Citizen Action Monitor

Israeli citizens call on Ontario Legislature members “to vote against this patently anti-democratic Motion”

“The Motion is a clear infringement of free speech which would render Ontario a politically backward and repressive province in an important aspect.” No 1843 Posted by fw, December 8, 2016 … Continue reading

December 8, 2016

Green Party’s BDS compromise: advocate economic pressure on Israel, while not endorsing BDS movement

“May seems comfortable leading the party forward with this position,” says Tom Woodley of CJPME No 1827 Posted by fw, November 18, 2016 “The proponents of the August resolution, which made … Continue reading

November 18, 2016

Israel and Palestine have crossed a point of no return, suggest Tariq Ali and Norman Finkelstein – Part 3 of 3

Tariq Ali argues that Israel’s epithetical smear, ’anti-Semitic’, is losing its sting and power to intimidate BDS supporters. No 1811 Posted by fw, October 27, 2016 Just to recap. In Part … Continue reading

October 27, 2016

Further thoughts on the compelling moral case for Canadian politicians to affirm support for BDS

“Sanctions against Israel are not anti-Semitic or anti-Jewish, but anti-colonial,” argues philosophy prof. No 1794 Posted by fw, October 6, 2016 “Moral idiocy — Inability to understand moral principles and values … Continue reading

October 6, 2016

Dimitri Lascaris attempts to clarify what his Green Party BDS resolution does/does not mean

Does he succeed? Watch this 36-minute video of a Sept. 7 Town Hall meeting and judge for yourself. No 1787 Posted by fw, September 28, 2016 The single biggest problem in … Continue reading

September 28, 2016

Israel’s ferocious campaign to break the BDS movement is slammed by Israeli human rights activist Miko Peled

“It really comes down to an issue of foreign silencing of free speech,” says Chris Hedges No 1784 Posted by fw, September 25, 2016 In a 24:20-minute video interview, embedded below, … Continue reading

September 25, 2016

Video primer on BDS for Canadians: CJPME launches series of videos on BDS

Watch the first video here — Why BDS? For Canadians — covers the demands of the BDS movement, explains its logic. No 1783 Posted by fw, September 24, 2016 CJPME is delighted … Continue reading

September 24, 2016

What is BDS? — An explanation by the Palestinian BDS National Committee

The Palestinian BDS committee called for “global citizens” to join the Palestinian struggle because “those in power refused to act”. No 1781 Posted by fw, September 19, 2016 As I explained … Continue reading

September 19, 2016

What does the Green Party’s hotly contested BDS policy resolution actually say? Maybe we should read it

To facilitate an informed discussion, people should read the resolution before they criticize or applaud it. No 1780 Posted by fw, September 18, 2016 I am in the process of reviewing … Continue reading

September 18, 2016

24 Green Party of Canada members defend support for BDS cause, reject Green’s BC leader’s criticism

BREAKING: yesterday three GPC shadow cabinet members were removed for criticizing a provincial party leader. No 1776 Posted by fw, September 14, 2016 “…no Western government has ever applied meaningful pressure … Continue reading

September 14, 2016

In a Brexit-like second-chance move, 44% of Canada’s Green Party members call for a repeal of their pro-BDS vote

The chronology of events suggests this has less to do with BDS than with fear of the loss of Ms. May as party leader. No 1766 Posted by fw, September 5, … Continue reading

September 5, 2016

Could Elizabeth May’s devout Anglican Christian beliefs have influenced her anti-BDS position?

Whatever her beliefs, May appears not to be on board with Anglicans who are rethinking their acceptance of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. No 1761 Posted by fw, August 30, 2016 … Continue reading

August 30, 2016

Canada’s Green Party in crisis, two progressive members blame Elizabeth May for aggressively opposing BDS

Question now is: Will other parties be even more resistant to popular pressure to sanction Israel over occupation of Palestinian land? No 1759 Posted by fw, August 28, 2016 Participants at … Continue reading

August 28, 2016

Elizabeth May’s decision to stay on as leader “is good news for the Party”, says party member Dimitri Lascaris

As author of the divisive BDS resolution, he remains hopeful “she will see the wisdom and support for BDS.” Really? No 1756 Posted by fw, August 23, 2016 “I’m hopeful that … Continue reading

August 23, 2016

My response to the Green Party’s request for feedback on the party’s adoption of the pro-BDS resolution

Party leaders probably won’t like what I had to say. No 1749 Posted by fw, August 12, 2016 To act ignorantly when knowledge is available, to deny realities that patently exist … Continue reading

August 12, 2016

Deeply rooted factional politics in Palestinian society is jeopardizing their own salvation

“There can never be a free Palestine without Palestinians first freeing themselves from factional repression,” says Ramzy Baroud. No 1748 Posted by fw, August 11, 2016 “But the truth is, for … Continue reading

August 11, 2016

B’nai B’rith Organization of Canada launches personal smear attack against Green Party member

“B’nai B’rith has no regard for the truth”, says Dimitri Lascaris, author of Green’s approved resolution in support of BDS. No 1747 Posted by fw, August 10, 2016 “Well, until I … Continue reading

August 10, 2016

New campaign calls on Ontario government to end intimidation of pro-Palestinian rights organizations

Campaign seeks Ontario and National activist organizations to be signatories to a letter to be sent to all MPPs. No 1732 Posted by fw, July 25, 2016 “Despite the fact that … Continue reading

July 25, 2016

Zionist and right-wingers at Toronto’s York University fail to deligitimate and vilify on-campus BDS movement

Anti-BDS forces use classic McCarthy-like smear tactics in personal attacks on campus colleagues. No 1688 Posted by fw, May 31. 2016 In the following 10-minute embedded video, David McNally, York University … Continue reading

May 31, 2016