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Media Advisory: Bissan Eid still stuck in Gaza, she needs support, not discrimination from the Canadian government

May 31st, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Solidarity

Montreal, May 31, 2017 – Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made very public pronouncements about diversity being Canada’s “strength” and the fundamental humanity of all Canadians despite origin or religious background. Yet, Canadian citizens Bissan and her baby Sarah, remain stuck in Gaza under Israeli siege. This is a profound illustration of the double-standard of citizenship that the Canadian government applies.

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Solidarity with Bissan Eid- An Update and Call for Support

May 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Solidarity

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On May 11th, Bissan Eid gave birth to Sarah- a healthy, beautiful baby girl. Despite the difficult circumstances faced by Bissan and by medical workers in Gaza due to the Israeli military siege, local healthcare workers struggled to support Bissan to the best of their abilities and Sarah was born safely.

Having first requested support from the Canadian government in early 2017, the Eid family issued a public appeal in April 2017. Bissan’s struggle to return home was met with the support of the Concordia Student Union (CSU) and the Graduate Student Association (GSA), along with many workers and faculty at Concordia University. A petition launched last month received over 850 signatures, while a Concordia-specific open letter obtained 165 signatories from the Concordia community. Public statements have been published by the School of Community and Public Affairs, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, and the Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association, while Amnesty International Quebec has also called for the Canadian government to take action in support of Bissan.

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Bissan Eid forced to give birth in the Israeli military besieged Gaza Strip, as Eid family continues to call for support

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!

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For Immediate Release — Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

    Press Conference:
    Thursday, April 27th, 10h
    School of Community and Public Affairs
    Classroom on first floor
    2149 Mackay Street

    #BringBissanHome

Montréal’s Bissan Eid, a Concordia graduate student remains blocked in the Israeli military besieged Gaza Strip. Now eight-months pregnant, she continues to call on the Canadian government for support.

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Solidarity with Bissan Eid !

April 17th, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!

    Pregnant Concordia student blocked from leaving Gaza, a call for support !

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    #BringBissanHome

For over four months, Bissan Eid, a 24 year old Concordia graduate student has been prevented from leaving the Palestinian territory of Gaza. She is in urgent need of support from the Canadian government to secure an exit visa from the Israeli government.

In June 2016, Bissan, a Canadian citizen since 2005, travelled to Gaza to get married and to visit her aging grandparents. When she tried to travel back to Canada, she was prevented from leaving due to the slow processing of her exit visa by the Israeli authorities, who seldom prioritize applications of the Palestinians from Gaza who hold other passports.

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Pregnant Concordia student blocked from leaving Gaza

April 12th, 2017 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!

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    Press Conference:
    Thursday, April 13th, 10am
    School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University
    Basement room
    2149 Mackay St.

    #BringBissanHome

For over four months, Bissan Eid, a 24 year old Concordia graduate student has been prevented from leaving the Palestinian territory of Gaza. She is in urgent need of support from the Canadian government to secure an exit visa from the Israeli government.

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Rafeef Ziadah with Phil Monsour : We Teach Life !

September 18th, 2016 | Posted in BDS, Canada, Culture, Palestine, Solidarity, Tadamon!

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Launch of Rafeef Ziadah’s latest album, We Teach Life, in Montreal
presented by Tadamon!

    Monday, September 26 at 8:30pm
    La Vitrola
    10$ – 15$ (no one turned away)
    4602 St. Laurent
    Montreal, Quebec
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Join us for a powerful evening, of poetry and art featuring Rafeef Ziadeh and Phil Monsoor.

We Teach Life is an album rooted in the ongoing struggles of Palestinian liberation against Israeli colonialism, occupation and apartheid.

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Artists Against Apartheid ! 18/03/2016

March 12th, 2016 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Culture, Events, Solidarity, Tadamon!
    taking place as part of Israeli Apartheid Week – Montréal 2016 !

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    Friday, March 18, 2016
    doors 7:30pm / show 8:30pm
    10$ (no one turned away)
    Café l’Artère, 7000 Av. du Parc
    facebook event
    Montréal, Québec

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Demonstration : Solidarity with Palestine, end colonial violence

August 7th, 2015 | Posted in Canada, Events, Palestine, Solidarity, Tadamon!

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    Saturday, August 8, 2015
    12h Israeli Consulate in Montreal
    1 Carré Westmount
    métro Atwater
    facebook event

In the wake of the brutal killing of 18 month of old Ali Dawabsheh, the Canadian Palestinian Foundation of Quebec (CPFQ) is calling a demonstration to condemn settler violence, the occupation and PA complicity.

On July 31st, Israeli settlers from Ma’ale Efraim firebombed the Dawabsheh family home in Douma and spray-painted nationalist and racist graffiti on a neighbouring home. This occurs against the backdrop of ongoing violence against Palestinian communities, including the torching of olive groves, damaging of civilian cars, attacks on Mosques, churches and religious institutions, as well as frequent physical assaults against Palestinian civilians.

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Artists Against Apartheid @ la passe

February 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Events, Palestine, Quebec, Solidarity, Tadamon!

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    as part of Israeli Apartheid Week – Montréal 2015!

Mercredi 11 Mars, 20h30pm
La Passe – 1214 de la Montagne (événement facebook)
20h / 8$ suggérés, selon vos moyens

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Rejecting Canada’s complicity with Egypt’s authoritarian military government

February 19th, 2015 | Posted in Canada, Egypt, Solidarity, Tadamon!
    Tadamon! Montreal statement, Feb. 2015.

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A protester carrying a banner addressed to Mubarak: “The people want you to fall”. Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy

Egypt’s 2011 popular uprising, against Hosni Mubarak’s authoritarian rule, is now being systematically overturned by the military-backed regime of Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, with the open complicity of western powers, including Canada’s Conservative government.

The spirit of Egypt’s globally celebrated revolution, defined by popular demands for “Bread, Freedom, and Social Justice,” chanted out by countless thousands on the streets braving police bullets just over four years ago, is under attack by an empowered army state, shaped by militarized neo-liberalism.

This political reality was made most evident in late January, with the deaths of multiple civilian demonstrators, shot by state police forces in broad daylight, killed during marches commemorating the martyrs of the January 25th “Day of Revolt” protests in 2011 that sparked the broader uprising that winter.

Thousands of political prisoners in Egypt remain behind bars without access to due process, many who are in critical health due to hunger strikes, all while Egyptian authorities continue to pass draconian legislation that violates fundamental human rights. And yet, Canada’s Conservative government provides ongoing political and economic complicity with al-Sisi’s military-backed regime.

This support must be challenged!

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