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Videos: Shatat Conference plenaries online

The following videos highlight the plenary and full-conference gatherings at Return and Liberation: Conference of the Palestinian Shatat in North America. Filmed by videographer and activist Jase Tanner, the videos highlight the talks of Hanna Kawas, Loubna Qutami, Issam Yamani, Rabab Abdulhadi, Karma Nabulsi and Abdelrazzaq Takriti, as well as the Skype presentation by Leila Khaled: Hanna Kawas, Haneen Karajah, Khaled Barakat and Omar Shaban: Loubna

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CONFERENCE RELEASE: Palestinian Shatat Conference convenes in Vancouver for Return and Liberation

May 15th, 2013 - In an effort to unite the Palestinian community through adherence to fundamental principles predicated on return and liberation, Palestinian activists and their allies in North America convened on unceded Coast Salish territories at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada from May 3 - 5, 2013. With the firm belief that Palestinians in the Shatat should be actively engaged and invested in advancing the Palestinian

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Al-Shabaka roundtable on Palestinian representation

This roundtable discussion at Al-Shabaka, published today, prefigures some of the conversations that will be taking place at the conference this weekend. This is strongly recommended reading for conference attendees! Click here to read: http://www.al-shabaka.org/roundtable/politics/open-debate-palestinian-representation "Many Palestinians seek more effective and democratic representation, and to this end advocate reform of the Palestine Liberation

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May 2: SETTLER COLONIALISMS, QUEER ACTIVISM AND THE PINKWASHING OF ISRAELI APARTHEID

SETTLER COLONIALISMS, QUEER ACTIVISM AND THE PINKWASHING OF ISRAELI APARTHEID Thursday, May 2 7:00 pm Room 7000, 7th floor, accessible by elevator SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings, Vancouver Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/112139772318988/?fref=ts http://quaiavancouver.wordpress.com/ *We recognize that we do this work on unceded Coast Salish Territories, the lands of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh-ulh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Stó:lo,

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Kevin Neish photography of Gaza, Palestine on display at conference

Over lunch on Saturday, May 4, Victoria human rights activist Kevin Neish will present photography of his recent 5 week tour of Gaza. Kevin Neish says, "Amidst the Israeli forces’ rockets, hijackings, kidnappings, shootings and blackouts, the Palestinian people of Gaza carry on with their lives. In Arabic they are called 'Sumud', in English it’s steadfast and unyielding." He documented his trip with photographs and essays at www.kevinneish.ca

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Register and Donate for the Conference of the Palestinian Shatat!

  Register today! Return and Liberation, the Conference of the Palestinian Shatat in North America, will take place in Vancouver, Canada from May 3-5, 2013, at the University of British Columbia. Panels, workshops and cultural events include "Looking Back, Forging Forward: Palestinian Organizing in the Shatat," "Palestinian Representation and the Right of Return," "Palestinian Perspectives on Solidarity and BDS," "Repression and Resistance:

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Conference centre will be Buchanan A Building

The conference centre will be Buchanan A Building on the UBC Campus in Vancouver. Click here for directions to Buchanan A.  The centre of conference activities, including registration, breakfasts, and tabling, will be directly outside Buchanan A101.

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Please Rescind Your Resolution to Ban SAIA

Dear UMSU, This is a personal statement, and it does not represent any group or organization. I am sending this to you hoping that you would uphold principles of debate as paramount to any personal or reductionist approaches to policy. Students in Canada, and the West in general posses a privilege that people in the Arab world are dying for right now – a privilege that allows them unconditional and to a certain extent uncensored access to a vast

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An Open Letter to the University of Manitoba Students’ Union from the Canadian Students’ Coalition for Palestine

Organizations are invited to sign on to this statement. To sign on, email canadianSCP@gmail.com or use the form below. Download PDF April 14, 2013 To: The University of Manitoba Students’ Union Council Local 103 of the Canadian Federation of Students 101 University Centre, Winnipeg, MB We are writing to express our grave concern about the UMSU’s decision to revoke the student club status of the University of Manitoba’s branch of Students Against

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Flying from out of town? Travel tips for conference-goers

If you are flying into Vancouver, the closest airport to fly into is YVR (Vancouver International Airport). Driving and transit directions from YVR to UBC are available at Google Maps  and TransLink Trip Planner. Please note, if you are travelling from the US, you may save money by flying into Seattle (SEA) or Bellingham (BLI) airports. It is a few hours' trip from Seattle, but often worth the time if you are looking to save!   These airports

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