Please ask Ontario MPPs to vote against anti-BDS motion

This Thursday, Dec. 1st, a Conservative MPP will propose a motion to the Ontario legislature to condemn the BDS movement.  The BDS movement – standing for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) – pressures Israel economically to respect the human rights of Palestinians.  Such a motion violates our right to free expression, and defames defenders of human rights.     Continue reading


Please thank Liberal gov’t for funding Palestinian refugee aid

Last week, the Trudeau government announced $25 million in aid to the UN organization for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA.)  UNRWA’s role is to provide education, health care, and other services to the 5 million Palestinian refugees living in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Jordan and other countries.  Canada rejoins the US and Europe in donating to UNRWA four years after Harper cut stopped it. Continue reading


Please help: 30 seconds to show support for BDS resolutions

The Green Party of Canada has been attacked by the pro-Occupation lobby in Canada over two resolutions proposed for the party’s convention in August. The first resolution expresses support for the “Boycott Israel” movement (BDS), and the second resolution challenges the charitable status in Canada of an organization (the JNF) that participates in Israel’s human rights abuses against Palestinians. The pro-Occupation lobby has gotten hundreds of people to complain to Green Party leader Elizabeth May. Let’s match that, and show the Green Party that Canadians support these resolutions. Continue reading