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For a World Without Walls: Stories of Resistance to Border Violence

November 1st, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Événements, Mexico, Palestine, Racism, Repression, Resistance, Solidarity

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    Thursday 9 Novembre 2017 at 6:30pm
    Association Récréative Milton-Parc
    3580 Jeanne Mance
    (Métro Place des Arts, or bus #80)
    Facebook Event

Following the call of organizations in Palestine and Mexico, Tadamon is joining the Global Day of Action for a World without Walls.

Almost 70 walls across all continents are enforcing state control. They rip through people’s lives and lands – denying their basic freedom of movement, and expanding state violence, causing thousands of deaths every year. Walls fortify borders, separate the rich from the poor, and the powerful from the oppressed. They are monuments of expulsion, of exclusion and of exploitation. November 9th marks fifteen years since construction began on Israel’s apartheid wall, which aims to annex up to 60% of the West Bank and encircle Palestinians on 13% of their territory.

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Status for Omar: Demonstration in Solidarity with Omar Ben Ali !

September 11th, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Solidarity

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    When: September 14th at 5:30pm
    Where: Metro Jean Talon
    at the corner of Jean Talon and Chateaubriand
    Tionni’tiotiah:ke, Kanien’kehá:ka territory
    Facebook event

This is a family friendly community gathering.

For nearly a decade, Omar Ben Ali – a stateless Palestinian refugee – has been living and working in Montreal. Despite the very real dangers he faced living under Israeli apartheid, his refugee claim was refused in 2008. Yet, he has been unable to return to Palestine, as Israel has refused to allow his deportation to the occupied West Bank. As such, he has been left in limbo : unable to obtain status, but unable to return to Palestine and reunite with his wife and seven children.

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A Public Appeal for Solidarity with Omar Ben Ali

July 5th, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Solidarity

A Palestinian refugee from Jenin, in the Israeli occupied West Bank, is stateless and living without status in Justin Trudeau’s Montréal riding.

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#StatusForOmar

What: Press conference in support of Omar Ben Ali
When: Thursday July 6, 2017 at 10am.
Where: School of Community and Public Affairs
2149 Mackay Street, métro Guy-Concordia
Montréal, Québec.

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Montreal community condemn Canadian government’s inaction

June 15th, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Solidarity

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For immediate release:

Montreal community condemn Canadian government’s inaction in supporting Bissan Eid’s struggle to return home

Montreal, June 15, 2017- Dozens of Montreal community members gathered today in front of Concordia University in solidarity with Bissan to demand that Justin Trudeau and the Canadian government support Bissan Eid and facilitate her return home.

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Solidarity Rally for Bissan Eid

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Événements, Palestine, Quebec, Solidarity
    A Community Gathering in Solidarity with Bissan at Norman Bethune Square

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    Thursday, June 15th @ 12h
    corner of Rue Guy / Boul. de Maisonneuve O
    Métro Guy-Concordia
    Montréal, Québec
    Facebook event

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Solidarity Rally for Bissan Eid

June 7th, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Events, Solidarity
    a community gathering in solidarity with Bissan at Norman Bethune Square !

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    Thursday, June 8th @ 12h
    corner of Rue Guy / Boul. de Maisonneuve O
    métro Guy-Concordia
    Montréal, Québec
    facebook event

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Media Advisory: Bissan Eid still stuck in Gaza, she needs support, not discrimination from the Canadian government

May 31st, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Solidarity

Montreal, May 31, 2017 – Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made very public pronouncements about diversity being Canada’s “strength” and the fundamental humanity of all Canadians despite origin or religious background. Yet, Canadian citizens Bissan and her baby Sarah, remain stuck in Gaza under Israeli siege. This is a profound illustration of the double-standard of citizenship that the Canadian government applies.

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Solidarity with Bissan Eid- An Update and Call for Support

May 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Solidarity

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On May 11th, Bissan Eid gave birth to Sarah- a healthy, beautiful baby girl. Despite the difficult circumstances faced by Bissan and by medical workers in Gaza due to the Israeli military siege, local healthcare workers struggled to support Bissan to the best of their abilities and Sarah was born safely.

Having first requested support from the Canadian government in early 2017, the Eid family issued a public appeal in April 2017. Bissan’s struggle to return home was met with the support of the Concordia Student Union (CSU) and the Graduate Student Association (GSA), along with many workers and faculty at Concordia University. A petition launched last month received over 850 signatures, while a Concordia-specific open letter obtained 165 signatories from the Concordia community. Public statements have been published by the School of Community and Public Affairs, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, and the Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association, while Amnesty International Quebec has also called for the Canadian government to take action in support of Bissan.

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Bissan Eid forced to give birth in the Israeli military besieged Gaza Strip, as Eid family continues to call for support

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!

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For Immediate Release — Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

    Press Conference:
    Thursday, April 27th, 10h
    School of Community and Public Affairs
    Classroom on first floor
    2149 Mackay Street

    #BringBissanHome

Montréal’s Bissan Eid, a Concordia graduate student remains blocked in the Israeli military besieged Gaza Strip. Now eight-months pregnant, she continues to call on the Canadian government for support.

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Solidarity with Bissan Eid !

April 17th, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!

    Pregnant Concordia student blocked from leaving Gaza, a call for support !

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    #BringBissanHome

For over four months, Bissan Eid, a 24 year old Concordia graduate student has been prevented from leaving the Palestinian territory of Gaza. She is in urgent need of support from the Canadian government to secure an exit visa from the Israeli government.

In June 2016, Bissan, a Canadian citizen since 2005, travelled to Gaza to get married and to visit her aging grandparents. When she tried to travel back to Canada, she was prevented from leaving due to the slow processing of her exit visa by the Israeli authorities, who seldom prioritize applications of the Palestinians from Gaza who hold other passports.

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