All posts for December 2009

Joe Sacco: Eyeless in Gaza

December 11th, 2009 | Posted in Palestine
    The Observer Sunday 22 November 2009


    Photo: Focus Zero Mosque in Gaza Strip sky.

In his books, Joe Sacco always draws himself the same way: neat and compact, a small bag slung across his body, a notebook invariably in his hand. At a single glance, the reader understands that he is both reporter and innocent abroad, an unlikely combination that propels him not only to ask difficult questions, but to go on asking them long after all the other hacks have given up and gone home. You sense in this black-and-white outline, too, a certain taut, physical alertness. Should there be trouble, he is, it seems, ready to run.


Will Harper criminalize criticism of Israel?

December 6th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Politics by Murray Dobbin | November 2009


Photo: Sabrien Amrov Solidarity demonstration with Palestine in downtown Montreal.

Ever since the Israeli invasion of the Gaza strip last December the global debate surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has intensified with both sides upping the ante, and the stakes of the framing battle increasing almost daily.

One of the most recent — but almost totally unreported — developments in Canada is something called the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism (CPCCA). It is not an official parliamentary body but is a multi-party, voluntary association of 13 MPs. It is currently holding an inquiry into anti-semitism because, it says, “The extent and severity of anti-semitism is widely regarded as at its worst level since the end of the Second World War.”


Madinat Montreal II | Kaza Maza

December 4th, 2009 | Posted in Beirut, Canada, Culture, Lebanon, Palestine, Quebec

a year-end solidarity gathering | musical performances celebrating Sheikh Imam


    entrance: $5-10
    Kaza Maza, 4629 Avenue du Parc
    north from Mont-Royal street
    Montréal Québec


Montreal: Carrying Forward the Momentum Against Israeli Apartheid

December 1st, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Events, Palestine, Quebec
    Announcing a Quebec and Canada-wide BDS conference


    UQAM, Montreal, Quebec 22-24th October 2010

Since 2005’s historic Palestinian call for a comprehensive, international movement for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid, we have seen many important victories for this movement in both Québec and Canada. Now is the time to reflect on the successes of the BDS movement in Quebec and Canada to date and to consolidate and intensify our efforts in solidarity with the people of Palestine, who continue to suffer under the brutal system of Israeli apartheid.


Upcoming events