All posts for February 2012

Al Kufiyyeh 3arabeyyeh by Shadia Mansour

February 29th, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine

video screening 05/03 via Cinema Politica for Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 in Montreal.

music video by Shadia Mansour filmed in occupied Palestine “Al Kufiyyeh 3arabeyyeh”

Official music video for the single “Al Kufiyyeh 3arabeyyeh” (The Kufiyeh is Arab) by celebrated Palestinian hip-hop artist Shadia Mansour, featuring M1 of Dead Prez. Video shot and edited by Nana Dankwa.

For Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 this video will show at the Cinema Politica screening of Tears of Gaza. Disturbing, powerful and emotionally devastating, Tears of Gaza is less a conventional documentary than a record – presented with minimal gloss – of the 2008 to 2009 bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military. Photographed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the offensive, this powerful film by director Vibeke Løkkeberg focuses on the impact of the attacks on the civilian population.

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CKUT radio: International Women’s Day special on Under the Olive Tree

February 29th, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Culture, Palestine, Quebec

toward Women of diverse origins — Femmes de diverses origines 2012 actions/events

Palestinian women prisoner being released, Ramallah, Palestine 2/10/2009. ActiveStills

    Thursday, March 1
    11h-12h at 90.3fm in Montreal
    globally at http://www.ckut.ca/

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University of Regina Students Union joins the global movement of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions!

February 20th, 2012 | Posted in Palestine, Solidarity
    statement via Students Against Israeli Apartheid – Regina

Photo: Palestinian refugee youth in Aida refugee camp in the West Bank, Palestine.

Students Against Israeli Apartheid – Regina (SAIA) is pleased to announce that a motion was passed at the University of Regina Student Union AGM to support the Palestinian call for boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) as a means of pressuring Israel to comply with international and human rights law. This resolution is a huge first step towards the full divestment of the University of Regina from companies complicit with the human rights violations currently taking place in Palestine.

Plans are already in motion for SAIA, together with the University of Regina Student Union (URSU) and other members of the community, to begin investigating URSU’s portfolio for companies that support or profit from Israeli war crimes, as well as collectively launching an education campaign on campus about the issue.

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Israeli Apartheid Week Montreal 2012

February 14th, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Culture, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!, Events, Politics, Solidarity
    Israeli Apartheid Week Montreal. March 5-13th 2012

8th annual Israeli Apartheid Week featuring inspiring conferences, workshops, film screenings, demonstrations, and cultural events to raise awareness around the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid.

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Against the expansion of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement

February 10th, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!, Economy
    Tadamon! collective statement, February 2012.

    Photo: Israeli apartheid wall in Occupied Palestine.

Last fall, the Conservative government announced plans to expand the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA), a set of policies that serves to further legitimize Israeli occupation and apartheid, and deepen Canadian corporate and state involvement in Israeli racism and colonialism.

CIFTA, which took effect in January 1997, covers geographical areas over which Israel maintains military control (the West Bank and Gaza), and does not respect internationally-recognized borders. As such, it effectively legitimizes Israeli territorial control over all of Palestine. Furthermore, a portion of the trade covered in CIFTA (particularly in the agricultural sector) is the result of illegal settlement activity and production in industrial zones in the West Bank settlements. A failure to distinguish between Palestinian goods produced in the occupied territories reinforces the colonial logic that such production is Israeli economic activity, and arguably provides support for the expansion of its colonies.

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CKUT Radio: Reflections on Egypt Revolution

February 4th, 2012 | Posted in Egypt, Politics

indy journalist Lillian Boctor interviews with revolutionary socialist journalist Dina Samak

    Photo ‘Marching into Tahrir’ photo via Hossam el-Hamalawy.

The January 25, 2012 demonstrations in Egypt demanding the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) immediately hand over power to civilian rule proved to be wildly successful with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets all over Egypt.

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