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Friday March 19, 2010
Start: 10:00 am
Start: 11:00 pm
End: 11:00 pm

THE CITY IS A SWEATSHOP
March 19-20, 2010
http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/thecityisasweatshop

Hidden behind skyscraper towers and corporate greed is a city built on the foundations of stolen land, exploitation of immigrant labor and denial of basic services to those living without full status or in poverty – Toronto. A sweatshop city.

Massive changes to the immigration and refugee system, coupled with renewed Immigration raids have created an even more precarious situation in Toronto, home to thousands of people living without full status.

Non status people are being systematically shut out of schools, food banks and hospitals, and harassed at women’s shelters by Police and Immigration Enforcement while rebuilding their lives. Migrants are exploited at work, and threatened with deportation when attempting to unionize. Immigration enforcement is attacking people in their homes, at work and on the streets.

But we are taking back our city. One shelter at a time, one food bank at a time, one health care centre at a time. Breaking the walls, fences and borders in Toronto, we are creating a Sanctuary City that ensures justice and dignity for all.

Saturday March 20, 2010
End: 11:00 pm
Start: 11:00 pm
End: 11:00 pm

THE CITY IS A SWEATSHOP
March 19-20, 2010
http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/thecityisasweatshop

Hidden behind skyscraper towers and corporate greed is a city built on the foundations of stolen land, exploitation of immigrant labor and denial of basic services to those living without full status or in poverty – Toronto. A sweatshop city.

Massive changes to the immigration and refugee system, coupled with renewed Immigration raids have created an even more precarious situation in Toronto, home to thousands of people living without full status.

Non status people are being systematically shut out of schools, food banks and hospitals, and harassed at women’s shelters by Police and Immigration Enforcement while rebuilding their lives. Migrants are exploited at work, and threatened with deportation when attempting to unionize. Immigration enforcement is attacking people in their homes, at work and on the streets.

But we are taking back our city. One shelter at a time, one food bank at a time, one health care centre at a time. Breaking the walls, fences and borders in Toronto, we are creating a Sanctuary City that ensures justice and dignity for all.

Tuesday April 06, 2010
Start: 6:30 pm

Please join us in Toronto as we demand justice for our people and protection for the water, air, and forests that give life to us all.

Public Talk. Tuesday April 6
6:30 p.m. Steel Workers Hall, 25
Cecil St. (S of College, E of Spadina).

40 years ago our people were poisoned with mercury by a paper mill that contaminated our river upstream. Our people are demanding justice because we are still dealing with the ongoing health impacts of this avoidable disaster. We want to sound the alarm that this poison will affect everyone if we don’t stand together to protect our water.

Thursday April 15, 2010
Start: 12:00 pm

THE SPECIAL DIET HAS BEEN CUT!
Rally and March on the MGuinty Government

WE DEMAND:
-Raise Welfare and Disability rates by 40% now!
-Stop the attacks: Give us back the Special Diet!
-Defend Public Services

Thursday, April 15th @ 12 Noon
Allan Gardens Park (Sherbourne and Gerrard)
*free meal
*accessibility pick-up @ 11:30 am at south-east corner of Dundas-Yonge

On March 25th, Ontario’s Liberal Government killed the Special Diet in
the Provincial Budget. 20% of those on social assistance in Ontario
have been getting this vital benefit and will now be thrown into a
crisis - robbed of the ability to buy food and pay the rent once
again.

People on Welfare and Disability live on rates that are shamefully
inadequate. Since the 1995 cuts, these rates have been reduced in real
terms by more than 40%. For 15 years, people have been forced further
in to poverty. In slashing the Special Diet now - the government is

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