All posts for March 2012

Commemorate Palestinian Land Day

March 29th, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Solidarity

join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Global day of action on March 30th, 2012

    Friday March 30th
    12pm-2pm
    Westmount square, corner of Saint Catherine and Greene.
    (metro Atwater)
    Montreal, Quebec

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Solidarity with student struggles from Québec to Palestine !

March 21st, 2012 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Quebec, Solidarity
    Palestine solidarity contingent at 22/03 Montreal protest against tuition hikes.

    Thursday, March 22, 13h
    South/east corner St. Catherine/Peel
    Montreal, Québec
    photo Palestinian students in Gaza Strip.

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Syria Solidarity Statement 03/2012

March 16th, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Hezbollah, Syria, Tadamon!, Solidarity

Montreal, March 2012 | Statement supporting the Syrian movement for dignity and self-determination and opposing militarization of the struggle and foreign military intervention.

Photo: Syrian refugees protest during a demonstration against Bashar el-Assad at Reyhanli refugee camp in Antakya, on March 15, 2012.

The Syrian people continue to demand their rights and liberties and the end of the al-Assad regime. The Syrian state has responded with brutal repression.

Since the uprising began, the Syrian regime’s propaganda machine has labelled those calling for freedom and justice “criminals”, “terrorists” and religious fanatics. It has also claimed that they are foreign agents with a mission to install a puppet regime that would abandon regional resistance movements and sign a peace agreement with Israel.

In truth, Syrians are engaged in a legitimate struggle to change an untenable local reality: a brutal authoritarian state that has governed through intimidation, fear and repression for 40 years; a security apparatus that arrests and detains citizens arbitrarily and that subjects them to torture and other abuse with impunity; increasing impoverishment, unemployment, income and wealth disparity and uncertainty about the future due to neo-liberal economic policies in recent decades.

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Photos: Artists Against Apartheid 11/03/2012

March 12th, 2012 | Posted in Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!, Solidarity
    photo essay via Heri Rakotomalala

    Photo Ensemble Acalanto performs at Artists Against Apartheid.

View beautiful photographs from the eighteenth Artists Against Apartheid concert in Montreal via Heri Rakotomalala.

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Artists Against Apartheid XVIII

March 11th, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Culture, Palestine, Tadamon!, Events, Solidarity
    featuring NYC hip-hop collective Rebel Diaz, at Israeli Apartheid Week 2012

    Sunday, March 11, 2012
    doors 20h, $10 in advance | $12 at door
    O Patro Vys
    356 avenue du Mont-Royal est
    Montreal, Quebec
    facebook event

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Conference: The Syrian Uprisings and the Question of Resistance

March 10th, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Syria, Resistance

speaker: Bassam Haddad an event within Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 in Montreal

    Monday, March 12

    6:30pm, Concordia University
    1455 de Maisonneuve West, H – 763
    (Guy-Concordia metro)
    facebook event

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Solidarity with Palestinian Women!

March 9th, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Tadamon!, Solidarity

Tadamon! statement by Freda Guttman for International Women’s Day protest.

    Photo: Palestinian women protest at border crossing in Rafah, Gaza Strip.

This International Women’s Day, we recognize the struggles of Palestinian women in their fight against an entrenched system of discrimination and segregation. Khitam Saafin, chair woman of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees describes the challenges that Palestinian women face.

“The first challenge is the occupation itself. The occupation is a crime as are its policies and strategies against our people – arresting of people, confiscation of land, taking of water sources, the checkpoints and other means of restricting our movement, the siege of Gaza – all these are considered to be crimes against humanity in violation of International laws. The burden of massive oppression in any society, as we know, falls on the shoulders of women.

The second challenge is the traditional society which is still considered an obstacle towards full equality, dealing with woman as equal people in Palestinian society. We know that this social challenge is a global challenge for women, even in countries which have secular or more equal laws, based on a historical discrimination against women.”

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The Ongoing Egyptian Revolution

March 9th, 2012 | Posted in Revolution, Tadamon!, Egypt, Solidarity

A Discussion with Egyptian journalist and activist Deena Gamil also featuring musical performances. In conjunction with Israeli Apartheid Week Montreal 2012

    photo Tahrir Square nighttime revolutionary protest via Hossam el-Hamalawy
    Saturday March 10, 2012
    3-4:45pm
    Café l’Artère
    7000, Avenue du Parc
    Montréal, Québec
    facebook event

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More Dishonest Rhetoric from Honest Reporting Canada

March 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Independent Media

Tadamon! Collective 2012. More Dishonest Rhetoric from Honest Reporting Canada

Photo A protester flies the Palestinian flag at the start of the regular protest n the village of Nil’in to demonstrate against land confiscation and the separation wall.

In a recent piece entitled “The Apartheid Myth: HRC Responds to Tadamon!”, Honest Reporting Canada (HRC) took issue with a letter written by Jewish members of the Tadamon! collective. HRC’s principal contention is that the letter (“Don’t Conflate Judaism with Zionism,” Wednesday, January 12, 2012) in the McGill Daily “recycled the tired Israeli Apartheid canard” while putting forth compensatory rhetorical arguments that “lack[ed] in substance.”

This disingenuous tactic of dismissing factual arguments critical of Israel as “canards,” so as to avoid the responsibility of earnestly responding to their content, is both cowardly and insincere. While Tadamon! offered specific examples of several Israeli laws and policies (out of the thirty or so) that discriminate against Palestinians, HRC offered no comment on these legal instruments of apartheid. Furthermore, HRC’s response is filled with inaccuracies and dubious statistics, most of which are themselves “recycled” from questionable sources.

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