All posts in category 'Boycott'

Against the expansion of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement

February 10th, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!, Economy
    Tadamon! collective statement, February 2012.

    Photo: Israeli apartheid wall in Occupied Palestine.

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.

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Photos: Eric Drooker at Artists Against Apartheid

November 9th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Culture, Palestine, Tadamon!

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.

Our recent concert took place in collaboration with the Mile End Poets Festival in Montreal, featuring a performance by Brahja Waldman’s Quartet as well as musical selections via DJ Andy Williams.

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Artists Against Apartheid XVII

October 17th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Culture, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!, Events

feat. celebrated artist Eric Drooker a Mile End Poets Festival 2011 collaboration.

    Friday October 21, 2011
    Doors at 8pm, $10-12
    La Sala Rossa, 4848 St. Laurent
    Montreal, Quebec
    Metro Laurier, or bus #55
    facebook event

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Photos: Shadia Mansour at Artists Against Apartheid

August 30th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec
    photos via Artists Against Apartheid concert at Suoni per il Popolo.

Photo: Stacyann Lee. Palestinian hip-hop artist Shadia Mansour at La Sala Rossa.

A photography set highlighting images from sixteenth edition of Artists Against Apartheid this past June 2011 in Montreal at La Sala Rossa as part of the annual Suoni per il Popolo festival.

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.

Photos in this series are captured by photographers Darren Ell and Stacyann Lee.

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National Campus and Community Radio Association of Canada joins BDS movement

August 18th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine

press release on NCRA resolution in solidarity with Palestine, August 10, 2011.

    Photo: Matthew Cassel Refugee tents in Gaza post 2009 Israeli bombing.

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.

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Shadia Mansour: Existence is Resistance

June 7th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Culture, Palestine, Quebec, Events

film preview & discussion with Shadia Mansour. co-presented via Suoni per il Popolo

    Wednesday, June 8 2011
    1pm-3pm at la Sala Rossa
    4848 St. Laurent
    metro Laurier or Bus 55
    Montreal, Quebec
    facebook event

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Montreal: Building Solidarity from South Africa to Palestine

May 28th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Events, Other, Solidarity
    As part of the Quebec-Canada trade union solidarity tour May/June 2011.

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    Wednesday June 1st, 7pm
    Centre St. Pierre, room 200
    1212, rue Panet (metro Beaudry)
    Montreal, Quebec
    Facebook event

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Imaging Apartheid benefit!

May 27th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Events, Solidarity

musical celebrations for Palestine. photo Bird flying in Palestinian sky.

    Monday, May 30, 2011
    doors 20h | $6
    Kaza Maza
    4629, avenue du Parc
    Montreal, Quebec
    facebook event

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McGill and Concordia must boycott Technion

May 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine
    May 23, 2011, by Elliott Frayheyt.

    Photo Israeli soldiers arrest crying Palestinian youth.

In the wake of successful/ongoing divestment campaigns at Hampshire College, UC Berkeley, Carleton University, and the University of Johannesburg, a group of students, faculty and community members in Montreal have started to organize a campaign to sever the links between the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and Concordia and McGill university. Several months ago, this group published a report entitled “Structures of Oppression” that outlines the ‘strong bilateral student exchange programs, joint research projects, and collaborative scholarships’ that Concordia/McGill share with Technion in Haifa.

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Photos: Salim Vally on Palestine solidarity in South Africa

May 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec
    photo essay via Ion Etxebarria

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    Photo: South African activist Salim Vally speaking at McGill University.

In May 2011 South African academic and activist Salim Vally gave a lecture at McGill University in Montreal entitled ‘Reading Edward Said in South Africa‘, the presentation focused on the growing Palestine solidarity movement in South Africa and specifically the recent move at the University of Johannesburg to sever links with Ben Gurion university. Salim highlighted the recent step toward the international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign in South Africa within a history of struggle in South Africa for liberation and in opposition to apartheid. Photographer Ion Etxebarria captured the event in photographs at McGill University.

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