Tadamon! Bulletin

Israeli Apartheid Week | March 10-17th, 2014

March 5th, 2014 | Posted in Other

The Tenth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week!

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

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Film screening: Return to Homs

March 1st, 2014 | Posted in Syria, Other

Canadian premiere with director discussion

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    Monday March 3rd 2014
    7pm
    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.

RETURN TO HOMS
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.

cinemapolitica.org/concordia

For more information contact
info@tadamon.ca
www.tadamon.ca
tel. 514-664-1036

Film screening: The Square

February 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Other

Film screening followed by a discussion

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    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

Entry:
5 $ public
2 $ for Gilgamesh’s members

Subtitles in English

For more information:

http://gilgameshsociety.com/en/index.htm
info@tadamon.ca
www.tadamon.ca
1-514-813-4918

January 25: Anniversary and commemoration of Egyptian uprising

January 19th, 2014 | Posted in Other

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CULTURAL NIGHT AND “THE SQUARE” FILM SCREENING

    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

for more info:
info@tadamon.ca
www.tadamon.ca
1-514-813-4918

A discussion with Frank Barat: The Russell Tribunal on Palestine

November 15th, 2013 | Posted in Other

A discussion and light lunch on the Russell Tribunal on Palestine with Frank Barat, coordinator of the Russell Tribunal

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    Friday November 22nd 2013
    12:30pm-2pm
    Thomson House
    3650 McTavish, room 404
    Lunch -provided
    (Metro Peel)

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine is an International Tribunal citizens’ initiative , created as a result of the inaction of the international community in relation to violations of international law committed by Israel. During five international meetings, the TRP discussed the liability and breach of third countries , companies and international organizations in the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories , and the perpetuation of violations of international law by Israel. A session was also devoted to whether the crime of apartheid as defined by international conventions, was due to Israel. www.russelltribunalonpalestine.com

Frank Barat will give a brief historical overview of the work of the The Russell Tribunal on Palestine, including the Vietnam and South America tribunal of the 70s and will then focus on the Palestine tribunal with a strong emphasis on its last session, in Cape Town, that concluded that ‘Israel policies against the Palestinian People were in breach of the prohibition against Apartheid in International Law’.

Frank Barat is coordinator of the russel tribunal on palestine and also published : ” The realm of the possible “, ” Palestine state of siege “, ” Gaza in Crisis ” and ” Justice for Palestine ” . He produces and co-hosts ” The wall has ears ” on Radio Panik .

For more information contact
info@tadamon.ca
www.tadamon.ca

Syria Beyond Binaries: A Critical Discussion

October 24th, 2013 | Posted in Other

Join us for a discussion on Syria hosted by Tadamon!

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    Wednesday, October 30th @ 7pm
    Graduate Students Association (GSA) Lounge
    Concordia University
    2030 Mackay
    Metro Guy-Concordia

Tadamon! invites you to a critical discussion surrounding the Syrian revolution, aiming to generate a greater understanding of developments on the ground. This event will examine internal and external actors, their sources of funding, and the interests they serve. Above all, it will endeavour to move thinking and debate about the current context in Syria beyond the limitations of rigid dichotomies – such as jihadist opposition vs secular regime; western proxies/insurgents vs forces of resistance – to see the complex and changing dynamics of the revolution as it continues to unfold in Syrian cities and towns. Discussion will then turn to the role of international solidarity, and how allies can move forward in supporting the Syrian people’s struggle for self-determination.

Featuring presentations from:

* Brian Aboud, researcher, activist, and educator

* Ramy Nakache, social justice and solidarity activist

For more information:
Tadamon!
Tel: 514-664-1036
E-mail: info@tadamon.ca

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/573961775987145/

Tadamon! against the Charter

October 20th, 2013 | Posted in Other

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Tadamon! stands firmly against the Quebec Charter of Values proposed by the Parti Québécois. The Charter, announced in detail on 10 September 2013, seeks to eliminate select religious symbols from government services and organizations, in particular by banning public sector employees from wearing “conspicuous” religious symbols. The Quebec public sector includes workers in hospitals, courtrooms, municipal offices, schools, daycares, and universities, among others. In effect, this bill — if passed — will preclude anyone who wears the hijab, niqab, turban, kippah and “large religious pendants” from acquiring or keeping jobs in a massive segment of the workforce. Furthermore, Muslim women who wear the niqab will be prevented from receiving government services.

Tadamon! (Arabic for “solidarity”), is a Montreal-based collective working in solidarity with struggles for self-determination, equality and justice in the ‘Middle East’ and in diaspora communities in Montreal and beyond. We oppose all systems of oppression whether based on gender, sexual orientation or class and we reject racism in its various forms, including Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. Furthermore, we reject nationalism: its exclusions and its tendency to exploit, rather than challenge, oppressions based on class, gender, “race” and ethnic or religious affiliation. We do not support any government or political party.

On this basis, we reject the xenophobic Charter of Quebec Values and the racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and sexism it propagates. If passed, the Charter will undoubtedly increase the precarity of already marginalized communities: it prescribes economic repression, inequality, and injustice for specific faith groups by (further) limiting the opportunities available in our already unequal society. Moreover, it has already inspired increased verbal and physical violence against Muslim women.

We must be clear about the intent and consequences of this proposed legislation: through the Charter, the Parti Québécois is actively sanctioning discrimination and violence, creating a platform for virulent racism and xenophobia.

The State’s fixation on the hijab and niqab, in particular, is a reminder of Quebec and Canada’s legacy of colonialism, and calls to mind the politicization of the veil in French-colonized Algeria. The Charter rests upon a similar colonial logic and political opportunism, promoting egregious stereotypes of Muslim women as being without agency. We reject this characterization, and support Muslim women in their struggles for self-determination.

Moreover, we reject the disingenuous discourse the Parti Québécois has promoted in their framing of the Charter as “feminist”. Telling people — and particularly women, so often the subjects of such attention — what to wear or what not to wear is unacceptable on any grounds. Indeed, the great irony is that the State, while accusing pious men of forcing items of clothing upon pious women, is deploying precisely the same paternalistic logic in telling women what not to wear.

This “Charter of Values” — whose values? — must not be allowed to pass. To this end, we stand in solidarity with all those who struggle against poverty, precarity, racism and exclusion.

Tadamon! endorses the October 20 demonstration and march organized by the ‘Ensemble Contre les Chartes Xénophobes coalition’.

Political Prisoner Struggles in Palestine- Workshop-17 Oct. 2013

October 15th, 2013 | Posted in Other

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Political Prisoner Struggles in Palestine

    Wednesday October 17, 2013
    6pm-8pm
    Lev Bukhman Room
    3480 MacTavish, 2nd Floor
    Montreal, Quebec
    (Metro Peel)

This roundtabe discussion is part of Culture Shock! A co-presentation by the SSMU and QPIRG-McGill. For the full schedule, visit http://qpirgmcgill.org/culture-shock/

Join Tadamon! for a workshop exploring the struggles of political prisoners in Palestine. The historical context of political imprisonment in Palestine will be charted, the realities faced by prisoners will be reviewed, and administrative detention discussed. The workshop will also highlight resistance to political imprisonment both inside and outside of prisons, including the recent hunger strikes and mass demonstration. Discussion will then turn to the global BDS campaign against G4S and its complicity in securing Israeli apartheid.

For more information:
* QPIRG McGill
Culture shock

*Tadamon!
www.tadamon.ca
Tadamon!
Tel: 514-664-1036

E-mail: info@tadamon.ca

https://www.facebook.com/events/167920273402077

Facebook event

Demonstration Against the Charter of “Quebec Values”

September 9th, 2013 | Posted in Other

Stand up against racism, xenophobia and discrimination!

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    Saturday, September 14th
    12pm
    Park Emilie Gamelin

To all Quebecers who love justice and equality, Marois’ Parti Québécois government proposes a new liberticidal, discriminatory and Islamophobic Charter.

Let’s walk together and show our rejection of Marois’ government charter.

Be present! Act now before it’s too late!

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/collectif.contreislamophobie

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/500731066687417/

Report Back: Librarians and Archivists to Palestine

August 27th, 2013 | Posted in Other

Librarians to Palestine Report Back

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    Tuesday August 27th
    6pm-8pm
    Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore
    2150 Bishop Street
    (Metro Guy-Concordia)

    * We regret that this space is not wheelchair accessible.

From June 23 – July 4 2013, 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. Two delegates, Andrea Miller-Nesbitt and Maggie Schreiner, 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.

The presentation will be in English with whisper translation available.

Andrea Miller-Nesbitt is a librarian at McGill University. She is a former member of the Montreal chapter of Radical Reference and currently plays in the Chaotic Insurrection Ensemble.

Maggie Schreiner is an archivist at the Tamiment Library and Wagner Labor Archive, a collection of Labor and the Left in New York City. She also plays snare drum in the radical marching band the Rude Mechanical Orchestra.

This event is co-sponsored by Tadamon!

For more information:
Librarians and Archivists to Palestine
http://librarians2palestine.wordpress.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/231463717001333/

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