Gaza-Québec: SOLIDARITY! Mass Demonstration by Quebec civil society

August 2, 2014
Solidarity Across Borders endorses this protest and we invite our members and allies to participate. Down with colonialism, from Palestine to Turtle Island !

Sunday, 10 August 2014 at noon
starting point: Place Émilie-Gamelin,
MONTRÉAL (Métro Berri-UQAM)

Invoking outrageously its “right to defend itself”, Israel is once again laying waste to Gaza…
With an illegal and immoral blockade already condemning the population of Gaza to slow death, with entire neighbourhoods now bombed into ruins, with mosques, schools and other shelters targeted for direct attacks, the casualties number in the thousands …
As the carnage continues, the Harper government continues its unconditional support for Israeli aggression and blames all the horror and destruction on the Palestinians themselves. Meanwhile, there is a shameful failure on the part of all the federal opposition parties to meet their minimum responsibility of demanding that Israel abide by international law…

Faced with all these crimes committed in broad daylight with the unspeakable overt or tacit support of Canadian politicians, we call on the people of Québec to make their voices heard loud and clear and demand:

– AN IMMEDIATE END TO ALL FORMS OF ISRAELI AGGRESSION

– AN END TO THE BLOCKAGE OF GAZA

– AN END TO ISRAELI OCCUPATION AND COLONIZATION OF PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

– A REAL SOLUTION TO THE CONFLICT, BASED ON JUSTICE AND RESPECT FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW
– A RADICAL CHANGE IN THE SHAMEFUL POLICIES OF THE GOVERNMENT AND CANADIAN POLITICIANS IN GENERALCall issued by a broad coalition of labour, grassroots, community, advocacy, women’s, and student organizations, solidarity groups, groups of artists, intellectuals, etc. and citizens:

Ligue des droits et libertés, Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN), Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ), Fédération nationale des enseignantes et enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN), Conseil régional de la FTQ-Montréal métropolitain, Conseil central du Montréal métropolitain (CCMM–CSN), Fédération des femmes du Québec (FFQ), Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI), Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), Independent Jewish Voices (IJV), Medical Aid for Palestine (MAP) Tadamon! Montreal, Gaza’s Ark, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine (CJPP), Collectif Échec à la guerre, Entraide missionnaire, Canadian Muslim Forum, Alternatives, Collectif québécois contre l’islamophobie, ollectif de Québec pour la paix / Solidarité Québec Palestine, Front d’action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU), Conseil de la souveraineté du Québec, Ligue de la jeunesse communiste du Québec, Parti communiste du Québec, Solidarité sans frontières, …


Other endorsements are expected shortly. If you belong to an organization, we invite you to present them with this callout and obtain their official endorsement … to be sent to urgencegaza2014@gmail.com.

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