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From the Mavi Marmara to the Gaza Strip

June 14th, 2013 | Posted in Other

International Solidarity with Palestine

Mavi-Marmara

    Wednesday June 19, 2013
    6 pm to 8pm

    Café Artère
    7000 Avenue du Parc
    Metro Parc, or Bus 80

On May 31, 2010, Israel intercepted, boarded and attacked the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in international waters, killing ten and injuring dozens of activists. Comprised of civilian vessels, the Gaza Freedom flotilla had been carrying much-needed food, construction material, and medical equipment to the people of Gaza. In addition, the Flotilla had also aimed to break the brutal Israeli-imposed siege, which suffocates the economy, curtails reconstruction, constricts freedom of movement and affects every facet of day-to-day existence for the 1.5 million Palestinians living in Gaza.

Join Tadamon! for a discussion with Palestine solidarity activist Manuel Tapial to mark the three-year anniversary of the Gaza flotilla massacre. A member of the Cultura, Paz, y Solidaridad network in Spain, Manuel was aboard the Mavi Marmara at the time of the attack. The event will also feature a screening of “Flotilla: An Attack on Solidarity”, a short film that highlights footage captured at during the raid and documents the events that unfolded.

For more information:
Tel: 514-664-1036
E-mail: info@tadamon.ca
Website: www.tadamon.ca

Demonstration: 65 Years of al Nakba

May 5th, 2013 | Posted in Other

Join us on Mother’s day, May 12th, 2013, to Commemorate Al Nakba

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    Sunday 12/5/2013 @1pm
    Métro Guy Concordia
    1455 de Maisonneuve, West
    Montreal, Quebec

This year, we commemorate the Nakba (the 65th anniversary of the very sad Palestinian catastrophe) on Mother`s Day in honour of all the mothers who struggle for social justice and for peace in Palestine.

Bring your flags, bring your pots and pans! Let`s make some noise for Palestine!

A poem by Mahmoud Darwish famous Palestinian poet in honor of his mother and Palestine.

My Mother

I long for my mother’s bread
My mother’s coffee
Her touch
Childhood memories grow up in me
Day after day
I must be worth my life
At the hour of my death
Worth the tears of my mother.

And if I come back one day
Take me as a veil to your eyelashes
Cover my bones with the grass
Blessed by your footsteps
Bind us together
With a lock of your hair
With a thread that trails from the back of your dress
I might become immortal
Become a God
If I touch the depths of your heart.

If I come back
Use me as wood to feed your fire
As the clothesline on the roof of your house
Without your blessing
I am too weak to stand.

I am old
Give me back the star maps of childhood
So that I
Along with the swallows
Can chart the path
Back to your waiting nest.

Israeli Apartheid Week | March 5-14th, 2013

March 4th, 2013 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Events, Other, Solidarity

The Ninth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week!

9th 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.

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Statement of Support for Brooklyn College Students for Justice in Palestine

February 6th, 2013 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Other, Politics, Repression

Tadamon! Stands in Solidarity with Brooklyn College Students for Justice in Palestine

Statement of Support for Brooklyn College Students for Justice in Palestine:

We Condemn Attacks Against Advocates for BDS and Palestinian Rights!

We deplore the efforts of politicians and others to bully student activists and faculty and to smear supporters of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel as anti-Semites.

In recent days, opponents of an event on BDS to be held on campus February 7th have attacked the organizers and scheduled speakers, internationally renowned philosopher Judith Butler and Palestinian human rights activist Omar Barghouti, as well as the political science department and university administration for co-sponsoring the event. This is just the latest in a series of incidents involving attempts to silence criticism of Israel at Brooklyn College.

Opponents of the February 7 event have made deeply offensive and inflammatory accusations against supporters of BDS, with State Assemblyman Alan Maisel going so far as to warn of “the potential for a second Holocaust here.” Other prominent critics include lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who has openly called for the United States and Israel to use torture, and State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a follower of the late Meir Kahane, an Israeli-American rabbi whose racist Kach movement has been outlawed by the US and Israel as a terrorist organization for advocating the expulsion of Palestinians from Israel and the occupied territories and for carrying out violent terrorist attacks against Palestinians and others.

It is outrageous and perverse to conflate BDS proponents and our stance in support of equal rights and freedom for Palestinians with anti-Semitism and Nazism. Contrary to the claims of these detractors, the BDS movement is an inclusive, nonviolent, civil society-led campaign whose goal is to pressure Israel into respecting Palestinian human rights and abiding by international law, in the absence of action on the part of the US government and international community to do so. It is comprised of people of all faiths and backgrounds, including many Israeli and American Jews. Leaders of the BDS movement have always rejected and condemned any and all forms of racism and bigotry, including anti-Semitism. As SJP-BC’s mission statement says, we “reject any form of hatred or discrimination against any religious or ethnic group.”

As supporters of Palestinian rights and of academic freedom and free speech on campus, we commend Brooklyn College President Karen Gould for showing leadership and not succumbing to pressure from bullies like Dershowitz and Hikind, who seek to suppress criticism of Israel by smearing advocates of Palestinian freedom and equality as bigots.

For nearly 65 years, Palestinians have been dispossessed, colonized, and denied the most basic of human rights and freedoms by Israel. For more than 45 years, they have endured a brutal and illegal Israeli military occupation that becomes more entrenched each day. Today 66 to 69 percent of the 11.6 million Palestinians are refugees, the survivors and descendants of the approximately 750,000 Palestinians who were ethnically-cleansed during Israel’s creation in 1948, are prevented from exercising their internationally-recognized right of return to the land and homes they were expelled from simply because they are not Jewish, while those Palestinians who remained inside Israel after 1948, who make up about 20% of the population today, face widespread institutionalized discrimination and are treated as second- or third-class citizens. As the international community looks on and does nothing to hold Israel accountable for its actions, global civil society is taking the lead with BDS.

In light of the attacks, we pledge our continued support to SJP’s efforts to educate the public about Israel’s grave and systematic abuses of Palestinian human rights and the racist, apartheid regime Israel has instituted in the territories it controls between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

For more information, visit SJP Brooklyn College’s website at www.brooklynsjp.com or email brooklyncollegesjp@gmail.com.

Palestinians in Solidarity with Idle No More

January 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Other

From Turtle Island to Palestine, we must all be “Idle No More”

    “You who come from beyond the sea, bent on war,
    don’t cut down the tree of our names,
    don’t gallop your flaming horses across
    the open plains….
    Don’t bury your God
    in books that back up your claim of
    your land over our land,
    don’t appoint your God to be a mere
    courtier in the palace of the King”

    – Mahmoud Darwish, The Penultimate Speech of the “Red Indian”

Indigenous people have risen up across Canada in the Idle No More movement, a mass call for Indigenous sovereignty, self-determination and rights, against colonization, racism, injustice, and oppression. As Palestinians, who struggle against settler colonialism, occupation and apartheid in our homeland and for the right of Palestinian refugees – the majority of our people – to return to our homeland, we stand in solidarity with the Idle No More movement of Indigenous peoples and its call for justice, dignity, decolonization and protection of the land, waters and resources.

We recognize the deep connections and similarities between the experiences of our peoples – settler colonialism, destruction and exploitation of our land and resources, denial of our identity and rights, genocide and attempted genocide. As Palestinians, we stood with the national liberation movement against settler colonialism in South Africa, as we stand with all liberation movements challenging colonialism and imperialism around the world. The struggle of Indigenous and Native peoples in Canada, the United States, have long been known to the Palestinian people, reflecting our common history as peoples and nations subject to ethnic cleansing at the hands of the very same forces of European colonization.
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Save the Date! Israeli Apartheid Week 2013 – March 6-13, 2013

January 21st, 2013 | Posted in Culture, Palestine, Quebec, Other, Repression, Resistance

Mark your calendars for the ninth annual Israeli Apartheid Week, which will be taking place from March 6th to 13th at campuses across Montreal.

Last year, Montreal joined over a 100 cities around the world in holding a series of workshops, film screenings, conferences, and concerts aiming to raise awareness surrounding the realities of Israeli apartheid. Join us this year as we continue to build momentum around the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign and the Palestinian struggle for self-determination. More details to follow in the months to come.

ABCs of BDS series: Concordia University

January 20th, 2013 | Posted in Other

ABCs of BDS series: “Do we have a role in the Palestine-Israel conflict?”

MONDAY JANUARY 21
Time: 2:00pm-4:30pm
Location: DeSeve Cinema
Concordia University

As part of the GSA winter orientation series, this event will focus on Palestine solidarity work and specifically on one the most growing forms of global solidarity with the Palestinian struggle, that of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions.
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Mass Demonstration: Solidarity with Gaza

November 16th, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Events, Other, Politics

In solidarity with GAZA and all Palestinians
End the Siege! Stop the Massacres! Free Palestine! End Israeli Apatheid!


1pm Sunday November 18th
Hall Building, Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve West
Metro Guy-Concordia

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On Wednesday November 14th Israel declared its latest war on Gaza “Operation Pillar of Defense” also known as “Operation Pillar of Cloud”. The operation was launched with over 65 airstrikes in a period of one day. These latest attacks have led to the deaths of 33 Palestinians, and 180 injured in three days. The air strikes continue amidst a tight and illegal siege of the gaza strip. (more…)

Emergency Demonstration in Solidarity with Gaza!

November 14th, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Events, Other, Resistance, Solidarity

Demo in Solidarity with the people of Gaza

Israeli Air strike on Gaza

Wednesday November 14, 2012 at 6pm
Hall Building, Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve West
Metro Guy-Concordia

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Israel has just confirmed the launch of its latest war on Gaza “Operation Pillar of Defence” also known as “Operation Pillar of Cloud”.
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5 Broken Cameras: Film Screening

November 11th, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Tadamon!, Other, Solidarity

    a Cinema Politica Film Screening

Weekly protest in Bi'ilin

    Monday November 12, 2012
    Screening begins at 7pm
    Room H-110
    Concordia University
    1455 de Maisonneuve West
    Admission is free. Donations are welcome

Described as “part resistance journal, part home movie, and part memorial”, 5 Broken Cameras charts five years of popular resistance through the eyes of one family. Since 2005, the West Bank village of Bil’in has been struggling to defend its land and livelihood, staging weekly demonstrations against the construction of the apartheid wall and of illegal settlements on its agricultural lands.

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