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Next Demonstration Against the War in Gaza: Montreal, January 25, 2009

Why we resist…

Of related interest, a very poignant presentation on Guanaguanare:

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My Country, Right or Wrong

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From TADAMON!

Demonstration: End the siege on Gaza!

    SUNDAY JANUARY 25th
    13h00 carré Cabot
    corner St. Catherine | Atwater
    (metro Atwater)
    Montreal, Quebec

Around the world, major demonstrations in solidarity with Palestine are taking place, from Europe, to the Middle East, to Latin America. In response to the Israeli military invasion into the Gaza Strip, the grassroots movement in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for liberation has been reignited.

Since December 27th, over 800 Palestinians have been killed and approximately 4000 injured, the majority civilians, sparking international outrage against Israel. Israeli military actions have consistently targeted civilians and civilian infrastructure throughout Gaza, a war crime under international law; from U.N. schools, to apartment buildings, nowhere in Gaza is now safe from Israeli military aggression.

Join us for a major demonstration building on previous protests which have united tens of thousands in Montreal in solidarity with Palestine and against Israeli apartheid. Join us to denounce the ongoing Israeli occupation in Palestine and to continue to build the solidarity movement with Palestine.

On the streets in Montreal we will call for an immediate end to the ongoing assault on Gaza, and to the direct complicity of the US and Canadian governments with the Israeli war crimes currently taking place.

The complicity of the Canadian government has been extremely clear, outlined in statements from Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon, who have consistently defended Israel’s war crimes, whether against civilians in Lebanon in 2006 or in Palestine in 2008.

Both the governments of Quebec and Canada stand in direct complicity with the Israeli apartheid system, which systematically discriminates against the indigenous Palestinian population. The Quebecois and Canadian governments have recently heightened bilateral relations with Israel, increasing bilateral economic, military and political links. This fall, Jean Charest’s Liberal government inked a bilateral trade deal with Israel, an action which stands in stark contrast to the growing international calls for an economic boycott of the Israeli government in light of ongoing Israeli war crimes and systematic discrimination in Palestine.

At this moment, we must instead reaffirm our commitment to continue mobilizing friends and allies in progressive social movements to respond to the call by over 170 Palestinian civil society organizations for a comprehensive international campaign of boycott, sanctions and divestment (BDS).

Join us on the streets in Montreal in solidarity with the Palestinian people of Gaza and to call for an end to Israeli apartheid!

Initiated by Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) and Tadamon! Montreal

SPHR is a non-profit, student-based organization that advocates on a strong social justice platform to uphold the rights of the Palestinian people in the face of human rights violations and all forms of racism, discrimination, misinformation and misrepresentation. Through awareness raising, advocacy work, non-violent direct actions, solidarity building, and the promotion of Palestinian identity, culture and history, SPHR works to support and protect Palestinian human rights both locally and internationally.

Tadamon! (Arabic for “solidarity”), is a Montreal-based collective which works in solidarity with struggles for self-determination, equality and justice in the ‘Middle East’ and in diaspora communities in Montreal and beyond. Tadamon’s ongoing political campaigns operating in Canada include the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid. Tadamon! is a working group of QPIRG-Concordia and QPIRG-McGill.

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