Author Archives: Charlotte Kates

About Charlotte Kates

Charlotte Kates is a social justice and Palestine solidarity activist, based in Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territories. She organizes in Vancouver with the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign and the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. She graduated from Rutgers University School of Law in 2006, works as an organizer and coordinator with the National Lawyers Guild International Committee, and serves on the organizing committee of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.

New cross-Canada student coalition looks to build on BDS victories

As Canada’s Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Jason Kenney, castigated Palestine solidarity activists for organizing Israeli Apartheid Weeks across the country, students on campuses across Canada have come together to build The Canadian Student Coalition for Palestine, a new alliance to educate, inform and organize for Palestine.

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Hana Shalabi ‘could have been me, or my sister’: Palestinian Canadian student launches solidarity hunger strike with Hana Shalabi

Mohammed Horreya, 20, a third-year student at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada launched a hunger strike on Monday, March 19 in solidarity with Hana Shalabi.

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Charge or Release? Israeli military courts as an enforcement mechanism of occupation

During Khader Adnan’s hunger strike many expressed that he should be charged, or released. It must be noted that “being charged” in the Israeli military courts, the justice system that governs Palestinians in the occupied West Bank of Palestine, is in no way a solution for Palestinian political prisoners. The abolition of administrative detention (a call which has been taken up by Amnesty International) is a long-term demand of the Palestinian prisoners’ movement – and Israel’s use of this system violates international law.

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