All posts for March 2011

Demonstration: Freedom for Palestine

March 21st, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Events, Palestine

commemorate Palestinian Land Day & Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions global action


    A call to end 62 years of Israeli occupation, colonization, & apartheid.
    Saturday April 2nd, 12h00
    metro Mont-Royal
    Montreal, Quebec

Freedom for Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Oman, Algeria & occupied Palestine!

BDS Quebec, a coalition of several trade unions, community organizations, and solidarity groups, is calling people in Quebec to commemorate Palestinian land day in joining a global day of action for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign in support of the Palestinian peoples right to self-determination, freedom and dignity.

Palestinian Land Day commemorates March 30th, 1976 when Israeli military forces shot and killed six young Palestinian citizens of Israel. These brave youth were among thousands protesting the Israeli government’s expropriation of Palestinian land to build new Jewish-only colonies and expand existing ones. Today, Land Day symbolizes Palestinian resistance to Israel’s ongoing land expropriation, colonization, occupation and apartheid.


Photos: Artists Against Apartheid XV

March 18th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Culture, Palestine
    photo essay via Mariel Rosenbluth, Alain Mercier & Mickey Boston


Photo: Mickey Boston. IamBlackGirl, Waahli & Meryem Saci via Nomadic Massive.

Montreal’s ongoing Artists Against Apartheid concert series in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for liberation continued for Israeli Apartheid Week 2011 on Sunday, March 13th at O Patro Vys in the Plateau district of Montreal.

Celebrated poets, musicians & hip-hop artists performed to a capacity crowd in Montreal gathering for an concert series taking place as part of the global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign targeting the Israeli state due to the systematic human rights abuses against the Palestinian people.


Palestinian political prisoner Abdallah Abu Rahmah released from Israeli prison

March 14th, 2011 | Posted in Palestine, Prisoners

Tadamon! Open letter to Hudson’s Bay Company on Ahava statement

March 11th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec

Dexia excluded for involvement in Israel

March 10th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Economy, Palestine

Engaging with opposition

March 10th, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Palestine
    McGill Daily by Jon Booth, March 10, 2011


    Photo: Palestine solidarity protest in San Francisco.

This year, Israeli Apartheid Week is taking place in more than forty cities around the world, from Ottawa to Johannesburg. Even after seven years, the event remains controversial, not least because of its name. This controversy makes Israeli Apartheid Week even more important because it focuses attention on Israel’s actions and policies. With this in mind, we have put together a week of powerful, informative, and even fun events, to educate people about Palestine, and hopefully stir them into action.


Artists Against Apartheid XV

March 6th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec

evening of spoken-word & poetry during Israeli Apartheid Week 2011 in Montreal.


    Sunday March 13th, 2011
    doors 20h, $8-10
    O Patro Vys
    356 Mont-Royal east
    (métro Mount Royal)
    Montreal, Quebec
    facebook event page


Don’t ‘No-Fly’ Libya

March 5th, 2011 | Posted in Imperialism, Libya

Bil’in marches against US veto in the United Nations

March 4th, 2011 | Posted in Palestine, Politics
    25 February 2011 | Popular Committee Against the Wall


Photo: ActiveStills Palestinian activist Mohammed Khatib at protest in Bil’in, Palestine.

Dozens were injured in the weekly demonstration against the Occupation and settlements. The demonstration was held against the United State’s veto of a UN resolution which condemned Israel’s illegal settlements. The demonstration was attacked with tear gas by Israeli soldiers who wanted to crush the nonviolent demonstration. Hundreds from Palestine, Israel and the international community attended the demonstration. The demonstration was also in solidarity with the Libyan people.


7th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week Comes Back to Montreal

March 4th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec
    press release Montreal, March 3, 2011


Photo Palestinian girl plays under Palestinian flag in protest against Israeli occupation.

Montreal will join over 50 other cities around the world in kicking off the 7th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), which runs from March 8th until March 15th, 2011. Events will be taking place at UQAM, Concordia, and McGill universities, as well as other locations. This year, organizers of this international week of events are celebrating the inspiring revolutions happening throughout the Arab world as a sign that justice may be within reach, even for the Palestinians.


Upcoming events