Canadian BDS Coalition sponsors Anti-Israel “Cross-country Day of Action”

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Cross-Canada Day of Action. Photo: – screenshot

The Canadian BDS Coalition has issued the following statement:

Cross-country Day of Action – May 18, 2019

Across Canada there is a new majority*…

…against Israeli war crimes

…against the Occupation

…for the Right of Return for Palestinian Refugees

…for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

…to End Canadian Complicity with Israeli Apartheid

…for Self-determination for the Palestinian people

*A Survey on Canadians’ Views Toward Israel/Palestine: Most Canadians Say Sanctions and Boycott are Reasonable Measures to Defend Palestinian Rights (

The Canadian BDS Coalition aims to celebrate this new majority by making it visible on the streets of Canada. We appeal to everyone seeing this message, to every working class and progressive organization, to demonstrate on Saturday, May 18 in solidarity with the above demands.

Please plan street actions to occur in your city, in your community on Saturday, May 18th. You may wish to initiate actions during the week of May 15th to mark 71 years of the Nakba in Palestine. But let’s end this week of Nakba remembrance with collective protest by undertaking to organize powerful, visible manifestations of our national solidarity with the Palestinian people on May 18th!

Let us know that you endorse this Call to Action. Tell us what your group, coalition or campaign plans to do. We will post your local actions to our call-to-action website at, and share across social media. We have poster layouts in Section 2 below that can be shared or printed out. Local action information can easily be added by you in the space provided at the bottom of the poster.

Please contact us at: [email protected] 647-986-1917

The event is also promoted by the Socialist Action and No One is Illegal.

According to its official website, “The Canadian BDS Coalition currently has member groups from across the country, as well as a number of national organizations. These are groups that support the BDS call and have endorsed the Coalition’s Basis of Unity.”

The members of the Canadian BDS Coalition are:


Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation (BBCF)

Canada Palestine Association

Canada-Palestine Support Network (canpalnet)

Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) Victoria

Mid-Islanders for Justice and Peace in the Middle East


Justice for Palestinians Calgary

Palestine Solidarity Network – Edmonton


Regina Peace Council


Peace Alliance Winnipeg


Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) Ontario

Al Quds Committee – Toronto

Toronto BDS Action

Palestinian Solidarity Working Group – Sudbury

People for Peace, London

Niagara BDS Coalition

Oakville Palestinian Rights Association (OPRA)

Guelph: Ontario Public Interest Research Group


BDS Québec

Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Solidarity With Palestine

Canadian Peace Congress

Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice

National organizations

Independent Jewish Voices – Canada (IJV)

Just Peace Advocates/Mouvement pour une Paix Juste

NDP Socialist Caucus

Socialist Action

Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians
Canadian Defenders For Human Rights

Student organizations

The Canadian Federation of Students
Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario

Inter-University BDS Network for university campuses in Montreal (UQAM, McGill, Concordia and Universite de Montreal) See Action Network: Concordia

Students for Justice in Palestine at University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College (SJP UOIT/DC)

University of Western Students for Palestinian Human Rights

York Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA)

Carleton University Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA)

Queens University Students for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR)



Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network