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Status for Omar- A Call for Donations

7 août 2018 | معتمد Solidarity, Canada, Palestine

For nearly a decade, Omar Ben Ali- a stateless Palestinian refugee- has been living in Montreal. Following the refusal of his refugee claim in 2008, Omar has been left in limbo- unable to obtain status, but unable to return to Palestine. In July 2017, Omar launched the #StatusforOmar campaign, demanding that he be granted permanent residency on humanitarian and compassionate grounds be accepted and that he be allowed to reunite with his wife and seven children, from whom he has been separated for the past ten years.

Last month, Omar received news that his wife and children must complete medical examinations and submit additional documentation as part of the processing of his humanitarian and compassionate grounds application. Costs for the medical examinations, for passport renewals and for police certificates for family members above the age of 18 are expected to surpass $3,000. As the sole source of financial support for his family, Omar is unable to cover these expenses alone.

Tadamon is calling for donations to cover the costs required for the documents and exams. Below are some ways to donate:

* By Online Donation
You can make an online donation via the Status for Omar crowdfunding page: https://www.gofundme.com/status-for-omar-call-for-donations

* By Cheque
Please write your cheque out to “QPIRG-McGill”, specifying “Tadamon- Status for Omar Fundraiser” in the subject line. You can send the cheque by mail, or drop it off in person, at the following address:

QPIRG-McGill
3647 University Street, 3rd floor
Montreal, QC, H3A 2B3

QPIRG-McGill office hours are from noon to 6pm, from Monday to Thursday. Please note that the office is unfortunately not wheelchair-accessible.

* By Cash
To arrange a cash contribution, please contact info@tadamon.ca

More info on Omar’s campaign: https://www.tadamon.ca/campaigns/omar

Call to Protest the G7- From Gaza to Jerusalem: Solidarity with Palestine

2 juin 2018 | معتمد Imperialism, Repression, Solidarity, BDS, Canada, Palestine

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Call to Protest the G7
From Gaza to Jerusalem: Solidarity with Palestine
70 years of colonization and occupation! 70 years of resistance!

    Thursday, June 7th at 6pm
    Corner of St-Foy and Avenue des Braves
    Quebec City
    Facebook Event

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Solidarity Rally for Gaza

19 avril 2018 | معتمد Repression, Resistance, Solidarity, BDS, Événements, Gaza, Palestine

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    When : Sunday 29 April, 1pm
    Where : Place Norman Bethune (Metro Guy-Concordia)
    Tionni’tiotiah:ke, Kanien’kehá:ka territory
    Facebook event

On Friday, March 30 2018, the Israeli Defense Forces brutally murdered 19 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,400 in Gaza during a peaceful demonstration, the March of Return, which includes rallies and camp-ins planned to last for six weeks between land day and Nakba at the Israel-Gaza border to demand the right of return (al-awda) of Palestinians expelled from their land or fled in the war that followed the creation of Israel on May 14, 1948.

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From the Outside In: Connecting Political Prisoner Struggles

16 mars 2018 | معتمد Politics, Prisoners, Solidarity, BDS, Palestine

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    Saturday March 17, 2018
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Association Récréative Milton-Parc
    3580 Jeanne Mance, H2X 2N6
    Metro Place-des-Arts, or bus #80

    Facebook event

In many ways, prisons are foundational to colonialism and apartheid, serving to remove people from their communities and repress movements for self-determination.

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Israeli Apartheid Week – Montreal 2018

15 mars 2018 | معتمد Solidarity, BDS, Canada, Événements, Palestine, Quebec

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Israeli Apartheid Week Montreal | March 15-22, 2018

Facebook Event

One week of panels, workshops, film screenings, demonstrations and
cultural events to raise awareness around the Boycott, Divestment and
Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid. Events are taking
place at Concordia, UQÀM, Université de Montréal & McGill, as well as
community venues in Montreal.

In opposition to apartheid and occupation
In solidarity with Palestinian resistance
In support of social justice struggles everywhere

This year marks the 14th year of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) in
Montreal, joining with similar IAWs around the world. We are hoping to
continue building momentum for the BDS movement.

Israeli Apartheid Week- Montreal 2018 is endorsed by: SDHPP UQAM, SDHPP
U de M, SPHR Concordia, SPHR McGill, Independent Jewish Voices-McGill,
the Centre for Gender Advocacy, QPIRG Concordia, QPIRG-McGill, Tadamon!,
Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), the Immigrant Workers Centre,
Solidarity Across Borders, CKUT Radio, the Union for Gender Empowerment
and the Midnight Kitchen.

Schedule:

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Tête à Tête with Omar Ben Ali

14 février 2018 | معتمد Solidarity, Canada, Événements, Palestine

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    Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    6pm-8pm
    Café Du Pain et Des Roses
    1951 rue Saint-Zotique Est
    Facebook event

Tadamon invites you to meet Omar Ben Ali at Café Du Pain et Des Roses, a Villeray Café, on February 21th. Omar is from Palestine and lives in Villeray. He arrived in Canada almost 10 years ago but has since then lived in a state of legal limbo.

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For a World Without Walls: Stories of Resistance to Border Violence

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    Thursday 9 Novembre 2017 at 6:30pm
    Association Récréative Milton-Parc
    3580 Jeanne Mance
    (Métro Place des Arts, or bus #80)
    Facebook Event

Following the call of organizations in Palestine and Mexico, Tadamon is joining the Global Day of Action for a World without Walls.

Almost 70 walls across all continents are enforcing state control. They rip through people’s lives and lands – denying their basic freedom of movement, and expanding state violence, causing thousands of deaths every year. Walls fortify borders, separate the rich from the poor, and the powerful from the oppressed. They are monuments of expulsion, of exclusion and of exploitation. November 9th marks fifteen years since construction began on Israel’s apartheid wall, which aims to annex up to 60% of the West Bank and encircle Palestinians on 13% of their territory.

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Status for Omar: Demonstration in Solidarity with Omar Ben Ali !

11 septembre 2017 | معتمد Solidarity, Canada, Palestine

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    When: September 14th at 5:30pm
    Where: Metro Jean Talon
    at the corner of Jean Talon and Chateaubriand
    Tionni’tiotiah:ke, Kanien’kehá:ka territory
    Facebook event

This is a family friendly community gathering.

For nearly a decade, Omar Ben Ali – a stateless Palestinian refugee – has been living and working in Montreal. Despite the very real dangers he faced living under Israeli apartheid, his refugee claim was refused in 2008. Yet, he has been unable to return to Palestine, as Israel has refused to allow his deportation to the occupied West Bank. As such, he has been left in limbo : unable to obtain status, but unable to return to Palestine and reunite with his wife and seven children.

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Declaration of solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners

27 juillet 2017 | معتمد Prisoners, Resistance, Solidarity, BDS, Palestine, Statement

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In May 2017, after 100 years of colonization, 70 years since the Nakba, and 50 years of intensified occupation, we salute the victory that the Palestinian prisoners achieved in their recent 40-day hunger strike (#DignityStrike). Let us remember that their struggle is the struggle of all Palestinians for freedom, justice and dignity.

1,500 Palestinian prisoners, out of nearly 6,500 political prisoners held in Israeli apartheid prisons, demanded the reinstatement of family visits, the right to education, access to the media and medical care. They also demanded the installation of public telephones and, more generally, the improvement of conditions of detention in order to reach acceptable standards under international law. In 40 days, the prisoners put their lives in danger, but most of these claims have been reached, and thankfully there were no deaths.

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Bissan Eid returns to Montréal

10 juillet 2017 | معتمد Solidarity, Palestine, Tadamon!

Canadian government must answer to the Eid family and be accountable for its inaction

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On Friday, June 30th, Bissan Eid and her infant daughter Sarah returned to Montréal after six months in Gaza. They had previously been unable to leave due to the Israeli military siege over the Palestinian territory.

In January 2017, Bissan and the Eid family first called on the Canadian government to take action in support of Bissan’s right to return to Montréal. Yet, for over six months, the Canadian government failed to act. As a result, Bissan was forced to give birth in Gaza — far away from immediate family and friends and under military blockade.

Canada could have intervened earlier to bring Bissan home — that it failed to do so illustrates the ongoing reality of institutional racism within the Canadian state infrastructure. It is difficult to imagine the Canadian government would have provided so little support and follow-up to any other Canadian citizen trapped abroad. In this sense, Bissan’s experience of Israeli apartheid policies and structural violence were normalized by the Canadian government, who accepted the racist, violent treatment she was subjected to by Israeli authorities as a matter of course.

“Gaza is a real prison for over 2 million Palestinians who live there. During the 2014 Israeli aggression, 20% of the buildings in Gaza were destroyed. Israeli authorities do not allow building materials nor food to enter and there is only 3 to 4 hours of electricity per day. Palestinians don’t have the right to leave Gaza for any reason,” says Hadi Eid, Bissan’s father, also outlining that, “the lack of medical supplies imposed by the Israeli blockade has increased the infant mortality rate and nearly doubled the neonatal mortality rate. In a prison, you can eat, see a doctor when you are sick and have electricity 24/7; Gaza is worse than a prison.”

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