Emergency rally for Palestine: Defend Al-Quds/Jerusalem


Friday at 5 PM - 6:30 PM

U.S. Consulate Vancouver
1095 West Pender Street, Vancouver

This Event is Co-hosted by: Canada Palestine Association and StopWarCa - Vancouver Coalition for Justice & Peace

More List of endorsers are forthcoming (please msg the hosts to endorse or speak)
Endorsed by: 
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights - UBC
UBC Social Justice Centre
Young Communist League-Vancouver

In an atrocious move that has been 70 years in the making, Trump has declared moving US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This is an escalation on a conflict that’s costing Palestinian lives on a genocidal level. It overturns decades of pseudo-attempts at the peace process and is yet another iteration of the colonial project of sewing sectarianism in the region to justify imperialist wars. 
No colonial capital city is a good one, but declaring al-Quds/Jerusalem, the sacred land of Palestinian Arabs, the indigenous inhabitants of the land, the capital of the colonial state is a symbolic and material slap in the face. 

Palestinians have called for 3 days of rage and demonstrations at US Embassies everywhere. It's a moral imperative for the international community to reject US aggression on Palestine. We demand the government of Canada to condemn Trump’s decision to move Israeli capital to Jerusalem and to withdraw its support for Israel. 

We stand in solidarity with everyone suffering the horrors of Trump’s Fascist regime and especially we stand with the people of Palestine, in Gaza, West Bank and in Jerusalem and those in exile who haven’t seen their hometown in decades. 

American aggression has a longer history than Trump and his agenda. We oppose not just this latest of American aggression but all Western colonial wars and occupations, starting from the occupation of Turtle Island. Settler-colony everywhere is condemned. 

Stand up for Palestinian lives. Jerusalem belongs to Palestine and so does the rest of the territory occupied by US-backed Israel.
Until full liberation and the right of return.

This rally takes place on the occupied, unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


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