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Rally and March to End Canadian Complicity in Apartheid. Divest Now!

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Mar/26/2011 - 12:30 pm
Mar/26/2011 - 3:00 pm

GLOBAL BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT, SANCTIONS DAY OF ACTION
12:30 pm
TORONTO
MEET AT KING AND BAY

Our universities and pension plans are invested in corporations that carry out apartheid, environmental degradation, and the displacement of indigenous people worldwide. On the anniversary of Palestinian Land Day and the BDS Global Day of Action, we march in the financial district to say:

END CANADIAN SUPPORT FOR APARTHEID: DIVEST NOW!

We salute people's uprisings in the Middle East and the struggle for freedom, justice, and equality everywhere.

Bring noisemakers and flags!
Organized by the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid.
www.caiaweb.org

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A Short History of Land Day and the BDS Day of Action

1976 - Israeli military forces shot and killed six young Palestinian citizens of Israel protesting the Israeli government’s expropriation of Palestinian land to build new Jewish-only colonies and to expand existing ones. Every March 30, Palestinian Land Day commemorates this loss.

2005 - Palestinian civil society calls for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israeli Apartheid.

2009 - First Global BDS Day of Action is launched on Land Day, March 30.
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Endorsed by:

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
No One Is Illegal
Toronto New Socialists
Queers Against Israeli Apartheid
Students Against Israeli Apartheid
Faculty for Palestine
Teachers for Palestine
Labour for Palestine
Toronto-Arab Solidarity Campaign
Toronto Coalition to Stop the War
Not in Our Name (NION)
Independent Jewish Voices
Educators for Peace and Justice
Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN)
Women in Solidarity with Palestine
Palestine House Community Centre