Tell the TDSB: Support the Students Calling for a Free Palestine!

Last week, hundreds of students in Toronto held an amazing walk-out to protest anti-Palestinian racism in their schools. The students called for a "Free Palestine" and used a popular chant that expresses hope for freedom from oppression: "From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free." (Read their press release and demands here). Shockingly, these courageous and inspiring students are now being viciously attacked by pro-Israel groups, who are falsely accusing them of using "genocidal" slogans. This unacceptable bullying campaign, which aims to smear the anti-racist activism of high school students, must be immediately challenged by the TDSB. Click here to support TDSB students calling for a Free Palestine! Continue reading


Protect Human Rights Defenders in Palestine!

Human rights defenders in Palestine are under attack! In October, the Israeli government falsely designated six leading Palestinian NGOs as “terrorist” groups, in a clear attempt to outlaw them and shut down their human rights work. This puts the work and safety of human rights defenders in danger and makes it more difficult to hold Israel to account for its human rights abuses. While the world has condemned this egregious attack on Palestinian civil society, Canadian officials have been silent. Help us make sure that every one of Canada’s ministers knows we expect more! Click here to demand the Canadian Government take action now! Continue reading


Support Desmond Cole: “Free Palestine” is about human rights, NOT hate

Thank you to everyone who supported this campaign in support of journalist and anti-racism activist Desmond Cole! Cole has been under attack from pro-Israel groups after he raised the issue of Palestinian human rights recently during presentations on systemic racism to the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).  We have closed the email campaign after reaching our goal of 2,000 emails sent to the TDSB board. Stay tuned for upcoming developments and new ways to get involved and maintain the momentum! In the meantime, you may be interested in these additional resources: Statement by Desmond Cole Letter from CJPME to the TDSB Letter from IJV-Toronto to the TDSB Continue reading