All posts for November 2010

Israel, like South Africa, is an apartheid state

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec

DePaul divests from Israeli hummus product

November 20th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine
    by Sami Kishawi Sixteen Minutes to Palestine Nov. 19 2010

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    Photo: Israeli occupation soldiers in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem.

Today marks another win for the global boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) movement against corporations that profit from severe human rights violations. Chicago’s very own DePaul University just announced that their dining services will be discontinuing the sale of hummus manufactured by Sabra, an Israeli brand known for its vocal and material support of Israeli Defense Forces. The administration has temporarily suspended the sale of Sabra products and will likely move towards permanently banning the brand from campus.

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Palestine aid models must change

November 20th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Solidarity

Israel’s answer for Gaza: If they haven’t bread, let them eat gravel

November 20th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine
    Gisha November 2010 via Mondoweiss

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    Photo Palestinian in Gaza Strip holds stones.

The eve of Eid al-Adha celebrated this week brought news of a shortage of flour in the Gaza Strip. For the past two weeks, traders and flour mill owners have warned of shortages of wheat in the Strip, claiming that the mills have been providing about half of their production capacity. The mathematical formulas, which the army used to determine the level to which they would allow the stock of flour in Gaza to be reduced, are no longer in effect. So why is there a shortage?

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Lebanese struggle to make ends meet for Eid al-Adha

November 17th, 2010 | Posted in Beirut, Lebanon

by Simona Sikimic & Wassim Mroueh Daily Star Tuesday, November 16, 2010.

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    Photo Beirut skyline view from civil war destroyed building.

People across the country prepared for three days of relative calm as they planned to gather with family and friends Tuesday to celebrate Eid al-Adha.

The break is viewed by many as much-needed reprieve from the heated political rhetoric that has raged over the impending indictment from the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) and engulfed Lebanon in a spiral of mistrustful bickering, threatening to reignite sectarian strife.

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Report: Mass arrests of Palestinian children in East Jerusalem

November 16th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Prisoners

Report Defence for Children International – DCI Palestine October 2010 download PDF

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Photo Israeli occupation forces patrol the Old City of Hebron, in occupied Palestine.

In October, DCI-Palestine collected information relating to the arrest of 17 children from the Silwan neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, although lawyers and fieldworkers for DCI-Palestine estimate that the overall number of children arrested in the Silwan neighbourhood in October is considerably higher.

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Obsesión at Artists Against Apartheid

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec

photos from Artists Against Apartheid feat. Obsesión @ BDS Quebec conference.

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Photo Mickey Boston Cuban hip-hop group Obsesión at Artists Anti Apartheid.

Photographer and artist Mickey Boston captured a couple striking portraits of celebrated Cuban hip-hop group Obsesión performing at Artists Against Apartheid during the Quebec/Canada-wide BDS conference in Montreal on October 23 2010. Obsesión performed along side members of Montreal hip-hop group Nomadic Massive, also taking the stage during the concert was Detroit based hip-hop artist Invincible and celebrated Montreal MC The Narcicyst, who performed to a packed house with hundreds gathering for the rising Artists Against Apartheid concert series.

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The Palestinians of Israel are poised to take centre stage

November 14th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Politics

Prominent film, television artists join boycott of West Bank arts center

November 14th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine
    Haaretz Nov. 2010

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Photo Richard Wainwright Residents and protesters gather in the village of Nil’in to demonstrate against land confiscation and the Separartion Barrier running through their land.

A group of leading Israeli film and television artists have signed onto an online petition supporting the right of theater actors to refuse to perform in the newly opened arts center in the West Bank settlement of Ariel.

“A number of Knesset members and ministers from Yisrael Beitenu and Likud and other right-wing figures are calling for cutting off funding to artists that this week called for a boycott of the cultural center in Ariel,” the online petition said.

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Montreal Success in Hosting Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Conference Against Israeli Apartheid!

November 13th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec
    BDS Quebec conference final statement Nov. 2010

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Photo Palestinian flag flying in sky at demonstration against Israeli apartheid.

As part of the growing global movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid, grassroots organizations in Montréal successfully hosted a conference aimed at moving forward the BDS movement in Québec. The conference, which took place October 22 to 24 at the Université de Québec à Montréal, brought together hundreds of people concerned about social justice and human rights from across Canada and around the world.

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