All posts for April 2011

Reading Edward Said in South Africa

April 29th, 2011 | Posted in Events, Palestine

lecturer by South African activist Salim Vally, lecturer at University of Johannesburg


    Friday, May 6th, 2011
    18h, free !
    McGill University
    Leacock Building, room 232 (2nd Floor)
    855 Sherbrooke street west
    Montreal, Quebec
    facebook event


Montreal: Confront Harper & Conservatives

April 28th, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Events, Palestine, Quebec

Harper speaking in Montreal. download anti-Harper posters Howl! collective


    Friday, 29 April, 8h15
    Grover auditorium
    5400 Ave Westbury
    a few blocks west of Côte-Ste-Catherine metro
    one block south of Côte-Ste-Catherine avenue


Demonstration Solidarity with Syria

April 27th, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Events, Quebec, Syria
    Montreal demonstration in support of freedom and dignity in Syria.


    Friday, April 29th, 2011
    4:30pm to 7:30pm
    corner of Guy & de Maisonneuve
    metro Guy-Concordia
    Montréal, Quebec


Building Solidarity from South Africa to Palestine

April 27th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec

A speaking tour with trade union representatives from South Africa & Palestine
May 22 – June 2, 2011


    Photo: Palestinian flag at Gaza solidarity protest.

featuring representatives from
The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors & Employees (PFUUPE)
The South African Union of Municipal Workers (SAMWU)

Cross-Canada tour stops include: Montreal + Ottawa + Toronto + Hamilton + London + Windsor + Regina + Vancouver. see below for more detailed information on events in different cities


UQÀM students voice opposition to Israeli apartheid

April 21st, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec
    report prepared by Coalition pour la justice en Palestine UQAM, April 2011.


    Photo: Tyseer Barakat, Palestinian artist.

Download report by the UQÀM Coalition pour la justice on Palestine PDF format

On March 30th, Palestinian Land Day, Emanuel Navon presented at UQAM. Resident of a West Bank settlement (Efrat), part-time professor in Tel Aviv, Navon is also associate researcher at Ariel University, the target of a major boycott initiated by Israeli academics due to the fact that the institution was built in an illegal Israeli settlement, deemed illegal under the Geneva Conventions.

Emmanuel Navon also works as a consultant for the Israeli military and is a registered candidate for the right-wing Israeli political party, Likud. Additionally Navon is a lobbyist for the Israeli government, currently lead-by Likud, which announced Navon’s talk on the Montreal Israeli consulate website.


Photo: Mexico “Free Palestine”

April 21st, 2011 | Posted in Mexico, Palestine
    photography on Palestine solidarity internationalism.


    Photo San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico. “Free Palestine”

Around the world a solidarity movement in support of the Palestinian struggle for liberation is growing, today we present a photo from San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, lands where the revolutionary spirit of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) lives and thrives. Solidarity across borders !

Tadamon! statement in honor of Vittorio Arrigoni

April 15th, 2011 | Posted in Palestine, Solidarity
    International Solidarity Movement April 15, 2011


    Photo: Bird flying over Palestine.

Tadamon! commemorates the beloved activist Vittorio Arrigoni who was murdered in Gaza one day ago. We affirm our solidarity with the Palestinians, and we grieve with them. Vittorio devoted many years in struggle with the Palestinians for their liberation. Arrigoni is an exemplary face of the International Solidarity Movement, the people who come from all over the world to Palestine, sometimes giving their lives such as Rachel Corrie and Vittorio Arrigoni.

In these moments let us remember and reflect on the courage and determination of the Palestinian people in their struggle against Israeli apartheid and our collective recognition of the devotion and bravery of activists who join them. Rest in peace Vittorio Arrigoni.


Montreal: Syria Solidarity Vigil

April 14th, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Events, Quebec, Syria
    on the eve of Syrian Independence Day …


    candlelight vigil in honour of those killed in the peaceful protests
    in Syria for democracy, freedom and dignity in Syria and everywhere!
    Friday, April 15th 18h-20h
    corner of Peel and Réné Lévèsque
    Montreal, Quebec
    bring your own candles


Reflections on Uprisings: Tunisia to Egypt

April 12th, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Egypt, Events, Quebec, Solidarity

A critical discussion on recent uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East


    Wednesday, April 27th, 19h
    Bistro Araucaria
    5607 Avenue du Parc
    (corner St-Viateur, bus #80)
    Montreal, Quebec
    facebook event


Report: 7th Israeli Apartheid Week

April 10th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec
    Israeli Apartheid Week 2011 ends as another success in Montreal!


    Photo: Painting on Israeli apartheid wall.

The annual Israeli Apartheid Week ran from March 8 to 15th in Montreal, and organizers are happy to announce that once again it was a huge success! Hundreds of people attended a wide range of events at McGill, Concordia, UQAM, and other cultural venues around the city. Some of the highlights included the keynote lecture at McGill from author Ali Abunimah, and the closing panel at Concordia entitled “Decolonization Begins At Home” featuring three powerful aboriginal activists. Many students left the events eager to find out more about getting involved in Palestine solidarity work.


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