All posts in category 'Syria'

Eight Years into the Syrian Revolution: Understanding the Complex Dynamics

June 9th, 2018 | Posted in Événements, 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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    Website

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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Syria sees you: Contemporary Syrian Cinema

August 24th, 2017 | Posted in Événements, Solidarity, Syria

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    6-7-8 September 2017, 7pm
    Cinémathèque Québécoise
    335, boul. De Maisonneuve Est
    (Métro Berri-UQAM)
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Outdoor Summer Film Series! Part 1: Migration and Exile

July 17th, 2017 | Posted in Événements, Resistance, Solidarity, Syria

Join Tadamon! for a summer film series exploring a range of realities and struggles – from those in exile, migrating due to occupation and war, to the struggles of workers against neoliberalism in Egypt. This event is co-organized by the Submedia Collective.

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    Sunday July 30th @ 7pm
    Parc Jarry
    Corner of St-Laurent and Villeray
    (metro De Castelnau)
    Facebook event

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Film: The Crossing

November 27th, 2016 | Posted in Solidarity, Syria

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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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After #ParisAttacks : colonial violence, racism & war

December 7th, 2015 | Posted in Events, France, Imperialism, Politics, Racism, Syria, War and Terror

Event : Roundtable – After #ParisAttacks : colonial violence, racism & war
Date : 9 décembre @ 6:30pm
Location : Café Aquin (*), local A-2030 (Pavillon Hubert-Aquin, 2nd floor)
Université du Québec à Montréal
400 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, station Berri-UQÀM
Facebook event

The November 13th attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead, were a grave tragedy, and exist only in the context of a greater continual process of violence and war in which France, NATO, the US and Canada have been central to such horrors. When Francois Hollande declared that “we are at war”, it was quite accurate but what had been left out, is that France has always been at war against those it seeks to oppress and dominate.

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Syria: Beyond and Behind the “Refugee Crisis”

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

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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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Lens on Syria: the popular struggle in film and photo

August 17th, 2015 | Posted in Events, Syria, Tadamon!
    Feature Event: film screening of “Our Terrible Country
    Montreal premiere (Arabic with French subtitles) & discussion

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    Wednesday, 26 August 2015 @ 7PM
    Café Coop Touski (Terrace in the courtyard)
    2361 rue Ontario Est, Montréal
    No admission charge, but suggested contribution: $5.00.
    (In case of rain, the event is cancelled)
    (facebook event)

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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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