Saturday, July 8
1803 E 1st Ave
Join us on Saturday, 8 July for an evening of solidarity for Palestine in Vancouver to mark the 51st anniversary of the assassination of Palestinian writer, leader and revolutionary, Ghassan Kanafani, build the struggle for the freedom of the 5,000 Palestinian prisoners behind Zionist bars and organize for the liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea.
Ghassan Kanafani and Walid Daqqah: Two Palestinian writers, two Palestinian freedom fighters; decades apart, yet sharing one common struggle for liberation and a powerful language of creative mobilization to advance that cause. 51 years ago, the Mossad assassinated Ghassan Kanafani and his niece, Lamis. Today, the Israeli regime seeks to assassinate Walid Daqqah through systematic medical neglect.
Join us to hear from Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat (co-founder of the Masar Badil) on the continuing legacy of Ghassan Kanafani in the Palestinian, Arab and international revolutionary struggle; BDS Vancouver – Coast Salish on Scotiabank’s investment in Elbit Systems and Zionist war crimes; and Samidoun Vancouver speakers on the case of Walid Daqqah, the outcome of the Ottawa Liberation Conference in May 2023, and the campaign to free Palestine Action prisoners in Britain.
“Imperialism has laid its body over the world. Wherever you strike it, you damage it, and you serve the world revolution.” – Ghassan Kanafani
- Poster art in image by Danya Zituni (@qamarprints)