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Solidarity with Egyptian Political Prisoners

June 17th, 2015 | Posted in Other

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    Sunday, June 21st, 2015
    1pm-3pm Parc Mont-Royal
    Beside the Tam-Tams, near the George-Étienne Cartier Monument
    Montréal, Québec

    A call by Egypt Solidarity on behalf of Egyptian activists who are deeply involved with mobilizing solidarity campaigns for political prisoners both inside and outside Egypt, including relatives and friends of detainees.

    Click here for Facebook Event

    Global days of action: June 20-21, 2015

    http://egyptsolidarityinitiative.org/2015/05/25/take-action-in-solidarity-with-egyptian-political-prisoners-on-june-20-21/

    Stop repression of protests – Free political prisoners- Fair trials for all – End abuse and torture – No executions

    On 21 June 2014 a small group of demonstrators approached Egypt’s presidential palace. Their demonstration was the first to challenge the repressive anti-protest laws since Abdelfattah Al-Sisi had been sworn in after victory in the presidential elections. Armed thugs and police attacked their peaceful march, and 23 people were arrested and later sentenced to years in jail, simply for exercising their rights to assembly and free expression. Al-Sisi, whose election was hailed by Western leaders as a step forward in Egypt’s “transition”, crushed their protest.

    A year later, we are calling for international solidarity with all Egyptian political prisoners, in the hope that highlighting this one case will help build a movement campaigning for justice for the tens of thousands jailed by the military regime.

    In January 2011, protesters in Egypt inspired the world with their bravery and determination in the fight for democracy and better life. Today, many of those brave protestors have been either killed or jailed. At the same time, Mubarak and his supporters, including the police generals responsible for killing protesters and corruption, have been set free.

    In July 2013, after a popular uprising against then-president Mohamed Morsi, the military overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi, who had been elected president the previous year. Since then, more than 3000 Egyptian citizens have been killed, and no-one has been held accountable. More than 40,000 were arrested during the first year of the military regime. Those arrested have not received a fair trial and many had no access to legal procedures at all. Military and civilian courts in Egypt have issued death sentences against some of the leaders and hundreds of alleged supporters of Muslim Brotherhood, including the ousted president Mohamed Morsi. Human rights groups have condemned these trials as completely unfair.

    Revolutionary activists who had opposed Morsi’s regime, and taken to the streets in defiance of the Brotherhood, are also being arrested, abused and jailed. Activists such as Ahmed Douma, who played a leading role in the 2011 revolution have received life sentences. Under a draconian anti-protest law many youth have been jailed. Everything associated with the January revolution of 2011 is now a target in Egypt.

    Meanwhile terrorist attacks are escalating, and the current regime has used the discourse of the war on terror to justify a backlash against everything related to civil liberties and human rights. Egypt does not have a parliament. The president holds both legislative and executive power. And parliamentary elections have been delayed yet again.

    The president has used this power to issue an enormous number of laws to expand state repression. In 2014, about 90 Egyptian citizens were tortured to death in police stations, without anyone being held accountable or even proper legal investigations. According to the Arab Network for Human Rights Information, 61 journalists have been jailed because of their writing or their work over the last two years in Egypt. Shooting live ammunition at protesters has been normalized.

    Al-Sisi’s regime is bankrolled by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries from the Gulf. Western regimes which recently paid lip service to support for human rights and democracy are now sending billions of dollars in military and economic aid, as well as selling arms and surveillance technologies and to the repressive regime in Egypt.

    We call for international solidarity with Egyptian political prisoners on June 20-21, 2015.
    • Stop repression of protests
    • Free political prisoners
    • Fair trials for all
    • End abuse and torture
    • No executions

The Syrian Revolt: Grassroots Organizing and Everyday Resistance

March 10th, 2015 | Posted in Revolution, Syria, Other, Solidarity

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    Photo credit Ali Mustafa

Lecture by Yasser Munif & the “Uprising and Uprooted” photo exhibit

March 20, 2015
Café L’Artère, 7000 Av du Parc (Metro Parc or bus 80)
18h30-21h
Facebook event

After showings at Kahwa Café (Summer 2014) and Café Aquin (Fall 2014), the photo exhibition “Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image”, is moving to Café L’Artère for a two-month showing commencing 1 March. Presented by Tadamon!, the exhibit’s third Montreal run will include a feature event: a presentation by Yasser Munif, Assistant Professor in the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College, and co-founder of the Global Campaign of Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution on “The Syrian Revolt: Grassroots Organizing and Everyday Resistance” with special guest Jessica Attar Adam, Montreal photogprapher and filmmaker who will speak about her photographic work on northern Syria, on display as part of the exhibit.

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Wednesday July 23rd: Vigil and Demonstration Against the Invasion of Gaza and the Shuja’iya Massacre

July 21st, 2014 | Posted in Other

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Vigil and Demonstration in Solidarity with Gaza

    Wednesday July 23rd, 2014
    5:30pm-7:30pm
    Location: Outside Mont-Royal Metro, Montreal, Quebec

Israel’s attack on Gaza continues. This newest assault began July 8 with air and naval bombardments and has since led to a ground invasion, leaving at least 546 dead and over 3000 injured.
On Sunday, July 20, at least 97 Gaza residents were killed by IDF shelling in the middle of night, breaking a Red Cross mediated ceasefire. 60 of the dead are from a single neighbourhood, Shuja’iya; according to current reports, most of the injured are children. As of Monday, the rate and severity of Israel’s attacks show no signs of letting up.

Nowhere in Gaza is safe: bombings are targeting apartment blocks, factories, local shops, and the already distressed infrastructure in one of the most densely populated territories in the world. There is no escaping from Israel’s aggression: all border crossings are closed and there is nowhere for the people of Gaza to move to safety.

The Canadian government has effectively supported these killings, cheering Israel on with the complicity of the Liberals and the NDP.

As Israeli bombs continue to drop on Gaza, let’s join together on the streets of Montreal in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Join us as we list the names of victims at a candle-lit vigil and demonstrate in solidarity with the people of Gaza.

Endorsed By:
FNEEQ-CSN
Conceil Central du Montréal Métropolitain-CSN (CCMM-CSN)
Voix juives indépendantes – Montréal
AMUSE-PSAC (Association of McGill University Support Employees, Public Service Alliance of Canada)
Le Bateau canadien pour Gaza / Canadian Boat to Gaza
PAJU (Palestiniens et Juifs Unis / Palestinian and Jewish Unity)
CJPP (Coalition pour la Justice et la Paix en Palestine / Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine)
Independent Jewish Voices – Canada
Alternatives
Alternatives International
Samidoun (Canada)
SPHR-Concordia (Students for Palestinian Human Rights)
South Asian Women’s Community Centre (SAWCC)

Pour plus d’information:
Tadamon! Montréal
Courriel: info@tadamon.ca
Site web: www.tadamon.ca

Ten Years Too Many: Rally and Creative Action Against the Wall

July 16th, 2014 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Quebec, Other, Solidarity

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Rally and Creative Action Against the Wall and in Solidarity with Gaza

    Saturday July 19, 2014
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Location: Parc Jarry, in front of the G4S Headquarters
    Corner Gary-Carter/St Laurent
    Metro De Castelnau

Ten years ago, on July 9th 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued a historic advisory opinion, deeming Israel’s apartheid wall illegal. At the time, the Court called for the wall to be dismantled, for Palestinian residents to be compensated, and for Israeli compliance to be enforced by the International community. One year later, Palestinian civil society launched an appeal to Boycott, Divest and Sanction the Israeli state until it complied with international law.

One decade later, settlements have expanded, land has been expropriated, and wall construction has continued with impunity. If completed, the Wall will stretch more than 800 km, annexing an estimated 46% of the West Bank. Already the effects of the Wall have been devastating, as it has cut off farmers from their lands, workers from their jobs, students from their campuses and communities from each other.

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Call on Israel to respect International law 10 years after the International Cour of Justice ruling

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Quebec, Other, Solidarity

Over 60 Quebec and Canadian trade unionists, artists, journalists, professors, reverends call on Israel to respect International law 10 years after the International Cour of Justice ruling

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Time for Canada to honor its UN obligations towards Palestine

Ten years ago today, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled illegal Israel’s massive separation wall that runs alongside and inside the Palestinian territories.

On July 9, 2004, at the behest of the UN General Assembly, the ICJ, legal arm of the United Nations, indeed issued an Advisory opinion saying “the construction of the wall (by occupying power Israel), and its associated régime (imposed on the Palestinians), are contrary to international law”.

The ICJ Advisory deemed that “Israel cannot rely on a right of self-defense or on a state of necessity to preclude the wrongfulness of the construction of the wall”.

Its ruling called for the barrier to be removed, for residents to be compensated, and for UN member States, including Canada, to act to obtain Israel’s compliance with the Fourth Geneva Convention (GCIV) – of which Canada is a signatory.

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The exhibition continues – Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image

June 12th, 2014 | Posted in Other

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Photo exhibition

    Until June 21, 2014
    Location: Kahwa café
    263 Mont Royal East (metro Mont Royal)

Tadamon! Montreal invites you to visit the photo exhibition “Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image”. The exhibit aims to bring to wider public attention the circumstance of the many millions of persons who have sought refuge outside Syria or have been displaced inside Syria and, also, to raise funds to help those in need. Funds will go directly to those in immediate need in refugee camps and/or inside Syria. Donations can be made at the exhibition site or can be made by contacted Tadamon! at 514-664-1036 or info@tadamon.ca

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Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image

May 28th, 2014 | Posted in Other

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Vernissage

    Wednesday June 4th 2014, 6:30pm
    Location: Kahwa café
    263 Mont Royal East (metro Mont Royal)

Join Tadamon! for the vernissage of the photo exhibition “Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image”. The evening will include a presentation of the photos, discussions and musical performances.

The popular uprising in Syria for liberation and dignity that broke out in March 2011, has, since the beginning, been met with a brutal regime response that has known no limits. The consequences of the Syrian regime’s response have been devastating: destruction of homes, urban neighbourhoods and infrastructure; deepening social divisions that have taken the form of sometimes violent, armed confrontation; deaths of civilians reaching over 150,000 persons; widening fear and distrust; countless injured; the uprooting of millions. In the face and in the aftermath of regime bombardment, siege, atrocity and aggression millions have taken flight and sought refuge within Syria, in neighbouring states and in states beyond the region.

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Israeli Apartheid Week | March 10-17th, 2014

March 5th, 2014 | Posted in Other

The Tenth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week!

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10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week featuring inspiring conferences, workshops, film screenings, demonstrations, and cultural events to raise awareness about Israeli apartheid.

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Film screening: Return to Homs

March 1st, 2014 | Posted in Syria, Other

Canadian premiere with director discussion

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    Monday March 3rd 2014
    7pm
    Concordia University
    DB Clarke Theatre
    1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West
    (Metro Guy Concordia)

Join Tadamon! and Cinema Politica Concordia for the Canadian premiere of RETURN TO HOMS, a Sundance-winner that intimates the tribulations of the Syrian revolution while revealing the human price of resistance. The screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with director Talal Derki.

RETURN TO HOMS
Talal Derki / Syria – Denmark / 2013 / 87 ‘ / Arabic / S.T. English

Filmed over three years in Homs, Syria, the film accompanies two outstanding young men from the time they are dreaming of freedom and defending pacifism, to the time when choices are forced to be different.

Basset, the 19 years old national football team goalkeeper, turning into an iconic demonstration leader and singer, then, becoming a fighter and Ossama, a 24 years old renowned citizen-cameraman who is critical, pacifist, and ironic, as his views change till he is detained by the regime’s security forces.

It is the story of a city, which the world heard of a lot, but never really got close to. Return to Homs is a modern times epic of youth in war, and of forced choices.

cinemapolitica.org/concordia

For more information contact
info@tadamon.ca
www.tadamon.ca
tel. 514-664-1036

Film screening: The Square

February 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Other

Film screening followed by a discussion

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    Saturday 8th of February At 7PM
    Address: Centre des loisirs de la ville de Saint Laurent,
    Salle Simon Major (RC)
    1375 Grenet, Saint Laurent, H4L 5K3

Tadamon! in collaboration with Gilgamesh society

presents the documentary film “The square”
Directed by Jehane Noujaim

The square (in Arabic : Al-Midan) is an Egyptian-American documentary film released in 2013 which depicts the still going revolution of January 2011 from its roots in Tahrir Square.
The film is now nominated for the Oscars in the documentary category

The screening will be followed by a discussion panel facilitated by activists and specialists

Rashad Antonius
Mostafa Henaway
Yasmine Daher
Ghassen Ben Khalifa

Entry:
5 $ public
2 $ for Gilgamesh’s members

Subtitles in English

For more information:

http://gilgameshsociety.com/en/index.htm
info@tadamon.ca
www.tadamon.ca
1-514-813-4918

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