CBC doubles down on erasing Palestine
In recent weeks, multiple organizations have spoken out against the CBC’s decision to issue an on-air apology after Duncan McCue referenced Palestine during an interview with cartoonist, journalist and war correspondent Joe Sacco on “the themes of colonialism and resource extraction.” The response from CBC management, however, has not been convincing.
Why is the CBC denying Palestine’s existence?
“I referred to the Palestinian territories as ‘Palestine,’ we apologize.” This surreal on-air apology was broadcast last week on the CBC’s The Current, after guest host Duncan McCue referenced Palestine during an interview with cartoonist, journalist and war correspondent Joe Sacco on “the themes of colonialism and resource extraction.”
Trudeau’s knee of hypocrisy is an empty symbolic gesture
Over the weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended an anti-racism rally in Ottawa and scored a photo-op as he “took a knee” alongside protesters, supposedly to show his government’s seriousness in fighting racism and police brutality. However, for many communities, the gesture was worse than hypocritical—it was insulting.
Palestinians and the ‘security’ narrative
Palestinians have long understood that no matter what type of struggle they are engaged in, the reaction from the Israeli military is always the same–killing, maiming and destruction. The Israeli government continues to respond with excessive force to all forms of protest in an effort to force Palestinians to abandon any hope of national independence and full rights. This is something that will never happen.