Open letter: Civil society coalition urges Canada to stop arms transfers to Israel
Canada’s export of military weapons and arms to Israel is fueling one of the deadliest and most destructive wars in modern history. The continuous bombardment of Gaza is a complete and utter injustice and obstructs any possibility of distributing life-saving humanitarian aid. Canada must immediately stop all weapons, parts and ammunition transfers to Israel.
Jewish faculty in Canada against the adoption of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism
We write as Jewish faculty from across Canadian universities and colleges with deep concern regarding recent interventions on our campuses relating to Israel and Palestine. We add our voices to a growing international movement of Jewish scholars to insist that university policies to combat anti-Semitism are not used to stifle legitimate criticisms of the Israeli state, or the right to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people.
More than 900 scholars and lawyers call on government to defund police
In light of ongoing violence against Black, Indigenous and racialized people in Canada and around the world at the hands of police, a group of scholars from various Canadian universities have written an open letter demanding that governments take immediate action to reduce the power of police and thus the violence they inflict and inequality they help perpetuate.