Tuesday, January 6, 2009
STOP ISRAEL’S MASSACRE IN GAZA! END THE SIEGE NOW!
WHEN: 1pm, Saturday January 10, 2009
WHERE: Parliament Hill, Ottawa
This Saturday will be the largest international day of protest so far against Isreal's ongoing massacre in Gaza. In addition to Ottawa, protests are already planned for Calgary, Fredericton, Montreal, Saskatoon, Toronto, and Vancouver. As the Israeli ground, air and sea assault continues on the civilian population of Gaza – we need to continue mobilizing against these war crimes. At least 540 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured in the single largest massacre in Gaza since Israel illegally occupied the area in 1967.
These latest war crimes occur in the context of official Canadian complicity with Israel's illegal siege, bombardment and starvation of the civilian population in Gaza. We must denounce the Canadian government's ongoing and unconditional support of Israel, now more than ever.
Last Saturday, thousands demonstrated across Canada and around the world, including 5,000 in Ottawa in the largest Palestine solidarity demonstrations in decades. This coming Saturday, people across the globe will return to the streets in internationally coordinated demonstrations against the Israeli onslaught.
Join us this Saturday to demand that the Canadian government call for an immediate halt to Israel's attacks, an end to the siege of Gaza, and the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid!
ORGANIZED BY: The Association of Palestinian Arab Canadians (APAC), Independent Jewish Voices (IJV - Canada) and the Ottawa Palestine Solidarity Network (OPSN).
SUPPORTED BY: Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA-Carleton), Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR Ottawa), Not In Our Name: Jewish Voices Opposing Zionism (NION), NOWAR-PAIX, Rassemblement outaouais contre la guerre, and the Ottawa Peace Assembly.
Ottawa and Pan-Canadian demonstrations supported by: Independent Jewish Voices (IJV), the Association of Palestinian Arab Canadians (APAC), the Ottawa Palestine Solidarity Network, Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA-Carleton), Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR Ottawa), Not In Our Name: Jewish Voices Opposing Zionism (NION), Canadian Peace Alliance, Ottawa Peace Assembly, NOWAR-PAIX, Rassemblement outaouais contre la guerre,
the Coalition of Arab Canadian Professionals and Community Associations (CAPCA), Palestine House, the Canadian Arab Federation, Women in Solidarity with Palestine (WSP), the Muslim Association of Hamilton, the International Jewish anti-Zionist Network - Toronto, the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, Students Against Israeli Apartheid (Toronto), Yosher – Jewish Social Justice Network, Canadian Druze Society, Canadian Syrian Cultural Club, Al Huda, Islamic Relief, Union Steel Workers, Canadian Union of Public Employee (Ontario), Canadian Union of Postal Workers, the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War, Educators for Peace and Justice, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, Adala – Arab Justice Committee, Al-Awda - Vancouver, Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign, Canadian Shia Muslims Organization, Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation, Canadian Arab Federation – National, Canada Palestine Association - Vancouver, Canadians Against War, Canadian Islamic Congress BC, Canadian Muslim Union, Canpalnet, Canadian Forum for Justice and Peace in Sri Lanka, Code Pink Women for Peace (BC chapter), Indigenous Action Movement, Jews for a Just Peace - Vancouver, Steel Workers – Toronto Area Council, No One Is Illegal-Vancouver, Palestinian Islamic League – Canada, Salaam -Vancouver, Siraat Collective, Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights – University of British Columbia, Saskatoon Peace Coalition, Fredericton Peace Coalition, StopWar Coalition, Somali Canadian Diaspora Alliance, Bayan – Canada, Bengali Student Association, McMaster Muslims for Peace and Justice, Arab Students Association at Ryerson University, Worker to Worker Canada Cuba Solidarity Network, Muslim Canadian Federation – Vancouver, Students for a Democratic Society (UBC), Science for Peace, The Organizing Centre for Social and Economic Justice, Vancouver Socialist Forum, Canada-Palestine Support Network (Winnipeg), Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) and Tadamon! Montreal.
Please send further organizational endorsements to: nion.ottawa - at - gmail.com
For updated pan-Canadian event listings visit the website of the Canadian Peace Alliance at: http://acp-cpa.ca/en/GazaEvents.html
Ottawa Palestine Solidarity Network (OPSN)
The OPSN is Ottawa's city-wide coalition of unions, faith groups, students, and community organizations, uniting to demand peace and justice in the middle east and an end to Canadian complicity in humanitarian abuses.