Coordinated Montreal response to Israeli aggression

Jerome, Lundi, Juillet 17, 2006 - 14:51

Montreal Plan of Action (17 to 22 July 2006)

Montreal-based organisations and individuals have come together to coordinate our responses to calls for solidarity from our brothers and sisters in Lebanon and Gaza, currently living under a vicious military offensive by Israel which has killed hundreds and destroyed civilian infrastructure, with devastating consequences.

TO GET INVOLVED: Contact details are listed with each of the initiatives below.

ADDITIONAL INITIATIVES: As we become aware of further plans, they will be posted at along with updates from Lebanon; please email to have an event or appeal or update posted.

PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION against the Aggression against Lebanon
Tuesday, 18 July, 5pm
Dorchester Square, at 1155 Metcalfe (corner of Metcalfe and René Lévèsque)
Called by: University Lebanese Association.
Contact: Wissam Moussa, tel. 514 586 4415,

SOLIDARITY CHAIN (info-picket with images of the atrocities) prior to US fireworks
Wednesday, 19 July, gathering at 8pm
Place Jacques Cartier, Vieux Montréal
Called by: Association des jeunes libanais musulmans

Thursday, 20 July, 11 am
Best Western Hotel, 3407 Peel St. (at Sherbrooke)
Called by: Many Lebanese community associations

Friday, 21 July, 12pm to 1pm
NW corner of Peel and René-Levesque
Called by: Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU)
**Also, SPHR is planning a rally on this day; details to be confirmed.
Contact (PAJU): Daniel Saykaly, tel. 514 961 3928,
Contact (SPHR): Nasser Abukhdeir, tel 514 991 5146,

Starting after the PAJU vigil, continuing until the rally the following day.
Corner of Peel and René-Lévèsque
Called by: Various groups
Contact: Aaron Lakoff, tel 514 985 2085,

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION in solidarity with people in Lebanon and Gaza
Saturday, 22 July, 2pm
Gather at corner of Peel and René-Lévèsque
Called by: Canadian Muslim Forum
Contact: Mohamed Kamel, tel 514 863 9202,

As increasing numbers are displaced and wounded and civilian infrastructure is destroyed, there will be a huge need for well-directed funds to provide basic survival to people in Lebanon and Gaza. A crisis working group, Relief Center - Spears, has formed in Beirut to support refugees coming into the city: We will be fund-raising to help with their relief effort and possibly others (to be confirmed).
Contact: Lara di Tomaso, 514 695 0319,

To let the government know that many people are outraged by their support for Israeli war crimes, one or more call-in days will be organised. In addition, flyers will be distributed at all events, urging people to call in
to PM Stephen Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay.
Contact: Nasser Abukhdeir, tel 514 991 5146,

Associated groups :

Association des jeunes libanais musulmans
Canadian Muslim Forum
Coalition against the Deportation of Palestinian Refugees
International Solidarity Movement Montreal
Members of the Lebanese Diaspora
Members of the Palestinian Diaspora
No One Is Illegal-Montreal/Personne n'est illégal-Montréal
Palestinian And Jewish Unity (PAJU)
Parole Arabe
Presence musulmane Montréal (PMM)
Le Regroupement des Algeriens du Canada
Solidarité sans frontières/Solidarity Across Borders
Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR)
Tadamon! Montreal
Voices of Conscience
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Conservative addresses and opposition
Michael Lessard...
Mar, 2006-07-18 20:22


You want to write to the following :

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada,
Office of the Prime Minister, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, K1A 0A2
Fax: 613-941-6900
Email: and

Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Telephone: (613) 992-6022
Fax: (613) 992-2337

Deepak Obhrai
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
*logically, he is the main assistant of Peter MacKay*
(613) 947-4566
Fax: (613) 947-4569

Peter Van Loan
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
(613) 996-7752
Fax: (613) 992-8351


Paul Martin, Leader of the Federal Liberal Party
*Took a clear stance against Harper's war rhetoric*
Telephone: (613) 992-4284
Fax: (613) 992-4291

Gilles Duceppe, Leader of the Federal Bloc Québécois
*I do not know where they stand: media are silent about them*
Telephone: (613) 992-6779
Fax: (613) 954-2121

Jack Layton, Leader of the New Democratic Party
*Took a clear stance against Harper's war rhetoric, support Palestine and call for a UN peace force in Lebanon.*
Telephone: (613) 995-7224
Fax: (613) 995-4565

Omar Alghabra (Liberal), Member for Mississauga-Erindale
*Arab Member of Parliament*
Phone: 905-276-2806

Maria Mourani (Bloc), Member for Ahuntsic, Quebec
*Arab Member of Parliament*
Telephone: (613) 992-0983
Fax: (613) 992-1932

The Parliamentary Address for all Members of Parliament is always:
*MP's name*
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

These were sent to me by Québec Solidaire

n.b. *though most comments were from me*

Michaël Lessard [me laisser un message]
Militant pour les droits humains.
Siriel-Média: média libre sur les 'politiques de destruction massive'

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