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After #ParisAttacks : colonial violence, racism & war

December 7th, 2015 | Posted in France, Syria, Events, Imperialism, Politics, Racism, War and Terror

Event : Roundtable – After #ParisAttacks : colonial violence, racism & war
Date : 9 décembre @ 6:30pm
Location : Café Aquin (*), local A-2030 (Pavillon Hubert-Aquin, 2nd floor)
Université du Québec à Montréal
400 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, station Berri-UQÀM
Facebook event

The November 13th attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead, were a grave tragedy, and exist only in the context of a greater continual process of violence and war in which France, NATO, the US and Canada have been central to such horrors. When Francois Hollande declared that “we are at war”, it was quite accurate but what had been left out, is that France has always been at war against those it seeks to oppress and dominate.

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Demonstration : against war, racism, Islamophobia and austerity

November 11th, 2014 | Posted in Canada, Iraq, Quebec, Tadamon!, Events, Politics, Solidarity

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    Saturday, Nov. 22
    1pm métro Guy-Concordia
    Norman Bethune square
    Montréal, Québec
    facebook event

As health care, education, unemployment insurance, equity programs and the arts are cut in the name of austerity, military spending (at $22.6 billion in 2012) has increased every year since 1998 and is projected to continue. Since 2004, Canada has invaded or bombed Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq and Libya, leaving a trail of destruction followed by corrupt client regimes and neoliberal austerity policies.

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Viva Palestina — Solidarity demonstration

August 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Politics

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    Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    5:30pm métro Mont-Royal
    Montréal, Québec
    facebook event

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Palestine Under the Stars

July 30th, 2014 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Tadamon!, Events, Politics, Repression

Outdoor film screening (and discussion) of Road Map to Apartheid at Cafe Touski

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    Thursday, August 7th
    7:30pm, Coop Café Touski
    2361 Ontario, East Montréal
    (facebook event)
    metro Frontenac

Join Tadamon! on Thursday August 7th for an outdoor screening of the 2012 film Roadmap to Apartheid, a documentary that compares State policies in South Africa and Israel. We will also have a moderated discussion about the origins of Israeli Apartheid, and how we can continue to express solidarity with Gaza through ongoing support of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement.

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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.

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…)

Haïti vs the wifi of ignorance

September 9th, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Imperialism, Politics
    text by Ricardo “Emrical” Lamour, community activist & hip-hop artist.

Several weeks ago, I stumbled upon french article « L’État Juif et la Perle des Antilles » which makes tenuous linkages between the two countries. Amongst other arguments, the author explains that both countries have nice beaches, and that the State of Israel was the first to provide aid to Haitians. I asked myself: “What?”

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Resist the F1 and State Repression

June 4th, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Quebec, Tadamon!, Events, Politics, Solidarity
    from Bahrain to Montréal – solidarity action !

    Friday June 8, 2012, 6pm
    Dorchester Square
    Peel and Rene Levesque
    métro Peel
    Montreal, Quebec
    facebook event

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Israeli Apartheid Week Montreal 2012

February 14th, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Culture, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!, Events, Politics, Solidarity
    Israeli Apartheid Week Montreal. March 5-13th 2012

8th 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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CKUT Radio: Reflections on Egypt Revolution

February 4th, 2012 | Posted in Egypt, Politics

indy journalist Lillian Boctor interviews with revolutionary socialist journalist Dina Samak

    Photo ‘Marching into Tahrir’ photo via Hossam el-Hamalawy.

The January 25, 2012 demonstrations in Egypt demanding the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) immediately hand over power to civilian rule proved to be wildly successful with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets all over Egypt.

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