All posts for October 2010

Oslo mayor joins protest against illegal Israeli wall

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in Agriculture, Palestine

Photos: Artists Against Apartheid XIV

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in Canada, Culture, Palestine, Quebec

Fighting Israeli apartheid by ‘besieging the siege’

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec
    by Jooneed Khan | October 29, 2010


    Photo Palestinian flag at demonstration signed in solidarity with Gaza.

The worldwide campaign to boycott Israel as an apartheid state took a giant Canadian leap forward last weekend with a three-day BDS Conference in Montreal (boycott, divestment and sanctions) that saw the coming together of separate and diverse initiatives into what a South African trade union delegate called “an unstoppable movement.”

At a time when the old western-dominated colonialist-militarist world order is in decline, when the loot-and-run, slash-and-burn, bomb-and-rebuild capitalist model is in crisis, when western civil societies are clamoring for a more participative democracy to combat corruption, secrecy and the lies of their security-obsessed states, and mobilizing globally to save the planet, has the Palestinian cause become a symbol of the struggle for human values for a new generation and a new century?


Audio: From Sharpeville to Gaza

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec

Photos: World Education Forum

October 30th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Quebec, Solidarity
    photos from World Education Forum by Wolf Bonpiedbonoeil


Photo: World Education Forum solidarity demonstration at global forum in Ramallah.

Photographs documenting the World Education Forum in Palestine currently taking place in Palestine. Thousands have gathered from around the world to join the World Education Forum and are participating in hundreds of workshops, cultural events and meetings to promote quality accessible education globally, while highlighting specifically the struggle of Palestinians to access education in the face of Israeli apartheid. The World Education Forum, initiated via the World Social Forum process, takes place in occupied Palestine as the international movement for boycott, divestment & sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid grows.


H2Oil: Projections in Palestine

October 28th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Culture, Palestine

CKUT radio: Popular protests in Palestine

October 28th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine

Technion: Structures of Oppression

October 26th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec

Why McGill & Concordia Universities must sever their links with Technion University


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    Photo: window in Palestinian home smashed by Israeli military bullet.

McGill and Concordia universities maintain bi-lateral exchange programs with the Technion University in Israel. What does this mean in the broader context of the denial of justice for Palestinians, the systematic discrimination they face within Israel, and the occupation and forced exile they suffer outside? The following document outlines the various levels of militarization that are created by, and fostered at the Technion, through its complicity in the Israeli military-industrial complex, and perpetuation of systematic discrimination against Palestinian citizens of Israel.

In this research, we examine the importance of the Technion University in arms research and technology and the repressive use of this technology by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Through cooperative research programs with Israeli defense companies like Elbit and Rafael, McGill and Concordia are directly participating in the creation and development of technology for Israel’s ‘separation barrier’, parts for battle tanks, and various unmanned aircraft. Palestinian students who are citizens of Israel endure unjust treatment and inequality in all levels of state education, and Technion University is no exception. They are often denied access to programs, housing and funding, and denied the right to publicly demonstrate against these injustices.


Indigenous solidarity: Turtle Island to Palestine

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec

Artistic Reflections on Palestine

October 20th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Culture, Palestine, Quebec

Artistic community workshops @ Quebec/Canada Conference on BDS Movement


    Saturday October 23rd / Sunday October 24th 2010
    Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM)
    Pavillon des Sciences de l’Éducation
    1405 St-Denis (corner René-Lévesque)
    room NM 140 (pavilion N métro level)
    Montreal, Quebec, metro Berri-UQAM


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