[Imc-beirut] April 2008: Middle East Popular Education Project.
tadamon at resist.ca
Fri Apr 18 14:10:23 PDT 2008
* Middle East Popular Education Project: Quebec April 2008
Tadamon! & ASSÉ present...
A popular education initiative in Montreal emerging from social justice
networks struggling against racism, war and occupation from the Middle East to
* Monday, April 21st, 12Noon, Cégep Bois de Boulogne
student-run café: le Caféinné
10 555 ave du Bois-de-Boulogne, Montréal
Hosted by Comité d'action pour la lutte étudiante boulonnaise (CALEB)
* Tuesday, April 22nd, 12:30, Cégep Drummondville
960 rue St-Georges, Drummondville
Hoted by l'Association générale étudiante du Cégep de Drummondville
* Wednesday, April 23rd, 11am Cégep de St-Jérôme
455 rue Fournier, St-Jérôme
Hosted by l'Association étudiante du Cégep de St-Jérôme (AGES)
* Wednesday, April 23rd, 12Noon Collège de Lionel-Groulx
100 rue Duquet, Ste-Thérèse
l'Association générale étudiante du Collège de Lionel-Groulx (AGECLG)
* Wednesday, April 23rd, 7pm, Sherbrooke
Le Tremplin, 97 rue Wellington Sud, Sherbrooke
Une présentation de l'Association étudiante du Cégep de Sherbrooke (AÉCS)
* Thursday, April 24th, 6pm, QPIRG McGill
3647 University St. (metro McGill)
Hosted by Grassroots Association for Student Power (GRASP)
* Saturday, April 26th, 2:30 - 4:30pm @ MUCS
Hosted by Montreal Freeschool
2000 Northcliffe x. Maisoneuve, #218, Metro Vendome
(enter by the driveway at the north side of the building)
As the military shock of the US-lead "War on Terror" consumes entire nations
across the Middle East, the Canadian government is playing a critical political
and military role.
This popular education initiative aims to build collective knowledge on
Canada's role in the Middle East, while creating spaces within the context of
Quebec's student movement for developing collective strategies to confront war
and racism both at home and abroad.
In Palestine, Canada openly supports Israel's colonial military occupation, in
Lebanon the Conservative government endorsed the 2006 Israeli attack, labeling
the bombardment, in which numerous Canadians died, a "measured response". Today
in the Middle East Canada is not neutral.
Tadamon! Montreal, L'Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSÉ)
with the support of the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) and
Fédération nationale des enseignantes et enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ) started
organizing a series of workshops in November 2007 as the world marked the 60th
anniversary of the partition of Palestine, a foundational moment to the ongoing
dispossession of the Palestinian people...
At a time of war this popular education initiative will attempt breakdown the
political, economic and military motivation for Canada's participation in the
"War on Terror", while building solidarity within the Quebec student movement
with anti-colonial struggles in the Middle East, which the Canadian state plays
a role in suppressing.
Canada's political support for Israeli apartheid, silent complicity towards the
US-lead military occupation of Iraq and major military role in southern
Afghanistan, place the Canadian state on the front-lines of an international
war which attacks the self-determination of the people of the Middle East.
* Central points which will be presented within this workshop series are the
1: Introduction from a member of L'Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale
Étudiante (ASSÉ) illustrating the importance / role of Quebec's student
movement within the context of international solidarity struggles, specifically
the struggle for Palestinian self-determination & against Israeli apartheid.
2: Outline on Canada's role in the Middle East historically & currently, from
Canada's support for the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, to the 2006
attack on Lebanon. Drawing connections between the historical / present
realities of Canada as a nation founded on a colonialism.
3: Outline on the realities of Israeli apartheid, it's impacts on the people of
Lebanon and Palestine within the framework of historical & current event.
Drawing links between the historical reality of apartheid in South Africa & the
dominant international neo-liberal economic system which maintains the
separation of the majority of the world's wealth from the majority of the
world's people through a system of global economic apartheid...
4: Outline on the political framework of Tadamon! Montreal's two major
political campaigns aimed at building solidarity with anti-colonial struggles
in the Middle East within Quebec's student movement, full title / links to
campaigns linked below...
* Tadamon!: De-listing Hezbollah
* Tadamon!: Boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israeli apartheid
514 664 1036 / tadamon[at]resist.ca / tadamon.resist.ca
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