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Palestinian Diaspora in Montreal: From One State Violence to Another

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Other

    Palestinian Diaspora in Montreal: From One State Violence to Another
    Saturday, March 23rd
    2pm-5pm

    Centre Lajeunesse
    7378 Lajeunesse, salle 212
    Metro Jean-Talon
    Tionni’tiotiah:ke, Kanien’kehà:ka territories
    Facebook event

A panel discussion with Palestinians living in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal), speaking of their experiences with the state violence and discrimination in occupied Palestine, and the state violence they now face in Canada.

This event is taking place as part of Israeli Apartheid Week-Montréal 2019. More information is available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2312885085423229/

Panelists:

*Omar Ben Ali

Omar is a Palestinian refugee from the West Bank city of Jenin. His refugee claim was rejected in 2008, following which Omar has spent more than a decade dealing with the bureaucracy and arbitrary rules of the immigration system. In 2017, Omar launched the #StatusforOmar campaign to regularize his status, and reunite with his wife and seven children. Omar will speak of the violence and discrimination he and his family faced under Israeli occupation and colonisation, as well as his struggle for status in Canada.

*Hisham Shaban

Hisham left Gaza as a result of the Israeli blockade and ongoing violence. After crossing thousands of kilometers, through seven countries, Hisham arrived at a Canadian port of entry in January 2017, only to be turned away on the basis of the Safe Third Country Agreement. Hisham then made an irregular crossing along Roxham Road into Quebec, but found himself in limbo- unable to file a refugee claim, but unable to return to Gaza.

* More speakers to be confirmed

Accessibility Information:
-The venue is wheelchair-accessible by a ramp through the back entrance.
-Childcare is available with 24h notice. Please contact info@tadamon.ca.
-Whisper translation will be provided.
– Coffee, snaks, and limited bus tickets will be offered.

For more information:
info@tadamon.ca

Buffet and Discussion: Screening of Roadmap to Apartheid

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Other

    Buffet and Discussion: Screening of Roadmap to Apartheid
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    12pm-2pm

    College de Maisonneuve, room E-2214
    3800 Sherbrooke E
    Metro Pie-IX
    Tionni’tiotiah:ke, Kanien’kehà:ka territories
    Facebook event

Join SOGEECOM and Tadamon for a Palestinian buffet, followed by a screening of Roadmap to Apartheid. This event is taking place as part of the 15th Israeli Apartheid Week.

In this award-winning documentary film, directors Ana Nogueira and Eron Davidson establish parallels between apartheid in South Africa and Israel, and highlight the physical and psychological consequences of these methods of segregations on oppressed populations.

To support this analogy, Ana Nogueira and Eron Davidson filmed moments of Palestinian daily life and drew upon archives from the era of apartheid in South Africa.

The screening will take place in the original English audio, with French subtitles.

For more information:
info@tadamon.ca

LES OUVRIERS PALESTINIENS ET PALESTINIENNES SOUS OCCUPATION, UN REGARD DE L’INTÉRIEUR

March 1st, 2019 | Posted in Other

(English below)

LES OUVRIERS PALESTINIENS ET PALESTINIENNES SOUS OCCUPATION, UN REGARD
DE L’INTÉRIEUR

Vendredi 1 mars, 2019
6:00 – 8:00pm
CPFQ- 845 Decarie Blvd #201
Metro Côte-Vertu

Événement facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2883490598329575/

Dans le cadre de notre mandat de mieux informer et de créer des liens entre la société civile québécoise et la communauté palestinienne, nous vous invitons à assister à notre prochain événement , intitulé : ” les ouvriers palestiniens et palestiniennes sous occupation, un regard de l’intérieur

Cet événement se fait en collaboration avec le groupe Labour for Palestine, @palestinelabour qui organise une tournée dans 4 villes Halifax, Ottawa, Montréal & Toronto, afin de tisser des ponts de solidarité et de promouvoir une meilleure compréhension de la situation des ouvriers et ouvrières palestiniens.

Imad Temeiza est le co-fondateur et l’ancien président élu de l’Union des travailleurs aux services Postaux Palestiniens (PPSWU). Aujourd’hui il est le représentant des relations internationales de l’Union.

Imad Temeiza nous présentera les multiples niveaux d’oppression auxquels les travailleurs Palestiniens font face.

La traduction chuchotée sera disponible sur place

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PALESTINIAN WORKERS UNDER OCCUPATION – A VIEW FROM WITHIN

Friday, March 1, 2019
6:00pm-8:00pm
CPFQ-845 Decarie Blvd #201
Metro Côte-Vertu

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2883490598329575/

Imad Temeiza is the co-founder and former elected leader of the Palestinian Postal Service Workers’ Union (PPSWU). He is currently the PPSWU International Relations Representative. Imad will discuss the multiple levels of oppression that Palestinian workers face in the Palestinian Territories occupied by Israel in 1967, including the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.

Workers’ struggle and resistance will be situated in the context of the failed Oslo Peace Process which began in the early 1990’s, and led to the creation of the Palestinian Authority. Contrary to the goal of creating a two-state solution, this process led to a system of Apartheid, as prominently witnessed throughout the Territories, in cities such as Hebron.

PUBLIC EVENTS

HALIFAX: Monday, February 25
Glitter Bean Cafe
5896 Spring Garden Road
6:30 – 8:30pm

OTTAWA: February 27th
CUPW National Office
377 Bank Street
7:00 – 9:00pm

MONTREAL: March 1st
CPFQ
845 Decarie Blvd #201
6:00 – 8:00pm

TORONTO: March 2nd
Friends House
60 Lowther Avenue
6:30 – 8:30pm

Labour for Palestine is a pan-Canadian network of labour activists who work to deepen solidarity with Palestinian workers and people in their struggle for liberation.

For more information about the upcoming events and/or how to become involved, you can find us on Facebook Labour for Palestine, Twitter @palestinelabour or contact us by email at L4Pcanada@gmail.com.

Nous sommes et nous resterons aux côtés du STTP, du PPSWU, des postier.e.s et des Palestinien.ne.s!

March 1st, 2019 | Posted in Other

Le 31 juillet 2018, la branche canadienne du B’nai B’rith lançait une campagne de diffamation contre le Syndicat des travailleurs et des travailleuses des postes canadien (STTP) et contre le Syndicat des travailleurs du service postal palestinien (PPSWU).

L’engagement du STTP dans la justice sociale est une tradition indéfectible qui s’applique à la situation palestinienne comme à celle des autochtones du Canada. Il est donc de notoriété publique que le STTP soutient les camarades postiers palestiniens du PPSWU, dans leur difficile travail en situation d’occupation et d’entraves mises en place par les autorités israéliennes qui rendent infernale leur vie quotidienne. Au grand dam du B’nai B’rith, le STTP est aussi un syndicat engagé dans la campagne internationale de Boycott, Désinvestissement et Sanctions (BDS) contre l’Etat israélien tant que cet Etat ne respecte pas le droit international, ainsi que dans les diverses Flottilles visant à briser le blocus illégal de Gaza.

Il est également de notoriété publique que le B’nai B’rith est une organisation sioniste dont l’un des buts est de défendre l’Etat d’Israël, quelques soient les violations du droit international et les atteintes aux droits humains dont cet Etat est coupable. Dans ce but, tous les coups sont permis et il conviendrait de traiter ces communiqués comme il se doit: par le mépris le plus total.

Malheureusement, au Canada, il est des gens qui prennent au sérieux les communiqués de cette organisation qui accuse le PPSWU d’être une organisation pro-terroriste, et par conséquent le STTP de soutenir la violence et le terrorisme. Quelle ironie de la part d’une organisation qui défend un pays qui assassine chaque semaine des civil.e.s palestinien.ne.s et tue à petit feu toute la population de Gaza enfermée dans un blocus illégal depuis plus de 10 ans.

Le PPSWU vit la réalité du quotidien en Palestine, l’apartheid, l’occupation militaire, les bombardements, la prison, les checkpoints, mais aussi la complicité de l’Autorité Palestinienne qui fait perdre espoir à une jeunesse palestinienne parfois tentée par la violence. Bien que l’ONU défende le droit de tout peuple opprimé de se défendre, y compris par la lutte armée, le PPSWU privilégie la non violence en défendant la campagne BDS. Elle pleure néanmoins la condamnation à de longues peines de prison, ou l’assassinat de militants sous les balles ou les bombes de l’armée israélienne, quelques soient leurs tendances idéologiques. L’accusation de soutenir le terrorisme est donc insultante, sans fondement et largement ridicule. Le soutien du STTP envers le PPSWU est donc entièrement justifié, défendable et même honorable.

Tadamon dénonce ces accusations comme non fondées et réaffirme ici son soutien plein et entier envers le STTP et le PPSWU pour leur très important travail d’aide aux travailleurs et travailleuses des postes en situation de néolibéralisme agressif et, pour le PPSWU, de répression violente, auquel ce communiqué du B’nai B’rith contribue.

Avec le STTP et le PPSWU, nous continuerons de défendre les droits des travailleuses et travailleurs, ainsi que ceux indéfectibles du peuple palestinien.

Solidarity with Egyptian Political Prisoners

June 17th, 2015 | Posted in Other

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    Sunday, June 21st, 2015
    1pm-3pm Parc Mont-Royal
    Beside the Tam-Tams, near the George-Étienne Cartier Monument
    Montréal, Québec

    A call by Egypt Solidarity on behalf of Egyptian activists who are deeply involved with mobilizing solidarity campaigns for political prisoners both inside and outside Egypt, including relatives and friends of detainees.

    Click here for Facebook Event

    Global days of action: June 20-21, 2015

    http://egyptsolidarityinitiative.org/2015/05/25/take-action-in-solidarity-with-egyptian-political-prisoners-on-june-20-21/

    Stop repression of protests – Free political prisoners- Fair trials for all – End abuse and torture – No executions

    On 21 June 2014 a small group of demonstrators approached Egypt’s presidential palace. Their demonstration was the first to challenge the repressive anti-protest laws since Abdelfattah Al-Sisi had been sworn in after victory in the presidential elections. Armed thugs and police attacked their peaceful march, and 23 people were arrested and later sentenced to years in jail, simply for exercising their rights to assembly and free expression. Al-Sisi, whose election was hailed by Western leaders as a step forward in Egypt’s “transition”, crushed their protest.

    A year later, we are calling for international solidarity with all Egyptian political prisoners, in the hope that highlighting this one case will help build a movement campaigning for justice for the tens of thousands jailed by the military regime.

    In January 2011, protesters in Egypt inspired the world with their bravery and determination in the fight for democracy and better life. Today, many of those brave protestors have been either killed or jailed. At the same time, Mubarak and his supporters, including the police generals responsible for killing protesters and corruption, have been set free.

    In July 2013, after a popular uprising against then-president Mohamed Morsi, the military overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi, who had been elected president the previous year. Since then, more than 3000 Egyptian citizens have been killed, and no-one has been held accountable. More than 40,000 were arrested during the first year of the military regime. Those arrested have not received a fair trial and many had no access to legal procedures at all. Military and civilian courts in Egypt have issued death sentences against some of the leaders and hundreds of alleged supporters of Muslim Brotherhood, including the ousted president Mohamed Morsi. Human rights groups have condemned these trials as completely unfair.

    Revolutionary activists who had opposed Morsi’s regime, and taken to the streets in defiance of the Brotherhood, are also being arrested, abused and jailed. Activists such as Ahmed Douma, who played a leading role in the 2011 revolution have received life sentences. Under a draconian anti-protest law many youth have been jailed. Everything associated with the January revolution of 2011 is now a target in Egypt.

    Meanwhile terrorist attacks are escalating, and the current regime has used the discourse of the war on terror to justify a backlash against everything related to civil liberties and human rights. Egypt does not have a parliament. The president holds both legislative and executive power. And parliamentary elections have been delayed yet again.

    The president has used this power to issue an enormous number of laws to expand state repression. In 2014, about 90 Egyptian citizens were tortured to death in police stations, without anyone being held accountable or even proper legal investigations. According to the Arab Network for Human Rights Information, 61 journalists have been jailed because of their writing or their work over the last two years in Egypt. Shooting live ammunition at protesters has been normalized.

    Al-Sisi’s regime is bankrolled by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries from the Gulf. Western regimes which recently paid lip service to support for human rights and democracy are now sending billions of dollars in military and economic aid, as well as selling arms and surveillance technologies and to the repressive regime in Egypt.

    We call for international solidarity with Egyptian political prisoners on June 20-21, 2015.
    • Stop repression of protests
    • Free political prisoners
    • Fair trials for all
    • End abuse and torture
    • No executions

The Syrian Revolt: Grassroots Organizing and Everyday Resistance

March 10th, 2015 | Posted in Other, Revolution, Solidarity, Syria

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    Photo credit Ali Mustafa

Lecture by Yasser Munif & the “Uprising and Uprooted” photo exhibit

March 20, 2015
Café L’Artère, 7000 Av du Parc (Metro Parc or bus 80)
18h30-21h
Facebook event

After showings at Kahwa Café (Summer 2014) and Café Aquin (Fall 2014), the photo exhibition “Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image”, is moving to Café L’Artère for a two-month showing commencing 1 March. Presented by Tadamon!, the exhibit’s third Montreal run will include a feature event: a presentation by Yasser Munif, Assistant Professor in the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College, and co-founder of the Global Campaign of Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution on “The Syrian Revolt: Grassroots Organizing and Everyday Resistance” with special guest Jessica Attar Adam, Montreal photogprapher and filmmaker who will speak about her photographic work on northern Syria, on display as part of the exhibit.

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Wednesday July 23rd: Vigil and Demonstration Against the Invasion of Gaza and the Shuja’iya Massacre

July 21st, 2014 | Posted in Other

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Vigil and Demonstration in Solidarity with Gaza

    Wednesday July 23rd, 2014
    5:30pm-7:30pm
    Location: Outside Mont-Royal Metro, Montreal, Quebec

Israel’s attack on Gaza continues. This newest assault began July 8 with air and naval bombardments and has since led to a ground invasion, leaving at least 546 dead and over 3000 injured.
On Sunday, July 20, at least 97 Gaza residents were killed by IDF shelling in the middle of night, breaking a Red Cross mediated ceasefire. 60 of the dead are from a single neighbourhood, Shuja’iya; according to current reports, most of the injured are children. As of Monday, the rate and severity of Israel’s attacks show no signs of letting up.

Nowhere in Gaza is safe: bombings are targeting apartment blocks, factories, local shops, and the already distressed infrastructure in one of the most densely populated territories in the world. There is no escaping from Israel’s aggression: all border crossings are closed and there is nowhere for the people of Gaza to move to safety.

The Canadian government has effectively supported these killings, cheering Israel on with the complicity of the Liberals and the NDP.

As Israeli bombs continue to drop on Gaza, let’s join together on the streets of Montreal in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Join us as we list the names of victims at a candle-lit vigil and demonstrate in solidarity with the people of Gaza.

Endorsed By:
FNEEQ-CSN
Conceil Central du Montréal Métropolitain-CSN (CCMM-CSN)
Voix juives indépendantes – Montréal
AMUSE-PSAC (Association of McGill University Support Employees, Public Service Alliance of Canada)
Le Bateau canadien pour Gaza / Canadian Boat to Gaza
PAJU (Palestiniens et Juifs Unis / Palestinian and Jewish Unity)
CJPP (Coalition pour la Justice et la Paix en Palestine / Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine)
Independent Jewish Voices – Canada
Alternatives
Alternatives International
Samidoun (Canada)
SPHR-Concordia (Students for Palestinian Human Rights)
South Asian Women’s Community Centre (SAWCC)

Pour plus d’information:
Tadamon! Montréal
Courriel: info@tadamon.ca
Site web: www.tadamon.ca

Ten Years Too Many: Rally and Creative Action Against the Wall

July 16th, 2014 | Posted in Boycott, Other, Palestine, Quebec, Solidarity

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Rally and Creative Action Against the Wall and in Solidarity with Gaza

    Saturday July 19, 2014
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Location: Parc Jarry, in front of the G4S Headquarters
    Corner Gary-Carter/St Laurent
    Metro De Castelnau

Ten years ago, on July 9th 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued a historic advisory opinion, deeming Israel’s apartheid wall illegal. At the time, the Court called for the wall to be dismantled, for Palestinian residents to be compensated, and for Israeli compliance to be enforced by the International community. One year later, Palestinian civil society launched an appeal to Boycott, Divest and Sanction the Israeli state until it complied with international law.

One decade later, settlements have expanded, land has been expropriated, and wall construction has continued with impunity. If completed, the Wall will stretch more than 800 km, annexing an estimated 46% of the West Bank. Already the effects of the Wall have been devastating, as it has cut off farmers from their lands, workers from their jobs, students from their campuses and communities from each other.

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Call on Israel to respect International law 10 years after the International Cour of Justice ruling

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Other, Quebec, Solidarity

Over 60 Quebec and Canadian trade unionists, artists, journalists, professors, reverends call on Israel to respect International law 10 years after the International Cour of Justice ruling

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Time for Canada to honor its UN obligations towards Palestine

Ten years ago today, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled illegal Israel’s massive separation wall that runs alongside and inside the Palestinian territories.

On July 9, 2004, at the behest of the UN General Assembly, the ICJ, legal arm of the United Nations, indeed issued an Advisory opinion saying “the construction of the wall (by occupying power Israel), and its associated régime (imposed on the Palestinians), are contrary to international law”.

The ICJ Advisory deemed that “Israel cannot rely on a right of self-defense or on a state of necessity to preclude the wrongfulness of the construction of the wall”.

Its ruling called for the barrier to be removed, for residents to be compensated, and for UN member States, including Canada, to act to obtain Israel’s compliance with the Fourth Geneva Convention (GCIV) – of which Canada is a signatory.

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The exhibition continues – Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image

June 12th, 2014 | Posted in Other

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Photo exhibition

    Until June 21, 2014
    Location: Kahwa café
    263 Mont Royal East (metro Mont Royal)

Tadamon! Montreal invites you to visit the photo exhibition “Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image”. The exhibit aims to bring to wider public attention the circumstance of the many millions of persons who have sought refuge outside Syria or have been displaced inside Syria and, also, to raise funds to help those in need. Funds will go directly to those in immediate need in refugee camps and/or inside Syria. Donations can be made at the exhibition site or can be made by contacted Tadamon! at 514-664-1036 or info@tadamon.ca

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