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Coalition will fight ban of Students Against Israeli Apartheid: U of M Students’ Union urged to support human rights and freedom of speech

We are republishing the following news release from the Winnipeg Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, in reference to the banning of Students Against Israeli Apartheid at the University of Manitoba: NEWS RELEASE For immediate release Saturday, April 13, 2013 Coalition will fight ban of Students Against Israeli Apartheid U of M Students' Union urged to support human rights and freedom of speech WINNIPEG—The Winnipeg Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid

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Freedom of Speech Muzzled at the University of Manitoba – Omar Shaban

by Omar Shaban In yet another effort to muzzle speech that exposes Israeli war crimes and atrocities in occupied Palestine, Zionists at the University of Manitoba in the university's Student Union (UMSU) passed a resolution to ban the Student Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) and its activities from campus on April 11, in a 19-16 divided vote, against the legal advice of the student union's lawyer. This ill-worded resolution claims that most "Jewish

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Return and Liberation: The Conference of the Palestinian Shatat in North America, taking place May 3-5, 2013 in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia, will bring Palestinians together to discuss the future of the Palestinian cause and the direction of the struggle, through plenaries, workshops, cultural expression and more! Full details about this unique conference bringing together the Palestinian community - as well as registration -

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Palestinian singer Nisreen Hajaj to be featured at Shatat Conference

Organizing Committee of the Shatat Conference is delighted to announce that Palestinian singer Nisreen Hajaj will be featured at Return and Liberation: Conference of the Palestinian Shatat in North America, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 3-5, 2013. Nisreen Hajaj, is a Palestinian singer/performer who began her musical career at age 16. Nisreen is the winner of several awards including LBCI Studio El-Fan in 2006 for the Arab

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April 19: Reem Kelani: Music of Resistance for Palestinian Prisoners’ Day: Vancouver

Music of Resistance: Reem Kelani  Friday, April 19, 7:00pm, Rhizome Cafe, 317 East Broadway, Vancouver (unceded Coast Salish territories) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/314004918726167/ Marking Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, commemorate Palestinian cultural resistance with art and music, featuring the song of Palestinian singer and musician Reem Kelani. Presented by the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign, organizing in solidarity with

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April 20: Fundraising dinner – Remember Palestine: Bellevue, WA

With all the calamities facing the Middle East these days, the Palestinian one has the biggest impact. Remember Palestine! Don't forget our brothers and sisters in Palestine. Palestinians still live under Israeli occupation are their situation is still dire. Please join us for a fundraising dinner to benefit our brothers and sisters living under occupation. When: Saturday, April 20th, 5pm Where: Red Lion Hotel Bellevue Attend the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/525463554161791/

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March 30 – Land Day: Palestinian Day of Struggle Against Colonization

March 30 marks Land Day, a day in which Palestinians inside and outside Palestine commemorate and celebrate the Palestinian connection to the land and continuous struggle against colonialism. 2013 is the 37th Land Day, coming on the anniversary of the mass upsurge in occupied Palestine 1948 in 1976, in response to yet another Israeli attempt to confiscate over 20,000 dunums of Palestinian land in the Galilee. Thousands of Palestinians of '48 rose

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March 30: Land is Life – Commemorating Palestinian Land Day: San Francisco

An Event Commemorating Palestinian Land Day LAND IS LIFE: Communities Resisting Dispossession and Colonization Speakers, Drummers, Dabkeh & Poetry Speakers: Samera Esmeir Katie Joaquin Tony Gonzales & more... Saturday March 30th, 2013 6-8PM The Women's Building 3543 18th Street San Francisco, CA This event has been organized by the Palestine Action Network (PAN) which includes the following organizations: AAPRP: All-African People's Revolutionary

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Keynote presenters announced for Shatat Conference

Seven keynote panelists for Return and Liberation: Conference of the Palestinian Shatat in North America have been announced by the organizers. These speakers include the following presenters: Rabab Abdulhadi Senior Scholar of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative, at the College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University Hanna KawasChair, Canada Palestine Association and Co-Host, Voice of Palestine Karma NabulsiFormer

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No Condescending Saviours: Obama Unwelcome in Palestine by Omar Shaban

No Condescending Saviours: Obama Unwelcome in Palestine by Omar Shaban Obama's speech in Ramallah reaffirmed my conviction that the conference that will be held in Vancouver in May is more important than ever - and this is why. With an extremely patronizing and condescending attitude, and with a saviour mentality, Obama barged into the Palestinian territories unwelcomed to preach to Palestinians on how to go about resisting the occupation. He stood

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