All posts for July 2007

Our apartheid state

July 28th, 2007 | Posted in Other

Art of war: Open-air exhibition in Dahiyeh takes visitors on a tour of conflict

July 28th, 2007 | Posted in Other

    By Nafez Zouk, The Daily Star, Friday, July 27, 2007

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    Photo: Dahiyeh, August 2006. Voices in the Wilderness

BEIRUT: An empty lot in Dahiyeh, Beirut’s southern suburbs and a Hizbullah stronghold, has been converted into an open-air exhibition in remembrance of last summer’s war with Israel.

Spider Web, as the exhibit is titled, serves as a stark reminder of the scale of death, destruction and the breadth of military engagement of the conflict.

“The idea behind this project was conceived by a group of artists and media people in commemoration of the war last summer. The exhibition embodies a panoramic story of the war told in an artistic way,” says Ali Daher, who supervised the project.

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Commemorating the Qana Massacre.

July 25th, 2007 | Posted in Boycott

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    PICKET: Boycott Israeli Apartheid!
    Saturday, 28 July 2007, 1pm – 3pm
    Indigo Bookstore, north-west corner of St. Catherine & McGill College
    (McGill Metro)

Join us on Saturday, 28 July to remember the second Qana massacre in 2006, and to support the growing boycott against Israeli apartheid.

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Le Devoir: U.S. Attempt for Hegemony in the Middle East

July 24th, 2007 | Posted in Corporate Media, Hezbollah, Iran, Politics

Radio Tadamon! Canada and the Palestinian Authority

July 24th, 2007 | Posted in Other

    Produced for Radio Tadamon! by Stefan Christoff.

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    Download / Podcast the interview from the Rabble Podcast Network.

Listen to an interview with Khaled Mouammar, of the Canadian Arab Federation (CAF) on the recent decision of the Conservative government of Canada to re-institute limited funding toward the Palestinian Authority (PA). On Monday, July 23rd, Canada’s Forgein Minister Peter MacKay announced that the Canadian government would pledge a limited $8 million to the fragile P.A.

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Lebanese refugee camps as space of exception

July 23rd, 2007 | Posted in Palestine, Politics

Lebanon: End Abuse of Palestinians Fleeing Refugee Camp

July 23rd, 2007 | Posted in Palestine, Repression

    Human Rights Watch, July, 2007.

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    Photo: Palestinian refugees who fled the besieged Nahr el Bared to seek
    shelter in the nearby Beddawi Camp, Tripoli, Lebanon, June 2007.
    Tanya Traboulsi

The Lebanese army and internal security forces have arbitrarily detained and physically abused some Palestinian men fleeing the fighting in Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, Human Rights Watch said today.

Since Sunday, more than 340 civilians have fled the camp in northern Lebanon, where fighting between the Lebanese army and the armed group Fatah al-Islam has entered its fourth week. The Lebanese army is interrogating many of the men as they leave the camp, and detaining those suspected of supporting or having information about Fatah al-Islam.

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A racist Jewish state

July 21st, 2007 | Posted in Other

Stop Trying To ‘Save’ Africa

July 20th, 2007 | Posted in Darfur, Politics

    By Uzodinma Iweala, Washington Post, Sunday, July 15, 2007.

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    Photo: Refugee from Darfur in Sam Ouandja, UNHCR

Last fall, shortly after I returned from Nigeria, I was accosted by a perky blond college student whose blue eyes seemed to match the “African” beads around her wrists.

“Save Darfur!” she shouted from behind a table covered with pamphlets urging students to Take Action Now! Stop Genocide In Darfur!

My aversion to college kids jumping onto fashionable social causes nearly caused me to walk on, but her next shout stopped me.

“Don’t you want to help us save Africa?” she yelled.

It seems that these days, wracked by guilt at the humanitarian crisis it has created in the Middle East, the West has turned to Africa for redemption. Idealistic college students, celebrities such as Bob Geldof and politicians such as Tony Blair have all made bringing light to the dark continent their mission. They fly in for internships and fact-finding missions or to pick out children to adopt in much the same way my friends and I in New York take the subway to the pound to adopt stray dogs.

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Lebanon: Beyond mass media

July 19th, 2007 | Posted in Other

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