Join a discussion about the National Post and Israel lobby’s recent attacks against Palestinian Canadian activist Khaled Barakat and the Samidoun Palestinian prisoner solidarity network. The event will explore how Canada criminalizes Palestinian political life through its terrorist list while supporting the violent Israeli military. More than 10 per cent of the groups on Canada’s terrorist list are from a long-occupied land with one tenth of one per cent of the world’s population.
Organized by the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and Just Peace Advocates.
Media sponsor: Canadian Dimension
May 13, 4PM ET
Miko Peled is an Israeli-American activist, author and international speaker. He is author of the books The General’s Son: The Journey of an Israeli in Palestine and Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five.
Yavar Hameed practices as a lawyer in Ontario with a focus on racial profiling, lawful expression, equality rights, prisoner rights and migrant protection. He routinely represents individuals in respect of harassment complaints involving CSIS as well as state surveillance within Canada’s Muslim and Arab communities. He has acted as counsel in several national security cases in the Federal Courts, including as a lawyer for IRFAN-Canada with respect to the revocation of its charitable status. He also teaches a course at Carleton University entitled "State, Security and Dissent."
Khaled Barakat is a Palestinian-Canadian writer and activist. His writing has been widely published in Arabic and English, in venues such as Al-Adab, Al-Akhbar and Electronic Intifada. He is a co-founder of the Masar Badil, the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement.