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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Global Day of Action for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

Boycott Chapters/Indigo


12:00pm
Saturday July 10 2010

Venue: Chapters Bookstore, Mic Mac Mall
Address: 41 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth
Cost: Free

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directions via public transit:
Take Bus #10 Dalhousie in the Westphal direction.
Get off the bus at Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth. Chapters bookstore is in the parking lot of the mall.
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Heather Reisman, CEO of Chapters/Indigo Bookstores, supports the Israeli army with millions of dollars annually - the same army responsible for enforcing apartheid policies on millions of Palestinians living under brutal occupation in Gaza and the West Bank.

International civil society is demanding a boycott of Israel until it complies with international law and ends the occupation, gives full rights to Palestinian-Israelis, and allows the right of return for Palestinian refugees.

Hey Heather, here's our pick: boycott Israel!

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Backgrounder:

The Israeli attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla on May 31st killed 9 international activists. It is the latest Israeli affront to human rights. It reinforced an on-going blockade on the Gaza Strip that prevents essential food, energy, medicine, and building supplies from entering the impoverished, war-torn territory.

Israel enforces a buffer zone - 300 meters to 2 kilometers deep - around the security wall that surrounds Gaza, turning it into an open-air prison. Palestinians residing in the Gaza strip are shot at with live ammunition if they enter the buffer zone, thus cutting off access to 30% of Gaza's arable farmland.
Chapters/Indigo CEO Heather Reisman and her husband, Gerry Schwartz, chairman and CEO of Onex Corporation, support and defend Israel's military actions and two-tiered system of racial segregation through the Heseg Foundation for lone soldiers.

About 6,000 lone soldiers – soldiers that have no family living in Israel – serve in the Israeli army every year. Heseg awards 100 scholarships each year to those who, after completing service, want to remain and study in Israel. Reisman and Schwartz donate $3 million a year to the cause.

As Israeli soldiers, these lone soldiers participate in a military that operates checkpoints restricting Palestinian freedom of movement, enforces the occupation of Palestinian land, and has a documented history of human rights violations, notably the assault on Gaza in December 2008 – January 2009, that left over 1,400 dead, the majority civilians.

Global public opinion can turn the tide against Israeli policies that deny Palestinians a homeland, denies them full rights in the Israeli state, imposes a lethal military occupation in Gaza and the West Bank, and denies full rights for Palestinian refugees to return. It was global public opinion and worldwide boycott, divestment and sanctions that brought an end to the South African apartheid regime in the 1980's.

Join Haligonians and the growing worldwide condemnation of Israel's colonial project of exclusion and dispossession. We can no longer be silenced; we raise our voices with the entire world.

Fight the power, turn the page!
Heather, Jerry, hear our rage!
 

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For more information, please contact:

Canadians, Arabs, and Jews for a Just Peace
email info@forjustpeace.org
phone 429-9100

Sources:

Heather Reisman, Gerry Schwartz & Indigo/Chapters Supporting Israeli Military...
http://www.dominionpaper.ca/weblogs/stefan_christoff/1399

Behind the Boycott:
Picketers demand that Indigo shareholders cut ties with occupation
http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/1461
 

More information:
www.caiaweb.org
www.tadamon.ca

Organizer:info@forjustpeace.org

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