Palestinian and solidarity associations and institutions affiliated with the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement (Masar Badil) will participate in the work of the 5th Assembly of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (Canada), to be held in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, from June 1-4, 2022.
The Canada Palestine Association will participate in a panel in which the Palestinian activist and organizer Hanna Kawas will speak about the history and present of Canadian imperialism and Palestine, as well as efforts by the Zionist movement to criminalize the Palestinian struggle and resistance and the Palestine solidarity movement in North America.
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is organizing a special workshop for its supporters and its branches in Canada to strategize about its collective participation in the international solidarity movement, especially to support the struggle of the Palestinian prisoner movement and to expose the ongoing crimes against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers. The workshop will also discuss the development of campaigns to boycott the Zionist occupation and institutions and the corporations supporting them, and promoting the joint struggle with Indigenous peoples, student movements, and labour union forces supporting the Palestinian people in Canadian universities and trade unions.
Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat will participate in a public symposium on Friday, June 3, alongside the Indigenous activist and organizer Natalie Knight, on the role of Canadian imperialism in plundering the wealth of the peoples and the nature of racist settler colonialism at home and abroad, examining Canada and occupied Palestine.
The International League of Peoples’ Struggle, which includes about 350 international parties, organizations and associations, aims to challenge imperialist militarization and domination in the world, challenging economic and political subjugation and climates of racism and oppression, especially the attacks on the rights of the popular and working classes, migrants and refugees.
The conference discusses the reality of Canadian imperialism as the first strategic partner of the American empire, and highlights the role of Canadian companies in exploiting and plundering the wealth of peoples within the continent as it does in Asia, Africa and Latin America, with a special focus this year on the liberation struggle and comprehensive resistance in the Philippines and occupied Palestine.