How does the international community define Apartheid? What requirements must be met for a state to be defined as an apartheid state? We look at Article II of the International Convention for the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid to answer these questions.
Frank Barat, a human rights activist based in London, will give a brief historical overview of the work of the Russell Tribunal, including the Vietnam and South America tribunal of the 70s and will then focus on the Palestine tribunal with a strong emphasis on the last session in Cape Town, that concluded that ‘Israel’s policies against the Palestinian People were in breach of the prohibition against Apartheid in International Law’. His presentation will then address the global pro-justice movement and look into the need to internationalize the struggle.
Date: March 8, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: MC (Math and Computing) 4020
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Join us for an evening with New-York-based poet, writer and activist Remi Kanazi. Remi is the editor of Poets For Palestine (Al Jisser Group, 2008) and author of the acclaimed book Poetic Injustice. His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Al Jazeera, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and BBC Radio. …
David Heap will give his account of the Freedom Waves to Gaza which took place in November, when Irish and Canadian boats tried to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
A linguistics professor at the University of Western Ontario, Heap was on board the Canadian Boat, the Tahrir, when it was seized by the Israeli navy in international waters. Freedom Waves is part of an ongoing global solidarity movement challenging the blockade of Gaza and working for freedom for Palestine.
By Chris Burke
3A Environment and Business
In response to The politics behind EV3 Starbucks written by Bogdan Caradima, an article was written titled Bad coffee? Suck it up by Oren Lahav. The issue is around the pro-Israeli stance of Starbuck’s CEO. Caradima is critical of the position, in turn Lahav has rushed to Starbuck’s defence.
Lahav criticizes Caradima for singling out Starbucks from a number of pro-Israeli organizations. I can’t speak for Caradima, maybe he does boycott these organizations, I don’t know. However, the Starbucks issue is relevant to the University of …
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