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Eight Years into the Syrian Revolution: Understanding the Complex Dynamics

June 9th, 2018 | Posted in Imperialism, Revolution, Solidarity, Syria

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Photo credit: Ali Mustafa

Roundtable discussion with Yasser Munif, Ashley Smith, Oula Hajjar and Brian Aboud

    Wednesday June 20, 2018
    6 pm to 8:30 pm
    La Maisonnette des parents
    6651, boul. Saint-Laurent
    Montréal (Qc) H2S 3C5
    (Metro de Castelnau or bus 55)
    Facebook event

Eight years into the Syrian uprising, the grassroots movement, the local councils and the ongoing revolutionary struggle are misunderstood or denied outright by many (even on the left). The military strikes carried out in April by the US, the UK and France against Syrian state targets were cynical and opportunistic actions. They must rightly be condemned. Not, as some do, on strict anti-imperialist grounds, opposing only western intervention in Syria, or, from another standpoint, in blind, apologetic support of the dictatorial Syrian regime, and its allies, Russia and Iran. Such perspectives go hand in hand with a denial of the Syrian popular revolt where, in current debates, support for the brutal Asad regime is justified due to the presence of Al-Qaeda, ISIS and other reactionary groups. Rather, a position on Syria, and on political actions in the Syrian conflict, must start with a recognition of the people’s struggle and the violent repression to which it has been subject at the hands of regime forces (responsible for the overwhelming majority of the hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths). It must also listen to the voices from the Syrian uprising calling for dignity and freedom and respect and support the revolutionary agency and autonomy of the people of Syria.

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Syria Sees You – 2018

April 30th, 2018 | Posted in Resistance, Revolution, Solidarity, Syria

Syria sees you 2018

    2-3-4 May 2018, 7pm
    Cinémathèque Québécoise
    335, boul. De Maisonneuve Est
    (Métro Berri-UQAM)
    $10/$9 students & seniors
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Regards Syriens collective presents the 3rd edition of Syria Sees You.

Join us for three screenings of contemporary Syrian cinema. The program includes works by Talal Khoury, Afraa Batous, Soudade Kaadane, Axel Salvatori-Sinz and Samer Salameh. Intelligent, moving and poignant films.

Program of Syria Sees You, 3rd edition:

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The Syrian Revolt: Grassroots Organizing and Everyday Resistance

March 10th, 2015 | Posted in Other, Revolution, Solidarity, Syria

Film screening: Return to Homs

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Events, Revolution, Syria

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    closing event for the “Uprising and Uprooted” photo exhibition
    Tadamon! and Cinema Politica present “Return to Homs”

    November 7, 2014 – 7pm
    Café Aquin Room A-2030 (Pavillon Hubert-Aquin)
    Université du Québec à Montréal
    405 Rue Sainte-Catherine East (Berri-UQAM metro)
    free entrance- suggested contribution 2-3$

Please join us to mark the end of the exhibition

“Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photos and images”, which is running from October 3 – November 7 at Café Aquin. Tadamon! and Cinema Politica present the film “Return to Homs” by the filmmaker Talla Derki. The projection will take place at Café Aquin, and will be followed by a discussion period.

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Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image-2

October 8th, 2014 | Posted in Revolution, Solidarity, Syria, Tadamon!

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    Photo ©UNRWA
    exhibit : October 3 to November 7
    vernissage : Friday October 17, 5 à 7

    film screening and closing night : November 7

    location : Café Aquin, local A-2030 (pavillon Hubert-Aquin)
    Université du Québec à Montréal
    405 Sainte-Catherine East, Berri-UQÀM metro
    facebook event

The popular uprising in Syria for liberation and dignity that broke out in March 2011, has, since the beginning, been met with a brutal regime response that has known no limits. The consequences of the Syrian regime’s response have been devastating: destruction of homes, urban neighbourhoods and infrastructure; deepening social divisions that have taken the form of sometimes violent, armed confrontation; deaths of civilians reaching over 150,000 persons; widening fear and distrust; countless injured; the uprooting of millions. In the face and in the aftermath of regime bombardment, siege, atrocity and aggression millions have taken flight and sought refuge within Syria, in neighbouring states and in states beyond the region.

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Imaging Apartheid 31/08

August 28th, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Events, Palestine, Quebec, Revolution, Solidarity

Tadamon! joins Montreal Anarchist Bookfair

May 18th, 2012 | Posted in Egypt, Palestine, Revolution
    May 2012 Tadamon! joins Montreal Anarchist Bookfair

Photo Hossam el-Hamalawy Street art on Mohamed Mahmoud Street in Cairo, Egypt.

This weekend, the Tadamon! collective will be participating in the annual Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, one of the largest anarchist events in North America that brings together hundreds of book sellers, print makers, artists, community organizers, independent journalists and many curious onlookers. Launched in 2000, the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair is an important space for people to discuss and share ideas outside of the framework of mainstream politics and tangibly build relationships within grassroots networks in Montreal and beyond.

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The Ongoing Egyptian Revolution

March 9th, 2012 | Posted in Egypt, Revolution, Solidarity, Tadamon!

CKUT Radio: Egypt Revolution Anniversary

January 29th, 2012 | Posted in Egypt, Palestine, Revolution

interview with Egyptian activist Dr. Sabry Khaled on the eve of revolution anniversary

Photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy Activists in Tahrir Square on Friday night set up projector to screen videos of the army’s attacks on protesters during last week.

Listen to an interview with Dr. Sabry Khaled, via CKUT community radio in Montreal, on the eve of first year anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, marked by major protests in Tahrir Square calling for an end to SCAF rule.

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A People’s History of the Egyptian Revolution

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