Canadians for Justice and Peace in Palestine release new video series
Previously we wrote to you in detail about our new video series titled Oppression 101. With this series, we hope to make it easier for you to share the brutality of Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians with your friends.
Today, we release Oppression 101 “Cultural Genocide” – the second, of twelve, 45-second videos. Each video builds on historically marginalized groups from around the world and shows how the oppression and suffering of the Palestinians today is similar to these historic tragedies.
“Cultural Genocide” draws parallels between Israel’s financial pressure on Palestinian schools in occupied East Jerusalem and Canada’s “Residential Schools.” Canada used residential schools to erase all traditional culture and history from indigenous children. Israel now seeks to incentivize Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem to drop their Palestinian curriculum, and teach the official Israeli state-sanctioned curriculum, including Israeli history and civics.
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Oppression 101 is a series of twelve videos. In case you missed the first one, please see below:
- Racially-based Travel Laws, Israel’s permit system controlling all Palestinian movement, and Apartheid South African “passbook” laws governing where Blacks could travel, live and work.
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.
Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. He began writing in 1975 publishing The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues as Special US Correspondent for the Arab News ArabNews.com, at TheArabDailyNews.com, and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday, the Orlando Sentinel, Houston Chronical, and Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.
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