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Solidarity for Palestinian political prisoners

17 mai 2012 | معتمد 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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Syria Solidarity Statement 03/2012

16 mars 2012 | معتمد Canada, Hezbollah, Syria, Tadamon!, Solidarity

Montreal, March 2012 | Statement supporting the Syrian movement for dignity and self-determination and opposing militarization of the struggle and foreign military intervention.

Photo: Syrian refugees protest during a demonstration against Bashar el-Assad at Reyhanli refugee camp in Antakya, on March 15, 2012.

The Syrian people continue to demand their rights and liberties and the end of the al-Assad regime. The Syrian state has responded with brutal repression.

Since the uprising began, the Syrian regime’s propaganda machine has labelled those calling for freedom and justice “criminals”, “terrorists” and religious fanatics. It has also claimed that they are foreign agents with a mission to install a puppet regime that would abandon regional resistance movements and sign a peace agreement with Israel.

In truth, Syrians are engaged in a legitimate struggle to change an untenable local reality: a brutal authoritarian state that has governed through intimidation, fear and repression for 40 years; a security apparatus that arrests and detains citizens arbitrarily and that subjects them to torture and other abuse with impunity; increasing impoverishment, unemployment, income and wealth disparity and uncertainty about the future due to neo-liberal economic policies in recent decades.

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Photos: Artists Against Apartheid 11/03/2012

12 mars 2012 | معتمد Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!, Solidarity
    photo essay via Heri Rakotomalala

    Photo Ensemble Acalanto performs at Artists Against Apartheid.

View beautiful photographs from the eighteenth Artists Against Apartheid concert in Montreal via Heri Rakotomalala.

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Artists Against Apartheid XVIII

11 mars 2012 | معتمد Canada, Culture, Palestine, Tadamon!, Events, Solidarity
    featuring NYC hip-hop collective Rebel Diaz, at Israeli Apartheid Week 2012

    Sunday, March 11, 2012
    doors 20h, $10 in advance | $12 at door
    O Patro Vys
    356 avenue du Mont-Royal est
    Montreal, Quebec
    facebook event

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Solidarity with Palestinian Women!

9 mars 2012 | معتمد Canada, Tadamon!, Solidarity

Tadamon! statement by Freda Guttman for International Women’s Day protest.

    Photo: Palestinian women protest at border crossing in Rafah, Gaza Strip.

This International Women’s Day, we recognize the struggles of Palestinian women in their fight against an entrenched system of discrimination and segregation. Khitam Saafin, chair woman of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees describes the challenges that Palestinian women face.

“The first challenge is the occupation itself. The occupation is a crime as are its policies and strategies against our people – arresting of people, confiscation of land, taking of water sources, the checkpoints and other means of restricting our movement, the siege of Gaza – all these are considered to be crimes against humanity in violation of International laws. The burden of massive oppression in any society, as we know, falls on the shoulders of women.

The second challenge is the traditional society which is still considered an obstacle towards full equality, dealing with woman as equal people in Palestinian society. We know that this social challenge is a global challenge for women, even in countries which have secular or more equal laws, based on a historical discrimination against women.”

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The Ongoing Egyptian Revolution

9 mars 2012 | معتمد Revolution, Tadamon!, Egypt, Solidarity

A Discussion with Egyptian journalist and activist Deena Gamil also featuring musical performances. In conjunction with Israeli Apartheid Week Montreal 2012

    photo Tahrir Square nighttime revolutionary protest via Hossam el-Hamalawy
    Saturday March 10, 2012
    3-4:45pm
    Café l’Artère
    7000, Avenue du Parc
    Montréal, Québec
    facebook event

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Israeli Apartheid Week Montreal 2012

14 février 2012 | معتمد Boycott, Canada, Culture, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!, Events, Politics, Solidarity
    Israeli Apartheid Week Montreal. March 5-13th 2012

8th 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.

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Against the expansion of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement

10 février 2012 | معتمد Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!, Economy
    Tadamon! collective statement, February 2012.

    Photo: Israeli apartheid wall in Occupied Palestine.

Last fall, the Conservative government announced plans to expand the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA), a set of policies that serves to further legitimize Israeli occupation and apartheid, and deepen Canadian corporate and state involvement in Israeli racism and colonialism.

CIFTA, which took effect in January 1997, covers geographical areas over which Israel maintains military control (the West Bank and Gaza), and does not respect internationally-recognized borders. As such, it effectively legitimizes Israeli territorial control over all of Palestine. Furthermore, a portion of the trade covered in CIFTA (particularly in the agricultural sector) is the result of illegal settlement activity and production in industrial zones in the West Bank settlements. A failure to distinguish between Palestinian goods produced in the occupied territories reinforces the colonial logic that such production is Israeli economic activity, and arguably provides support for the expansion of its colonies.

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Tadamon! Pamphlet on Political Prisoners

28 décembre 2011 | معتمد Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!, Egypt, Prisoners

download Tadamon! popular education document at political prisoners pamphlet

Drawing by Molly Fair via Just Seeds for Certain Days: Political Prisoners Calendar

Popular education pamphlet created for recent Montreal event, on 10/12/2011, entitled “Political Imprisonment and State Impunity”, drawing attention to political prisoners all around the world from the Philippines, to Colombia, to Egypt, to Palestine and in both Canada and the US. Please download, print, distribute this PDF document that details specific campaigns and struggles involving political prisoners fighting for freedom on different corners all around the world.

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Montreal: Solidarity protest to support Tahrir Intifada

19 novembre 2011 | معتمد Quebec, Tadamon!, Egypt, Events, Solidarity

emergency Montreal protest for solidarity for struggle for democracy in Egypt.

    Saturday, Nov. 19, 16h
    Egyptian Consulate
    1000 rue De La Gauchetiere O.
    (metro Bonaventure)
    Montreal, Quebec

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