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The World’s Most Wanted

    by Noam Chomsky.

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    Photo: Hezbollah members with Imad Mugniyah’s coffin in Beirut.

Feb. 13, Imad Moughniyeh, a senior commander of Hezbollah, was assassinated in Damascus. “The world is a better place without this man in it,” State Department spokesperson Sean McCormack said: “one way or the other he was brought to justice.” Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell added that Moughniyeh has been “responsible for more deaths of Americans and Israelis than any other terrorist with the exception of Osama bin Laden.”

Joy was unconstrained in Israel too, as “one of the U.S. and Israel’s most wanted men” was brought to justice, the London Financial Times reported. Under the heading, “A militant wanted the world over,” an accompanying story reported that he was “superseded on the most-wanted list by Osama bin Laden” after 9/11 and so ranked only second among “the most wanted militants in the world.”

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Lebanon: 33 Days

    Montreal premiere of Mai Masri’s latest documentary film
    on Israel’s 2006 attack on Lebanon as part of Cinema Politica

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    MONDAY, MARCH 10th, 2008, 7pm
    Concordia University, Hall Building, H-110
    metro Guy-Concordia
    Lebanon / 2007 / 70min

    Including the first Montreal screening of Sari’s Mother, latest film by
    celebrated filmmaker James Longley, director of Iraq in Fragments…

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Seven killed in Beirut violence

January 28th, 2008 | Posted in Beirut, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Politics, Repression

    BBC: Sunday, January 27th.

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    Photo: Lebanese soldiers in Beirut.

Seven people have been killed in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, after a demonstration against power cuts descended into violence.

Shots were fired as the army intervened when protesters tried to block a road.

An activist from the opposition Shia Amal movement was killed, triggering violent protests in which six more people were killed, reports say.

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Lebanon: Cast to the wind

    Lucy Fielder Reports for Al-Ahram.

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    Photo: In Beirut a worker sweeps the street in front of the parliament

Lebanon ended the year much as it had begun, in political limbo. In November 2006, six ministers’ resignations paralysed the government and crystallised the two-year-old split between government loyalists and the opposition. A year later, president Emile Lahoud’s term ended without a successor, leaving a dangerous vacuum at the top. As the year drew to a close, it looked as though Lebanon would drift rudderless until either fractious politicians resolved their power struggle, or frustrations spread to the streets.

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PFLP: Campaign to remove “terrorist” designations

    Statement from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

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    Image: PFLP Poster Art from Lebanon.

In the European Union, Canada and the United States, numerous organizations – including many national liberation movements and organizations – are listed as “designated terrorist organizations.” This status is used in an attempt to criminalize popular resistance and national liberation movements, equate those movements with “terrorism,” frighten and silence communities’ support of their national movements, and potentially penalize supporters of the Palestinian cause, as well as other national liberation movements.

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Radio Tadamon!: Hizballah and Canada’s List of ‘Terrorist Entities’

    Produced for Radio Tadamon! by Vivian Tabar and Stefan Christoff.

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    Download / Podcast the program from the Rabble Podcast Network.

A presentation given by Brian Aboud in Montreal on Wednesday, October 17th, hosted by Tadamon! Montreal & the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at McGill University within the context of the campaign to challenging Hezbollah’s listing as a ’Terrorist’ Group in Canada.

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Radio Tadamon! Lebanon and Hezbollah

    Produced for Radio Tadamon! by Stefan Christoff and Vivian Tabar.

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    Photo: Beirut. Download from the Rabble Podcast Network.

Listen to a presentation from Bilal Elamine, the former editor of Left Turn magazine concerning the role of Hezbollah as a political force in Lebanon, touching on the 2006 Israeli attack on Lebanon, the recent political crisis / turmoil in Lebanon, including the general strike of 2006 and opposition demonstrations.

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Tadamon!: Call for Financial Solidarity.

November 25th, 2007 | Posted in Hezbollah, Lebanon, Palestine, Tadamon!, Politics, Resistance, Solidarity

    Appeal for Annual Supporters of Tadamon!

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Montreal 2008: Throughout the past year Tadamon!, a volunteer-run collective of social justice organizers based in Montreal, has maintained a unique and important presence on the forefront of political organizing in North America in solidarity with struggles for social and economic justice in Lebanon and the Middle East.

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Middle East Popular Education Project.

    November 2007. Tadamon! & l’ASSE Present.

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    An initiative emerging from social justice networks struggling against
    racism, war and occupation from the Middle East to Montreal…

Wednesday, November 14th. 10am, UQÀM, room J-1120 (Pavillon Judith-Jasmin)
In the context of a day of workshops organized
by L’Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSÉ).

Tuesday November 20th, 12:30pm. Marianopolis College.
Hosted by the 3rd World Studies Department of Marianopolis College.

Tuesday November 27th, 11am. CEGEP Saint-Laurent.
Hosted by the Mobilization Committee of the Association
étudiante du Cégep de St-Laurent (AÉCSL)

Wednesday November 28th, 12Noon. Collège Marie-Victorin.
Hosted by the Syndicat étudiant du Collège Marie-Victorin (SECMV)

Tuesday, December 11th 12Noon. Collège de Maisonneuve.
Hosted by the Comité de mobilisation de la Société
générale des étudiants et des étudiantes du Collège de Maisonneuve (SOGÉÉCOM)

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Lebanon: Lahoud steps down, but no one else steps up

November 24th, 2007 | Posted in Hezbollah, Lebanon, Corporate Media, Imperialism, Politics, War and Terror

    Daily Star: Saturday, November 24th.

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    By Hani M. Bathish and Nafez Qawas.

BEIRUT: Emile Lahoud left Lebanon’s presidency at midnight on Friday, just hours after announcing the transfer of security responsibilities to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) because Parliament had failed to elect his successor. Prime Minister Fouad Siniora issued a statement shortly thereafter declaring Lahoud’s move unconstitutional.

Lahoud’s announcement explained his gambit by asserting that existing conditions in the country “could lead to a state of emergency,” but Siniora’s statement affirmed that only the Cabinet has the executive authority to declare such a state.

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