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NOII Alert: Axe the Refugee Exclusion Act!

Statement endorsed by No One Is Illegal Halifax, No One Is Illegal Toronto, and No One Is Illegal Vancouver Coast Salish Territories

Last week Minister of Censorship and Deportation Jason Kenney tabled Bill C-31, an omnibus Refugee Exclusion Act. This Act is racist. It creates a two-tier system of refugee protection, increases incarceration, denies and revokes legal status, and violently targets and expels refugees and
migrants from Canada.

Under the proposed Refugee Exclusion Act, the following provisions will be established:

Whose Borders? An evening of politics, popcorn and picture shows!

Mar/16/2012 - 7:15 pm
Mar/16/2012 - 9:15 pm

No One is Illegal - Toronto Presents:

Whose Borders?

An evening of politics, popcorn and picture shows!


*Enemy Alien (dir. Konrad Aderer, 81 mins.): The gripping story of the fight to free Farouk Abdel-Muhti, a Palestinian-born human rights activist detained in a post-9/11 sweep of Muslim immigrants. Told through the eyes of the filmmaker, the grandson of Japanese Americans held in internment camps during World War II, this documentary provides an intimate look at detention regimes past and present.

*Kanawayandan D'aaki - Protecting Our Land (Praxis Pictures, 12 mins): Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation has governed and cared for their indigenous homelands since time immemorial. This is a short film about their ongoing struggle against the theft of their land and resources by resource extraction companies and the government, and a call for action, solidarity and support.

March 5 & 6: No Mining on Sacred Lands!

Mar/05/2012 - 6:30 pm
Mar/06/2012 - 2:30 pm

KI Speaks Out Against God's Lake Resources and McGuinty government.


Featuring: KI Elder Mary Jane Crowe, KI Councilor Cecilia Begg, KI Councilor Randy Nanokeesic, Steven Chapman - KI Lands and Environment Unit, Ramsay Hart - Mining Watch, officers from the Ontario Federation of Labour and a new video by Allan Lissner.

Monday March 5, 2012, 6:30pm
Steelworkers' Hall, 25 Cecil Street


Featuring speakers from KI, Mining Watch, Council of Canadians, No One Is Illegal - Toronto and the Ontario Federation of Labour.

Tuesday March 6, 2012, 12:30 p.m.
At Prospectors Developers & Mining Association Convention
255 Front St. W.

N.B. Come early on March 6th at 11:30 to participate in Mining Injustice Solidarity Network actions.

MAHJOUB HEARING POSTPONED: More information to be updated soon.

Feb/20/2012 - 9:33 am
Feb/29/2012 - 4:33 pm

Mohammad Mahjoub Court Hearing
Federal Court
180 Queen Street, 6th floor, Toronto

On Feb 20, 2012, lawyers for Mohammad Mahjoub - a Torontonian who has been in jail or on house arrest for more than 11 and a half years without charges or trial, on secret evidence obtained under torture - will appear in Court to ask that all proceedings against him be tossed out. In the summer, government officials entered Mr. Mahjoub's lawyers' room in the Federal Court, seized boxes of documents, viewed and read the materials and then mixed them up (commingled) with their own government documents. This represents a serious breach of solicitor-client privilege, an essential part of a fair trial.


No More Deaths: Justice & Status for Migrant Workers!

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Feb/17/2012 - 12:00 pm
Feb/17/2012 - 2:00 pm

In another tragic incident, 11 migrant workers died in a car crash in Ontario this month. It is not the first time. In September 2010, Ralston White and Paul Roach died while working at a farm in Southern Ontario. In December 2009, Alexander Bondorev, Aleksey Blumberg, Fayzullo Fazilov, Vladimir Korostin, migrant workers without full status, fell to their deaths when the scaffolding they were working on collapsed in half. Year after year, migrants without full status die in Ontario and neither the government nor their employers have taken any serious remedial action.

These deaths represent only the surface of a phenomenon

Ring up Rick Bartolucci! Tell him to stop mining on KI Lands!

Feb/08/2012 - 9:00 am
Feb/16/2012 - 5:00 pm

Ontario is currently violating Native land rights and sacred burial sites by allowing gold mining company God’s Lake Resources to explore and prospect Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) sacred burial grounds WITHOUT consultation or consent. Call the Minister of Northern Development and Mines Rick Bartolucci and ask him what part of "No" does he not understand

CALL NOW: 416-327-0633 – Ask for Rick Bartolucci (Minister of Northern Development & Mines) or leave a message.
You can also reach him directly at his constituency office: 705-675-1914

More actions coming soon! Follow and be ready to act.


KI Chief's Video Challenge to Bartolucci:
CBC Coverage:
More information:


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