Jeff Shantz

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While Canada likes to style itself as a “peacekeeping nation”, it has become one of the world’s largest global arms dealers, reports Jeff Shantz. A substantial proportion of this bloody trade is done with Israel.

protesters outside an arms fair

Police repression against student Palestine solidarity encampments in Canada has urged unionists to come forward in defence of students, campus workers and Palestine solidarity activists, reports Jeff Shantz.

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A second wave of protest encampments was launched at universities in several provinces across Canada in the week of May 4, including at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta — where police violently attacked peaceful protesters, reports Jeff Shantz.

Collage of photos

Students at universities across Canada have established encampments in solidarity with Palestine, inspired by and in solidarity with university encampments across the United States, reports Jeff Shantz.

collage of protest pictures

Pro-Palestine activists across Canada heeded the global call on April 15 to occupy, blockade and picket economic targets across the country, reports Jeff Shantz.

Protest rally in Toronto

Jeff Shantz shines a light on the Canadian 'lone soldiers' fighting in Gaza and the pro-Israeli groups recruiting for and supporting the IDF.

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The notorious Community-Industry Response Group (C-IRG), a secretive tactical arm of the British Columbia (BC) Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), has been "rebranded" and deployed against the Palestine solidarity movement, reports Jeff Shantz.

illegal israeli settlements and land sales events

Touring Israeli real estate exhibitions are making stops in Canada to promote sales of land in the occupied West Bank in Palestine. Canadians are responding with protests, reports Jeff Shantz.

Photos of protests around Canada

Palestine solidarity activists blockaded major arms manufacturing companies across Canada, reinforcing growing calls for an immediate embargo on the country's arms sales to Israel, reports Jeff Shantz.

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An abuse of process hearing has started against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for violence inflicted on Indigenous land defenders opposing construction of the Coastal GasLink fracked gas pipeline across unceded Wet’suwet’en territory, reports Jeff Shantz.

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Three Indigenous land defenders were found guilty of criminal contempt in a Canadian court on January 12 for their opposition to the construction of the Coastal GasLink fracked gas pipeline on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory, reports Jeff Shantz.

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The crackdown against Palestine solidarity activists and movements in Canada has intensified, as the shadow of a 'new McCarthyism' hangs over the country's universities, reports Jeff Shantz.