All posts in category 'Repression'

For a World Without Walls: Stories of Resistance to Border Violence

November 1st, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Événements, Mexico, Palestine, Racism, Repression, Resistance, Solidarity

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    Thursday 9 Novembre 2017 at 6:30pm
    Association Récréative Milton-Parc
    3580 Jeanne Mance
    (Métro Place des Arts, or bus #80)
    Facebook Event

Following the call of organizations in Palestine and Mexico, Tadamon is joining the Global Day of Action for a World without Walls.

Almost 70 walls across all continents are enforcing state control. They rip through people’s lives and lands – denying their basic freedom of movement, and expanding state violence, causing thousands of deaths every year. Walls fortify borders, separate the rich from the poor, and the powerful from the oppressed. They are monuments of expulsion, of exclusion and of exploitation. November 9th marks fifteen years since construction began on Israel’s apartheid wall, which aims to annex up to 60% of the West Bank and encircle Palestinians on 13% of their territory.

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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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Captive Revolution — Montréal launch

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Palestine, Tadamon!, Events, Prisoners, Repression, Solidarity
    Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System

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    photo ActiveStills : Palestinian women lead protest against the Prawer Plan
    Friday November 7th, 4-6pm
    McGill’s Institute of Islamic Studies
    3485 McTavish Street, 017 Morrice Hall (the “TNC”)
    venue is wheelchair accessible
    free admission and open to the public

    (facebook event)

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling presents the launch of Nahla Abdo’s latest book Captive Revolution: Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System.

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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.

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.

A People’s History of the Egyptian Revolution

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    By: Rami El-Amine and Mostafa Henaway

No matter how it unfolds, the Egyptian revolution will go down in the history books as a defining moment in the 21st century. Millions of Egyptians brought down one of the world’s most repressive regimes, that of the U.S.-backed Hosni Mubarak, in just 18 days. Their bravery, perseverance, and tactfulness in the face of the regime’s brutal crackdown not only triggered uprisings across the Arab world but inspired and influenced protests against government austerity in the U.S., Spain, Portugal, and Greece. Despite the fact that it is only a few months old, it’s important to begin piecing together a people’s history of the revolution to convey what happened and how it happened so that the lessons from this critical struggle can be disseminated.
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Israeli Army raids Bil’in the fourth time in three days

November 13th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Repression, Resistance
    Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements Nov. 10th 2010

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Photo Oren Ziv ActiveStils Palestinians, international and Israeli activists attended a night demonstration in Bil’in protesting ongoing recently nightly invasions to the village by the Israeli army.

The Israeli Army raids Bil’in the fourth time in three days Today, the 10 November a raid happened again in the village of Bi’lin. The Army entered at around 8 pm for the second time that day. In the morning, at around 3.00 am, they had already entered the village with five jeeps and searched Ashraf al-Khatibs home.The soldiers broke down the door of the neighbor’s house, and went in. However, they were not able to find who they were looking for in neither of the houses. When people from the village arrived, the 20 soldiers pointed their guns directly in the face of the people, and acted very aggressively. They also broke the door from al-Khatib’s house when they entered.

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What the wall has done

September 21st, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Repression
    Jamal Juma’, Electronic Intifada 31 August 2010

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    Photo Palestinian walk along Israeli apartheid wall.

Israel began constructing the wall in June 2002 following its invasion of cities in the West Bank, which it dubbed “Operation Defensive Shield.” In retrospect, the invasion appears to have been a prelude to the construction of the wall and no one recognized the significance of the invasion’s code name at the time. The immense scale of the 2002 invasion — characterized by the destruction of Palestinian civilian infrastructure, mass arrests, assassinations and massacres — ensured that the construction of the wall would commence with as little resistance as possible.

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Tutu calls on Israel to release Palestinian

September 21st, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Repression
    Ma’an news September 2010.

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    Photo Time Anti-Apartheid activist Bishop Desmond M. Tutu.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa expressed concern Saturday over the conviction of a Palestinian anti-wall campaign leader by an Israeli military court for his involvement in non-violent protests.

“I am deeply concerned about the conviction earlier this week of Abdallah Abu Rahmah by an Israeli military court. When I met him with my fellow Elders last year, we were very impressed by his commitment to non-violence and the wise leadership he showed,” Tutu said in a statement.

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