All posts for July 2006

Peter MacKay is not telling the truth

July 26th, 2006 | Posted in Politics, War and Terror

Here are some MacKay “truisms”, and responses
Fiction: “A ceasefire and a return to status quo is a victory for Hezbollah.”
Fact: A ceasefire will save the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians, including those in Israel, and end the barbaric destruction of Lebanon’s infrastructure in urban and rural areas. Hezbollah has agreed to a ceasefire. The U.N. and other nations including France, which have no sympathy for Hezbollah, have joined the U.N. in its call.


Radio Tadamon! on CKUT Montreal 90.3fm and Electronic Intifada

July 26th, 2006 | Posted in Radio Tadamon!, War and Terror

Our latest program includes live interviews with Bassem Chit of the Sanayeh Relief Center in Beirut, Wissam Moussa of the Lebanese Muslim Youth Association in Montreal and Hachem Safiedine, freelance Lebanese journalist based in Montreal. Also included is an excerpt from the latest Democracy Now! report on the using of cluster bombs and white phosphorus in Lebanon by the Israeli army.

» Listen to the July 25th Radio Tadamon! program on CKUT Montreal

» Go to the July 21st Radio Tadamon! program on Electronic Intifada

Montreal solidarity in photos

July 24th, 2006 | Posted in Solidarity

Photo essay of some of the solidarity actions this weekend in Montreal:

by Montreal photographer and solidarity activist Darren Ell


July 21st, 2006 | Posted in Resistance, War and Terror

A first-hand account from Beirut

Letter from Rasha [a young woman] in Beirut:

“Dear All,

I am drafting this entry in this unusual diary at 11:30 pm. I have about half an hour before the generator shuts down. Most of Beirut is in the dark. I dare not imagine what the country is like. Today was a relatively calm day, but like most calm days that come immediately after tumultuous days, it was a sinister day of taking stock of damage, pulling bodies from under destroyed buildings, shuttling injured to hospitals that have the capacity to tend to their wounds more adequately. The relative calm allowed journalists to visit the sites of shelling and violence.


July 20th, 2006 | Posted in Solidarity, War and Terror


Saturday, July 22


1:30pm, corner Mackay and de Maisonneuve
2:00pm, corner Peel and Rene-Levesque
MARCHING TO: Complexe Guy-Favreau

As Israeli attacks on civilians continue and escalate day after day in Lebanon and Palestine and as the world’s governments support Israel’s crimes or, at best, turn a blind eye to its actions it is time for the people to speak.

Saturday July 22, 2006 has been declared “International day of action against Israeli aggression”. We call on people all around the world to rise up on that day and be heard.

UPDATE: Please read on for a list of actions in Canada and elsewhere.


Lebanon civilian deaths morally not same as terror victims — Bolton

July 20th, 2006 | Posted in Politics, War and Terror

Mon Jul 17, 4:47 PM ET

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – US Ambassador John Bolton said there was no moral equivalence between the civilian casualties from the Israeli raids in Lebanon and those killed in Israel from “malicious terrorist acts”.


Appeal for help: SRI LANKAN domestic workers trapped

July 20th, 2006 | Posted in Solidarity, War and Terror

Dear friends,

We have set up a group of volunteers to help the 80,000 stranded Sri Lankan migrant workers in Lebanon. About 50,000 of them are women.

Can you help us to contact them and help them communicate with their relatives, agency houses sending them and if possible enable them to return to Sri Lanka.

We shall be grateful for an early response.

If you can help, contact Tadamon! at and we will put you in touch.

Thousands isolated in a sea of destruction

July 20th, 2006 | Posted in War and Terror

Borj El Barajneh Refugee camp. Beirut, Lebanon.


Dear Sirs/Madames,

First I would like to start with the situation here in Beirut. War has prevailed everywhere and the destruction has become our daily bread.

First and foremost starting with Borj Al Barajneh camp that is stuck in the middle of the fire and bombardment isolated from the surrounding areas leaving the residence suffering the tension of war and scarcity of life, since most of the Lebanese people were able to leave their place and houses to other parts of Beirut. Whereas the camp residence have no where to resort to except to stay in the camp.


FRIDAY: 24-hour Vigil

July 19th, 2006 | Posted in Solidarity, War and Terror

24 Hour Outdoor Vigil against Israel’s war in Lebanon and Gaza

Starting: 1:00pm Friday, July 21
Ending:  1:00pm Saturday, July 22

Dorchester Square, north-east side of Peel and Rene-Levesque Metro Peel

Please come out and show your solidarity for the people of Lebanon and Gaza, who are currently under brutal attack from the Israeli war machine! We will be staging a 24 hour presence outside the Israeli consulate. Standing together in the shadow of empire, we will show our united resistance!

Coordinated Montreal response to Israeli aggression

July 19th, 2006 | Posted in Resistance, Solidarity, War and Terror

Montreal Plan of Action (17 to 22 July 2006)

Montreal-based organisations and individuals have come together to coordinate our responses to calls for solidarity from our brothers and sisters in Lebanon and Gaza, currently living under a vicious military offensive by Israel which has killed hundreds and destroyed civilian infrastructure, with devastating consequences.


Upcoming events