[imc-ottawa] November 2007: Montreal Middle East Popular Education Project. Tadamon!, FNEEQ & l'ASSE Present...
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Tue Nov 13 23:36:44 PST 2007
From: Tadamon! <tadamon at resist.ca>
Montreal Middle East Popular Education Project: November 2007
* November 2007: Tadamon!, FNEEQ & l'ASSÉ Present...
A popular education initiative in Montreal emerging from social justice
networks struggling against racism, war and occupation from the Middle East to
* Wednesday, November 14th. 10am, UQÀM,
Room J-1120 (Pavillon Judith-Jasmin)
In the context of a day of l'Université populaire à Montréal (UPAM) organized
by L'Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSÉ).
* Tuesday November 20th, 12:30pm Collège de Maisonneuve.
Hosted by the Société générale des Étudiantes et
des Étudiants du Collège de Maisonneuve (SOGEECOM).
* Tuesday November 20th, 12:30pm Marianopolis College.
Hosted by the 3rd World Studies Department of Marianopolis College.
* Tuesday November 27th, 11am. CEGEP Saint-Laurent.
Hosted by the Mobilization Committee of the
Association étudiante du Cégep de St-Laurent (AÉCSL)
* Wednesday November 28th, 12Noon. Collège Marie-Victorin.
Hosted by the Syndicat étudiant du
Collège Marie-Victorin (SECMV)
* Wednesday, December 5th 12:30pm Cégep de Sherbrooke.
Hosted by the Mobilization Committee of the
Association étudiante du Cégep de Sherbrooke (AÉCS)
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), Fédération nationale des enseignantes et enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ)
with the support of the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) are
organizing a series of workshops in November 2007 as the world marks 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
seperation 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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