CPSO Statement of Solidarity with the Palestinian Resistance

Free Palestine! End the genocide in Gaza!

Canada-Philippines Solidarity Organization echoes the resounding calls for an immediate end to the ongoing genocide in Gaza against the Palestinian people. In the last week since the brave Palestinian resistance broke down apartheid walls and made historic advances into the Israeli occupied territories, the Palestinian people have been punished relentlessly by means of carpet bombing and a complete blockade on food, water and electricity.  Even hospitals have been targeted, as well as so-called safe travel corridors.  The war crimes seem endless.  The death toll in Gaza, where almost half the people are under 16, continues to climb, with over 3000 Palestinians killed. This genocide is being carried out against a people that has spent over 16 years in an open-air prison, for many their entire life, and finally dared to break free.

We maintain that Palestinians have a right to armed struggle in the face of 75 years of brutal military occupation and ethnic cleansing. Colonized people the world over know the horrors of imperialism, including Filipinos who themselves endure bombings, kidnappings and extrajudicial killings under a US-backed government, all while being branded “terrorists” for having the bravery to struggle for genuine democracy and national liberation.

While we mourn the martyrs lost, we celebrate the undying spirit of the Palestinian people who will not rest until they have won their freedom, dignity and land.

Solidarity, from one national liberation movement to another!

From Palestine to the Philippines, stop the US war machine!

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Photos: Members of CSPO joined thousands at All Out For Gaza/Palestine rallies organized by Palestinian Youth Movement in Toronto, Mississauga, and Kitchener-Waterloo.

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