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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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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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تحت شعار ” طريقنا العودة و التحرير ” مُؤتمر للشتات الفلسطيني في أمريكا الشمالية في مايو / أيار القادم

أعلنت اللجنة التنظيمية لمؤتمر الشتات الفلسطيني في أمريكا الشمالية عن بدء الاستعداد واعلان فعاليات " مؤتمر العودة والتحرير " والذي تستضيفه مدينة فانكوفر الكندية أيام 3 و4 و 5 / أيار القادم ، في فضاء الذكرى ال 65 للنكبة الفلسطينية التي بدأت عام 1948 وأكدت

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From SAIA York: York Federation of Students endorses BDS campaign

On this International Day Against Racial Discrimination, in an historic vote at the largest students’ union in Canada, York University’s undergraduate students’ union, the York Federation of Students, voted overwhelmingly in favour of a resolution to endorse the Global Campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid. The resolution was drafted in response to the 2005 Palestinian civil society call for boycott,

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On Mothers’ Day: A Letter to Mother Palestine and her Daughters by Reham Alhelsi

The following piece, by Reham Alhelsi, was published at A Voice from Palestine. We re-publish it here today with greetings, salutes and love to all of the Palestinian mothers who nourish children and the land, nurture Palestinian society, and lead, march and fight in the struggle. Dear Mother Palestine, On Mother’s day, as the Hannoun wakes up, and as the almond tree blossoms and you wear your green and red dress, we celebrate you. On this day,

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The Answer to “Why Can’t We be Friends?” by Omar Shaban

The following article was written by Omar Shaban, a member of the Conference organizing committee and of Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights at UBC (SPHR-UBC), the conference hosting group at the University of British Columbia. This article was inspired by the poorly written article in UBC's official newspaper The Ubyssey. There is no doubt that when an oppressor – no matter who they are – fails to make a good “moral” case as to why they

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March 19 in Ramallah: Palestinians for Dignity to protest Obama visit

Palestinians For Dignity call for a demonstration in objection to President Obama's visit to the occupied Palestinian territory Tuesday March 19 at 4:30 pm  Starting at Al Manara Square, marching towards Al-Muqata (Ramallah) Long Live Free Palestine Palestinians For Dignity ------------------------------------------------ President Obama's visit to the occupied Palestinian territory comes at a time when our prisoners are waging a hunger strike

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March 30: Ana Min Hunak: Arab Cultural Evening for Palestinian Land Day – Vancouver

Ana Min Hunak: I am from there... Arab Cultural Evening for Palestinian Land Day Saturday, March 30 6:00 PM Bonsor Banquet Hall, 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby, BC  (Near Metrotown) - Free Parking Available   Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/549079475123907/   Join the Palestine Cultural Society and the organizing committee of the Vancouver Palestinian Shatat Conference for an Arab cultural evening commemorating Palestinian Land

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International Women’s Day: Women in the Palestinian Liberation Struggle

On International Women's Day, it is critical to recognize the central role of Palestinian women in the struggle for liberation.  Palestinian women are, and have been throughout history, leaders, intellectuals, fighters, organizers, and writers in the Palestinian national cause, and have been a constant part of every mobilization for justice and liberation in Palestine. Indeed, the structures pioneered by Palestinian women’s committees were in

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