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May 2018

FREE WEBINAR – Canadians in 1948 Palestine: Local Responsibility for the Nakba

May 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Free webinar Canada
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Canadians in 1948 Palestine: Local Responsibility for the Nakba

Recent images from the Gaza Strip--at once heart-wrenching and inspiring--are a powerful reminder that seventy years later, the Palestinian refugee crisis grinds on. But what of the origins of this crisis? Register here for this special online presentation. The mass expulsion of Palestinians in 1948 can no longer be denied. But while the facts are more and more widely acknowledged, even in Israel, in Canada the discussion lags behind. Hundreds of Canadians travelled to Palestine in 1948 to fight for…

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USA Boston MA -Remembering and Resisting: 70 Years of Ongoing Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

May 12, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm UTC-4
Copley Square, Boston Boston, United States + Google Map

Palestinians and their allies in Boston are marking the 70th commemoration of the Nakba - the catastrophic Israeli ethnic cleansing of Palestine. In 1948, almost a million Palestinians were violently dispossessed of their homes and land by Zionist settler colonialists. The emerging Israeli state stripped Palestinians of their possessions and livelihood. Many Palestinians were expelled or fled to neighboring areas and have struggled to survive and return ever since. Those who managed to stay in their homes have been subjected…

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CDA Toronto ON – Commemoration of Nakba

May 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Israeli Consulate, 180 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON Canada
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National Committee for the Commemoration of Nakba-Canada Invites you to participate in a demonstration to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba and reject Trump's decision to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem and to affirm support for the Great March of Return and lifting of the siege on Gaza. Place: In front of the Israeli Consulate, 180 Bloor St West. Time: Saturday 12-5-2018 at 1:30 pm Please bring your family and friends together with Palestinian flags, Kofeyyeh and return…

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USA Northfield MN – Nakba Commemoration

May 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
Bridge Square, Division and 4th Street East
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
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 “Nakba” (catastrophe) refers to events in 1947-1948 that transpired when the British vacated Palestine and Israel became a state. More than 750,000 Palestinians left their homes and more than 400 villages were destroyed. Families are left with their keys and their memories. This “temporary” expulsion is 70 years old this year and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine continues today. Please join us as we stand in solidarity with those who lost homes and villages. We will name 418 villages that…

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CDA Calgary AB – Calgary Remembers the Nakba

May 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Central Memorial Park, 12th Ave and 2nd St SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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A family-friendly event open to the Calgary public, we invite all to join us as we commemorate 70 years of the Nakba and 70 years of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.  There will be poetry readings and spoken word, first-person accounts of the forced displacement of Palestinians, speeches, a visual pictorial display of the flight and plight of Palestinian refugees during the 1947-48 and 1967 forced displacements, and the ongoing Nakba until the 2018 Gaza Great March of Return. We…

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CDA Montreal QC – Nakba 70 Action

May 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC+0
Square Philips Montreal, QC Canada + Google Map

Mark 70 years of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine Square Philips (Metro Place des Arts) Montreal, Quebec Part 1: 5:00 pm, Demonstration, Square Phillips Part 2: 9:00 pm, Benefit evening, Le Belmont, Mont-Royal   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/425500877873672/

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CDA Winnipeg MB: Hope Lives in Remembrance

May 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+5
City Park, 224 East 125th Street
New York, NY 10035 United States
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Free

AL NAKBA 70 WINNIPEG: Hope Lives in Remembrance 4:30PM: Gather at Memorial Park (across from the Manitoba Legislature) 5:00-6:00PM: Public Awareness Event along Osborne and Broadway (Recognition of Palestinian villages destroyed in 1948) Al Nakba means “the catastrophe” in Arabic. May 15, 2018 marks 70 years of popular resistance against the 1948 displacement, dispossession, and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homes and lands. 70 years after Al Nakba, Palestinians continue to cherish and work for peace and justice —…

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NZ Auckland – In support of Great March of Return and remembering Al Naqba

May 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Aotea Square, 291-297 Queen St.
Auckland, New Zealand
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Join us in protest at the massacres currently happening on the Gaza border! We meet on Saturday 19 May at 2PM until the killing in Gaza stops! Ramzy Baroud will be a speaker at this Rally to remember Al Naqba as well as voice our outrage at the killings, gassings and bombings in Gaza right now!! Gazans have gathered peacefully as part of a “Great March of Return” to demand refugees and their descendants be allowed to return to their…

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CDA Toronto ON – Book Launch – 2 books – One Past and One Present

May 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Friends House, 60 Lowther at Bedford/Bloor
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

 Book Launch of Two books on Palestine One Past and One Present; Only One Reality An Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba edited by Nahla Abdo and Nur Masalha featuring a reading by Nahla Abdo and contributor Chandni Desai Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense by Marcello Di Cintio Oral History: In 2018, Palestinians mark the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, a mass expulsion that saw more than 750,000 people uprooted and forced to flee…

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CDA Ottawa ON Free film screening: “Radiance of Resistance”, award-winning documentary

May 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
25 One Community, 251 Bank St., 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON Canada
Free

Film Screening followed by a brief discussion "Radiance of Resistance" Award-Winning Documentary Radiance of Résistance tells the story of Janna Ayyad 9 years old, and Ahed Tamimi 14 years old that live under military occupation in Nabi Saleh, Palestine. Janna Ayyad has been called the youngest journalist in Palestine. Ahed won the Handala Courage Award from Turkey when she was 13 and met with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This film takes an intimate look at their everyday lives and…

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