Tagged: Palestine

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poster REMIX d’affiches : Israeli Apartheid Week, BDS Movement

Voici une autre création du / Here is another creation within the  Poster REMIX d’affiches === NOTE: March is Israeli Apartheid Week 2016. Please feel free to download the six remixed posters .pdf file to print your own copies and distribute through your networks. The BDS Movement is strong and growing. === Affiche source / source poster : Inkworks Projet poster «End Apartheid. South Africa Must be Free. Divest Now » by/par Lincoln Cushing (1985). === Affiches remixées / Remixed posters : « End Israeli Apartheid. Palestinians Must Be Free. Divest Now ! » — 11″ X 17″ — par/by...

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WebDoc: Exile Without End: Palestinians in Lebanon

Montréal, Québec, Canada 22°C] CBC News correspondent Nahlah Ayed and Radio-Canada’s Ahmed Kouaou and Danny Braün spent two weeks documenting life in Shatila, a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut whose 12,000 inhabitants are among the oldest group of refugees in the world. The web documentary introduces you to some of the remarkable people they met there. Palestinian refugee camps exist throughout the Middle East, but Shatila is one of the poorest and most densely populated. More than 60 years after it was established, its residents remain in limbo, with no state of their own and few rights within Lebanon, raising generation...

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Sixth International Campaign Against Israeli Apartheid Begins

[Montréal, Québec, Canada 1°C] The little known international campaign to promote the cultural, academic and economic divestment in the state of Israel is set to begin around the world on March 1, 2010. The growing campaign is modelled after the success of the global efforts that successfully dismantles Apartheid in South Africa. In its sixth year, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), has become an important rallying event against Palestinian oppression with events organized in more than 50 cities worldwide. The Montréal IAW activities were announced this morning in a press conference that included the publication of an open letter signed by...

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Berlin Wall is Gone but Separation Walls are a Growth Industry

[Montréal, Québec, Canada 7°C] The celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was one week ago today. With that behind us, it is now time to acknowledge that the construction of separation walls throughout the world is on the increase. According to l’Observatoire de géopolitique de la Chaire Raoul-Dandurand at Université du Québec À Montréal (UQÀM), and a special ‘Section C’ in Montréal French language daily, Le Devoir, there are now 40 walls around the world that render passage across borders extremely difficult. In the article, The Wall Fantasy (Le fantasme du mur) by Élisabeth...

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Global Video Games for ‘Serious’ Gamers

[MONTRÉAL] I’ve always been a fan of video games, sometimes spending hours scouring through medieval landscapes blasting the crap out grotesque monsters or evil sorcerers. But I’ve recently come across a few video games that have a purpose to them other than pure entertainment. Rather than divert a player’s attention from the real world, these ‘serious’ video games attempt to bring a sense of reality to the screen.
One such gaming developer is Copenhagen-based Serious Games Interactive, which was founded in 2006 “to revolutionise the use of computer games for purposes beyond entertainment.” They initiated a series of video games called Global Conflicts that challenges 13- to 19-year-olds to be critical and reflective citizens (source: Serious Games Interactive)in a globalized world. They offer two versions of the game: one based in Palestine and the newer one in Latin America.

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People Counting: 6200 at Montréal demonstration for Gaza

[MONTRÉAL] In many cities across Canada, demonstrations were held yesterday in support of the people of Gaza and the end of the Israeli bombardment of the coastal Palestinian territory. Based on the media representations of the various protests, including Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Montréal‘s was the biggest in the country. But exactly how many people were there? Who decides and how are the protesters counted? The air was frigid, hovering at around -16 degrees Celcius. Not too much wind and a bright sun made the 1.5 km walk bearable as the crowd made their way north along Peel street from Dorchester...

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Bombarding Palestinian Refugee Camps in Gaza

[MONTRÉAL] A little-known detail about Gaza that is rarely mentioned in the media is that within its borders exist 8 United Nations refugee camps: Palestinian refugees within occupied Palestinian territories. According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), the 365-square-kilometre Gaza Strip has a total population of approximately 1.4 million of which up to one million are registered refugees living both inside and outside of the camps. Since the bombardment of the Gaza Strip began on December 27, 2008, there are certainly fewer refugees than before the attacks, considering the escalating death tole, which according...

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Tanks Alot Sharon Video

Below is a short film from a few years back that has footage from a Montréal conference presentation and other footage taken in Palestine in the summer of 2002. It is about military oppression and resistance. It also discusses the role of the International Solidarity Movement who uses non-violent means of opposing Israeli oppression.

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Palestinian refugees face deportation from Canada

In 2001, Palestinians seeking refugee status in Canada began receiving responses from Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). Some were refused while others were accepted.

The IRB was accused of being arbitrary and prejudicial against Palestinians seeking refugee status in Canada. One case that the Montréal Palestinians often referred to to back up their claim are of two brothers who are both from the Burj el-Barajneh Refugee Camp.