Listen to a presentation from Bilal Elamine, the former editor of Left Turn magazine concerning the role of Hezbollah as a political force in Lebanon, touching on the 2006 Israeli attack on Lebanon, the recent political crisis / turmoil in Lebanon, including the general strike of 2006 and opposition demonstrations.
Additionally this presentation provides important historical context to the formation of Hezbollah as a political force in Lebanon, within the context of the movements emergence within the context of the Lebanese civil-war and the Israeli invasion of 1982.
This presentation was recorded at a Montreal event organized by Tadamon! Montreal within the context of a campaign to challenge the listing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization in Canada, within the context of providing a broader critique of Canada's list of terrorist organizations created after 9/11, modeled off a similar 'terrorist' list in the US.
Challenging Hezbollah’s listing as a ’Terrorist’ Group in Canada
* Create greater space to freely discuss and engage in struggles for justice in the Middle East without fear of persecution or labeling;
* Reduce the vulnerability of migrants subjected to racial profiling and unjust immigration ’security’ measures;
* Confront the demonization of all who resist US-driven policies for a ’new Middle East’; and
* Challenge the Canadian government’s unconditional support for Israeli aggression.
Selectively Terrified, by Mary Foster of Tadamon! Montreal.
Radio Tadamon! is produced by Tadamon! a collective of activists in Montreal working to build solidarity between movements for social and economic justice between Montreal and the Middle East.
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