All posts for August 2006

A visit to Dahieh (southern suburb of Beirut)

August 21st, 2006 | Posted in War and Terror

A Tadamon! friend goes back to his neighbourhood in Beirut for the first time since his family was driven out. He documents the destruction with photos:

Today (15 August), I had my first visit to the southern suburbs after the ceasefire. The amount of destruction is unbelievable! Blocks and blocks of buildings have been flattened. Even though everyone knew that from the TV reports, seeing it is something else! (more…)

Canada asked to patrol coast of Lebanon

August 19th, 2006 | Posted in Politics, War and Terror

Globe and Mail Update (15 August 2006)


OTTAWA — Israel wants the Canadian navy to help patrol the Lebanese coast to stop arms shipments to Hezbollah. (more…)

Calling all poets

August 18th, 2006 | Posted in Other

‘Poets Against War!’
is still seeking poets from the local Middle Eastern community (especially women) to read their anti-war poetry, Wed, August 30, pm, 7pm the Casa del Popolo ( 4873 boul St-Laurent).

This will be a multi-ethnic, fundraising poetry/music event to raise money for the Sanayeh Relief Centre in Beirut. Co-sponsored by Tadamon! Montreal.

Poets against war!

August 18th, 2006 | Posted in Other

‘Poets Against War!’ is a multi-ethnic, fundraising poetry/music event featuring 20 poets & musicians from the local Lebanese, Iranian, Iraqi, Egyptian, Moroccan, Palestinian, Syrian, Jewish, Pakistani, English & French communities…

Wednesday August 30th
Casa del Popolo
4873 boul St-Laurent
8pm sharp
Tickets are $10/$5 at the door.


Extra! Extra! The Gazette Supports Israeli Aggression in Lebanon and Palestine!

August 16th, 2006 | Posted in Corporate Media, Resistance, War and Terror

—>To view photos from this demonstration, visit:

Montreal, August 15, 2006 On the morning of Tuesday, August 15, approximately 30 activists from Montreal entered the lobby of the Gazettes downtown office to begin a demonstration. Being the same day that a certain American war criminal was due to speak at a conference in Montreal, the demonstrators were determined to send a message to the staff of the Gazette that this would not be normal work day.


Video from Tadamon! Benefit for Samidoun.

August 16th, 2006 | Posted in Solidarity

On Sunday, August 13th Tadamon! Montreal held a benefit concert for the Sanayeh Relief Center and Samidoun Coalition in Beirut Lebanon. The concert brought together over 300 people in Montreal, raised over 1200$ for the Sanayeh Relief Center & included the performance of many local musicians & artists.

Analysis of Resolution 1701

August 14th, 2006 | Posted in Imperialism, Politics, War and Terror

Analysis of each paragraph of U.N. resolution 1701 can be found at Read the “UN Mideast Ceasfire Resolution Paragraph by Paragraph”.

Death Count*

August 14th, 2006 | Posted in Imperialism, Repression, War and Terror

Main source for numbers are Al-Jazeera and Assafir newspaper.

Civilian Today
Military Today
Civilian Total*
Military Total
17D**   ~1100D,~3500W 43DH***,31DLA,2Police officers.

1D, ~29W 2D ~39D****, ~400W ~126D,~400W

D=Dead, W=Wounded, H=Hezbollah, LA=Lebanese Army

*Change in total count, especially civilian Lebanese, may not correspond to change in daily count as total count is based on official estimates. Total count will be adjusted in bigger increments, i.e. every additional hundred casualties or so.
**The exact number of deaths for today was not available, largely to the delay in collecting bodies from under rubble after a devastating strike on Beirut’s southern suburb. Six people, including three children, died in Burg Ashamali, three in Gibseet, three in Shaath, three in Ali Annahr, two in Kilya and Baalbek, and one in Kaakaa-iyyiy Al jisir.
***There have been almost no recent reports of number of Hezbollah fighters dead or wounded.
****Haaretz count. They put number of Israeli soldiers dead at 113.

Compiled by Hicham Safieddine.

Making War in Canada

August 11th, 2006 | Posted in Imperialism, War and Terror

Canada produces military equipment used in attacks on Lebanon, Palestine

by Dru Oja Jay
the Dominion

Canadian companies and taxpayers played an important role in the production of much of the military equipment that is currently being used to bomb villages, neighbourhoods and key infrastructure in Lebanon and carry out military operations in Gaza. That is the conclusion of research compiled by the Ottawa-based Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT).


Misrepresentation of Quebec Jewish Community opinions by Quebec-Israel Committee

August 11th, 2006 | Posted in Solidarity, War and Terror

To the editor (Gazette) …
from Robert Silverman

Dear Editor,

I object to and I am made very nervous by the attempt of the Quebec-Israel Committee to portray the Jewish Community of Quebec as supporting Israel in its present massive collective punishment of the people of Lebanon and Gaza.

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