Launch of Israeli Apartheid Week: Building a movement to Boycott Israeli Apartheid

 

 Listen to audio from IAW pressconference

On Tuesday February 17th, a coalition of student groups, palestine solidarity organizations and faculty launched Israeli Apatheid Week in Montreal. 

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) marks its fifth anniversary in the wake of Israel’s horrific attacks and continued siege on Gaza. IAW is an annual international series of educational and cultural events held in cities and campuses across the globe. Its aim is to broaden public awareness about the nature of Israel as an apartheid state and to build a worldwide movement of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against the Israeli regime, similar to those undertaken against Apartheid South Africa in the 1980s.

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Egypt: A movement has awaken from Ghazl Mahalla to Cairo!

photo: Hossam El-Hamalawy

2 Part Interview to Listen click here

In this two part interview on the current political and economic situation in Egypt. Hossam el-Hamalawy is a journalist and blogger from Cairo who has been active in the struggles for social and economic justice in egypt and in the labor movement.

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Pakistan’s Invisible dissidents CKUT 90.3FM

pakistan lawyers protest

Audio Link for Interview with Azra Sayeed

General Musharaf took power in a coup d’état on October 12, 1999, had declared emergency rule and imposed strict security measures on November 3rd 2007, 2 months before a scheduled election in Pakistan.

The line that was carried by the Pakistani government was the growing threat of terror. Yet the days following those most targeted were the judges, the lawyers, human rights activists, and the political opposition. Yet many western states did not express vocal concern, as Pakistan has become one of the largest recipients of Western military aid, approximately more than 16 billion dollars in the past 6 years. In order to fight the war on terror and ally itself with US interests in the region and in particular the occupation of Afghanistan.

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