Profiling of arabs and muslims in Canada : an historical perspective

As part of Israeli Apartheid Week, yesterday March 6, about 40 people gathered at the conference ‘Profiling of Arabs and Muslims in Canada : an historical perspective’ at Café artere. A conference organized by Tadamon Collective, which reunited the historian, Houda Asal and the activist Mary Foster as part of the BDS (boycott sanction and divestment) campaign.

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March 5th: International Women’s Day Conference 2016

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The 2016 conference was held at Concordia University.

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The International Women’s Day Conference was held March 5, 2016 at Concordia University, and marked the 41st annual celebration of Women’s day and the march held on March 8th. International Women’s Day was only officially recognized by the U.N. in 1975. The conference was put together by Women of Diverse Origins, a grassroots anti-imperialist women’s network that organizes public events to educate, discuss and empower!

Presentation playlist order:
1. Jenny-Laure Sully, who fights against the deportation of Haitians.
2. Lorraine Guay, representative for theBoycott, Divestment, Sanctions against Israeli Apartheid movement.
3. Lucina Gordon and Jeannie Calvin, two Inuit students from Nunavik (with throat-singing featured near the end).
4. Marie Boti, from the International Women’s Alliance.
5. Marta Lucia Gomez, member of the Committee for Men’s rights in Latin America / Comité des droits de l’homme de l’Amérique latine.
6. Mélanie Sarazin, president of la Fédération des femmes du Québec.
7. Final statement and reflection of the International Women’s Day conference.

 
This event was recorded by Claudia Edwards.

Canadian government seeks to criminalize Israel boycott

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The Harper government has recently announced they want to use articles of the Criminal Code pertaining to hate propaganda in order to criminalize the boycott campaign against the state of Israel. Last year the government added national origin to the criteria for hate crimes.

Minister of Public Safety, Steven Blaney, declared in front of the UN that the Boycott Divestment Sanction campaign is a form of underlying antisemitism and that there will be no tolerance for the critics of the state of Israel.

CKUT’s Antoine Cadaux talked to Tyler Levitan, president of Independent Jewish Voices, a group active in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign against Israel to get a reaction from targeted groups.

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Commemoration of the Nakba and Criminalization of the BDS campaign

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Today marks the 67th anniversary of the Palestinian “Nakba“, or “catastrophe”, when the state of Israel was created in 1948. At the time, an estimated 750 thousand Palestinians were displaced from their homes and villages.

Tonight, people are invited to gather at 8pm at Mont Royal metro for a Palestine solidarity demonstration, people are invited to come with their palestinian flags or colors.

Antoine Cadaux of CKUT spoke  with Bruce Katz, the president of PAJU, Palestinian and Jewish Unity, that organise the event to bring us more.

At the same time, Bruce Katz gave his thoughts about the shift, pushed by the Conservative government, in the Canadian Criminal Code for the hatred propaganda that criminalize the criticism of the Israeli state. They talked about the consequences of that change in BDS actions and Mr Katz’s analysis of the governement tactics.

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Palestine Solidarity Sessions: Hind Awwad

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Hind Awwad
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Hind Awwad is the former coordinator of the Boycott National Committee (BNC) in Palestine, and is currently working with the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) in Toronto. CKUT spoke with her for the Palestine Solidarity Sessions about how people can get involved in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and how we can build winning campaigns in the wake of this summer’s Gaza massacre.

For more info about CKUT’s Palestine Solidarity sessions, click here.

Palestine Solidarity Sessions – Omar Barghouti and the Academic Boycott of Israel

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Omar Barghouti
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Omar Barghouti is the founder of PACBI, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, and a long time Palestinian activist based in Jerusalem. He spoke with the Palestine Solidarity Sessions at CKUT about the importance of the academic boycott of Israeli apartheid in the wake of “Operation Protective Edge”, how Israeli academia supports the Israeli military, and some of the links between universities in Canada and Israel.

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http://www.pacbi.org

Palestine Solidarity Sessions: Interview with Doug Smith of Tadamon!

Doug Smith at the August 13th Palestine-Solidarity protest
Doug Smith at the August 13th Palestine-Solidarity protest
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Doug Smith is a Montreal- based Palestine solidarity activist and a member of Tadamon!. Tadamon 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.

In this interview Doug will be talking to us about Tadamon and the different activities the group organises. He will explain how you can volunteer within the group and contribute to its different activities. He will also discuss a program called Cure (Community-University Research Exchange). CURE is a Qpirg initiative that facilitates research collaborations between university students and grassroots community groups which include Tadamon. Doug will talk about the different researches Tadamon! is involved in within the CURE framework and how students can get involved in these researches in exchange for credits. We will finally discuss why Israeli universities like Technion should be boycotted by our Canadian universities as part of the academic boycott.

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