All posts for September 2007

Who is the Terrorist? A Critical Conversation on Hezbollah.

    As part of Culture Shock 2007 at McGill University.

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    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 6:30pm
    Leacock Building, Room 232
    McGill University, 688 Sherbrooke St.
    Montreal, Canada

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Picketers boycott Indigo-Israel connection

    The Link. Concordia University: By Nadia Hausfather & Sarah Hoida

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    Photo: Darren Ell. Protesting outside of Indigo in Montreal.

Picketers outside Indigo’s downtown bookstore last Saturday urged shoppers not to enter because the Chapters-Indigo’s CEO heads a foundation that supports foreign soldiers who fight in the Israeli army.

The demonstration was set to coincide with the 20th anniversary of massacres that took place at the Sabra and Chatila Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.

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UN refugee agency urges Israel to lift Gaza closures

    Agence France-Presse (AFP), September 28th, 2007

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    Photo: © Stefania Zamparelli. A Street in Gaza.

JERUSALEM: The United Nations agency in charge of Palestinian refugees on Friday called on Israel to open crossings into the Gaza Strip and warned of a humanitarian crisis if further restrictions are imposed.

“We don’t believe that just having humanitarian goods coming in is enough, we need other supplies to come in. People need other things besides food and medicine,” UNRWA Commissioner General Karen Abu Zayd told reporters.

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Radio Tadamon! Racism & ‘Reasonable Accommodation’ in Quebec.

September 24th, 2007 | Posted in Radio Tadamon!, Religion, Tadamon!, Solidarity, War and Terror

    Produced for Radio Tadamon! by Stefan Christoff.

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    Download / Podcast the program from the Rabble Podcast Network.

Listen to an interview with Nazila Bettache of No One is Illegal Montreal on ‘Reasonable Accommodation’ in Quebec. A governmental commission began last week in Canada, on the growing racism faced in Quebec by immigrants.

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Ha’aretz. Mahmoud Abbas: Puppet leader.

    By Gideon Levy: Ha’aretz. Sept. 23rd, 2007

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    Photo: Palestinian Presidential Compound.

Mahmoud Abbas has to stay home. As things stand right now, he must not go to Washington. Even his meetings with Ehud Olmert are gradually turning into a disgrace and have become a humiliation for his people. Nothing good will come of them. It has become impossible to bear the spectacle of the Palestinian leader’s jolly visits in Jerusalem, bussing the cheek of the wife of the very prime minister who is meanwhile threatening to blockade a million and a half of his people, condemning them to darkness and hunger.

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Commemorate the Victims of the Sabra / Chatila Massacres.

Statement Prepared by the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid & Tadamon! Montreal.

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MONTREAL: This week is the 25th anniversary of the massacres at the Sabra & Chatila Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. Today we commemorate the lives of those who were murdered or ‘disappeared’, as well as the thousands of others who died in Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon and the Lebanese civil war.

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Montreal Activists call on Brian Mulroney to Denounce Israeli Apartheid

September 18th, 2007 | Posted in Boycott, Lebanon, Palestine, Solidarity, War and Terror

    On the 25th anniversary of the massacre of Sabra and Shatila

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    Photo: Israel’s Apartheid Wall 2007.

Montreal, September 18th 2007: The Montreal network of the Coalition against Israeli Apartheid welcomed former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney during a launch of his autobiography at Indigo bookstore by unfurling a banner denouncing the apartheid situation under which Palestinians are living.

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Palestine: “32 detainees are hospitalized in Al Ramla prison hospital”

September 17th, 2007 | Posted in Palestine, Independent Media, Repression, Resistance, War and Terror

    Palestinian Prisoners Society Report. Translated IMEMC

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The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) issued a report revealing that 32 Palestinian detainees imprisoned in Al Ramla Israeli prison are hospitalized in the prison hospital which lacks the fundamental resources and tools.

Detainee Isam Abu Jandal, imprisoned since 1986,and hospitalized in the prison hospital, stated that tension is a continuous event as the detainees demand the improvement health services.

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After 25 years, who remembers?

September 17th, 2007 | Posted in Lebanon, Repression, Resistance, Solidarity

    Franklin Lamb. Sunday September 16th, 2007

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    Photo: Shaima. Art work on of Sabra refugee camp.

Dearest Janet: It’s a very beautiful fall day here in Beirut, 25 years ago this week since the 16-18 September 1982 Massacre at the Palestinian refugee camps at Sabra-Shatila. Bright blue sky and a fall breeze. It actually rained last night, enough to clean out some of the humidity and dust.

Fortunately, not enough to make the usual rain-created swamp of sewage and filth on Rue Sabra, or flood the grassless burial ground of the mass grave (the camp residents named it Martyrs Square-one of several so-named memorials now in Lebanon) where you once told me that on Sunday, 19 September 1982, you watched, sickened, as families and Red Crescent workers created a subterranean mountain of butchered and bullet-riddled victims from those 48 hours of slaughter. Some of the bodies had limbs and heads chopped off, some boys were castrated, crosses carved into some of the bodies.

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25th Commemoration of Sabra / Chatila Massacre.

    Photo: Entrance of Chatila Refugee Camp, 1982.

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    Picket and Remembrance in Downtown Montreal.

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd, 1pm
    Indigo Bookstore
    Corner of St. Catherine & McGill College
    (metro McGill)
    Montreal, Canada

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