All posts in category 'Syria'

Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image-2

October 8th, 2014 | Posted in Revolution, Solidarity, Syria, Tadamon!

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    Photo ©UNRWA
    exhibit : October 3 to November 7
    vernissage : Friday October 17, 5 à 7

    film screening and closing night : November 7

    location : Café Aquin, local A-2030 (pavillon Hubert-Aquin)
    Université du Québec à Montréal
    405 Sainte-Catherine East, Berri-UQÀM metro
    facebook event

The popular uprising in Syria for liberation and dignity that broke out in March 2011, has, since the beginning, been met with a brutal regime response that has known no limits. The consequences of the Syrian regime’s response have been devastating: destruction of homes, urban neighbourhoods and infrastructure; deepening social divisions that have taken the form of sometimes violent, armed confrontation; deaths of civilians reaching over 150,000 persons; widening fear and distrust; countless injured; the uprooting of millions. In the face and in the aftermath of regime bombardment, siege, atrocity and aggression millions have taken flight and sought refuge within Syria, in neighbouring states and in states beyond the region.

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LES CHEBABS DE YARMOUK

July 8th, 2014 | Posted in Syria

Le CINÉMA SOUS LES ÉTOILES de FUNAMBULES MÉDIAS présente avec Tadamon!:

Yarmouk Refugee camp

LES CHEBABS DE YARMOUK
Mercredi 9 juillet à 21h15
Parc Laurier
Gratuit


http://cse2014.funambulesmedias.org/les-chebabs-de-yarmouk/

Synopsis:
Les Chebabs sont un petit groupe de garçons et de filles qui se connaissent depuis l’adolescence. Aujourd’hui au seuil de l’âge adulte, ils ont une véritable soif de vivre et d’absolu, mais sont tous confrontés à des réalités complexes. Entre le besoin de liberté et l’appartenance au groupe, le désir de révolte et la perspective d’une vie bien rangée, les choix sont difficiles ; mais tout l’est plus encore quand on est réfugié palestinien dans le camp de Yarmouk, en Syrie.

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Film screening: Return to Homs

March 1st, 2014 | Posted in Other, Syria

Canadian premiere with director discussion

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    Monday March 3rd 2014
    7pm
    Concordia University
    DB Clarke Theatre
    1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West
    (Metro Guy Concordia)

Join Tadamon! and Cinema Politica Concordia for the Canadian premiere of RETURN TO HOMS, a Sundance-winner that intimates the tribulations of the Syrian revolution while revealing the human price of resistance. The screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with director Talal Derki.

RETURN TO HOMS
Talal Derki / Syria – Denmark / 2013 / 87 ‘ / Arabic / S.T. English

Filmed over three years in Homs, Syria, the film accompanies two outstanding young men from the time they are dreaming of freedom and defending pacifism, to the time when choices are forced to be different.

Basset, the 19 years old national football team goalkeeper, turning into an iconic demonstration leader and singer, then, becoming a fighter and Ossama, a 24 years old renowned citizen-cameraman who is critical, pacifist, and ironic, as his views change till he is detained by the regime’s security forces.

It is the story of a city, which the world heard of a lot, but never really got close to. Return to Homs is a modern times epic of youth in war, and of forced choices.

cinemapolitica.org/concordia

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Syria-Solidarity : A Must

October 11th, 2012 | Posted in Civil-war, Other, Solidarity, Syria
    A statement by Tadamon! Montreal


Destruction in Homs, Syria, April 2012

Brief context

The people’s struggle in Syria for liberation from the brutal, dictatorial rule of the Assad regime has arrived at a critical juncture. Central neighborhoods of Syria’s largest cities, Damascus and Aleppo, have become the sites of direct armed confrontation between the forces of opposition to the regime – especially the Free Syrian Army (FSA) – and the state’s military and security forces. The battles have been especially intense and protracted in Aleppo with devastating consequences for residents of the city. The state has used heavy artillery, aerial bombardments and shelling and has deployed troops, snipers and security operatives in a wide range of city quarters in pursuit of its strategy of dealing with the revolutionary movement by sheer repression and force. The result has been heavy civilian casualties, destruction of homes and civilian infrastructure, mass displacements of population and, in some areas, dire humanitarian conditions (e.g. lack of food, no electricity, water shortages, no essential municipal services). State military attacks on civilian areas amount to “war crimes” according to some human rights organizations (e.g. Human Rights Watch). Meanwhile, the actions of some elements of the opposition (broadly understood) have also been qualified as human rights violations (e.g. summary executions of captured regime fighters). Armed confrontations between opposition and regime forces, in Aleppo and elsewhere in Syria, and the increased violence that has resulted are the outcome of the Assad regime’s strategy of using repression, terror and brute force to deal with oppositional activism, protest and popular calls for freedom, dignity and the end of absolutist rule. In the face of regime brutality and terror tactics, the popular uprising which began in March 2011 took armed form, increasingly, in late 2011 and became decidedly “militarized” in early 2012. With the turn to armed struggle and the advent of fighting in Damascus and Aleppo the revolution has arrived at a crucial and important juncture.

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Syria Solidarity Statement 03/2012

March 16th, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Hezbollah, Solidarity, Syria, Tadamon!

Montreal, March 2012 | Statement supporting the Syrian movement for dignity and self-determination and opposing militarization of the struggle and foreign military intervention.

Photo: Syrian refugees protest during a demonstration against Bashar el-Assad at Reyhanli refugee camp in Antakya, on March 15, 2012.

The Syrian people continue to demand their rights and liberties and the end of the al-Assad regime. The Syrian state has responded with brutal repression.

Since the uprising began, the Syrian regime’s propaganda machine has labelled those calling for freedom and justice “criminals”, “terrorists” and religious fanatics. It has also claimed that they are foreign agents with a mission to install a puppet regime that would abandon regional resistance movements and sign a peace agreement with Israel.

In truth, Syrians are engaged in a legitimate struggle to change an untenable local reality: a brutal authoritarian state that has governed through intimidation, fear and repression for 40 years; a security apparatus that arrests and detains citizens arbitrarily and that subjects them to torture and other abuse with impunity; increasing impoverishment, unemployment, income and wealth disparity and uncertainty about the future due to neo-liberal economic policies in recent decades.

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Conference: The Syrian Uprisings and the Question of Resistance

March 10th, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Resistance, Syria

speaker: Bassam Haddad an event within Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 in Montreal

    Monday, March 12

    6:30pm, Concordia University
    1455 de Maisonneuve West, H – 763
    (Guy-Concordia metro)
    facebook event

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CKUT radio: Syria Uprising Special Broadcast.

September 1st, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Syria

special programming on Syria is co-presented by the Collective for Syria in Montreal.

    Thursday September 1st 2011
    live broadcast on CKUT radio 90.3fm
    tune-in globally via ckut.ca live stream
    follow twitter @ckut for live updates.

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Montreal: Protest in Support of the Revolutions in the Arab World

May 5th, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Egypt, Events, Palestine, Syria

photo: mass demonstration, Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, January 25th, via Arabawy

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    Saturday, May 7th, 2pm
    gathering place
    Norman Bethune Square
    corner of Guy & de Maisonneuve
    Montreal, Quebec

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Demonstration Solidarity with Syria

April 27th, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Events, Quebec, Syria
    Montreal demonstration in support of freedom and dignity in Syria.

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    Friday, April 29th, 2011
    4:30pm to 7:30pm
    corner of Guy & de Maisonneuve
    metro Guy-Concordia
    Montréal, Quebec

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Montreal: Syria Solidarity Vigil

April 14th, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Events, Quebec, Syria
    on the eve of Syrian Independence Day …

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    candlelight vigil in honour of those killed in the peaceful protests
    in Syria for democracy, freedom and dignity in Syria and everywhere!
    Friday, April 15th 18h-20h
    corner of Peel and Réné Lévèsque
    Montreal, Quebec
    bring your own candles

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