All posts for May 2007

More than 100 dead and injured at Nahr Al-Bared camp

May 22nd, 2007 | Posted in War and Terror

    Electronic Lebanon, May 22, 2007


Ma’an News Agency: Fighting has entered its third day around the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr Al-Bared, in the north of Lebanon.

According to media reports, Lebanese troops began shelling the Nahr Al-Bared camp, near the northern city of Tripoli, at dawn on Tuesday. The Lebanese army is reported to have pledged to “finish off” the radical Fatah Al-Islam group. Militants from the radical group Fatah Al-Islam responded with gun and mortar fire. (more…)

Lebanon Truce Lasts Just Minutes

May 22nd, 2007 | Posted in War and Terror

Al Jazeera, 22 May 2007


A ceasefire declared after three days of fighting between Fatah al-Islam and the Lebanese army has collapsed after just 40 minutes.

Abu Sali Taha, spokesman for the group, said on Tuesday that they were ready to “respect a ceasefire” in order to help the residents of the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp which troops have been shelling since Sunday. (more…)

The Sound of Solidarity

May 22nd, 2007 | Posted in Other

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Tadamon! Annual Fundraising Concert

SUNDAY, MAY 27th, 8pm
4848 St-Laurent
Entrance: $5-15

Join Tadamon! for an annual funding raising concert to support our organizing efforts to build solidarity with movements for social & economic justice between Montreal, Lebanon and the Middle East.


Why South Lebanon Remains Unfarmed This Year

May 3rd, 2007 | Posted in Agriculture, Economy, Environment, War and Terror

By Rami Zurayk, 1 May 2007, Scoop


Much of the land in South Lebanon has remained unfarmed this year. In  spite of the active de-mining efforts deployed by the UN and by local NGOs, it has been difficult to plough, sow and harvest, as only a fraction of the million and a half Israeli cluster bombs have been removed. These bombs were sown by the Israelis in August 2006, in the last 72 hours of the war, and after a cease fire was agreed upon in the UN Security Council. Now why would the Israelis do something like that? (more…)

Call for divestment from Israel by Howard University faculty

May 1st, 2007 | Posted in Boycott

By Will Youmans, The Arab American News, 2007-03-17

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Beirut after the summer attack by Israel (Photo: Tadamon!)

Activists calling for ending financial support for Israel welcomed a victory at a university in Washington, DC. The faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University voted overwhelmingly to call on the university’s board of trustees to divest from Israel.


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