All posts for September 2006

Toronto Conference on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign

September 29th, 2006 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Resistance

Boycotting Israeli Apartheid: The Struggle Continues
Conference on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, 6-8 October 2006

Register now. (If you are planning to go to this conference from Montreal, you are welcome to coordinate travel with us at Tadamon.)

Jamal Jum’a – Coordinator, Stop the Wall Campaign (Palestine)
Willie Madisha – Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)
Salim Vally – Palestine Solidarity Committee (South Africa)

As the Israeli states works to finalize its apartheid laws, walls, and the bantustanization of the indigenous Palestinian people and prepares to eliminate popular resistance to its aggression in the region, the Palestinian and Lebanese people remain steadfast under increasingly brutal conditions. Meanwhile, the economic and political leaderships of Western governments, with the US and Canada at the forefront, have increased their efforts to normalize international relations with the Israeli apartheid regime.  


Palestinian Refugee Camp Images 2006

September 23rd, 2006 | Posted in Palestine, Resistance

Before the Israeli assault on Lebanon, Tadamon! delegation member Stefan Christoff visited Mar Elias and Borj el Barajneh, two of the Palestinian Refugee Camps located in Beirut. Palestinians have been living in the camps for generations but are still being denied the right of return to their homeland. At the same time, they are denied many of their basic economic and civil rights by Lebanon.



Christoff’s photo essay documents the state of these two camps and the continued struggle. 

Impact of Israel’s attack on migrant workers and refugees

September 20th, 2006 | Posted in War and Terror

The massive attack on Lebanon in July displaced Lebanese but also affected Lebanon’s hundreds of thousands of migrant workers and refugees.

The Migration Policy Institute, prepared a report – The Lebanese Crisis and Its Impact on Immigrants and Refugees, by Kara Murphy – summarising some of the impact according to official sources.

White flags, not a legitimate target

September 19th, 2006 | Posted in Other, War and Terror

Israel must take responsibility for the dreadful human toll in Lebanon

By Peter Bouckaert, Emergencies Director, Human Rights Watch

Published in Guardian Unlimited

Day after day, Israeli government spokesmen insist that everything they are doing accords with international humanitarian law. Endless communiqués insist that Israel’s behaviour is “proportionate”. Let us be blunt: those claims are fantasy, as the carnage in Qana has shown once again.

I have seen my share of modern wars, as a researcher at Human Rights Watch. In Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, we found many civilian casualties due to bombing campaigns. Civilians fleeing attacks were hit by mistake. In Iraq, US bombs often hit civilian homes, hours after Saddam Hussein or members of his inner circle had left, missing their legitimate targets but killing civilians. In Lebanon it is a very different picture. Time after time, Israel strikes at civilian homes and civilian vehicles attempting to flee the besieged southern border zone, killing families without any military objective in sight.


Critics Decry “Destroy and Lend” Policy in Lebanon

September 17th, 2006 | Posted in Economy, Other, War and Terror

by Emad Mekay, Committee for the Cancellation of the Third World Debt

Lebanon is firmly en route to becoming the third nation in the Middle East after Iraq and the Palestinian territories to experience a devastating Washington-backed war and a massive influx of new illegitimate debt to cover reconstruction expenses, anti-debt activists say. (more…)


September 16th, 2006 | Posted in Imperialism, Resistance, Solidarity, War and Terror


WEDNESDAY, September 27th, 8pm
Frank Dawson Adams Auditorium
2nd Floor, 3450 University St.
[Corner: Milton & University; McGill metro]

Presentations * Community Iftar Dinner * Poetry * Films * Free Child-care

Flyers can be downloaded here. Posters hereAnd a radio ad here.


Radio Tadamon! Echoes of War from Beirut to Montreal

September 16th, 2006 | Posted in Radio Tadamon!

Radio Tadamon! Echoes of War from Beirut to Montreal
Download / Listen online….!

This edition of Radio Tadamon! features sounds from Beirut recorded during the height of the Israeli assault on Lebanon and voices from the streets of Montreal recorded during multiple solidarity demonstrations with the Lebanese people.


Poets against war! Report back and links

September 15th, 2006 | Posted in Culture, Resistance, Solidarity, War and Terror

Tadamon! Montreal in collaboration with Les Pages Noires Productions organized a major cultural fundraising event in Montreal entitled “Poets Against the War” on August 30th, featuring over 20 poets from around the world voicing the work in solidarity with the people of Lebanon & in opposition to war.

Included in this message is full biographical information on the performing poets & a link to an online video concerning the event….



September 15th, 2006 | Posted in Resistance, War and Terror


Peace Activist Interrupts Blair Press Conference in Lebanon

September 15th, 2006 | Posted in Independent Media, Resistance, Solidarity

From Democracy Now
Caoimhe Butterly dragged out by security guards

In Lebanon, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Beirut Monday to protest a visit by British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Blair held a joint press conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora. It was interrupted by Irish peace activist Caoimhe Butterly who yelled out “Shame on you, Tony Blair.”

Photo by: Andrew Stern

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