All posts for May 2011

Montreal This is The Third Intifada!

May 12th, 2011 | Posted in Events, Other
    Rally in commemoration of 63rd anniversary of the Nakba


    Sunday, May 15 · 1:00pm – 4:00pm

    Métro Mont-Royal
    corner Mont-Royal East and St-Denis
    Montreal, QC
    Facebook event


Israel’s blockade of Gaza is cracking

May 11th, 2011 | Posted in Palestine
    Al Jazeera by Noura Erakat, 09 May 2011.


Photo: An Israeli tank moves near the border with the northern Gaza Strip, Palestine.

Egypt has announced that it will open its border crossing with Gaza on a permanent basis, thereby reversing Egypt’s collusion with Israel’s blockade regime. The interim Foreign Minister, Nabil al-Arabi, has described support for the blockade by the previous Egyptian regime as “disgraceful“. While Israeli officials have responded to this announcement with alarm, they have limited capacity to undermine the new Egyptian government’s prerogative.

Since the capture of Israeli soldier Corporal Gilad Shalit in June 2006, the Rafah crossing has been closed to Palestinians in Gaza, except for “extraordinary humanitarian cases”. In June 2007, after Hamas’ ousting of Fatah, Israel imposed a naval blockade on Gaza and sealed its five border crossings with the territory. Egypt’s closure of Rafah made the siege comprehensive, and effectively cut off the 360sq mile Strip from the rest of the world.


Film screening: Kafer Kassem

May 5th, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Events, Palestine

Film screening & discussion in commemoration of 63rd anniversary of the Nakba


    Wednesday, May 11th 2011
    screening begins at 7pm
    Maison de la Culture Côte-des-Neiges
    5290 Côte-des-Neiges
    Bus 165 or Metro Côte-des-Neiges
    free event. Donations are welcome.
    facebook event


Montreal: Protest in Support of the Revolutions in the Arab World

May 5th, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Egypt, Events, Palestine, Syria

photo: mass demonstration, Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, January 25th, via Arabawy


    Saturday, May 7th, 2pm
    gathering place
    Norman Bethune Square
    corner of Guy & de Maisonneuve
    Montreal, Quebec


Upcoming events