- featuring NYC hip-hop collective Rebel Diaz, at Israeli Apartheid Week 2012
- Sunday, March 11, 2012
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Tadamon! statement by Freda Guttman for International Women’s Day protest.
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.”
A Discussion with Egyptian journalist and activist Deena Gamil also featuring musical performances. In conjunction with Israeli Apartheid Week Montreal 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.
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.
download Tadamon! popular education document at political prisoners pamphlet
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.
emergency Montreal protest for solidarity for struggle for democracy in Egypt.
Emergency Palestine solidarity rally in collaboration with Occupy Montreal/Occupons Montréal to denounce Israeli military raid on Freedom Waves flotilla to Gaza.
photos from celebrated artist Eric Drooker at Artists Against Apartheid in Montreal.
Photo Heri Rakotomalala Artist Eric Drooker in Montreal projecting ‘General Strike’.
Celebrated artist Eric Drooker visited Montreal for the seventeenth edition of Artists Against Apartheid at La Sala Rossa, 15/10/2011.
Artists Against Apartheid concert series continues to feature inspiring artists from Montreal and all around the world, building cultural solidarity with the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions BDS movement against the Israeli apartheid and in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom.