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Winnipeg Rally for Gaza – Monday, July 14 @ 6 PM


Winnipeg Rally for Gaza poster - July 2014WINNIPEG RALLY FOR GAZA

MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

Protests are being organized in cities around the world in response to the ongoing, collective punishment of Palestinians. Since the June 12 disappearance and killing of 3 Israeli settler youths, Israeli forces and civilians have killed more than 180 Palestinian civilians (including dozens of women and children) and wounding more than 1,000 others — this, whilst carrying-out over 1,100 merciless airstrikes on Gaza.

In Winnipeg, the Canadian Palestinian Association of Manitoba (CPAM), alongside other community organizations and allies, are calling on all supporters of Palestinian human rights to join us for a peaceful rally at the Manitoba Legislature in protest of Israel’s latest, brutal bombardment campaign and murderous attacks.

End Israeli Apartheid!

Stop the bombing of Gaza!


MOHAMED BADWAN (CPAM): 204.870.7099
RAFE ABDULLA (CPAM): 204.295.7155


• Canadian Palestinian Association of MB (CPAM)
• Canada-Palestine Support Network (Winnipeg)
• Winnipeg Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (WCAIA)

Rally for Gaza – Sunday, November 18, 2012

Please attend today’s Rally for Gaza to support the people of Gaza, currently under assault from the world’s fourth-largest military power. You can take a look at our fact sheet on the situation in Gaza, and below is the media release sent out by the rally organizers.

You can also check out the Facebook event for the Rally, or contact us at info@wcaia.ca for more information.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

TODAY: Winnipeggers gather to condemn latest Israeli attacks on Gaza

WINNIPEG — As residents of Gaza, in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, brace for more violence in a mounting military attack by Israel, Winnipeggers gather to call for peace and justice.

WHO: Winnipeg groups and individuals
WHAT: Rally for peace and justice
WHERE: Manitoba Legislature
WHEN: Sunday, November 18, 3:00 pm
WHY: To support peace, and an end to Israel’s assault on Gaza

The remainder of the press release is below.

Israeli Apartheid Week 2012: March 5th to 9th

Israeli Apartheid Week will be returning for the third consecutive year in Winnipeg, with events at both the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba. There’s a series of events on both campuses, including local speakers from WCAIA, Independent Jewish Voices, and the Canada-Palestine Support Network, as well as Mostafa Henaway from Montreal’s Tadamon! group and Dalit Baum from Israel’s Who Profits: The Israeli Occupation Industry.

You can find more information about IAW 2012 at their website (winnipeg.apartheidweek.org), and a full schedule is below. EDIT: We now have all the event posters online and available for distribution below!

University of Regina’s Students’ Union formally adopts BDS motion

In a decision that was monumental for the anti-apartheid organizing in Canada, the membership of the University of Regina Students’ Union (URSU) voted on Feb 8th to adopt a Boycott, Disvestment, and Sanctions position. WCAIA would like to express our solidarity and support for URSU and its membership, and our respect for accomplishing this important victory!

You can find a message from Students’ Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) Regina here about the development, and the text of the motion adopted by the URSU membership is below:


February 1, 2012

WHERAS Israel is currently in defiance of over 30 UN Security Council Resolutions pertaining to its illegal military occupation of Palestine and is in flagrant violation of international humanitarian law under the Geneva Conventions, as affirmed by the International Court of Justice in 2004;

WHEREAS Israel systematically obstructs Palestinian students’ right to education through military checkpoints and roadblocks, the illegal apartheid wall, and the frequent closure of cities, routinely preventing thousands of students and teachers from reaching their schools and universities;

WHEREAS on July 9, 2005, 171 Palestinian organizations called upon people of conscience around the world to implement a global campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era;

WHEREAS students around the world, from York to Concordia, Carleton, UC Berkeley, McGill, the University of Toronto and New York University have been at the forefront of this global movement by campaigning for divestment of university funds from companies that support or profit from Israel’s illegal occupation and systematic denial of Palestinian human rights;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the University of Regina Student Union:

Recognize that the right to education is a fundamental human right that is basic to human freedom;

Join student organizations around the globe by endorsing the 2005 call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions from Palestinian civil society;

Commit to identifying and divesting from companies that support or profit from Israeli war crimes, occupation and oppression;

Affirm that students have a vital role in supporting struggles for social justice, and stand in solidarity with Palestinians’ struggle for self-determination and freedom.


Welcome to the new WCAIA website!

Welcome to the new website for the Winnipeg Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid! Not too much to see here yet, but stay tuned. I’d also recommend signing up for our e-mail newsletter if you haven’t already – you can do that by entering your e-mail address in the box below and following the instructions.