Demonstration: Solidarity with Gaza!

December 27th, 2008 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Quebec

    commemorate Palestinian victims of Israeli massacre in Gaza!

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28th 13h00
    Norman Bethune Square
    corner: Guy & de Maisonneuve
    (metro Guy-Concordia)
    Montreal, Quebec

In response to the latest massacre of Palestinians executed by the Israeli apartheid regime.

At least 200 Palestinians have been killed in the latest Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, while the threat for further bloodshed still hands heavily over the skies in Palestine as the current Israeli assault over Gaza continues.

This is the single largest massacre in Gaza since Israel illegally occupied Gaza in 1967, many among the dead are civilians and the numbers keeps mounting.

Israel’s military operation “Cast Lead” has echoes of previous Israeli raids into Gaza that have been characterized by indiscriminate attacks on civilian population centers, mass detentions, violent house demolitions and other forms of collective punishment against the Palestinian people.

Additionally this demonstration will address the Canadian government’s total support towards Israel, best exemplified increased bilateral military, political and economic links.

Israel’s latest massacre in Gaza occurs with official Canadian complicity towards Israel’s illegal siege and ongoing sanctions over the civilian population in Gaza. Over the past two years the Gaza Strip has been undergoing the daily violence of a wide-ranging humanitarian catastrophe triggered by severely reduced access to energy, food, and medicines. In effect, Gaza is the world’s largest open air prison.

At this moment, we can only reaffirm our commitment in the strongest possible terms to continue mobilizing friends and allies in other progressive social movements to respond to the call by over 170 Palestinian civil society organizations for a comprehensive campaign of boycott, sanctions and divestment (BDS).

As H.E. Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockman, President of the United Nations General Assembly state in a recent speech: “More than twenty years ago we in the United Nations took the lead from civil society when we agreed that sanctions were required to provide a nonviolent means of pressuring South Africa to end its violations. Today, perhaps we in the United Nations should consider following the lead of a new generation of civil society, who are calling for a similar non-violent campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions to pressure Israel to end its violations.”

Join us on the streets tomorrow as people of conscience to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people of Gaza and an end to Israeli apartheid.

organized by
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) and Tadamon! Montreal

SPHR is a non-profit, student-based organization that advocates on a strong social justice platform to uphold the rights of the Palestinian people in the face of human rights violations and all forms of racism, discrimination, misinformation and misrepresentation. Through awareness raising, advocacy work, non-violent direct actions, solidarity building, and the promotion of Palestinian identity, culture and history, SPHR works to support and protect Palestinian human rights both locally and internationally.

Tadamon! (Arabic for “solidarity”), is a Montreal-based collective which works in solidarity with struggles for self-determination, equality and justice in the ‘Middle East’ and in diaspora communities in Montreal and beyond. Tadamon! ongoing political campaigns operating in Canada, including the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israeli apartheid state. Tadamon! is a working group of QPIRG-Concordia and QPIRG-McGill

Tadamon! Montreal
tel: 514 664 1036
email: info[at]


This ‘cast lead’ massacre occurs also with tacit support of other countries, including Australian. Thus as an Australian I have also blood on my hands through not preventing Israeli’s killing Palestinians in Gaza.
Two years it was Lebanon, killing thousands through cluster bombs made in the USA.

In which ways can we stop this Israeli murder with non-violent means?

Thanks for your website.


Comment by Ben Leeman — December 27th, 2008 @ 9:46 PM

is there going to be another demo?

Comment by A. — December 29th, 2008 @ 8:52 PM

Demonstration this weekend in Montreal, details coming soon…

Comment by Stefan Christoff — December 29th, 2008 @ 11:25 PM

I wish I had known about this demo. We need another one perhaps on the 2nd? We need to advertize it better and make a facebook group etc. A lot of people want to attend.

Comment by Arshad Khan — December 30th, 2008 @ 1:14 AM

Is the photograph taken in Quebec copyrighted? I’d love to use it in a sidewalk protest, with text added. Let me know.

Comment by Mike Nolley — January 8th, 2009 @ 10:12 PM

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