All posts in category 'Solidarity'

Syria-Solidarity : A Must

October 11th, 2012 | Posted in Civil-war, Syria, Other, Solidarity
    A statement by Tadamon! Montreal


Destruction in Homs, Syria, April 2012

Brief context

The people’s struggle in Syria for liberation from the brutal, dictatorial rule of the Assad regime has arrived at a critical juncture. Central neighborhoods of Syria’s largest cities, Damascus and Aleppo, have become the sites of direct armed confrontation between the forces of opposition to the regime – especially the Free Syrian Army (FSA) – and the state’s military and security forces. The battles have been especially intense and protracted in Aleppo with devastating consequences for residents of the city. The state has used heavy artillery, aerial bombardments and shelling and has deployed troops, snipers and security operatives in a wide range of city quarters in pursuit of its strategy of dealing with the revolutionary movement by sheer repression and force. The result has been heavy civilian casualties, destruction of homes and civilian infrastructure, mass displacements of population and, in some areas, dire humanitarian conditions (e.g. lack of food, no electricity, water shortages, no essential municipal services). State military attacks on civilian areas amount to “war crimes” according to some human rights organizations (e.g. Human Rights Watch). Meanwhile, the actions of some elements of the opposition (broadly understood) have also been qualified as human rights violations (e.g. summary executions of captured regime fighters). Armed confrontations between opposition and regime forces, in Aleppo and elsewhere in Syria, and the increased violence that has resulted are the outcome of the Assad regime’s strategy of using repression, terror and brute force to deal with oppositional activism, protest and popular calls for freedom, dignity and the end of absolutist rule. In the face of regime brutality and terror tactics, the popular uprising which began in March 2011 took armed form, increasingly, in late 2011 and became decidedly “militarized” in early 2012. With the turn to armed struggle and the advent of fighting in Damascus and Aleppo the revolution has arrived at a crucial and important juncture.

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Imaging Apartheid 31/08

August 28th, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Revolution, Events, Solidarity
    Artists Against Apartheid presents: Launch event and fundraiser

    Friday, August 31st, 2012
    doors open 20h30 | $6
    185 van Horne, #5
    Montréal, Québec
    facebook event

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Montreal : Freedom for Political Prisoners Everywhere

August 12th, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Tadamon!, Prisoners, Solidarity
    A street festival in Montreal in solidarity with political prisoners

    Sunday, August 12, 13h-18h
    Squarre Phillips, corner of St. Catherine and Union
    Montreal, Quebec
    facebook event

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Tadamon! call to support the World Social Forum Free Palestine

August 7th, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Solidarity

Tadamon! call to support the World Social Forum Free Palestine, August 2012.

    Photo : Palestinian flag flying at protest against Israeli apartheid policies.

Tadamon! collective is calling on Palestine solidarity activists in Québec and Canada to support the upcoming World Social Forum Free Palestine, taking place in Fall 2012, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

A global expression of solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, supported by social movements in Brazil, is essential at this critical moment in history and will build constructive organizational support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid.

“Occupied Palestine is part of every free heartbeat in this world and her cause continues to inspire solidarity across the globe,” states the International Coordination Committee for The World Social Forum Free Palestine, describing the event as “an expression of the human instinct to unite for justice and an echo of the World Social Forum’s opposition to neo-liberal hegemony, colonialism, and racism through struggles for social, political and economic alternatives to promote justice, equality, and the sovereignty of peoples.”

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Tadamon! open letter to Cirque du Soleil

July 7th, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Solidarity
    Montreal, Quebec, July 2012 letter from Tadamon! collective

    art work by Palestinian artist Nidal Elkhairy. Dear Cirque du Soleil,

We are a Montreal-based collective working in solidarity with the Palestinian people and are writing to you concerning your upcoming performances of Alegría in Tel Aviv, Israel in August 2012.

It is not uncommon for internationally renowned artists such as Cirque du Soleil to be invited to Israel. You may not be aware, however, that by performing in Israel, well-known artists provide credibility to, and indirectly endorse, the actions and policies of the Israeli government. In fact, the Israeli government is actively and openly pursuing a policy to attract artists to Israel in an attempt to whitewash its own violations of international law and the apartheid laws it imposes on Palestinians.

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Solidarity Statements from Bahrain

June 11th, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!, Solidarity
    solidarity texts from Bahrain for Montreal anti-Grand Prix solidarity rally

Photo: Protest in Bahrain against state repression toward pro-democracy movements.

Read solidarity statements from Bahrain sent to Montreal in the context of a solidarity protest organized in Montreal during the Grand Prix to highlight struggles for human rights, justice and dignity in Bahrain.

A solidarity rally in Montreal was called on 08/06/2012 to highlight ongoing state repression in Bahrain, targeting popular movements organizing against the dictatorship, repression that heighten repression against popular protests in the context of the recent F1 race in Bahrain.

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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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Solidarity for Palestinian political prisoners

May 17th, 2012 | Posted in Palestine, Tadamon!, Prisoners, Solidarity
    following the call by Palestinian Civil Society

    Free All Palestinian Political Prisoners !

On April 17, 2012, over 2,000 Palestinian prisoners launched an open-ended hunger strike that came to an end two days ago after some of their demands were met. Their strike was hit hard with retaliation from Israel Prison Services, including beatings, transferring from one prison to another, confiscation of salt (an act that could have severe health consequences for hunger strikers), denial of family and lawyer visits, and isolation and solitary confinement of hunger strikers. These are only some of the measures that the Israeli prison authorities use against political prisoners.

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Exhibition: A Child’s View From Gaza

April 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Palestine, Events, Other, Solidarity
    Exhibition from May 5 to June 3, 2012

    Vernissage with live music and snacks
    Thursday, May 10, 2012
    from 6pm to 10pm
    Kahwa Café, 263 Mont-Royal Ave. E., (at Laval)
    Mont-Royal metro station
    Facebook event

Tadamon invites you to an exhibition of drawings made by children from Gaza following Israel’s attack on Gaza in 2008-2009. This exhibition previously survived an attempt to ban it when it was first shown in Oakland, California. (more…)

Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Quebec, Events, Prisoners, Solidarity
    Sumoud : an evening in solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners

    Thursday April 19, 2012
    6:30pm at Concordia University
    Hall Building, room H-110
    1455 de Maisonneuve West
    metro Guy-Concordia
    facebook event
    Montreal, Quebec

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