All posts for April 2009

Israeli forces kill demonstrator in Bil’in

April 18th, 2009 | Posted in Palestine

    Friday, 17 April 2009, Bil’in Village.

    Photo: Mohammad Khawaja killed by the Israeli army December 2008.

A resident has been killed by Israeli forces during a demonstration. Basem Abu Rahme, 29 years of age, was shot in the chest with a high-velocity tear gas projectile. He was evacuated to Ramallah hospital in critical condition, where he died of his injury. According to eyewitnesses, Basem was on a hill with several journalists to the side of other demonstrators. Soldiers opened fire from 40 meters, aiming directly with the tear-gas projectiles.

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Non-Violence in Palestine

April 18th, 2009 | Posted in Palestine
    ‘Where is the call for Israel to embrace non-violence?’ by Ramzy Baroud.

Photo: Palestinian children in the Gaza amidst buildings destroyed in Israeli air strikes.

When one speaks of or advocates non-violence, does he promote such an idea because he believes that historically it has been a more effective means of liberation, or is it purely because he thinks that it is a more self-respecting means of struggle?

In recent history, many advocates of non-violence have been celebrated as modern day icons. From Ghandi to King, songs are written in their honor, their life stories fill the pages of our children’s history volumes as noble examples of which everyone must aspire to emulate. Holidays are instituted in their honor and around the world; streets and boulevards carry their namesake.

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Aid rots outside Gaza

April 18th, 2009 | Posted in Palestine, Egypt
    Erin Cunningham, Inter Press Service, 16 April 2009

    Photo: Gaza City from the Mediterranean Sea.

Hundreds of thousands of tons of aid intended for the Gaza Strip is piling up in cities across Egypt’s North Sinai region, despite recent calls from the United Nations to ease aid flow restrictions to the embattled territory in the wake of Israel’s 22-day assault.

Food, medicine, blankets, infant food and other supplies for Gaza’s 1.5 million people, coming from governments and non-governmental agencies around the world, are being stored in warehouses, parking lots, stadiums and on airport runways across Egypt’s North Sinai governorate.

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Montreal: Solidarity with Palestine

April 3rd, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Labor, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!, Solidarity
    the Case for Boycotting Israel.

    THURSDAY APRIL 16, 7pm
    A-M050, Pavillion Hubert-Aquin (A), UQAM
    400 rue Sainte-Catherine Est
    Montreal, Quebec

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Artists Against Apartheid VII

April 3rd, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Culture, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!

evening featuring celebrated musicians from Montreal united against Israeli apartheid

    SUNDAY APRIL 12th
    20h00 $5-10
    La Sala Rossa
    4848 St. Laurent
    Montreal, Quebec

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