All posts in category 'BDS'

From the Outside In: Connecting Political Prisoner Struggles

March 16th, 2018 | Posted in BDS, Palestine, Politics, Prisoners, Solidarity


    Saturday March 17, 2018
    Association Récréative Milton-Parc
    3580 Jeanne Mance, H2X 2N6
    Metro Place-des-Arts, or bus #80

    Facebook event

In many ways, prisons are foundational to colonialism and apartheid, serving to remove people from their communities and repress movements for self-determination.


Israeli Apartheid Week – Montreal 2018

March 15th, 2018 | Posted in BDS, Canada, Événements, Palestine, Quebec, Solidarity

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Israeli Apartheid Week Montreal | March 15-22, 2018

Facebook Event

One week of panels, workshops, film screenings, demonstrations and
cultural events to raise awareness around the Boycott, Divestment and
Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid. Events are taking
place at Concordia, UQÀM, Université de Montréal & McGill, as well as
community venues in Montreal.

In opposition to apartheid and occupation
In solidarity with Palestinian resistance
In support of social justice struggles everywhere

This year marks the 14th year of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) in
Montreal, joining with similar IAWs around the world. We are hoping to
continue building momentum for the BDS movement.

Israeli Apartheid Week- Montreal 2018 is endorsed by: SDHPP UQAM, SDHPP
U de M, SPHR Concordia, SPHR McGill, Independent Jewish Voices-McGill,
the Centre for Gender Advocacy, QPIRG Concordia, QPIRG-McGill, Tadamon!,
Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), the Immigrant Workers Centre,
Solidarity Across Borders, CKUT Radio, the Union for Gender Empowerment
and the Midnight Kitchen.



Declaration of solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners

July 27th, 2017 | Posted in BDS, Palestine, Statement, Prisoners, Resistance, Solidarity

Qalandia checkpoint wall inspired painting RM

In May 2017, after 100 years of colonization, 70 years since the Nakba, and 50 years of intensified occupation, we salute the victory that the Palestinian prisoners achieved in their recent 40-day hunger strike (#DignityStrike). Let us remember that their struggle is the struggle of all Palestinians for freedom, justice and dignity.

1,500 Palestinian prisoners, out of nearly 6,500 political prisoners held in Israeli apartheid prisons, demanded the reinstatement of family visits, the right to education, access to the media and medical care. They also demanded the installation of public telephones and, more generally, the improvement of conditions of detention in order to reach acceptable standards under international law. In 40 days, the prisoners put their lives in danger, but most of these claims have been reached, and thankfully there were no deaths.


Montréal Solidarity Protest with the Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike

May 15th, 2017 | Posted in BDS, Palestine, Events, Prisoners

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#DignityStrike : Montréal Solidarity Protest with the Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike
Saturday, May 20th, at 17h30
Norman Bethune square
(métro Guy-Concordia)
Tionni’tiotiah:ke, Kanien’kehá:ka territor

This demonstration is family friendly and will move at slow walking speed. If anyone needs mobility support for this protest please contact 48 hours in advance and we will do our very best to assist and respond.


Night Demonstration to commemorate Palestine Land Day

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in BDS, Boycott, Palestine, Tadamon!, Events


Night Demonstration to commemorate Palestine Land Day

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 6:30pm
Gathering in front of Metro Mont-Roy

On March 30, Palestinians will commemorate Land Day, and the global campaign for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), to end Israeli occupation, colonialism, and apartheid.


Rafeef Ziadah with Phil Monsour : We Teach Life !

September 18th, 2016 | Posted in BDS, Canada, Culture, Palestine, Tadamon!, Solidarity


Launch of Rafeef Ziadah’s latest album, We Teach Life, in Montreal
presented by Tadamon!

    Monday, September 26 at 8:30pm
    La Vitrola
    10$ – 15$ (no one turned away)
    4602 St. Laurent
    Montreal, Quebec
    facebook event

Join us for a powerful evening, of poetry and art featuring Rafeef Ziadeh and Phil Monsoor.

We Teach Life is an album rooted in the ongoing struggles of Palestinian liberation against Israeli colonialism, occupation and apartheid.


Demonstration: Solidarity with Palestine in Three Letters: B. D. S.

August 9th, 2016 | Posted in BDS, Boycott, Palestine, Tadamon!, Imperialism, Solidarity


    Friday, August 12th at 8pm
    Place Pasteur
    1430 Rue Saint-Denis
    (Metro Berri-UQAM)
    facebook event

For over 80 years and since the Arab revolt in Palestine in 1936, the Palestinian people have been struggling against the seizure of their land in a Zionist colonial project that began even before the British Mandate on Palestinian territory. Since the “Nakba” (Catastrophe) of 1948, the destruction, exploitation and control of Palestine by the State of Israel is one of the most recent cases of Western colonialism on indigenous lands.

Despite condemnation by the “international community” for its illegality, including by the United Nations, Israeli expansionism continues through the violent bombing of civilian neighbourhoods, the forced displacement of the Palestinian population, and ongoing detention, imprisonment and killings – thus making Israel an “eternal dissident” on human rights.


The BDS Movement: A Ten Year Retrospective

June 27th, 2015 | Posted in BDS, Événements, Palestine, Solidarity


Tuesday July 7, 2015
6:30pm- 9pm

CSU Lounge
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor
(Metro Guy Concordia)

Ten years ago, on July 9th 2005, the Palestinian civil society issued a call for a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and universal principles of human rights.

Since then, the call has picked up momentum globally and regionally and the movement has grown considerably. Closer to home, several labour unions, organizations, advocacy groups, artists (500 Montreal artists against apartheid), academics, student unions and associations adopted the BDS mandate and carried out various campaigns.

Globally, successes of BDS are numerous. From the Presbyterian Church’s divestment of over $20 million to European divestment from Israeli banks, from artists boycotting shows in Israel to Sodastream closing its illegal factory in a West Bank settlement (for several others, see

While the occupation is still going strong and brutal, while racism flourishes in Israel and while refugees are still denied going back to their homes, the BDS campaign has succeeded in negatively impacting public opinion about Israel. Ten years into the movement, Israel is threatened by BDS.

This panel discussion will offer reflections on the BDS campaigns and their outcomes, both globally and regionally. Panelists will critically assess the successes and discuss the future of the movement. The discussion will also reflect upon the current political landscape in Canada where the Harper government is looking to criminalize any opposition to Israel, including those advocating for BDS.

For Justice, Freedom and Self-Determination!


Introduction and moderation by Amy Darwish, a long time member of Tadamon!, one of the groups that has led BDS organizing in Montreal since 2006.

Samia El-Botmeh is a visiting Palestinian professor from Birzeit University. Samia is on the steering committee of The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), one of the founding civil society organizations of the BDS movement.

Mostafa Henaway has been involved in Tadamon! since 2005-2006 and thus been one of the main organizers that brought to life the first BDS conference in Montreal in 2010 among building other major foundational elements that paved way for BDS in Montreal/Quebec. A community organizer with the Immigrant Workers Centre (IWC) and Tadamon! Montreal member, Mostafa was based in Montreal till 2014, and is currently based in Berlin. He is the author of the zine Capitalism on Edge: the Crisis that came and the crisis yet to come. Mostafa will join us via a video/live on skype.

Zahia El-Masri, born as a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon. Her work and activism is mainly around areas of social justice, intercultural communications and peace building through recognition. She has mediated and participated in numerous interfaith, intercultural round table discussions and conferences, on the question of Palestine.

Zahia has worked on a wide variety of peace development and promotion projects. She holds an MA in public policy and public administration, as well as a graduate diploma in theological religious and ethical studies. Currently she is working at ROMEL, an NGO specializing in social housing for all cultural communities and immigrants, focusing on their integration process through empowerment.


A blast from the past:
— CKUT Radio: Boycotting Israeli Apartheid :: From South Africa to Palestine, (2006)
— Israeli Apartheid: Racism, Occupation & Discrimination: A public talk on Israeli Apartheid with Jamal Juma’a of the International Stop the Wall Campaign. (2006)
— Five-year of BDS celebration in Montreal:

Organized by Tadamon! in collaboration with Concordia Student Union (CSU)
Endorsed by BDS Quebec and SPHR McGill

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