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MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION BY QUEBEC CIVIL SOCIETY
AUGUST 10, 2014, at noon
Starting point: Place Émilie-Gamelin
Invoking outrageously its “right to defend itself”, Israel is once again laying waste to Gaza... With an illegal and immoral blockade already condemning the population of Gaza to slow death, with entire neighbourhoods now bombed into ruins, with mosques, schools and other shelters targeted for direct attacks, the casualties number in the thousands ... As the carnage continues, the Harper government continues its unconditional support for Israeli aggression and blames all the horror and destruction on the Palestinians themselves.
Meanwhile, there is a shameful failure on the part of all the federal opposition parties to meet their minimum responsibility of demanding that Israel abide by international law...
Faced with all these crimes committed in broad daylight with the unspeakable overt or tacit support of Canadian politicians, we call on the people of Québec to make their voices heard loud:
- AN IMMEDIATE END TO ALL FORMS OF ISRAELI AGGRESSION
- AN END TO THE BLOCKAGE OF GAZA
- AN END TO ISRAELI OCCUPATION AND COLONIZATION OF PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
- A REAL SOLUTION TO THE CONFLICT, BASED ON JUSTICE AND RESPECT FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW
- A RADICAL CHANGE IN THE SHAMEFUL POLICIES OF THE GOVERNMENT AND CANADIAN POLITICIANS IN GENERAL
Call issued by a broad coalition of labour, grassroots, community, advocacy, women’s, and student organizations, solidarity groups, groups of artists, intellectuals, etc. and citizens:
Ligue des droits et libertés, Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN), Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ), Fédération nationale des enseignantes et enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN), Conseil régional de la FTQ-Montréal métropolitain, Conseil central du Montréal métropolitain (CCMM–CSN), Fédération des femmes du Québec (FFQ), Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI), Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), Independent Jewish Voices (IJV), Medical Aid for Palestine (MAP) Tadamon! Montreal, Gaza’s Ark, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine (CJPP), Collectif Échec à la guerre, Entraide missionnaire, Canadian Muslim Forum, Alternatives, Collectif québécois contre l'islamophobie, Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ) ,(FRAPRU) Le Front d’action populaire en réaménagement urbain, (CTTI) Centre Des Travailleurs et Travailleuses des Immigrants
Other endorsements are expected shortly. If you belong to an organization, we invite you to present them with this callout and obtain their official endorsement ... to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The meeting will be held from 10 AM to 3 PM at the CSN Building, 1601 De Lormier, Room B in the basement.
- Overview and action plan concerning the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign.
- Conference by Amir Maasoumi, who participated in the Peace Mission in Syria in 2013, on the current crisis in Syria.
An activist rendez-vous not to be missed!
Welcome to the launching of the Quebec BDS Coalition
- Sabine Friesinger
(member of the Coordinating Committee of the Quebec BDS Coalition) Speakers:
- Myriam Faraj (Activist),
- Bruce Katz (president of Palestinian and Jewish Unity),
- Laith Marouf (Palestinian
activist and former Executive Director of CUTV)
Saturday, June 15, 2013 • 12h30
At l’Usine C 1345 Av. Lalonde
At Festival des solidarités
For complete program : www.alternatives.ca
As resolutions in favour of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the State of Israel’s apartheid policies multiply among Quebec organisations, the Quebec BDS Coalition is being formed and you are cordially invited to attend its launching.
Come broach the subject with members of the Coalition to hear about their onthe- ground experiences and to talk about strategies which need to be undertaken in order to carry forward this historic campaign with international roots for peace and justice in Palestine.
This coming Wednesday, June 12th, 2013, a gala for the benefit of the Jewish National Fund will be held at the Centre des sciences in Montreal's Old Port starting at 6:00 PM. The JNF is the Israeli land agency which administers those Palestinian lands expropriated by israel. The JNF benefits from recognition as a charitable organisation in Canada.Thus, all donations to the JNF are tax-deductible. As such, the government of Canada subsidizes the process of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinians. Now the JNF, subsequent to the notion of judaizing the Negev as proposed by Benjamin Netanyahu, is gathering money as part of the project of driving 40, 000 Bedouin from their ancestral lands in the Negev. Mr. Elie Saheb,Executive Vice-President-Technology at Hydro-Québec is scheduled to be one of the principal speakers at the JNF Gala. As such, Hydro-Québec lends its support to the JNF and its project of ethnic cleansing aimed at the Bedouin in the Negev.
In the name of PAJU, of Independant Jewish Voices, of the Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine (CJPP) and of Tadamon, I invite you to come in front of the Centre des Sciences in the Old Port where will b held the picket line.
Bruce Katz President of PAJU
- Date: 12 juin 2012
- Time: 17h30
- Place: Old Port just south of St.Laurent Blvd., metro Place d'armes
I was in the lobby of the Excentris where I had seen Five Broken Cameras, a documentary that shows the injustice and humiliation thrust upon the inhabitants of a small village in the West Bank by the Israelis. You leave the cinema with the urge to scream out loud.
The village is called Bil'in. The filmmaker? There's no filmmaker. The documentarist? There's no documentarist. There is a 40 year old farmer named Emad Burnat. And if Emad buys a camera, it is not to film big bad Israeli soldiers. It is to film his fourth son, Gibreel, newly-born.