All posts for July 2007

Lebanese remember last year’s Mideast violence

July 16th, 2007 | Posted in Imperialism, Solidarity, War and Terror

    Montreal Gazette, Sunday, July 15

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    Photo: Stop Destroying Lebanon, Montreal, August 2006

A year after violence broke out in Lebanon, members of the Montreal Lebanese community and local activists gathered together last night to remember, unite and heal.

A group of more than 200 supporters took part in poetry readings, first-hand testimonials, discussions and a dinner at the Cote des Neiges Community Centre at 6 p.m.

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Lebanese-Canadians to mark one-year anniversary of Israeli bombing raid

July 16th, 2007 | Posted in Hezbollah, Resistance, Solidarity, War and Terror

    Canadian Press: Dene Moore. Wednesday, July 11, 2007

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MONTREAL (CP): The Hezbollah flag could well figure prominently when Quebec’s Lebanese community marks this weekend’s one-year anniversary of the Israeli bombing of southern Lebanon.

In a city that lost an entire family to Israeli bombs, supporters of the outlawed terrorist group have increasingly flouted the ban and become more vocal in their support.

“Who is Hezbollah? What have they done? What is their history and where do they come from? That’s what we should be talking about,” said Hussein El-Akhras, whose nephew died in the bombings. The man’s wife and children also died.

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Montreal Marks 1 Year Anniversary of Israeli War on Lebanon.

July 11th, 2007 | Posted in Tadamon!, Solidarity, War and Terror

    For Immediate Release:

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    Press Conference: Thurday, July 12th, 10:30am
    Location: the School of Community & Public Affairs
    2149 Mackay Street, metro Guy-Concordia

One year ago, Israel launched a military assault on Lebanon, commencing a 34 day war that left more than 1300 Lebanese civilians dead, large parts of the national infrastructure destroyed and southern Lebanon littered with over one million unexploded cluster bomblets.

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UN to Israel: Shaba Farms is Lebanese territory

July 11th, 2007 | Posted in Syria, Imperialism

    By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent

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    Photo: South Lebanon, Jaume d’Urgell

The United Nations has transmitted messages to Israel in recent weeks that the organization’s mapping experts have determined that the controversial Shaba Farms on Mount Dov near the Lebanese border, now controlled by Israel, is Lebanese territory. The UN, which has communicated to Israel that the disposition of the Shaba Farms should be dealt with as soon as possible, has proposed to senior government officials that Israel withdraw from the area and that it be considered international territory to be controlled by UNIFIL.

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Israeli cluster bombs and mines have killed 30, maimed 205

July 10th, 2007 | Posted in Repression, War and Terror

    By Mohammed Zaatari, Daily Star.

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SIDON: The number of people harmed while defusing bombs and extracting mines left by the Israelis following last summer’s war has reached 205, including a reported 30 deaths.

The large number of casualties comes as a result of the massive volumes of unexploded ordinance and cluster bombs left behind by Israel across Southern Lebanon in the days immediately preceding a UN-sponsored cease-fire which brought hostilities to a halt.

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Major British workers’ union joins moves to boycott Israel

July 10th, 2007 | Posted in Boycott, Politics, Resistance

    By Haim Bior, Haaretz Correspondent

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    Photo:`Isawiya, East Jerusalem. June 2005. Photo by: Shabtai Gold.

Britain’s Transport and General Workers’ Union has called upon its 800,000 members to boycott Israeli-made products based on what they term Israel’s “criminal policies in Palestinian territories.”

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Olmert orders new draft of Palestinian prisoner list

July 9th, 2007 | Posted in Hezbollah, Repression, Resistance

    By Avi Issacharoff and Aluf Benn, Haaretz Service

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Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Saturday sent back the list of Palestinian prisoners slated for release to the Shin Bet and Justice Ministry, demanding the removal of several dozen names. Olmert ordered that a new list be drawn up of prisoners with more time remaining on their jail sentences.

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WAR on LEBANON: 1 Year Later

July 3rd, 2007 | Posted in Other
    A Montreal Community Commemoration of Testimonials
    & Reflections on the 2006 Israeli Attack on Lebanon.

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    SATURDAY, JULY 14th, 6pm
    Côte-des-Neiges Community Center
    2nd Floor, 5347 Côte-des-Neiges
    Directly Beside metro Côte-des-Neiges
    Suggested Donations: 0-20$

    Radio Announcement.

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