Tadamon! Bulletin

Wednesday July 23rd: Vigil and Demonstration Against the Invasion of Gaza and the Shuja’iya Massacre

July 21st, 2014 | Posted in Other


Vigil and Demonstration in Solidarity with Gaza

    Wednesday July 23rd, 2014
    Location: Outside Mont-Royal Metro, Montreal, Quebec

Israel’s attack on Gaza continues. This newest assault began July 8 with air and naval bombardments and has since led to a ground invasion, leaving at least 546 dead and over 3000 injured.
On Sunday, July 20, at least 97 Gaza residents were killed by IDF shelling in the middle of night, breaking a Red Cross mediated ceasefire. 60 of the dead are from a single neighbourhood, Shuja’iya; according to current reports, most of the injured are children. As of Monday, the rate and severity of Israel’s attacks show no signs of letting up.

Nowhere in Gaza is safe: bombings are targeting apartment blocks, factories, local shops, and the already distressed infrastructure in one of the most densely populated territories in the world. There is no escaping from Israel’s aggression: all border crossings are closed and there is nowhere for the people of Gaza to move to safety.

The Canadian government has effectively supported these killings, cheering Israel on with the complicity of the Liberals and the NDP.

As Israeli bombs continue to drop on Gaza, let’s join together on the streets of Montreal in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Join us as we list the names of victims at a candle-lit vigil and demonstrate in solidarity with the people of Gaza.

Pour plus d’information:
Tadamon! Montréal
Courriel: info@tadamon.ca
Site web: www.tadamon.ca

Ten Years Too Many: Rally and Creative Action Against the Wall

July 16th, 2014 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Quebec, Other, Solidarity


Rally and Creative Action Against the Wall and in Solidarity with Gaza

    Saturday July 19, 2014
    Location: Parc Jarry, in front of the G4S Headquarters
    Corner Gary-Carter/St Laurent
    Metro De Castelnau

Ten years ago, on July 9th 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued a historic advisory opinion, deeming Israel’s apartheid wall illegal. At the time, the Court called for the wall to be dismantled, for Palestinian residents to be compensated, and for Israeli compliance to be enforced by the International community. One year later, Palestinian civil society launched an appeal to Boycott, Divest and Sanction the Israeli state until it complied with international law.

One decade later, settlements have expanded, land has been expropriated, and wall construction has continued with impunity. If completed, the Wall will stretch more than 800 km, annexing an estimated 46% of the West Bank. Already the effects of the Wall have been devastating, as it has cut off farmers from their lands, workers from their jobs, students from their campuses and communities from each other.


Call on Israel to respect International law 10 years after the International Cour of Justice ruling

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Quebec, Other, Solidarity

Over 60 Quebec and Canadian trade unionists, artists, journalists, professors, reverends call on Israel to respect International law 10 years after the International Cour of Justice ruling


Time for Canada to honor its UN obligations towards Palestine

Ten years ago today, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled illegal Israel’s massive separation wall that runs alongside and inside the Palestinian territories.

On July 9, 2004, at the behest of the UN General Assembly, the ICJ, legal arm of the United Nations, indeed issued an Advisory opinion saying “the construction of the wall (by occupying power Israel), and its associated régime (imposed on the Palestinians), are contrary to international law”.

The ICJ Advisory deemed that “Israel cannot rely on a right of self-defense or on a state of necessity to preclude the wrongfulness of the construction of the wall”.

Its ruling called for the barrier to be removed, for residents to be compensated, and for UN member States, including Canada, to act to obtain Israel’s compliance with the Fourth Geneva Convention (GCIV) – of which Canada is a signatory.



July 8th, 2014 | Posted in Syria


Yarmouk Refugee camp

Mercredi 9 juillet à 21h15
Parc Laurier


Les Chebabs sont un petit groupe de garçons et de filles qui se connaissent depuis l’adolescence. Aujourd’hui au seuil de l’âge adulte, ils ont une véritable soif de vivre et d’absolu, mais sont tous confrontés à des réalités complexes. Entre le besoin de liberté et l’appartenance au groupe, le désir de révolte et la perspective d’une vie bien rangée, les choix sont difficiles ; mais tout l’est plus encore quand on est réfugié palestinien dans le camp de Yarmouk, en Syrie.


The exhibition continues – Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image

June 12th, 2014 | Posted in Other




Photo exhibition

    Until June 21, 2014
    Location: Kahwa café
    263 Mont Royal East (metro Mont Royal)

Tadamon! Montreal invites you to visit the photo exhibition “Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image”. The exhibit aims to bring to wider public attention the circumstance of the many millions of persons who have sought refuge outside Syria or have been displaced inside Syria and, also, to raise funds to help those in need. Funds will go directly to those in immediate need in refugee camps and/or inside Syria. Donations can be made at the exhibition site or can be made by contacted Tadamon! at 514-664-1036 or info@tadamon.ca


Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image

May 28th, 2014 | Posted in Other



    Wednesday June 4th 2014, 6:30pm
    Location: Kahwa café
    263 Mont Royal East (metro Mont Royal)

Join Tadamon! for the vernissage of the photo exhibition “Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image”. The evening will include a presentation of the photos, discussions and musical performances.

The popular uprising in Syria for liberation and dignity that broke out in March 2011, has, since the beginning, been met with a brutal regime response that has known no limits. The consequences of the Syrian regime’s response have been devastating: destruction of homes, urban neighbourhoods and infrastructure; deepening social divisions that have taken the form of sometimes violent, armed confrontation; deaths of civilians reaching over 150,000 persons; widening fear and distrust; countless injured; the uprooting of millions. In the face and in the aftermath of regime bombardment, siege, atrocity and aggression millions have taken flight and sought refuge within Syria, in neighbouring states and in states beyond the region.


Israeli Apartheid Week | March 10-17th, 2014

March 5th, 2014 | Posted in Other

The Tenth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week!


10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week featuring inspiring conferences, workshops, film screenings, demonstrations, and cultural events to raise awareness about Israeli apartheid.


Film screening: Return to Homs

March 1st, 2014 | Posted in Syria, Other

Canadian premiere with director discussion


    Monday March 3rd 2014
    Concordia University
    DB Clarke Theatre
    1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West
    (Metro Guy Concordia)

Join Tadamon! and Cinema Politica Concordia for the Canadian premiere of RETURN TO HOMS, a Sundance-winner that intimates the tribulations of the Syrian revolution while revealing the human price of resistance. The screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with director Talal Derki.

Talal Derki / Syria – Denmark / 2013 / 87 ‘ / Arabic / S.T. English

Filmed over three years in Homs, Syria, the film accompanies two outstanding young men from the time they are dreaming of freedom and defending pacifism, to the time when choices are forced to be different.

Basset, the 19 years old national football team goalkeeper, turning into an iconic demonstration leader and singer, then, becoming a fighter and Ossama, a 24 years old renowned citizen-cameraman who is critical, pacifist, and ironic, as his views change till he is detained by the regime’s security forces.

It is the story of a city, which the world heard of a lot, but never really got close to. Return to Homs is a modern times epic of youth in war, and of forced choices.


For more information contact
tel. 514-664-1036

Film screening: The Square

February 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Other

Film screening followed by a discussion


    Saturday 8th of February At 7PM
    Address: Centre des loisirs de la ville de Saint Laurent,
    Salle Simon Major (RC)
    1375 Grenet, Saint Laurent, H4L 5K3

Tadamon! in collaboration with Gilgamesh society

presents the documentary film “The square”
Directed by Jehane Noujaim

The square (in Arabic : Al-Midan) is an Egyptian-American documentary film released in 2013 which depicts the still going revolution of January 2011 from its roots in Tahrir Square.
The film is now nominated for the Oscars in the documentary category

The screening will be followed by a discussion panel facilitated by activists and specialists

Rashad Antonius
Mostafa Henaway
Yasmine Daher
Ghassen Ben Khalifa

5 $ public
2 $ for Gilgamesh’s members

Subtitles in English

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January 25: Anniversary and commemoration of Egyptian uprising

January 19th, 2014 | Posted in Other



    Friday, January 24th, 6:30 pm
    Location: Kahwa café
    263 Mont Royal East (metro Mont Royal)

This January 25th, 2014 marks the third anniversary of the Egyptian popular uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak and sparked a series of events leading up to today. The Egyptians are experiencing events that are quickly changing as various factions of society struggle to carve out a space in the political sphere. Despite various setbacks and roadblocks, the Egyptian revolutionary process carries on.

Please join us on Friday, January 24th for an evening of food and cultural performances to commemorate the Egyptian revolution and reflect on the events that have transpired in the last few years, as we hope to reinforce our commitment to the struggle for a free and just Egypt.

The evening will include:
-An update on the current state of the country, including the political repression and military trials faced by activists, journalists and others
-The screening of the documentary “The Square” directed by Jehane Noujaim
“The Square” http://thesquarefilm.com/
-Dinner and refreshments buffet style (vegetarian -option available)
-Music and cultural performances

Tickets are $10 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will go to the No to Military Trials for Civilians campaign http://en.nomiltrials.com/ who believe ending the trying of civilians in military tribunals is essential in the road to freedom and democracy. The group offers legal aid and other forms of ongoing support to Egyptians experiencing military trials and political repression and works closely with their families.

Co-organized by Tadamon! Montreal and supported by Kahwa Café

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