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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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Film Screening: Arna’s Children

July 10th, 2011 | Posted in Palestine, Events, Other, Resistance, Solidarity

Film Screening Under the Stars…

    Wednesday July 20, 2011
    Screening begins at 8:30pm
    Bibliotheque DIRA- outdoor lot
    2035 St. Laurent (Metro St. Laurent)
    Free event. Donations welcome.
    Facebook event

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Israeli military court extends jail term for Palestinian anti-wall activist

January 18th, 2011 | Posted in Palestine, Resistance
    Amnesty International 11 January 2011

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    Photo Israeli apartheid wall in the occupied West Bank, Palestine.

Amnesty International has condemned an Israeli military appeal court’s decision to extend the prison sentence of a Palestinian non-violent activist, convicted over his involvement in organizing protests in the occupied West Bank.

Abdallah Abu Rahma, head of the Popular Committee Against the Wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in, had his sentence extended from 12 months to 16 months by the Israeli Military Court of Appeals at Ofer in the West Bank on Tuesday, after the prosecution argued that his initial sentence was too lenient.

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The rebirth of Arab activism

January 18th, 2011 | Posted in Economy, Resistance, Solidarity
    Lamis Andoni Al Jazeera

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    Photo Tunis, Tunisia downtown skyline.

Mohamed Bou’aziz, the young Tunisian who set fire to himself on December 17, is emerging as a symbol of the wider plight of the millions of young Arabs who are struggling to improve their living conditions.

Like many across the Arab world, Bou’aziz, who is now being treated for severe burns, discovered that a university degree was insufficient to secure decent employment. He turned to selling fruit for a living, but when the security forces confiscated his vending cart he torched himself – igniting a series of protests across Tunisia.

The roots of this Tunisian ‘uprising’ are to be found in a lethal combination of poverty, unemployment and political repression: three characteristics of most Arab societies.

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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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Weekly protests continue across Palestine

September 21st, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Resistance
    report International Solidarity Movement – 20 September 2010

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Photo Palestinians climb onto walls to try to spot Israeli soldiers entering Ni’lin.

Bil’in On Friday, 17 September 2010, the people of Bil’in were joined by Israelis and Internationals to protest against the theft of land and the imprisonment by Abdullah and Adeeb Abu Rahma, Ibrahim Burnat and other political prisoners from Bil’in. The demonstration went on for one and a half hours and was met with large amounts of tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. After initially firing tear gas from the military base and road, soldiers came through the gate and chased the protesters back towards the village.

This week’s protest called for the release of prisoners, who have been kept in jail under administrative detention (which is to say, without trial) and also the ones who have been victims of false charges and unjust trials in Israeli military courts. People were carrying masks of Abdallah Abu Rahma, who has been held in Ofer Military Prison since November, and is now in the sentencing phase of his trial after being convicted for “incitement”. Other people were wearing masks showing the faces of Gandhi and Martin Luther King. This is to show that Palestinian political prisoners enduring long sentences in Israeli prisons are peaceful activists, who are leading the non-violent struggle against the illegal Israeli occupation.

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Montreal: Who’s the Terrorist?

    criminalization of social movements & the anti-terrorism crusade

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    Thursday, November 5th 2009
    6:30 pm Pavillon J-A-DeSève (DS)
    UQAM, Rm DS-1580
    320 Sainte-Catherine Street E.
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Bil’in Tour: Israeli Apartheid on Trial

    cross-Canada speaking tour: June 5-22, 2009.

    featuring:
    Mohammed Khatib.
    Popular Committee Against the Wall, Bil’in, Occupied Palestine

    Emily Schaeffer.
    Israeli lawyer representing the village of Bil’in

Bil’in, a Palestinian village in the West Bank, has become an internationally celebrated symbol of Palestinian popular resistance to the ongoing construction of the Israeli apartheid wall and settlements on their land. Since 2005, villagers have led weekly protests, with the active participation from both Israeli and international solidarity activists, in opposition to illegal Israeli colonization and annexation of Palestinian land.

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Palestinians shot dead in West Bank

April 20th, 2009 | Posted in Palestine, Resistance
    Al Jazeera, April 17 2009.

Photo: Active Stills. Palestinian hit by chemical gas from Israeli army, Bil’in, Palestine.

Three Palestinians have been killed in separate incidents in the West Bank, Israeli army and Palestinian sources have said.

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man who allegedly threw petrol bombs towards the settlement of Beit El, close to Ramallah on Friday.

An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed the incident.

Elsewhere, Israeli troops killed a man who had been protesting against Israel’s separation barrier, Palestinians said.

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Hezbollah in Canadian press

    An interview with Ali Mallah of the Canadian Arab Federation.

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Photo: Walking in south Lebanon 2006. Interview by Stefan Christoff for Tadamon!

In recent weeks, major media outlets in Canada have featured numerous news reports on Hezbollah, outlining that the armed Lebanese political party is planning military operations in North America. Media reports have been based on anonymous intelligence sources in the U.S. and Canada.

Major media coverage in Canada was ignited by a T.V. report from the U.S.-based ABC news network claiming that Hezbollah was planning operations in Canada in response to the assassination of Hezbollah’s military commander, Imad Mughniyeh, in Syria this past winter.

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