All posts for January 2013

Palestinians in Solidarity with Idle No More

January 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Other

From Turtle Island to Palestine, we must all be “Idle No More”

    “You who come from beyond the sea, bent on war,
    don’t cut down the tree of our names,
    don’t gallop your flaming horses across
    the open plains….
    Don’t bury your God
    in books that back up your claim of
    your land over our land,
    don’t appoint your God to be a mere
    courtier in the palace of the King”

    – Mahmoud Darwish, The Penultimate Speech of the “Red Indian”

Indigenous people have risen up across Canada in the Idle No More movement, a mass call for Indigenous sovereignty, self-determination and rights, against colonization, racism, injustice, and oppression. As Palestinians, who struggle against settler colonialism, occupation and apartheid in our homeland and for the right of Palestinian refugees – the majority of our people – to return to our homeland, we stand in solidarity with the Idle No More movement of Indigenous peoples and its call for justice, dignity, decolonization and protection of the land, waters and resources.

We recognize the deep connections and similarities between the experiences of our peoples – settler colonialism, destruction and exploitation of our land and resources, denial of our identity and rights, genocide and attempted genocide. As Palestinians, we stood with the national liberation movement against settler colonialism in South Africa, as we stand with all liberation movements challenging colonialism and imperialism around the world. The struggle of Indigenous and Native peoples in Canada, the United States, have long been known to the Palestinian people, reflecting our common history as peoples and nations subject to ethnic cleansing at the hands of the very same forces of European colonization.
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Save the Date! Israeli Apartheid Week 2013 – March 6-13, 2013

January 21st, 2013 | Posted in Culture, Palestine, Quebec, Other, Repression, Resistance

Mark your calendars for the ninth annual Israeli Apartheid Week, which will be taking place from March 6th to 13th at campuses across Montreal.

Last year, Montreal joined over a 100 cities around the world in holding a series of workshops, film screenings, conferences, and concerts aiming to raise awareness surrounding the realities of Israeli apartheid. Join us this year as we continue to build momentum around the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign and the Palestinian struggle for self-determination. More details to follow in the months to come.

ABCs of BDS series: Concordia University

January 20th, 2013 | Posted in Other

ABCs of BDS series: “Do we have a role in the Palestine-Israel conflict?”

MONDAY JANUARY 21
Time: 2:00pm-4:30pm
Location: DeSeve Cinema
Concordia University

As part of the GSA winter orientation series, this event will focus on Palestine solidarity work and specifically on one the most growing forms of global solidarity with the Palestinian struggle, that of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions.
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