All posts in category 'Solidarity'

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


    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.


Against further war in Iraq and Canada’s involvement

October 24th, 2014 | Posted in Iraq, Quebec, Tadamon!, Solidarity


    Tadamon! Montréal statement – octobre 2014 (photo Noah Addis)

We reject the Canadian government’s decision to join a US-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. There is little doubt that these acts of violence will have devastating consequences for people living in the region, and will only serve to further conflict and suffering.

In early October, the Conservative government passed a motion in Parliament to go to war without even the pretense of democratic process. This decision authorizes the Canadian military to conduct air strikes for up to six months and includes the deployment of six CF-18 fighter jets, a refuelling tanker aircraft, two surveillance planes, one airlift plane, and about 600 air crew members. Canada joins the US, Great Britain, France, Australia and about a dozen other states, (including authoritarian regimes in Saudi Arabia and others parts of the Arabian/Persian Gulf) in what US President Barack Obama has declared to be “a long-term project.”


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

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


    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.


Members of the Legal Community Against the Israeli Assault on Gaza

August 21st, 2014 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Prisoners, Solidarity


    members of the Legal Community Condemn Assault on Gaza

A group of law students studying at the Faculty of Law at McGill University drafted a statement, in English and French, on behalf of themselves, and the broader legal community to condemn the continued violence against Gaza by Israeli forces. Specifically, the statement condemns the civilian causalities, the destruction of civilian infrastructure, and the violations of international law. The statement was written in response to the lack of vocal opposition, and in an effort to create a network of people united against such injustice.

The statement, entitled, “Members of the Legal Community Against the Israeli Assault on Gaza,” was circulated among law students, law professors, and legal organizations alike over the past weeks. It has gained support from over 50 people and organizations, including the Association des juristes progressistes in Quebec.

Montréal : Solidarity with Gaza

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Solidarity
    la communauté s’exprime / solidarité avec la Palestine !


    photo par Thien V. — 16 juillet 2014.

Ten Years Too Many: Rally and Creative Action Against the Wall

July 16th, 2014 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Quebec, Other, Solidarity


Rally and Creative Action Against the Wall and in Solidarity with Gaza

    Saturday July 19, 2014
    Location: Parc Jarry, in front of the G4S Headquarters
    Corner Gary-Carter/St Laurent
    Metro De Castelnau

Ten years ago, on July 9th 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued a historic advisory opinion, deeming Israel’s apartheid wall illegal. At the time, the Court called for the wall to be dismantled, for Palestinian residents to be compensated, and for Israeli compliance to be enforced by the International community. One year later, Palestinian civil society launched an appeal to Boycott, Divest and Sanction the Israeli state until it complied with international law.

One decade later, settlements have expanded, land has been expropriated, and wall construction has continued with impunity. If completed, the Wall will stretch more than 800 km, annexing an estimated 46% of the West Bank. Already the effects of the Wall have been devastating, as it has cut off farmers from their lands, workers from their jobs, students from their campuses and communities from each other.


Call on Israel to respect International law 10 years after the International Cour of Justice ruling

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Quebec, Other, Solidarity

Over 60 Quebec and Canadian trade unionists, artists, journalists, professors, reverends call on Israel to respect International law 10 years after the International Cour of Justice ruling


Time for Canada to honor its UN obligations towards Palestine

Ten years ago today, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled illegal Israel’s massive separation wall that runs alongside and inside the Palestinian territories.

On July 9, 2004, at the behest of the UN General Assembly, the ICJ, legal arm of the United Nations, indeed issued an Advisory opinion saying “the construction of the wall (by occupying power Israel), and its associated régime (imposed on the Palestinians), are contrary to international law”.

The ICJ Advisory deemed that “Israel cannot rely on a right of self-defense or on a state of necessity to preclude the wrongfulness of the construction of the wall”.

Its ruling called for the barrier to be removed, for residents to be compensated, and for UN member States, including Canada, to act to obtain Israel’s compliance with the Fourth Geneva Convention (GCIV) – of which Canada is a signatory.


Defending the land – From Turtle Island to Palestine March 13, 7pm

March 4th, 2013 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Events, Solidarity

    Closing panel- Israeli apartheid week

Presentations by Arthur Manuel and Monira Kitmitto

    Wednesday, 13 March, 7pm
    Location: Moot Court, New Chancellor Day Hall
    McGill University 3644 Peel (metro Peel)

This closing panel will highlight Indigenous land struggles and resistance on Turtle Island and will make links with the Palestinian struggle of defending the land and resisting Israeli occupation. Land defense as a way of resisting ongoing occupation and colonialism is integral to Indigenous decolonizing movements both in Turtle Island and Palestine.


Israeli Apartheid Week | March 5-14th, 2013

March 4th, 2013 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Events, Other, Solidarity

The Ninth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week!

9th annual Israeli Apartheid Week featuring inspiring conferences, workshops, film screenings, demonstrations, and cultural events to raise awareness around the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid.


Palestine contingent in November 22nd Student Demonstration

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Quebec, Solidarity

End the Siege ! Stand with Palestinian Students !

    Thursday November 22nd, 1pm
    « La place du Peuple »
    (metro Square Victoria)
    Montreal, Quebec
    Photo: Palestinian Students at Israeli check-point.

As the first week of Israel’s operation “Pillar of Clouds” draws to an end, more than 120 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed, including 24 children. For Palestinians in Gaza, are denied the fundamental right to education. Through the ongoing siege on Gaza the continued air strikes, and the effects of the 2008 operation Cast Lead that resulted in 1,400 deaths, Palestinians in Gaza are denied the fundamental right to education.

On Thursday November 22nd students in Montréal and across the globe will be marching for accessible education. This demonstration is being held at the same time as thousands of Palestinians students continue to face daily bombardment from the Israeli Military. Our solidarity is a must! As ASSÉ (l’Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante), the coalition of student unions currently leading the student strike, asserted in their recent call out for student solidarity: “It is our responsibility to show them that we, students of Quebec, stand in solidarity of every movement, of every struggle. To global attacks, let’s build an international response!”


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