- A street festival in Montreal in solidarity with political prisoners
- Sunday, August 12, 13h-18h
Squarre Phillips, corner of St. Catherine and Union
Tadamon! call to support the World Social Forum Free Palestine, August 2012.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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…)
join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Global day of action on March 30th, 2012