Tag: Palestine

The making of Lia Tarachansky’s “On the Side of the Road”

Filmmaker Lia Tarachansky in Winnipeg Nov 9, 2016. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Winnipeg, Nov. 9, 2016: Israeli filmmaker and correspondent for The Real News Network Lia Tarachansky screened and then discussed the motivation for and the making of her documentary film “On the Side of the Road.” The former West Bank settler examines Israelis’ unwillingness and/or […]

Vigil marks 2nd anniversary of Operation Protective Edge

Winnipeg, August 2, 2016: Peace and human rights organizations held a vigil for the Palestinians killed in the 2014 Israeli attack on Gaza known as Operation Protective Edge. Photo: Rana Abdulla
By Candice Bodnaruk
Winnipeg – On August 2nd, 2016, over two dozen people gathered at the the Israel Folklorama Pavilion for the third annual vigil to […]

Winnipeg in Spring – Solidarity with Palestine

Winnipeg, May 28, 2016: Peace Alliance Winnipeg and Independent Jewish Voices Winnipeg joined forces to hand out information to Liberal Party delegates about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel and to remind them that Liberals must not cease supporting free speech and human rights. Photo: Paul S. Graham
By Glenn Michalchuk
The 2016 Walk for […]

Israel and the destruction of Palestinian education

By Candice Bodnaruk
June 11, 2016: Peace Alliance Winnipeg member Candice Bodnaruk spoke at the Winnipeg Walk for Peace on the impact of Israeli occupation on Palestinian education. Photo: Paul S. Graham
In so many ways children are the greatest victims of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. We know Israel deliberately targets children, whether it’s sniper attacks in […]

Palestinian situation similar to that of First Nations

June 11, 2016: Mary Elizabeth Stanley speaking at the 35th annual Winnipeg Walk for Peace on the parallels between First Nations and Palestinian struggles. Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Mary Elizabeth Stanley
Good afternoon! And welcome to everyone here and thank you all for showing support in this year’s Walk for Peace. It is truly an honor […]

Dancing Tragedies and Dreams

From the video “Dancing Tragedies and Dreams.” Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Paul S. Graham
Art, culture, dance and politics blended seamlessly in Winnipeg on September 21, 2014, with the performance of Dancing Tragedies and Dreams, a production of the Canadian Palestinian Association of Manitoba,  at Prairie Theatre Exchange.
Dancing Tragedies and Dreams featured dances from Palestine, Lebanon, […]

The “new JNF”

Winnipeg, May 27, 2014: “Scarlet Mowchanson” greets her adoring fans in front of the Winnipeg Concert Hall where the annual Negev Gala was being held to raise funds for the Jewish National Fund. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Activists from Independent Jewish Voices Canada staged some street theatre outside the annual Negev Gala, held May 27th at […]

Can BDS succeed?

Video: Can boycott, divestment and sanctions stop Israeli apartheid?
By Paul S. Graham
On July 9, 2005 , Palestinian civil society put out the call for an international campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions to compel the Israeli state to follow international law. Specifically, the signatories called on Israel to:

End its occupation and colonization of all Arab […]

Colonialism & Indigenous Rights in Canada & Palestine

As a part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 in Winnipeg, Paul Burrows and Cheryl-Anne Carr discussed the impact of colonialism on the indigenous peoples of Canada and Palestine. The similarities are disturbing and striking.
The event was sponsored by:
Students Against Israeli Apartheid
Winnipeg Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
CanPalNet (Winnipeg)
Independent Jewish Voices (Winnipeg)

Julia Bacha: Pay attention to nonviolence

In 2003, the Palestinian village of Budrus mounted a 10-month-long nonviolent protest to stop a barrier being built across their olive groves. Did you hear about it? Didn’t think so. Brazilian filmmaker Julia Bacha asks why we only pay attention to violence in the Israel-Palestine conflict — and not to the nonviolent leaders who may […]