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End the occcupation !

Every friday, silent vigil in protest against the occupation.

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Time: Noon - 1 pm

Place:Vigil every Fridays, from noon to 1 h__

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PAJU's vigil

Hi,

PAJU continues to inform Montrealers through its vigils. This Friday November 17 from 12 noon to 1 pm we will be in the Berri-UQAM metro station in front of the entrance to UQAM. Join us. Look for our banner. We will be here 3 or 4 consecutive Fridays. In the winter when it is cold we now leaflet in front of our banners in the metros where it is warm. This is a change as for many years we braved the freezing weather.

We have just finished 4 Fridays in front of the McGill Student Union building. Before that we spent 3 Fridays in front of the University of Montreal

We have calculated that in the 5 years we were on St-Denis in front of the Naot shoe store, we distributed over 80,000 leaflets. To this must be added the leaflets in front of Trudeau's office every Friday for one year and the 20,000we have distributed this year. During the summer we also have a vigil on Saturday at the street sales and parades.

Join us any Friday.

Fred Jones

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 874, November 10, 2017: On My Sixth Visit, I’ve Never Seen Gaza So Devastated

I’ve visited the Gaza Strip for each of the past six years, including in 2014 a few months after Israel’s devastating military assault. And yet, I’ve never seen Gaza like I did when I had the privilege of visiting this summer.

I call it a privilege because, due to the blockade of Gaza imposed by Israel (with the support of Egypt), which is part of Israel’s now 50-year-old military rule over Palestinians in the occupied territories, internationals allowed in and out of Gaza are few, and Palestinians even fewer.

This illegal land, air, and sea blockade, which has just entered its tenth year and amounts to collective punishment, as has been noted by the UN and human rights groups, has decimated the economy of Gaza and allowed for the near complete destruction of critical infrastructure. Experts use the term “de-development” to describe this once-bustling Mediterranean coastal enclave of two million Palestinians.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 873, November 3, 2017: Israel destroys Bedouin village for the 119th time

Israeli forces have destroyed a village in the country's southern Negev region for the 119th time. Residents of al-Araqib village said that armed forces and riot police stormed into the village with bulldozers at 7:15am on Tuesday, razing its remaining buildings to the ground.

"They stormed in and destroyed everything, every single building, every single home," village leader Siyah al-Touri told Al Jazeera. The village, home to around 220 people, was first demolished on July 27, 2010. Since then, displaced residents have sought help from local activists to rebuild. "We're now living in makeshift homes, thanks to the state's racist and criminal policies," al-Touri said.

PAJU's vigil

The Friday vigil will take place once again in front of the McGill Student Union, McTavish street, from noon to 1 PM.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 872, October 27, 2017: UNESCO and the American- Israeli pressure ?

Will the new Director of the United Nations be able to withstand the American-Israeli pressure? Elected against the Qatari candidate, Audrey Azoulay, accesses the Directorate-General of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in a particularly difficult context. On Thursday, on the eve of her election, the United States had indeed announced their withdrawal from the organization, immediately followed by Israel. According to well-informed sources, the American decision is mostly akin to blackmailing the director. The United States has put forward both financial and political reasons.

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