In 2019, the NDP removed Rana Zaman as a federal election candidate over her tweets defending Palestinians during the 2018 Gaza March of Return. Although Rana took responsibility for the comments she made, and although she was approved to run for the Greens in 2021, she continues to face attempts to ostracize her from the public conversation. Rana joins the conversation today to talk about her experiences as a community activist and political candidate.
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Links from this podcast:
- “Can we talk about Israel and the Palestinians? No?” (Halifax Examiner, 2019)
- “Rally supports Halifax activist stripped of human rights award” (CBC News, 2019)
- “Canada’s Islamophobia: Deep. Deadly. Growing” (The Tyee, July, 2021)
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