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Speaking up for Palestinian Rights

Understanding recent attempts to silence criticism of Israel in Canada

Saturday February 12 2011

Venue: SFU Harbour Centre
Address: 515 W Hastings St
Cost: Free

Featured Speakers:

Jenny Peto - Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (Toronto)
Omar Chaaban - Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights – UBC
Brian Campbell - Seriously Free Speech Committee

Over the past few months, student organizations at UBC have come under attack for their efforts to oppose Israel’s illegal siege of the Gaza Strip.
The situation at UBC began when the Social Justice Centre approved a donation for the Canadian Boat to Gaza at the request of the UBC chapter of Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR). The Canadian Boat is part of an international effort to break the illegal siege on Gaza and expose the Canadian government's unjustified support for Israel.
Since then, zionist groups on campus have engaged in a vicious campaign to both block this donation from being granted and to undermine the work of these student groups.
This campaign is part of a wider strategy by pro-Israel groups in Canada to undermine solidarity work for Palestine. 
For more background information please check out the following links:
Sponsored by the SFU Teaching Support Staff Union Social Justice Committee
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