All posts in category 'Prisoners'

Rally: Solidarity with Bil’in!

December 16th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Prisoners
    Free Palestinian political prisoner Abdallah Abu Rahmah!


    Friday, December 18th 12h00
    Indigo Bookstore
    corner of St. Catherine & McGill college
    (metro McGill)
    Montreal, Canada


Palestine: Cracked and Shrinking Maps

November 10th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Culture, Prisoners
    Interview with Palestinian artist Suleiman Mansour by Aaron Lakoff


    Photo: Painting on the apartheid wall near Ramallah by Suleiman Mansour

Suleiman Mansour is one of Palestine’s most renowned painters. Active in the Palestinian artist community since the 1970s, he has contributed greatly to art education and promotion in the West Bank. He is a co-founder of the Wasiti Art Center in Jerusalem, and is also a member of the “New Vision” artist group, which focuses on the use of local material in artwork.

On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba in 2008, Suleiman Mansour was interviewed at the Palestinian International Academy of Art in Ramallah about the struggles of Palestinian cultural producers over the decades, and what the significance of art is in the face of this historic milestone.


Bil’in Demonstrates in solidarity with jailed activist Adeeb Abu Rahmah

October 30th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Prisoners, Quebec
    Report November 30th, 2009. Bil’in Popular Committee


    Photo: Valerian Mazataud Protests in Bil’in, Palestine.

Adeeb Abu Rahmah was arrested on 10 July this year, and is still held in custody for taking part in organizing the village’s demonstrations. Demonstrators wore masks of his face and called for his release.

Two injured and several demonstrators suffered from tear gas inhalation from canisters thrown at them by the Israeli occupation soldiers in their attempt to suppress the weekly protest of Bil’in citizens and solidarity groups.


Montreal: Who’s the Terrorist?

    criminalization of social movements & the anti-terrorism crusade


    Thursday, November 5th 2009
    6:30 pm Pavillon J-A-DeSève (DS)
    UQAM, Rm DS-1580
    320 Sainte-Catherine Street E.
    graphic obey


Goldstone Report expresses alarm at the detention of 100’s of young children

October 25th, 2009 | Posted in Palestine, Prisoners
    Report Defence for Children International, September 2009.


    Photo: Palestinian youth amongst destruction in the Gaza Strip.

In September 2009, the Goldstone Mission published a 575 page report based on the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict (download report). The fact finding mission was established by the UN in April 2009, following the 23 day war in Gaza which killed over 1,400 hundred Palestinians, including 353 children. Eighteen Israelis were also killed during the conflict.

The Report not only deals with the direct impact of the war but also considers the broader effects, including the effect on Palestinian children from the West Bank detained by Israel during, and immediately after, the offensive.


George Bush in Montreal?!

October 20th, 2009 | Posted in Canada, Iraq, Politics, Prisoners, Quebec
    Crash the party! Bring your shoes!


    Thursday, October 22, 11am-1pm
    In front of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel,
    900 René-Levesque Boulevard


Palestinian prisoner Linan Yosif Abo Gholbi

October 16th, 2009 | Posted in Palestine, Prisoners
    ISM visits Linan Yosif Abo Gholbi on her release from prison


Photo: Freda Gutman Former Palestinian political prisoner Linan Yosif Abo Gholbi.

On Monday, October 5, 2009, a group of ISM’ers visited Linan Yosif Abo Gholbi in her extended family’s home near Nablus, at the invitation of Tanweer, a grass roots organization based in Nablus. She is one of the 20 women prisoners who were recently released from Isreali prisons in exchange for a video from Hamas proving that Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier captured in 2006, was still alive.

Generations of Linan’s family have been fighters and PFLP activists in the Palestian struggle for justice. Many have died, many have been imprisoned. Her parents have spent years visiting their children in various prisons and at the moment one of her brothers is in jail.


On Palestinian Civil Disobedience

October 2nd, 2009 | Posted in Palestine, Prisoners
    Dissident Voice by Neve Gordon / September 28th, 2009


    Photo: ActiveStills. Israeli anarchist Kobi Snitz in an Israeli prison.

Sometime in 1846, Henry David Thoreau spent a night in jail because he refused to pay his taxes. This was his way of opposing the Mexican-American War as well as the institution of slavery. A few years later he published the essay “Civil Disobedience,” which has since been read by millions of people, including many Israelis and Palestinians.

Kobi Snitz read the book. He is an Israeli anarchist who is currently serving a 20 day sentence for refusing to pay a 2,000 shekel fine.


Addressing inconsistencies in the EU’s approach to the Middle East Peace Process

October 1st, 2009 | Posted in Palestine, Prisoners
    Defense for Children International DCI – Palestine: 2009/09/24


Photo: Dan Owen. Israeli military forces repressing demonstrations in Bil’in, Palestine.

On 23 September 2009, Defence for Children International (DCI), along with 14 other European and international humanitarian, development, human rights and peace organisations, sent a letter to EU ministers of foreign affairs attaching a briefing paper highlighting nine key inconsistencies in the EU’s approach to the Middle East Peace Process. The briefing paper also includes recommendations as to how the EU can rectify these inconsistencies.


Account on Palestinian child torture

September 29th, 2009 | Posted in Palestine, Prisoners

September 29, 2009, DCI-Palestine submits to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.


Photo: Palestinian children walk along the Israeli apartheid wall in Palestine.

On 29 September 2009, DCI-Palestine submitted 11 cases to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. The cases arise out of three incidents where the Israeli army entered Palestinian villages in the middle of the night and rounded up children en masse, accusing them of throwing stones at the Wall and settler by-pass roads in the West Bank.

The first incident occurred in the village of Tura al Gharbiya, near Jenin, in the early hours of 19 January 2009. Units from the Israeli army took children as young as 12 years old from their homes and interrogated them in the village youth centre before transferring them to an interrogation and detention centre. The children report being beaten and threatened into providing confessions stating that they threw stones at the Wall.


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