All posts in category 'Religion'

Charlie Hebdo : The French Left, Islamophobia and state racism

February 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Religion, Events, Imperialism, Racism, Repression, Resistance, Solidarity

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    Friday, Feb. 27, 6pm
    La Passe, 1214 de la Montagne
    free / donations welcome
    Montréal Québec (facebook event)

A presentation by Houda and Dror reflecting on the political scene in France in the weeks after the shooting attacks at Charlie Hebdo magazine. Dror will offer some critical reflections on the relationship between the French left and Islamophobia, speaking specifically about the historical dynamics around Charlie Hebdo magazine. Houda is going to give a general perspective on Islamophobia in France and how the so-called “anti-terror” legislation impacts the fundamental human rights, especially of marginalized and racialized communities, specifically Arabs and Muslims.

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Demonstration: End Israel’s Siege on Gaza! End Israeli Apartheid!

    Appeal for a Palestine solidarity bloc within the
    global day of action against the ‘war on terror’…

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    SATURDAY, MARCH 15th, 12h30
    Dorchester Square
    corner Peel & René-Lévesque
    metro Peel
    in collaboration with Échec à la guerre

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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 Gazans killed in day of Israeli air, shelling attacks

February 10th, 2008 | Posted in Palestine, Religion, Tadamon!, Politics, Resistance, Solidarity, War and Terror

    Report, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, 7 February 2008.

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    Photo: Shadow of Palestinian woman…

On 7 February 2008, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) killed seven Palestinians, raising the number of victims from its military attacks to seventeen persons since the beginning of this month, and 96 persons since the beginning of 2008 in the Gaza Strip. The IOF launched seven attacks in different parts of the Gaza Strip since last night, of which the most affected areas were Khan Younis, al-Nuseirat, and other areas in northern Gaza.

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Beyond the Veil

December 10th, 2007 | Posted in France, Religion, Politics, Repression

    The Nation. by Laila Lalami

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    Photo: Paris Mosque.

“A kind of aggression.” “A successor to the Berlin Wall.” “A lever in the long power struggle between democratic values and fundamentalism.” “An insult to education.” “A terrorist operation.” These descriptions–by former French President Jacques Chirac; economist Jacques Attali; and philosophers Bernard-Henri Lévy, Alain Finkielkraut and André Glucksmann–do not refer to the next great menace to human civilization but rather to the Muslim woman’s headscarf, which covers the hair and neck, or, as it is known in France, the foulard islamique.

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Lebanon: Refugees Coerced to Return to Iraq

December 5th, 2007 | Posted in Iraq, Lebanon, Religion, Corporate Media, Solidarity, War and Terror

    Report from Human Rights Watch.

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    Photo: Iraqi Refugees

(Beirut, December 4, 2007) – Lebanese authorities arrest Iraqi refugees without valid visas and detain them indefinitely to coerce them to return to Iraq, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

“Iraqi refugees in Lebanon live in constant fear of arrest,” said Bill Frelick, refugee policy director for Human Rights Watch. “Refugees who are arrested face the prospect of rotting in jail indefinitely unless they agree to return to Iraq and face the dangers there.”

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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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Community Convergence on ‘Reasonable Accommodation’.

December 3rd, 2007 | Posted in Quebec, Religion, Politics, Repression, Resistance, Solidarity, War and Terror
    A Panel Discussion on Racism in Quebec.

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    Saturday, December 8th. 7pm
    Center Communautaire Musulman de Montreal (CCMM)
    3300 Cremazie East, corner of St. Michel
    (Saint-Michel Metro)
    Child Care Available.

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Refusing Intolerance in Quebec.

December 1st, 2007 | Posted in Lebanon, Quebec, Religion, Tadamon!, Politics, Repression, Resistance

    Press Release: November 20th, 2007.

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    Photo: CBC. RIQ Network launches actions to challenge the
    biased debate on ‘reasonable accommodation’

MONTREAL: As the hearings of the Consultation Commission on Accommodation Practices Related to Cultural Differences approach their final stage, the group ‘Rejetons l’intolérance au Québec’ (RIQ) calls on the Bouchard-Taylor Commission and Quebec society to tackle the causes of the current, biased ‘reasonable accommodation’ debate and to challenge its foundations in political opportunism.

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Report: Who is the Terrorist?

    Montreal, October 2007.

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    Photo: Tatiana Gomez, Montreal October 2007.

In the context of the campaign to challenge the listing of Hezbollah as a ‘terrorist’ organization in Canada, on Wednesday, October 17th, Tadamon! Montreal hosted a major lecture at McGill University as part of Culture Shock 2007.

Upwards of 200 people gathered to hear presentations from Bilal Elamine, the former editor of Left Turn Magazine, currently living in Beirut, Lebanon and Brian Aboud, a sociologist and historian active within Tadamon!. In addition a documentary film on the 2006 Israeli attack on Lebanon, “A Summer Not to Forget”, by the Lebanese filmmaker Carol Mansour, was screened for the first time in Canada.

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