palantir provides their Artificial Intelligence (AI) predictive system to Israeli security forces, to identify people in occupied Palestine. The Royal Bank of Canada has over 2 M shares valued at over $56 M USD in Palantir holdings. This relationship flies in the...


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Just Peace Advocates supports the Statement of the International Community Must Support and Protect Palestinian Civil Society

Just Peace Advocates joins with 230+ other groups to, express our full solidarity with Palestinian civil society and human rights defenders as Israel continues to escalate its attacks to shut down critical human rights work and silence opposition to its...


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Defending Palestinian Human Rights is not “Terrorism”

 Now with ten organizations, the Israeli regime has fully adopted as standard practice and policy the “terrorist” designation of organizations that effectively challenge its control and expose its crimes on the local, regional and international levels.


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Action: Canadian Parliamentary Petition highlights the work of Al-Haq & DCIP regarding Palestine’s children

With the recent attack on Al-Haq, DCIP and other organizations, the message of this petition is that we respect and value the decades of human rights and international law experience and expertise of these organizations.


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Canadians call Trudeau to demand Biden #FreeAlex Saab

We join with Canadian civil society in a call to Trudeau in his new mandate to not follow the dictates of USA foreign policy, and to condemn the kidnapping of Ambassador Saab, noting that is a violation of the Vienna...


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Canadian Call to #FreeAlexSaab

On October 16, 2021, Alex Saab was kidnapped by the USA from Cabo Verde to the USA. The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse by the US in enforcing its unilateral coercive measures on...


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Breaking News: Alex Saab has been extradited

October 16: Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's envoy Alex Saab has been extradited to the United States - Cape Verde National Radio Canadian lawyerand member of the Just Peace Advocates board John Philpot has just arrived back from the meeting of...


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Anti-Racist Groups Concerned Canada’s Proposed “Online Harms” Legislation Could Do More Harm Than Good

As organizations and individuals with expertise in anti-racism, we are profoundly concerned by the government’s proposed “online harms” legislation – purporting to address “terrorist content,” “content that incites violence,” “hate speech,” “non-consensual sharing of intimate images,” and “child sexual exploitation content.” 


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#LetKashmirDecide Global Coalition

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to share information about the #LetKashmirDecide Global Coalition launch on Sunday, October 17 from Azad Jammu Kashmir and elsewhere around the world.


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The Canadian election and human rights in Kashmir  #VoteKashmir

During #Exln44, several hundred people from across Canada have pledged to be in touch with candidates from all parties in almost one-third of the federal electoral ridings about the grave situation in Kashmir.


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Canada-wide call to candidates to speak out about Indian Human Rights Violations in Kashmir

With the federal election less than a week away, people from across Canada have been in touch with candidates from all parties in about 100 ridings across the country about the grave situation in Kashmir.


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New Democratic Party candidates support Canada addressing India’s human right violations in Kashmir

Several NDP candidates and one GPC candidate have provided responses that support Canada taking steps to call for end of human rights violations in Kashmir by India.


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Bloc Québécois to address India Humans Rights Violations in Kashmir

The BQ revealed in their response that they have written to the High Commissioner of India to express their disapproval of the repeal of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, and that they intend to continue to denounce this clear...


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Open Letter to the States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty on the Need to Impose a Comprehensive Two-Way Arms Embargo on Israel

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to join with a global coalition of leaders –from civil society to academia, art, media, business, politics, indigenous and faith communities, and people of conscience around the world– call upon the States Parties to the...


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Bloc Québécois indicates support for people of Kashmir/ Le Bloc Québécois indique son soutien au peuple du Cachemire

The Bloc Québécois (BQ) has responded to questions sent to the party and its leader in regard to its stance on Canadian foreign policy as it relates to Kashmir. The BQ is the first political party to respond to the...


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In this federal election, Vote Kashmir

Join the growing movement of individuals and organizations who have endorsed the Vote Kashmir campaign, which calls for a human rights based approach on Canada’s policies on self-determination for Kashmir. Our grassroots campaign will ensure that political parties and candidates...


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This federal Election: Vote Palestine

Today, a partnership of Canadian advocacy groups launched Vote Palestine: a campaign and online resource to put issues of human rights in Palestine-Israel on the agenda for the federal election. Central to the campaign is a joint platform of shared...


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#NoIsraeliArms4Canada

Cancel the procurement process for the estimated $5 B contract for armed surveillance drones; Join over 50 civil society organizations in this call respresenting 70+ organizations.


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Two years later, Canada still silent on India’s colonization of Kashmir

Today marks two years since the Kashmiri people lost their autonomous status. On August 5, 2019,  the president of India arbitrarily revoked Article 370 and 35A of the Indian constitution and suspended the Jammu and Kashmir constitution.  The Canadian government and media, as is...


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Complaint challenges illegal subsidies to Israeli military

A formal legal complaint was submitted to the Canada Revenue Agency today concerning the charitable status of the Canadian Zionist Cultural Association (CZCA). Canadian Palestinian refugee Khaled Mouammar and Independent Jewish Voices member Rabbi David Mivasair have asked the CRA to investigate...


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Palestine Solidarity and the Boycott Movement: An Inter-Generational Dialogue

A moderated, dynamic and inter-generational discussion of the history, current challenges and prospects for the Palestine solidarity movement in Canada. August 3 Webinar. Be sure to register.


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Congratulations to Jonathan Kuttab

Just Peace Advocates joins in congratulating Jonathan Kuttab on his appointment as the Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) executive director. Jonathan is a cofounder and Board member of Just Peace Advocates.


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Just Peace Advocates joins statement on the 10th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Just Peace Advocates is one of 65 organizations that has signed a joint oral intervention to the UN Human Rights Council 47th Session, as part of the panel on the tenth anniversary of guiding principles on business and human rights...


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Just Peace Advocates joins more than 130 groups call on PM Trudeau to end prejudiced audits of Muslim charities

More than 130 groups signed an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and members of his cabinet, raising concerns and calling for action in regards to the Canada Revenue Agency’s prejudiced audits of Muslim charities, under the auspices of countering...


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Liberal parliamentary petition calling for Israel’s accountability in war crimes against Palestine’s children

Liberal MP for Scarborough Centre Salma Zahid presented parliamentary petition that she sponsored calling for Israel's accountability in war crimes against Palestine's children. Almost 5,000 Canadian signed this petition, and we await the Liberal response.


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Detailed legal review of the Suppression of Scholarship on Palestine at the University of Toronto

The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law came under widespread criticism after being accused of caving to external pressure from a sitting federal judge and university donor not to hire Dr. Valentina Azarova as director for its renowned International Human...


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The case of Alex Saab – US abduction of Venezuelan diplomat, a global challenge 

With the possible extradition of a Venezuelan diplomat to the US on bogus charges, an emergency human rights delegation organized by the International Campaign to Free Alex Saab was quickly dispatched to Cabo Verde, where he is imprisoned. This island...


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Liberals right to embrace MP who calls Israel an “apartheid” state

anti-Semitism summit.


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Defence critic out of step with NDP grassroots

Garrison is out of step with NDP members on Palestinian rights. His militarism is also not shared by most in the party. It is time Garrison was removed as NDP defence critic.


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CPP investments continue to support Israeli war crimes

The Naksa. June 5, 2021, 4 years of military occupation in the occupied Palestinian and Syrian Golan territories. The recent 2021 CPPIB Annual Report while showing that CPPIB has divested from General Mills, indicates increased investments in Israeli war crimes with at...


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The brutal Saudi-led, U.S.-backed, Canada-armed war in Yemen has gone on for over six years.

This war has killed almost a quarter of a million people, and Yemen today remains the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Over 4 million people have been displaced because of the war, and 80% of the population, including 12.2...


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Call for Action HRC 30th Special Session

On 27 May 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) will hold a Special Session in relation to the escalating human rights violations against the Palestinian people on both sides of the Green Line. What you can do to take action.


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BREAKING: Activists cover Israeli consulate steps with river of “blood” 

Toronto, Ontario —Today members of the Jewish community and allies delivered a clear message at the Israeli consulate in Toronto about bloodshed from Israel’s violence in Gaza and across historic Palestine.


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Declaration by ReImagine Co in London, Ontario to be apartheid-free

Just Peace Advocates welcomes the news that Reimagine Co. in London Ontario has announced it is  apartheid free. The Coalition applauds Reimagine Co on being a space of proactive solidarity with the Palestinian people and committing not to sell products...


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The Innumerable Ways Canada Supports Israeli Apartheid

This event is for anyone living in Canada who wants to understand how Canada is complicit in Palestinian dispossession and what you can do about it. Friday, May 21, 2021 07:00 PM ET


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Take Action: Schulich’s link to the horror of Israel’s colonial violence

The Schulich School of Business conducts a “Doing Business in Israel” seminar, which entails sending Schulich students to study in Israel for a 10-day, 36-contact hour seminar. Take 1 minute to write to the Dean of Schulich School of Business, Detlev...


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Recent Media: help protect Palestinians from Israeli war crimes by applying Canadian law

As Israel’s occupation forces escalate their violence against Palestinians Canada must apply its laws concerning support for foreign militaries. The Foreign Enlistment Act makes it illegal to induce or recruit for a foreign military and Canada Revenue Agency guidelines state that...


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Media Release: Canada should respond to Israeli violence by applying its laws

The Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, Just Peace Advocates and thousands of Canadians want the federal government to apply Canadian laws concerning support for foreign militaries to help protect Palestinians from Israeli violence.


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Nakba 73 – Ongoing Nakba, Ongoing Resistance

As we mark the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, we, the undersigned, join together to reaffirm our commitment to the Palestinian people’s struggle for justice, return, and liberation. We commemorate the loss experienced by Palestinians in 1948 when hundreds of...


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Nakba73: Hold Canadian government accountable to own laws.

As Israel’s occupation forces escalate their violence against Palestinians Canada must apply its laws concerning support for foreign militaries. Write letter to Minister Lametti and Lebouthillier and all MPs.


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Canadian to run 125 km ultra-marathon to support Gaza during COVID

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to support another project centred around an even greater effort by Russell Lavis, a young man from Toronto. Last November, he ran 100km Ultramarathon and raised over $10,000 to benefit Palestinian mothers and children. This...


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#SaveSheikhJarrah: Demand Action and Accountability from the Canadian Government

In occupied Jerusalem, Palestinians from the neighbourhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan are threatened with imminent expulsion and violent forced eviction from their homes by the Israeli occupation regime.  This is part of the ongoing Nakba in Palestine -- the ongoing...


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Matthew Green sponsors Parliamentary Petition to Investigate Illegal Israeli Military Recruiting

Take a minute citizens or residents of Canada to sign a petition to call upon the Minister of Justice to undertake a thorough investigation of those who have recruited or facilitated recruiting for the Israel Defense Forces, and, if warranted, lay charges against those involved...


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Palestine Prisoner Day: Sign parliamentary petition to hold Israel accountable for its treatment of Palestinian children.

As we approach Palestinian prisoners day, Just Peace Advocates is pleased to have initiated this petition in support of justice for children who face military law in Palestine.


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Boycott Israeli dates. Break fast with Palestinian Medjoul.

Ramadan Kareem. Be sure to Break fast with Palestinian medjoul. Boycott Israeli dates.


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#SaveSheikhJarrah – protect Palestinian families and stop Israeli ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem!

Four Palestinian families have been ordered by an Israeli district court to leave their homes by May 2 or face forced eviction, while three more families have been ordered evicted by August. Join over 600 people who have already written to...


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NDP votes to sanction Israel 

At the party’s ongoing convention delegates voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Palestine Resolution. It calls for “Ending all trade and economic cooperation with illegal settlements in Israel-Palestine” and “Suspending the bilateral trade of all arms and related materials with the State of...


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Canadian BDS Coalition: 5 Years and Counting

Canadian BDS Coalition was founded 5 years ago and has highlighted many BDS campaigns over that time....#BoycottTEVA #BoycottPuma #AirCanadaComplicity #RaptorsDontGo #BoycottHP Just Peace Advocates is one of about 25 groups across Canada that are part of the Canadian BDS Coalition.


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Just Peace Advocates joins to tackle hate & protect dissent

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to be one of over 50 organizations representing more than 1 million Canadians sent a letter to Justice Minister David Lametti - LaSalle Émard Verdun & Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault today regarding the soon-to-be tabled...


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In memory of Nour Ali Mallah. Donations to Operation Nour

It is with much heart break that we share the news of the death of Nour Ali Mallah.  Nour, the 23 year old daughter of Just Peace Advocates' board member Ali Mallah, was commited to the ideals of truth and justice.   In loving...


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Land Day 2021: on-line conversation with Sabri Jiryis & Jonathan Kuttab

"Land Day 2021 conversation with Sabri Jiryis & Jonathan Kuttab" The Palestinian people’s future within the Ongoing Zionist Settler-colonial and Apartheid Project Moderator: Aseel al Bajeh, LLM, legal researcher & advocacy officer at Al-Haq Sabri Jiryis, lawyer, former director of Palestine Research Center,...


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A response from Global Affairs, a year later, regarding Canada’s stance on the ICC jurisdiction on Palestine

On April 29, 2020, 42 Canadian civil society organizations were among 183 Palestinian, Regional and International Human Rights Organisations that wrote to the International Criminal Court (ICC) indicating it is “Time to Investigate Crimes in Palestine, Time for Justice.” A year later, Minister...


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Just Peace Advocates joins 550+ Organisations call to UN Human Rights Council including sanctions

Rooted in institutionalised oppression, displacement, and dispossession of the Palestinian people since the start of the Nakba in 1948, Palestinians continue to experience an ongoing-Nakba – an ongoing reality of Israeli settler-colonialism and apartheid. Since 3 November 2020, Humsa al-Fawqa,...


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CBC has changed the headline to say West Bank.

An article appeared on the CBC website on March 16th using an Associated Press Article, entitled New Dead Sea scrolls found in desert cave in Israel. Father Robert Assaly contcted the CBC, to point out this was "fake...


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Applied Research Proposal Call

Art: The Art of Occupied Palestine, Palestinian artist: Taqi Spateen, Just Peace Advocates supports research-based advocacy. This begins with the facts that further the principles of human rights and international law. Research information is critical to support Just Peace...


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Canada’s public pension board urged to divest from companies identified as violating human rights by the United Nations

On March 8, over 70 organizations along with dozens of individuals contacted the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board about its investment in funds related to Israeli occupation of Palestine and the Syrian Golan Heights.


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Join us for a NEW #Justice4ElHalabi Social Media Storm – Sunday, 14 March

LAST TIME, your tweets alone reached 3.1 million people – and thousands of you participated. With Mohammed El-Halabi, Palestine’s “Humanitarian Hero,” facing a new unjust Israeli hearing this week, join us on Sunday, March 14 in a social media storm...


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We join with Samidoun & 300+ other organizations to say #FreePalestinianStudents

Just Peace Advocates has joined Samidoun’s campaign to #FreePalestinianStudents. The Coalition is pleased to be among 300+ organizations from around the world who support the campaign.


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CPPIB urged to divest from Israeli war crimes

Over 200 have signed on to urge the CPPIB to divest from Israeli war crimes. Write letter 70+ organizations from across Canada and around the world, and 130+ individuals including former federal members of parliament Libby Davies & Jim Manly, former UN rapporteur John...


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Political Advocacy and National Liberation are not “Terrorism”

Just Peace Advocates was one of an initial 25 groups that joined Canada Palestine Association to endorse a call to reject moves by the Israeli government and its lobby in Canada to criminalize Palestinian advocacy. Among these groups included...


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Suggestions on how Canadian government can advance justice and peace for Palestine

For Canada to promote peace in Israel/Palestine, it needs to break out of the conventional paradigm of previous administrations and seek out a policy that is based on its own principles and ethics, and must not be slavishly following the...


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#Justice4ElHalabi

#Justice4ElHalabi  Twitter Storm and Social Media Campaign Sunday, February 28 10 am Pacific - 1 pm Eastern - 7 pm central Europe - 8 pm Palestine Use the hashtag: #Justice4ElHalabi https://bit.ly/justice4elhalabi Write letter to Canadian government Mohammed El-Halabi is the former director of World Vision in Gaza....


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Take action: East Jerusalem under Threat

Let Canadian government know you are concerned about evictions in East Jerusalem. Sign Parliamentary Petition On the 15th of February 2021, the Israeli district court rejected the appeal of the four families in Sheikh Jarrah, Skafi, Al Qasim, Al Jaouni, and...


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Say No To Illegal Military Recruiting in Canada

It is a crime in Canada to recruit anyone for a foreign military. It is also a crime to aid and abet such recruitment by offering incentives and encouraging any person to serve in a foreign military. The Foreign Enlistment Act...


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Feb. 5,2021: Expressing solidarity with the people of Kashmir under India’s illegal occupation

February 5th is day of solidarity with the people of Kashmir. In November 2020, the government responded to three petitions with regard to the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir. One was sponsored by Liberal MP Ratansi, another by NDP MP Scott...


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500 letters in hours: to CBC on its dismissing of international law protection for Palestine

Recent reporting on Covid-19 apartheid vaccination again qualified by CBC, this time negating international law with inaccurate rhetoric about Oslo. Over 500 people wrote the CBC within a few hours to say this is not about Oslo, this is about ...