If you’re like us, you’ve been shocked and outraged to watch Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza in recent days, not to mention its violence against Ramadan worshippers and Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah last week. Canada must condemn Israel's savagery and call Israel to account for its deadly violence against Palestinian civilians. Israel's renewed violence comes only weeks after the international group Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report accusing Israel of the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution! Click here to join human rights organizations like Human Rights Watch, and tell Canadian political leaders, "Enough is enough!" Canada must insist on an end to Israel's crimes and brutality! Continue reading
Opened in 2014, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has steadfastly ignored human rights violations against Palestinians. Palestinian Canadian activists in Winnipeg have been trying for the last decade to get the CMHR to recognize the Nakba – the catastrophic dispossession of the Palestinians from their land – and tell the stories of the Nakba survivors, but they have been disregarded. Recent scandals have rocked the CMHR, leading to new management and a supposedly renewed commitment against racism. There is a new opportunity for us to remind the museum to live up to its ethical responsibility. Click here to tell the CMHR to include Palestinians and acknowledge the Nakba. Continue reading
Canada’s Transportation Ministry recently approved a $36.16 million dollar contract for drone technology from Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest weapons company. The money will purchase a “civilian” version of Elbit’s lethal military drone, the same one which was used to kill civilians during Israel’s assault on Gaza in 2014. Through this purchase, Canada directly supports the profits of a weapons company responsible for ongoing human rights violations against Palestinians. Click-here to tell Minister Alghabra to cancel the contract!