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

Send an email now: Challenge your local candidates on Palestine!

Are the federal election candidates in your riding willing to stand up for Palestinian human rights? CJPME’s elections tool enables you to send an email to many of the candidates running in your riding.* Please take this opportunity to challenge each of them on the question of Palestinian human rights, as per the CJPME-sponsored Vote Palestine campaign. *Note: our email tool's database may be missing candidates in some ridings. If you notice that it is missing a candidate, please contact them directly and let ask them to sign the pledge. Continue reading

Stop Ethnic Cleansing in Jerusalem

Time is running out for Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan! In these two neighbourhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, Israel is attempting to forcibly evict 175 Palestinian families from the homes they’ve lived in for generations -- and replace them with Israeli settlers. More than 1,000 Palestinians in East Jerusalem are at risk of forced eviction, a crime under international law. Although Canada has expressed concerns about the evictions, concrete action is urgently needed to prevent this act of ethnic cleansing. Click here to demand the Canadian Government take action now! Continue reading