August 6, 2014
The Congress of Progressive Filipinos in Canada (CPFC) and its member organizations fully support the resistance and struggle of the Palestinian people for liberation. We condemn the atrocities perpetrated by the Israel Zionists upon them as well as the blatant hypocrisy of Western powers, particularly Canada under the Harper Government, that continue to support the terrorist Zionist regime in Israel against the Palestinian people.
These last couple of weeks, people of the world become witnesses, once more, to the harrowing suffering and death of the Palestinian people inflicted by intense and indiscriminate bombing and strafing by Israeli military forces to supposedly avenge the death of three Israelis in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian land. In the latest series of attacks under the Israel military’s so-called, “Operation Protective Edge (OPE),” over 1,400 Palestinians, mainly civilians, have been killed. The Israeli attacks under OPE designed to claim more Palestinian territory, have hit hospitals, clinics and schools in Gaza, and the only electrical power plant which will leave many Palestinians without power and clean water; thus, increasing the death toll.
This massive bombing and strafing further confirms the brutality of settler colonialism that has been imposed upon the Palestinian people since the imperialist powers led by the United States and Great Britain agreed to the founding of the Israel state at the expense of the Palestinians and other people living in what is now Israel-occupied areas. This happened at the end of World War II over 60 years ago using Israeli Zionism in order to perpetuate their control and domination of the Middle East. This also exposes the shameless hypocrisy of these Western powers and the Western media’s bias that continues to paint Israeli Zionists as the aggrieved party in this ongoing conflict even in the face of disproportionate deaths, destruction and suffering of the Palestinian people.
As part of the transnational community of working class people, members of CPFC recognize that the Palestinians continue to suffer under the ongoing process of settler colonialism, apartheid and genocide. Their struggle and resistance is part of the global struggle against colonialism, imperialism and for social liberation. We, therefore, stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people and support their struggle against the Israeli Zionist regime.
Long live the struggle of Palestinian people for liberation!
Down with Israeli Zionism!
Support the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction) campaign against the Israeli state!
End Israeli Apartheid! Stop Arming Israel!
Long live international solidarity!
Congress of Progressive Filipinos in Canada (CPFC)
National Alliance of Filipino Women in Canada
Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance / Ugnayan Ng Kabataang Pilipino Sa Canada
SIKLAB – National (Advance and Uphold the Struggle of Filipino Canadian Workers/Sulong Itaguyod Karapatan ng mga Manggagawang sa Labas ng Bansa)