Rally to defend Sarah Jama
For Immediate Release
Montreal, October 26, 2023
Desmond Cole, Judy Rebick, Rima Berns-McGown, the President of Hamilton Labour Council and others will be speaking at an emergency webinar Friday to defend Ontario MPP Sarah Jama. On Monday Jama was censured by the Ontario legislature and expelled from the NDP caucus for her support of Palestinians. A growing number of groups and individuals are protesting the treatment of Jama, including more than 3000 who’ve emailed the NDP to immediately reinstate her.
“The political elite’s treatment of Sarah Jama highlights a nauseous mix of anti-Palestinian and anti-Black racism in Canada”, said Bianca Mugyenyi, director of Canadian Foreign Policy Institute.
“Sarah Jama has been treated terribly for supporting long-suffering Palestinians”, noted Bianca Mugyenyi.
“7000 Palestinians have been killed in recent days, and yet a politician who speaks out in defence of their lives is punished. This is a great shame,” said Bianca Mugyenyi
“Defend Sarah Jama. Stop the Attack on Gaza” takes place online at 12PM ET Friday.
Defend Sarah Jama. Stop attack on Gaza
Friday, October 27 at 12 NOON ET
On line rally
Watch the webinar
Send a letter
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.
All because she spoke out against genocidal policies.
This Friday at 12PM ET we join the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute in hosting an online rally with Beisan Zubi, Desmond Cole, and many others titled “Defend Sarah Jama. Stop the Attack on Gaza.”
This week we also launched a letter to the Ontario NDP demanding they immediately reinstate Jama. Please take a minute to join thousands who’ve already taken action and email Ontario NDP leader Marit Stiles.