All posts for February 2010

500 Artists Against Israeli Apartheid

February 25th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Solidarity
    Artists Against Israeli Apartheid: Montreal, February 25th 2010


    photo: shinning sky over the Israeli apartheid wall in Palestine.

A call from Montreal artists to support the international campaign for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israeli apartheid…

Today, a broad spectrum of Montreal artists are standing in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom and supporting the growing international campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the Israeli state. Last winter, the Israeli state launched a violent military assault on the Palestinian people of the Gaza Strip, leaving over 1400 Palestinians dead, including over 300 children. Despite the official end of military operations, the blockade continues to this day, with devastating consequences for Gaza’s residents.

Over 60 years from the beginning of the ongoing Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe) in 1948, in which hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced from historic Palestine through Israel’s creation, Montreal artists are united in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom and justice.


Poet Fortner Anderson on Artists Against Apartheid

February 24th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Culture, Palestine
    statement by poet Fortner Anderson


    Photo: Israeli tanks in Gaza Strip winter 2009.

I signed the call for sanctions against the state of Israel because of Operation Cast Lead, the incursion and blockade of Gaza, which targeted hospitals, water wells and thousands of Palestinian homes, because of the F-14 and F-16 fighter jets and Apache attack helicopters used against a defenseless civilian population, because of the hundreds of children killed in those attacks, because of the on-going series of targeted assassinations which are extra-judicial killings, which are simply murder, because of the Israeli refusal to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, because of the on-going blockade of the Gaza Strip which deprives 1.5 million people of food, fuel and basic medical supplies,


Carleton students launch divestment campaign

February 24th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Politics
    view Carleton University divestment campaign video on-line


    Photo: Israeli apartheid wall on Palestinian lands.

Carleton students have released a report detailing how the Carleton University Pension fund invests in companies involved in violations of human rights and of international law.

The report was created by Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA Carleton), who are launching a campaign to end Carleton’s unethical investments and adopt a socially responsible investment policy.


Prison letter from Abdallah Abu Rahmah

February 20th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Politics, Prisoners, Repression, Solidarity

letter from Bil’in’s Abdallah Abu Rahmah was shared from his prison cell to his lawyers


    Photo: Barbed wire sky in Israeli prison.

Dear Friends and Supporters, It has been two months now since I was handcuffed, blindfolded and taken from my home. Today news has reached Ofer Military Prison that the apartheid wall on Bil’in’s land will finally be moved and construction has begun on the new route. This will return half of the land that was stolen from our village. For those of us in Ofer, imprisoned for our protest against the wall, this victory makes the suffering of being here easier to bear. After actively resisting the theft of our land by the Israeli apartheid wall and settlements every week for five years now, we long to be standing along side our brothers and sisters to mark this victory and the fifth anniversary of our struggle.


Montreal: Israeli Apartheid Week 2010

February 16th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Events, Palestine, Quebec
    6th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week


    March 4-11, 2010 – Montreal

Join us and over 40 cities around the world this year in marking the 6th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW). IAW is a week of lectures, workshops, film screenings, and cultural events to educate about Israel/Palestine, and also to give momentum to the growing campaign of Boycotts, Divestments, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid. Events in Montreal will take place at UQAM, Concordia, McGill, and other locations around the city. Full schedule of events is below!


Checkpoint Rock: Songs From Palestine

February 14th, 2010 | Posted in Canada, Culture, Events, Palestine
    Israeli Apartheid Week 2010 featuring Up Front: 3 Palestinian Women


    Monday March 8 2010
    screening begins 19h30
    Room H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve west
    Concordia University, Montreal
    co-presented by Cinema Politica


Tadamon! appeal for financial solidarity

February 4th, 2010 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Quebec, Solidarity, Tadamon!
    Tadamon! appeal for your financial support and solidarity


    Photo: Demonstration against the ongoing Israeli siege on Gaza.

2009 has been a year of intense and sustained effort as well as many achievements for the Tadamon! Montreal Collective. We are now advancing through the autumn months with a full agenda of events and initiatives and looking forward to further achievements. We are also turning to supporters, friends and well-wishers of Tadamon! to ask for financial solidarity.

Tadamon’s activism takes as its focus the struggle for social justice, liberation and equality for the people of Palestine, Lebanon and the larger Middle East. Doing this work is a collective effort. It includes those who are active in our regular planning and organizing work, but also those who participate in Tadamon’s public events and who follow Tadamon’s work and provide support through financial contributions.


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