All posts for January 2009

Gaza doit être reconstruite, et la position occidentale aussi

January 30th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec

Canada complicit with Israeli war crimes?

January 30th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec
    By Stefan Christoff, Sada al Mashrek.

    Photo: Sabrien Amrov. Gaza solidarity protests in Montreal.

Response to Israel’s latest military attack on Gaza in Canada took a strikingly different tone on the streets and within the halls of power.

On the streets across Canada thousands marched in solidarity with Gaza, marking some of the largest Palestinian solidarity demonstrations in Canadian history.

Tens-of-thousands marched in Montreal and Toronto in the cold winter winds calling not only for an end to Israel’s military attack on Gaza but also for a boycott of the Israeli government; sparks of decisive movement in solidarity with Palestine rooted in the international boycott campaign that struck a critical blow to the apartheid regime in South Africa.


Israel: Anarchists Against the Wall

January 30th, 2009 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec
    February 2009: Israeli resistance to apartheid.

    Photo: ActiveStills. Demonstration against attack on Gaza in Israel.
    “Israeli resistance to apartheid”
    6:00pm Comité Sociale Centre-Sud
    1710 Beaudry (metro Beaudry)
    entry by donation ($5 or more suggested)
    “Anarchism in Israel and the politics of solidarity”
    1:00pm Café Cagibi
    5490 St-Laurent
    entry by donation ($5 or more suggested)


Why Israel won’t survive

January 28th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine
    Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, January 2009.

    Photo: Palestinian youth resisting Israeli occupation forces.

The merciless Israeli bombardment of Gaza has stopped — for now — but the death toll keeps rising as more bodies are pulled from carpet- bombed neighborhoods.

What Israel perpetrated in Gaza, starting at 11:30am on 27 December 2008, will remain forever engraved in history and memory. Tel al-Hawa, Hayy al-Zeitoun, Khuzaa and other sites of Israeli massacres will join a long mournful list that includes Deir Yasin, Qibya, Kufr Qasim, Sabra and Shatila, Qana, and Jenin.


Pourquoi y a-t-il la guerre à Gaza ?

January 28th, 2009 | Posted in Palestine

La résistante algérienne Djamila Bouhired s’est rendue au sud Liban

January 28th, 2009 | Posted in Lebanon, Palestine
    Al Akhbar, Liban, 26 janvier 2009.

    Photo: Stefan Christoff, Liban, 2006.

Une visite de deux jours a conduit la célèbre résistante algérienne Jamila Bouhered, en compagnie de son homologue palestinienne Leila Khaled, à faire un tour au sud Liban à l’invitation de Randa Berri, l’épouse du président de l’Assemblée nationale libanaise, Nabih Berri.

Sur les décombres de l’ancienne prison sioniste de Khyam, Jamila a déclaré aux anciens détenus : « Je me tiens parmi vous sur cette bonne terre pour vous demander de me considérer comme l’une des vôtres, comme une Libanaise, et de cet endroit si proche de la Palestine, je m’adresse au peuple de Gaza pour leur dire combien j’aurais aimé avoir des ailes et m’envoler jusqu’à eux ».


Montreal: university and college professors and employees call for Israel boycott

January 24th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec
    Le Devoir. January 24 2009.

    Photo: Israel drops chemical weapons over a U.N. school in Gaza.

We are a group of teachers and employees at Quebec colleges and universities who stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and with the people of Gaza who have suffered through the Israeli siege as targets of Israel’s brutal military attack. It will take more than ceasefires to bring a just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel. We are acting in response to an appeal for support issued January 2, 2009 by the Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees. In the wake of the Israeli bombing of the Islamic University of Gaza, the Federation of Unions has urged academics around the world to support a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

We support this call and place it within a wider campaign of boycott, divestment, and sanctions. The struggle against apartheid in South Africa was supported through boycotts, divestment, and sanctions. We support a similar strategy against the Israeli state.


Amnesty: Israel’s use of white phosphorus against Gaza civilians “clear and undeniable”

January 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Palestine

Amnesty International, January 19th 2009. Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories.

    Photo: Wissam Nassar. White phosphorus over the Gaza Strip.

Amnesty International delegates visiting the Gaza Strip found indisputable evidence of widespread use of white phosphorus in densely populated residential areas in Gaza City and in the north.

“Yesterday, we saw streets and alleyways littered with evidence of the use of white phosphorus, including still burning wedges and the remnants of the shells and canisters fired by the Israeli army,” said Christopher Cobb-Smith, a weapons expert who is in Gaza as part of a four-person Amnesty International fact-finding team.


London: Demonstrations for Gaza

January 21st, 2009 | Posted in Palestine
    photo essay by Bissane.

Photo: Bissane. An image of the massive protests for Gaza in London in recent weeks.

In London historic demonstrations in opposition to the Israeli aerial bombardment and following military invasion into Gaza have attracted record numbers of people from across the U.K. Multiple estimates, including the Guardian newspaper, estimate that around 100 000 people gathered in downtown London for the largest protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza on Saturday, January 10th.


Stockholm: Solidarity with Gaza

January 21st, 2009 | Posted in Palestine

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