Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) is a grassroots organization grounded in Jewish tradition that opposes all forms of racism and advocates for justice and peace for all in Israel-Palestine. Our strength comes from our members. IJV has active chapters in cities and on university campuses across the country.

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Dispatch #5 From Palestine on COVID-19, Curfews and Mutual Aid

Dispatch #5 From Palestine on COVID-19, Curfews and Mutual Aid

Over the next few days, IJV will be releasing a series of dispatches from Palestinians and Palestine solidarity activists reflecting on life under the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world grapples with the outbreak, and as we organize mutual aid and solidarity in many cities, we must keep Palestine in our...
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IJV Spring Webinar Series

IJV Spring Webinar Series

Times of pandemic mean social distancing and staying at home to keep everyone safe. But just because we can’t be together in meetings or demonstrations doesn’t mean we’re slowing down! Join IJV for a series of powerful and engaging webinars on several topics relating to our work. Advance registration is...
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Dispatch #4 From Palestine on COVID-19, Curfews and Mutual Aid

Dispatch #4 From Palestine on COVID-19, Curfews and Mutual Aid

Over the next few days, IJV will be releasing a series of dispatches from Palestinians and Palestine solidarity activists reflecting on life under the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world grapples with the outbreak, and as we organize mutual aid and solidarity in many cities, we must keep Palestine in our...
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Dispatch #3 From Palestine on COVID-19, Curfews and Mutual Aid

Dispatch #3 From Palestine on COVID-19, Curfews and Mutual Aid

Over the next few days, IJV will be releasing a series of dispatches from Palestinians and Palestine solidarity activists reflecting on life under the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world grapples with the outbreak, and as we organize mutual aid and solidarity in many cities, we must keep Palestine in both...
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Dispatch #2 from Palestine on COVID-19, Curfews and Mutual Aid

Dispatch #2 from Palestine on COVID-19, Curfews and Mutual Aid

Over the next few days, IJV will be releasing a series of dispatches from Palestinians and Palestine solidarity activists reflecting on life under the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world grapples with the outbreak, and as we organize mutual aid and solidarity in many cities, we must keep Palestine in our...
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Dispatches From Palestine on COVID-19, Curfews and Mutual Aid

Dispatches From Palestine on COVID-19, Curfews and Mutual Aid

Over the next few days, IJV will be releasing a series of dispatches from Palestinians and Palestine solidarity activists reflecting on life under the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world grapples with the outbreak, and as we organize mutual aid and solidarity in many cities, we must keep Palestine in our...
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And we're live! This is the first in our spring webinar series: Palestinian and Israeli Responses to #Covid19 featuring Palestinian-Canadian lawyer Diana Buttu and +972 editor Edo Konrad in conversation with filmmaker & journalist Lia Tarachansky!

Note that due to technical difficulties, we were not able to start this livestream at the beginning. A full version of the webinar will be available soon on IJV's YouTube page.
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Today at 1pm EDT - Don't miss the launch of our spring webinar series!
We will be streaming the webinar live on Facebook, but register here if you want to interact or ask questions for the panelists: bit.ly/2Jxy7MT
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IJV stands in solidarity with migrant detainees in Laval, Quebec, who recently went on a courageous 8 day hunger strike to demand their liberation due to COVID-19 fears. There is absolutely no reason why migrants should be behind bars, ever, but especially now.
#FreeThemAll #statusforallAPPEL À L’ACTION: Des grévistes de la faim relâchés du centre de détention de Laval. L’ASFC continue à s’opposer aux demandes de libération des personnes toujours détenues.

Les migrants détenus au centre de détention de Laval ont suspendu leur grève de la faim hier alors que deux d’entre eux, incluant leur porte-parole Abdul, ont été libérés hier et aujourd’hui. Une vingtaine de personnes demeurent détenues aux centres de détention Laval et de Rivière-des-Prairies.

Les demandes des détenus sont encore plus urgentes tandis qu’ils sont à haut risque de contracter le virus. Au moins un employé du centre de détention d’immigration de Toronto a testé positif. Tous les individus incarcérés, à Laval comme ailleurs, dans les prisons ou les centres de détention, doivent être relâchés immédiatement et doivent avoir droit à un hébergement sécuritaire si besoin !

Pour soutenir les détenus, veuillez consulter cet appel à l'action : www.solidarityacrossborders.org/fr/release-remaining-detainees

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CALL TO ACTION: Hunger Strikers Released as CBSA Resists Demands to Release Remaining Detainees

Migrants detained in the CBSA’s Laval Immigration Holding Centre suspended their hunger strike yesterday as two more of the hunger strikers, including their spokesperson Abdoul*, were released yesterday, and another today. Around 20 detainees remain in the main part of the centre, along with more held in the Rivière-des-Prairies jail in Montreal.

The strikers’ demands are even more urgent now than when the strike began. Migrant detainees and prisoners are at an increasingly high risk of contracting COVID-19. At least one employee at the Toronto Immigration Holding Centre has already tested positive for the virus. Detainees, whether in Laval or in other cities, in prisons or in detention centres, must be released immediately with adequate, safe housing ensured!

To support the detainees, please check out this call to action: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/release-remaining-detainees

#HungerStrikeLaval #FreeThemAll #StatusForAll
#GrèvefaimLaval #Libérezlestous #Statutpourtous
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