The International League of Peoples' Struggle – Canada (ILPS – Canada) joins with millions around the globe this
holiday season to send out its solidarity and support to the people of Gaza who continue to die and suffer at the
hands of that rogue state, Israel, which is once again committing
crimes against humanity. We condemn this unforgivable act of terror and call upon the Canadian government to take appropriate action to denounce and put an immediate stop to the Israeli acts. But once again the Canadian
government is totally complicit in the face of this Israeli aggression while the opposition parties are virtually silent. There can be no peace in Palestine without full and absolute justice for the Palestinian people after 60 years of oppression and occupation. Please find
below a statement from the ILPS by Prof. Jose Maria Sison.
(Malcolm Guy was elected one of two Canadian representatives to
this leading global anti-imperialist organization in June 2008.)
The International League of Peoples' Struggle condemns the murderous and cowardly air strikes and artillery fire unleashed by on the Palestinian people in .
These have already resulted in the indiscriminate killing of more than
300 people and the wounding of more than a thousand people and the
destruction of office and apartment buildings, mosques, school
buildings, and infrastructure. The attacks are still being escalated
and the Israeli military forces have been ordered to mobilize for a fullscale invasion and reoccupation of Gaza.
The ILPS likewise condemns the US in the strongest terms for justifying
and encouraging the Zionist acts of terrorism and for blaming the
Palestinian people for the barbaric crimes committed by Israel against
them. US imperialism has long propped up Zionist Israel, supplied to it
the most powerful weapons and enabled it to commit acts of aggression,
occupy Palestine for so many decades and deprive the Palestinian people
of their homeland and squeeze them in a small piece of land like Gaza,
which is now walled in on all sides.
is utter mendacity and hypocrisy worthy of war criminals and
mega-terrorists for both the US and Israel to put the blame on
Palestine and the Palestinian people for the ongoing large-scale crimes
of aggression and oppression committed by Israel against them and for
the impending Israeli invasion and reoccupation of Gaza. The current
call of Israel for all-out war reminds us all of the Israeli aggression
against Lebanon in recent times and how far Israel can go in committing
with complete impunity with the encouragement and support of the US
imperialists and the acquiescence of the other imperialist powers.
ILPS stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle
for national salvation and independence and for the defense of all
their human and democratic rights against the onslaughts of the
US-backed Israeli aggressors. We join the Palestinian and Arab people
and the entire humankind in condemning the US-supported crimes of
aggression of Israel and in demanding that Israel stop its scheme of
all-out war of aggression.
The International League of Peoples'
Struggle therefore calls on all its member-organizations and all its
allies throughout the world to carry out mass campaigns to condemn the
US-Israeli collusion in the war of aggression against Palestine and the
Palestinian people, to demand the end of such horrible war and to
discourage and prevent Israel from using its military might to
slaughter the Palestinian people.
Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle