All posts in category 'Solidarity'

Media Advisory: Bissan Eid still stuck in Gaza, she needs support, not discrimination from the Canadian government

May 31st, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Solidarity

Montreal, May 31, 2017 – Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made very public pronouncements about diversity being Canada’s “strength” and the fundamental humanity of all Canadians despite origin or religious background. Yet, Canadian citizens Bissan and her baby Sarah, remain stuck in Gaza under Israeli siege. This is a profound illustration of the double-standard of citizenship that the Canadian government applies.

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Solidarity with Bissan Eid- An Update and Call for Support

May 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Solidarity

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On May 11th, Bissan Eid gave birth to Sarah- a healthy, beautiful baby girl. Despite the difficult circumstances faced by Bissan and by medical workers in Gaza due to the Israeli military siege, local healthcare workers struggled to support Bissan to the best of their abilities and Sarah was born safely.

Having first requested support from the Canadian government in early 2017, the Eid family issued a public appeal in April 2017. Bissan’s struggle to return home was met with the support of the Concordia Student Union (CSU) and the Graduate Student Association (GSA), along with many workers and faculty at Concordia University. A petition launched last month received over 850 signatures, while a Concordia-specific open letter obtained 165 signatories from the Concordia community. Public statements have been published by the School of Community and Public Affairs, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, and the Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association, while Amnesty International Quebec has also called for the Canadian government to take action in support of Bissan.

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Film: The Crossing

November 27th, 2016 | Posted in Syria, Solidarity

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** Tadamon! supports this Cinema Politica film screening, chronicling the struggles of Syrian refugees. The event will also feature a discussion with director George Kurian, Montreal-based artist Yassin ‘Narcy’ Alsaman, community organizer Oula Hajjar and will be hosted by Ala’a Jarban, a Yemeni
refugee, educator, and activist **

    The Crossing
    Monday November 28, 2016
    7pm-9pm
    1455 de Maisonneuve West, room H-110
    (metro Guy-Concordia)
    facebook event

THE CROSSING – NATIONS & MIGRATIONS LAUNCH W/ DIRECTOR & GUESTS!

Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the Montreal premiere of THE CROSSING, a film traveling land and sea with Syrian refugees who give a firsthand account of harrowing journeys to new countries and their feats of struggle and hope. Director George Kurian will be joined by Montreal-based artist Yassin ‘Narcy‘ Alsalman and community organizer Oula Hajjar for a post-film conversation. We are also very excited to welcome Ala’a Jarban, a Yemeni refugee, human rights educator and activist, as the evening’s host.

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Rafeef Ziadah with Phil Monsour : We Teach Life !

September 18th, 2016 | Posted in BDS, Canada, Culture, Palestine, Tadamon!, Solidarity

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Launch of Rafeef Ziadah’s latest album, We Teach Life, in Montreal
presented by Tadamon!

    Monday, September 26 at 8:30pm
    La Vitrola
    10$ – 15$ (no one turned away)
    4602 St. Laurent
    Montreal, Quebec
    facebook event

Join us for a powerful evening, of poetry and art featuring Rafeef Ziadeh and Phil Monsoor.

We Teach Life is an album rooted in the ongoing struggles of Palestinian liberation against Israeli colonialism, occupation and apartheid.

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Demonstration: Solidarity with Palestine in Three Letters: B. D. S.

August 9th, 2016 | Posted in BDS, Boycott, Palestine, Tadamon!, Imperialism, Solidarity

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    Friday, August 12th at 8pm
    Place Pasteur
    1430 Rue Saint-Denis
    (Metro Berri-UQAM)
    facebook event

For over 80 years and since the Arab revolt in Palestine in 1936, the Palestinian people have been struggling against the seizure of their land in a Zionist colonial project that began even before the British Mandate on Palestinian territory. Since the “Nakba” (Catastrophe) of 1948, the destruction, exploitation and control of Palestine by the State of Israel is one of the most recent cases of Western colonialism on indigenous lands.

Despite condemnation by the “international community” for its illegality, including by the United Nations, Israeli expansionism continues through the violent bombing of civilian neighbourhoods, the forced displacement of the Palestinian population, and ongoing detention, imprisonment and killings – thus making Israel an “eternal dissident” on human rights.

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Artists Against Apartheid ! 18/03/2016

March 12th, 2016 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Culture, Tadamon!, Events, Solidarity
    taking place as part of Israeli Apartheid Week – Montréal 2016 !

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    Friday, March 18, 2016
    doors 7:30pm / show 8:30pm
    10$ (no one turned away)
    Café l’Artère, 7000 Av. du Parc
    facebook event
    Montréal, Québec

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Syria: Beyond and Behind the “Refugee Crisis”

November 5th, 2015 | Posted in Syria, Tadamon!, Events, Solidarity

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Friday, November 6th, at 3:30 pm
Madeleine Parent Room (203A), 2nd Floor
SSMU Building (3480 McTavish)
facebook event

In collaboration with QPIRG McGill

In recent months, coverage of Syria in much of the western mass media has been focused on the “refugee crisis”. Certainly, the movement of hundreds of thousands of people- most of them from Syria – to Europe is among the signal events of the human experience in the contemporary period. Yet, the media story of the Syrian refugee migrations is often seriously incomplete. It is often a story of how this population movement will affect conditions in western states – demographic, political, social, economic – and about how, why and whether western states can and should respond.

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Demonstration : Solidarity with Palestine, end colonial violence

August 7th, 2015 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Tadamon!, Events, Solidarity

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    Saturday, August 8, 2015
    12h Israeli Consulate in Montreal
    1 Carré Westmount
    métro Atwater
    facebook event

In the wake of the brutal killing of 18 month of old Ali Dawabsheh, the Canadian Palestinian Foundation of Quebec (CPFQ) is calling a demonstration to condemn settler violence, the occupation and PA complicity.

On July 31st, Israeli settlers from Ma’ale Efraim firebombed the Dawabsheh family home in Douma and spray-painted nationalist and racist graffiti on a neighbouring home. This occurs against the backdrop of ongoing violence against Palestinian communities, including the torching of olive groves, damaging of civilian cars, attacks on Mosques, churches and religious institutions, as well as frequent physical assaults against Palestinian civilians.

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demonstration : solidarity with Gaza !

July 12th, 2015 | Posted in Palestine, Tadamon!, Events, Solidarity

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    wednesday, july 15
    18h métro mont-royal
    montréal, québec
    facebook event

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The Syrian Revolt: Grassroots Organizing and Everyday Resistance

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

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    Photo credit Ali Mustafa

Lecture by Yasser Munif & the “Uprising and Uprooted” photo exhibit

March 20, 2015
Café L’Artère, 7000 Av du Parc (Metro Parc or bus 80)
18h30-21h
Facebook event

After showings at Kahwa Café (Summer 2014) and Café Aquin (Fall 2014), the photo exhibition “Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image”, is moving to Café L’Artère for a two-month showing commencing 1 March. Presented by Tadamon!, the exhibit’s third Montreal run will include a feature event: a presentation by Yasser Munif, Assistant Professor in the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College, and co-founder of the Global Campaign of Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution on “The Syrian Revolt: Grassroots Organizing and Everyday Resistance” with special guest Jessica Attar Adam, Montreal photogprapher and filmmaker who will speak about her photographic work on northern Syria, on display as part of the exhibit.

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