All posts for April 2009

Montreal: Protest Israeli apartheid wall

April 30th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Tadamon!
    action to remember Palestinian activist Bassam Ibrahim Abou Rahme.

    FRIDAY MAY 8 12h00
    Indigo Bookstore
    corner of St. Catherine & McGill college
    (metro McGill)
    Montreal, Canada


Palestine: Jerusalem settlement ‘extended’

April 28th, 2009 | Posted in Palestine
    BBC news April 29, 2009

    Photo: Damon Lynch. Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem through barbwire.

Construction has begun on approximately 60 new homes in a Jewish settlement in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, the Israeli campaign group Peace Now says.

The work, in East Talpiot settlement, is aimed at creating a belt around East Jerusalem that would sever it from the rest of the West Bank, the group says.


Palestine: Bil’in international conference closing statement

April 27th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine
    Bil’in international conference on non-violent resistance.

    Photo: Israeli apartheid wall in occupied Palestine.

As we conclude our conference today, we remember our friend and fellow in struggle, Bassem Abu Rahma, who was killed by the Israeli army last Friday during the weekly peaceful demonstration. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and we wish them peace in these hard times. Our thoughts and prayers are also with Tristan Anderson and his family. Tristan, an American solidarity activist, was shot and seriously injured by the Israeli army last month while he was visiting Ni’lin village.

The Fourth Bil’in Conference for Non-Violent Resistance is held this year at a critical stage of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. As Israeli violence and oppression against the Palestinian people to force it into submission has intensified, and an extremist Israeli government ascended to power, the Palestinian leadership is unacceptably divided and weakened.


Palestine and the Cultural Boycott

April 24th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine
    April 2009, by Rafeef Ziadah.

    Photo: Filippo Minelli. Israeli apartheid wall in Palestine.

Since its inception Israel has taken great pains to destroy all signs of Palestinian culture and target Palestinians who chose cultural production as their method of resistance. Edward Said explained “Culture is a way of fighting against extinction and obliteration”, and it is basic to colonial policy to present the colonized as primitive, backward and uncultured.


Israel: refusal to cooperate in UN investigation

April 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Palestine
    April, 21 2009. Palestinian Center for Human Rights Gaza, Palestine.

    Photo: Palestinian cemetery bombed in Gaza during latest Israeli attack.

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is concerned at recent Israeli statements implying that the State of Israel will not cooperate with the independent investigation established by the United Nations Human Rights Council.


South Africa anti-Apartheid leader forges ties with Palestinians

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Palestine, Politics
    Bethlehem, Ma’an. By Deema Dabis

    Photo: number four prison | constitution hill | Johannesburg, South Africa

A South African anti-Apartheid leader and union official is in the West Bank this week to share ideas and create stronger links for solidarity work with Palestinians.

“In South Africa we are familiar with the struggle of the people of Palestine for freedom and self determination,” said Zeko Tamela, the Head of External Relations of the South African Transport and Communications Workers Union. “As a previously oppressed people ourselves we forged alliances with freedom fighters around the world.”


Israel razes eight Palestinian homes

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Palestine, Tadamon!
    Nablus, Palestine. Ma’an. April 22nd, 2009

    Photo: Israeli apartheid wall in Palestine.

Israeli military bulldozers demolished eight Palestinian houses southwest of Nablus Wednesday morning, witnesses said.

The demolitions are the first following a wave of eviction and demolition notices handed out by Israeli authorities to Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in March and April.


Photos: Artists Anti Apartheid VII

April 21st, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Culture, Palestine, Tadamon!
    Photo essay by Ion Etxebarria and Darren Ell.

    Photo: Ion Etxebarria. Kaie Kellough, poet and author, performs.

Ground breaking musicians and artists from Montreal took the stage on Sunday, April 12th for the seventh edition of Artists Against Apartheid at La Sala Rossa, occurring within the international campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israeli apartheid and in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for liberation.


Palestinians shot dead in West Bank

April 20th, 2009 | Posted in Palestine, Resistance
    Al Jazeera, April 17 2009.

Photo: Active Stills. Palestinian hit by chemical gas from Israeli army, Bil’in, Palestine.

Three Palestinians have been killed in separate incidents in the West Bank, Israeli army and Palestinian sources have said.

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man who allegedly threw petrol bombs towards the settlement of Beit El, close to Ramallah on Friday.

An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed the incident.

Elsewhere, Israeli troops killed a man who had been protesting against Israel’s separation barrier, Palestinians said.


Solidarity with Palestine UQAM conference

April 20th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Quebec, Tadamon!
    photos from Tadamon!.

Photo: Denis Lemelin, the national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

As the international campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions in opposition to Israeli apartheid policies and in solidarity with Palestine grows upwards of a hundred people gathered in Montreal for a conference on the subject this past week at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).


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