“The ‘New’ Normal: Canada-Israel Links, Palestinian Rights and the Academic Boycott”

Society for Socialist Studies, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Wednesday, May 28, 1:15-2:45pm
Schmon Tower – 107, Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario)


  • Linda Tabar, University of Toronto, “The Academic Boycott: Perspectives from Palestine”
  • Sue Ferguson, Wilfrid Laurier University at Brantford, “The Normalization Campaign: Canada-Israel Ties in the Age of Boycott”
  • Blair Kuntz, University of Toronto, “Report from the Librarians and Archivists to Palestine Delegation”
  • Sami Hermez, Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, “Boycotting Israel in the Academy: Case Studies”


Montreal Anarchist Bookfair 2014

Saturday, May 24 & Sunday, May 25
10am-5pm on both days
Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA)
2515 rue Delisle
Near Lionel-Groulx metro

Librarians and Archivists to Palestine will be tabling at this year’s Anarchist Bookfair in Montreal, Quebec.

LAP will be joining over 100 booksellers, zinesters, distributors and groups from all over Montreal, Quebec, North America and beyond, sharing their publications and materials, most of which are hard or impossible to find at mainstream book stores. Our table will feature some of the contents for the Booklyn project, including new and old zines, information pamphlets, artist’s prints, patches and more.

The weekend features an Anarchist Film Room (this year for two days) screening alternative films and documentaries, while the walls of the Bookfair venue are covered with the works of anti-authoritarian artists as part of Art & Anarchy. This year there will be two theme rooms: the Autonomous Media Room (Saturday) & the Anarchist Families Theme Room (Sunday). There are also workshops and presentations throughout the weekend, in English and French. Some are intended as introductions to anarchism for those who are new to anarchy, while others explore an anarchist-themed subject in some depth. The Bookfair collective actively strives to create an accessible event. Free childcare is available at the Bookfair at the Kid Zone; kids and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend! The entire Bookfair is free, and open to all; however, your donations are encouraged, as each year, after meeting our expenses, the Bookfair aims to support local projects with a financial donation.

Why not come by and say hi!


Screening: The Great Book Robbery

Monday March 3, 2014
7pm doors, 7:30 screening

Interference Archive
131 8th Street, No 4
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Join members of Librarians and Archivists to Palestine for a screening and discussion of The Great Book Robbery, a documentary about the looting of 70,000 books from private Palestinian libraries during the 1948 war, directed by Benny Brunner.

This screening is part of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness  about Israel’s apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

About the film: As 725,000 Palestinians were forcibly dispossessed of their land during the Nakba to make way for a Jewish-majority Israeli state, their homes were looted for valuable cultural artifacts. Soldiers and librarians from Israel’s National Library rounded up books, manuscripts and entire libraries belonging to notable Palestinian intellectuals. Many of books were destroyed, while others wound up at the National Library, with 6,000 cataloged under the code “AP” for “Abandoned Property”. Proof of this was discovered only by chance in 2008, when an Israeli graduate student stumbled across documents in the archives describing these acts of systematic cultural theft and destruction. The film interweaves this history with eyewitness accounts, and the testimonies of those struggling to bring this story to light.


Report from Librarians and Archivists to Palestine

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Park Slope Food Coop
782 Union St (between 6th and 7th Aves), Brooklyn

*This space is wheelchair accessible.


NYC Report Back: Librarians and Archivists to Palestine

Thursday, October 24
172 Allen St
between Stanton and Rivington

*This space is wheelchair accessible. Please see the Bluestockings website for more accessibility information.

Last summer a group of international librarians and archivists traveled to Palestine to connect with colleagues in libraries, archives, and related projects. The delegation explored issues of access to information under occupation and colonialism in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and 1948 Palestine (Israel). The delegation bore witness to the destruction, theft and appropriation of books and historical documents, and was inspired by the many projects, institutions, and individuals engaged in daily resistance to settler-colonialism. Five delegates will discuss their experiences on the delegation, share some of the projects that were visited, and provide an overview of the next steps for the delegation’s ongoing solidarity work.


Report back in Montreal, Quebec:

LAP Montreal Flyer

Tuesday August 27th
Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore
2150 Bishop Street
(Metro Guy-Concordia)
* We regret that this space is not wheelchair accessible.

Mardi 27 août
Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore
2150 Rue Bishop
(Métro Guy-Concordia)
* Malheureusement, cet espace n’est pas accessible aux fauteuils roulants.

The presentation will be in English with whisper translation available. / La présentation aura lieu en anglais. De la traduction chuchotée sera disponible.

This event is co-sponsored by Tadamon! / Cet événement est co-commandité par Tadamon!