- Palestine solidarity contingent at 22/03 Montreal protest against tuition hikes.
- Thursday, March 22, 13h
South/east corner St. Catherine/Peel
photo Palestinian students in Gaza Strip.
music video by Shadia Mansour filmed in occupied Palestine “Al Kufiyyeh 3arabeyyeh”
Official music video for the single “Al Kufiyyeh 3arabeyyeh” (The Kufiyeh is Arab) by celebrated Palestinian hip-hop artist Shadia Mansour, featuring M1 of Dead Prez. Video shot and edited by Nana Dankwa.
For Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 this video will show at the Cinema Politica screening of Tears of Gaza. Disturbing, powerful and emotionally devastating, Tears of Gaza is less a conventional documentary than a record – presented with minimal gloss – of the 2008 to 2009 bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military. Photographed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the offensive, this powerful film by director Vibeke Løkkeberg focuses on the impact of the attacks on the civilian population.
8th annual Israeli Apartheid Week featuring inspiring conferences, workshops, film screenings, demonstrations, and cultural events to raise awareness around the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid.
Last fall, the Conservative government announced plans to expand the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA), a set of policies that serves to further legitimize Israeli occupation and apartheid, and deepen Canadian corporate and state involvement in Israeli racism and colonialism.
CIFTA, which took effect in January 1997, covers geographical areas over which Israel maintains military control (the West Bank and Gaza), and does not respect internationally-recognized borders. As such, it effectively legitimizes Israeli territorial control over all of Palestine. Furthermore, a portion of the trade covered in CIFTA (particularly in the agricultural sector) is the result of illegal settlement activity and production in industrial zones in the West Bank settlements. A failure to distinguish between Palestinian goods produced in the occupied territories reinforces the colonial logic that such production is Israeli economic activity, and arguably provides support for the expansion of its colonies.
photos from celebrated artist Eric Drooker at Artists Against Apartheid in Montreal.
Photo Heri Rakotomalala Artist Eric Drooker in Montreal projecting ‘General Strike’.
Celebrated artist Eric Drooker visited Montreal for the seventeenth edition of Artists Against Apartheid at La Sala Rossa, 15/10/2011.
Artists Against Apartheid concert series continues to feature inspiring artists from Montreal and all around the world, building cultural solidarity with the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions BDS movement against the Israeli apartheid and in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom.
feat. celebrated artist Eric Drooker a Mile End Poets Festival 2011 collaboration.
Photo: Stacyann Lee. Palestinian hip-hop artist Shadia Mansour at La Sala Rossa.
Upwards of three-hundred people attended the concert featuring celebrated Palestinian hip-hop artist Shadia Mansour, Montreal-Iraqi hip-hop artist The Narcicyst and indigenous hip-hop artist Samian, representing Quebec’s Algonquin communities.
press release on NCRA resolution in solidarity with Palestine, August 10, 2011.
The National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA), an organization representing 82 radio stations from every corner of Canada, adopted a motion at its annual general meeting on June 10, 2011, in the city of Halifax to endorse the call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid. In doing so, the NCRA is proudly the first national media organization in Canada to join the global movement for BDS.
film preview & discussion with Shadia Mansour. co-presented via Suoni per il Popolo