Boycotting Israeli Apartheid :: From South Africa to Palestine

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Boycotting Israeli Apartheid :: From South Africa to Palestine

Talk given by Rafeef Ziadah during Fires of War :: Voices of Resistance in Montreal

Rafeef Ziadah is a third-generation Palestinian refugee and an organizer with the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) and SUMOUD - Political Prisoner Solidarity Group in Toronto. She has been active with a number of grassroots campaigns on Palestine including the SUSTAIN (Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now!) campaign in Washington DC. She is currently completing her PhD at York University.

This is a series of interviews conducted by CKUT Community News Collective in montreal, in the lead up to the conference The struggle continues :: Boycotting Israeli Apartheid:: In Toronto from October 6th to the 8th.

The following interviews and recorded public talks given by Rafeef Ziadeh a member of the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid. Jamal Jumaa from the Grass Roots Campaign against the Apartheid Wall,
and Salim Vally from South Africa, who is a member of the Palestine Solidarity Committee.

The interviews talk about the need for such a movement across the world in order to show concrete and direct solidarity with the Palestinian People against Israeli Apartheid.

Boycotting Israeli Apartheid :: From South Africa to Palestine

This is a series of interviews conducted by CKUT Community News Collective in montreal, in the lead up to the conference The struggle continues :: Boycotting Israeli Apartheid:: In Toronto from October 6th to the 8th.

The following interviews and recorded public talks given by Rafeef Ziadeh a member of the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid. Jamal Jumaa from the Grass Roots Campaign against the Apartheid Wall,
and Salim Vally from South Africa, who is a member of the Palestine Solidarity Committee.

The interviews talk about the need for such a movement across the world in order to show concrete and direct solidarity with the Palestinian People against Israeli Apartheid.

Interview with Jamal Juma'a in CKUT

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Jamal Juma’a was born and lives in Jerusalem and is the coordinator of the Palestinian grassroots anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign. He is a founding member of several support organizations including the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC) and the Palestinian Association for Cultural Exchange (PACE) on whose boards he continues to serve. He has written several widely published and translated analysis pieces on the Wall and the struggle for Palestine. He regularly represents the Stop the Wall Campaign.

Talk given by Rafeef Ziadah during Fires of War :: Voices of Resistance in Montreal

Audio Link=>

Rafeef Ziadah is a third-generation Palestinian refugee and an organizer with the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) and SUMOUD - Political Prisoner Solidarity Group in Toronto. She has been active with a number of grassroots campaigns on Palestine including the SUSTAIN (Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now!) campaign in Washington DC. She is currently completing her PhD at York University.

Interview with Salim Vally

Audio Link=>

Salim Vally has been a social justice activist since high school and was a regional executive member of the high school South African Student’s Movement (SASM), which played a pivotal role in the Uprising of 1976. He has been a teacher, union educator, organizer and spokesperson, and as a researcher into grassroots community and worker conditions and needs has produced numerous critical reports. He is a lecturer and senior researcher in the School of Education at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and chairperson of the Palestine Solidarity Committee and the Anti-War Coalition.

The interviews were conducted and produced by the CKUT community news Collective in Montreal
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For more information about the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid

www.caiaweb.ca

Stop the Wall Campaign

www.stopthewall.org

Al-Awda Right of Return Coalition

www.al-awda.ca

Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)

http://www.cosatu.org.za

Palestine Solidarity Committee -South Africa

http://psc.za.org/

For more information about the Conference Please Read Below
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Boycotting Israeli Apartheid: The Struggle Continues
October 6-8, 2006 - Toronto
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REGISTER NOW AND SAVE:
http://www.caiaweb.org/files/CAIAregistrationform.pdf
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Featuring:
Jamal Jum’a - Coordinator, Stop the Wall Campaign (Palestine)
Willie Madisha - Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)
Salim Vally - Palestine Solidarity Committee(South Africa)

The Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) invites you to join us from October 6-8, 2006 for “Boycotting Israeli Apartheid: The Struggle Continues” a broad-based conference dedicated to promoting the growing
anti-apartheid movement in Palestine and abroad through a comprehensive boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign targeting Israeli apartheid.

The conference will include participants from Palestine, South Africa and Turtle Island; bringing together all those working on BDS as a means of dismantling Zionist racism and opening up new spaces for creative action.

The conference aims to develop understandings, strategies and networks that can give impetus to a national BDS campaign.

The weekend will also serve as a showcase of the Palestinian arts,
featuring cultural programming and a marketplace of alternative ‘Apartheid Free’ products from Palestine. Furthermore, BDS campaigners from across Canada, representing different community, faith, labour, and student organizations will be on hand to share in this important strategizing, networking and learning experience.

For more information on the conference visit us at http://www.caiaweb.org or register in advance and save 50% on the conference registrations costs at: http://www.caiaweb.org/files/CAIAregistrationform.pdf