All posts for February 2008

Radio Tadamon! Racism, religion and reasonable accommodation

    Produced for Radio Tadamon! by Stefan Christoff

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    Download from the Rabble Podcast Network.

Listen to an edition of Radio Tadamon! featuring a critique on a state-sponsored series of hearings in Quebec on ‘reasonable accommodation’, which has placed the cultural and religious rights of immigrant communities in the political spotlight.

Radio Tadamon! features a presentation from Gada Mahrouse, academic and social justice activist, who offers an anti-racist view on the issue in a lecture in Montreal, in the context of a grassroots event organized in Montreal north examining the impacts of the current debate on ‘reasonable accommodation’ in Quebec on immigrant communities specifically addressing the impacts of the debate on Muslim women.

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Palestine: Rebel from a bygone era

February 2nd, 2008 | Posted in Beirut, Palestine, Politics, Resistance, Solidarity, War and Terror

    Karma Nabulsi, Electronic Intifada, 1 February 2008

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    Photo: George Habash.

“His very name scatters fire through ice,” wrote Byron of an 18th-century revolutionary leader, and so it has always been with the name of that extraordinary Palestinian George Habash. For those in anti-colonial movements across the world who learned and trained under him, his name embodies that inextinguishable human demand for justice and freedom. His exhilarating emancipatory model of resistance to injustice, his radical optimism and, above all, his tight political organization scorched the consciousness of young people across the Arab world, mobilized masses and inspired a huge wave of talented artists and intellectuals.

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Open Letter to the Montreal Police from Independent Media Institutions

February 2nd, 2008 | Posted in Canada, Quebec, Politics, Repression, Resistance, Solidarity

    Independent media institutions in Montreal condemn the arrest of
    independent journalist Stefan Christoff.

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    Montreal, 2007.

On Tuesday November 27th, Montreal police arrested independent reporter Stefan Christoff as he left a demonstration in front of the Montreal Congress Centre. Christoff was reporting on the protests, which took place at the Montreal hearings of the Bouchard-Taylor Commission on ‘reasonable accommodation’.

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