Since February 2019, hundreds of thousands of Algerians have hit the streets each Friday and Tuesday, peacefully calling for an end to government corruption and fair and free democratic elections. The Algerian government's response has been brutal: arresting civilian protestors, political leaders, online activists and journalists for speaking out. Despite these clear human rights abuses, the Trudeau government continues to support the Algerian dictatorship, even significantly increasing Canada's arms sales to Algeria. Tell Trudeau to stop arming the Algerian dictatorship and start supporting the Algerian people!
On Wednesday, December 18, in a UN Plenary session, Canada confirmed its vote in support of Palestinian self-determination. THIS IS GREAT! Despite this GOOD vote, Canada continues to disappoint in other related UN votes, whether on Palestinian human rights, Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees, and other issues. Click-here to thank Trudeau for this vote, but to encourage Canada to be a more consistent champion for Palestinian human rights at the UN!
To be sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the other leaders of Canada's political parties: Yesterday, the Trump administration reversed decades of longstanding American foreign policy by suggesting that Israeli colonies are legal. This is offensive, wrong, and will cost Palestinians their fundamental freedoms and right to self-determination. We as Canadians need to express our strongest opposition. To the Government of Canada: WHEREAS Trump's decree ignores international law and decades of UN resolutions, WHEREAS Trump's decree undermines all Middle East peace efforts and jeopardizes Palestinian self-determination, WHEREAS official Canadian foreign policy recognizes Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories as a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, THEREFORE, we, the undersigned petition you to immediately reject Trump's decree and condemn Israel's ongoing colonial ambitions in Palestinian territory! Click-here to sign the petition !