[Imc-uk-radio] Lebanon: Media Contacts in Beirut for Comment on Political Assassination.
christoff at resist.ca
Wed Nov 22 14:11:36 PST 2006
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Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 14:01:20 -0800 (PST)
From: Tadamon! <tadamon at resist.ca>
For Immediate Release.
Media Contacts in Beirut for Comment on Political Assassination.
In light of current political developments in Lebanon, Tadamon! [Solidarity! in
Arabic] a Montreal based collective of social justice activists focused on
Lebanon has collected a list of contacts based in Beirut who can provide a
progressive perspective from the ground in Lebanon.
Contacts provided below are voices involved in grassroots organizing to promote
non-sectarian political views in Lebanon in light of increasing tension within
In the shadow of international news headlines on the assassination of Lebanese
Industry Minster Pierre Gemayel, Tadamon! Montreal provides these contacts in
an effort to highlight popular voices from within the country.
Please don't hesitate to follow-up with Tadamon! Montreal with any questions
regarding the contacts listed below or concerning the current political
developments in Lebanon.
Sawsan Kalache, organizer with Tadamon! Montreal
514 889 5488 [cell] / tadamon at resist.ca / http://tadamon.resist.ca
----> Beirut Media Contacts:
* Mary Foster: Tadamon! Montreal member currently in Beirut, Lebanon.
011 961 70 154 223 [cell] / mfoster[at]web.ca
* Ghassan Makarem: Lebanese social activist with Samidoun, a grassroots relief
& educational organization based both in Beirut & in south Lebanon.
011 961 3 647 605 [cell] / ghassan[at]riseup.net / http://samidoun.org
* Rania Masri: A Lebanese professor at Balamand University & social activist
involved with the Lebanon Campaign for Civil Resistance, a social justice
campaign in Lebanon focused on the devastating affects of the 2006 Israeli
011 961 3 135 279 [cell] / rania.masri[at]balamand.edu.lb /
----> Information on Tadamon! Montreal.
Tadamon! [Solidarity!, in Arabic] is a Montreal-based collective of
social-justice organizers & media activists, working to build relationships of
solidarity with grassroots political movements for social and economic justice
between Beirut & Montreal.
In the context of historic political changes taking place in Lebanon, Tadamon!,
through its political work, aims to support struggles for social justice and
human rights of ALL people living in Lebanon, through direct coordination and
organization between activists in Beirut & Montreal.
In Montreal, Tadamon! aims to organize within the Lebanese Diaspora, through
popular education, cultural work and political action, which address struggles
facing the Lebanese community, such as immigration, racism, poverty and labour
Through organizing work both locally and internationally, Tadamon! aligns
itself with social justice movements in Lebanon, Canada and internationally
which are anti-capitalist & anti-authoritarian in nature.
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