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Response to Jason Kenney’s Staged Citizenship Ceremony

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No One Is Illegal Toronto and No One Is Illegal Vancouver Coast Salish Territories Respond to Jason Kenney’s Staged Citizenship Ceremony

Watch our video response Citizenship Canada Bureaucratic Oath:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95IUTA6o6Mk

Jason Kenney, Minister of Censorship and Deportation, is making headlines again with yet another parliamentary scandal. A series of access to information requests have revealed that Kenney's office organized a bogus citizenship ceremony broadcast on Sun Media (the aspiring Fox News Network of Canada). “Let’s do it. We can fake the oath,” said one Sun staffer, and arranged for six federal bureaucrats to stand in as "immigrants." Kenney has refused to apologize for this disgusting photo-op.

Jan 17: Building a Toronto for all!

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Jan/17/2012 - 9:00 am
Jan/19/2012 - 6:00 pm

On January 17, Toronto City Hall votes on budget 2012. Though mayor Rob Ford has insisted that Toronto has over a $700 million deficit, we now know that the City actually has a $154 million surplus.

Since December 2010, when we began mobilizing against the Ford agenda, No One Is Illegal - Toronto has insisted that we need to fight against the global austerity agenda by creating more services, particularly for people without immigration status who have historically been shut out of Toronto. Those that work and use the services, we insist, must be the ones that decide what happens to them - not millionaire politicians.

On January 17, at 5:30pm, come to City Hall to demand justice for undocumented people and migrant workers in this city. Come to ensure that the workers in this city keep working and providing services to more people, not less.

Our fight against Ford's agenda

Dec 2010, Mayor Ford Respect People: http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/node/502

Feb 2011, No Toronto money for fear and deportation: http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/node/568

Migrants begin hunger strike in Niagara Detention Centre

Dec/12/2011 - 4:11 pm

Follow: http://www.facebook.com/NiagaraMigrantHungerStrikers

ACT NOW:

* EMAIL Regional Director Richard.Comerford@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca & CALL HIM at 905-994-6000
* CALL Niagara Detention Centre 905-227-6321.
Demand that the hunger strikers be immediately transferred to Toronto and get access to urgent medical care.

Emergency Public Mtg
Thursday, December 16, 6:30pm
OPIRG Info Shop - 21 King St. (St. Catharines, ON)

Sergio Puerto, Sandro Philippe, Jesus Galban, and Ibrahim Ali Farrah refugee claimants from Latin America and the Caribbean and Southern Africa have been jailed at the Niagara Detention Centre for between 3 to 6 months. Other then 10 minutes a day in a concrete yard - they have been locked up without community support.

Vigil: Celebrate Migrant Workers

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Dec/18/2011 - 5:00 pm
Dec/18/2011 - 6:30 pm

Migrant Workers Alliance for Change invites you to

Vigil: Celebrate Migrant Workers

http://www.facebook.com/events/302043009829811

5pm, Sunday December 18, 2011
Chinese Railway Workers' Memorial (Map: http://bit.ly/vfFAmk)

Flowers, food, fruits and wine are the markers of the holiday season - grown, packaged, shipped, cooked by migrant workers across this country. As people begin to plan festivities, the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, is calling on migrant workers, undocumented people and their allies to join us at the Chinese Railway Workers` Memorial at 5pm in a vigil of somber reflection and to reiterate the need for immediate, urgent action to ensure justice, dignity and status for all migrants.

We demand:
* A right to landing status be granted upon arrival for migrant workers. They must not be tied to one employer, be required to live in their employer's home, or be subject to further medical examination;

URGENT: STRUGGLE FOR LAND AND JUSTICE IN KITCHENUHMAYKOOSIB INNINUWUG (KI)

No One Is Illegal-Toronto Statement, December 2011

As early as this month, God's Lake Inc. a mining company based in Toronto, will attempt to begin exploration on sacred burial grounds in traditional KI territory, about 20 hours north of Toronto.

With the Ontario government refusing to act, the KI Nation has called for allies in Toronto to urgently support their political campaign to defend their lands and sovereignty.

Please immediately sign a petition at http://kilands.org/tell-mcguinty-to-respect-ki-sacred-landscape/. Other ideas for individuals and organizations to take action are at www.KIlands.org

Join the facebook page: www.facebook.com/TorontoKISupport

If you are available to attend emergency actions in Toronto in the near future (and/or spread word of them) and would like to be on the Toronto KI Support Network phone tree, please email your phone number to:toronto.ki.actionnetwork@gmail.com.

BACKGROUND

No One Is Illegal - Toronto Statement on G20 Conspiracy Plea Resolution

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On Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 17 community organizers – including No One Is Illegal - Toronto’s own Syed Hussan – charged with G20 related “conspiracy” charges, entered into a ‘plea deal’ with the Crown. The plea saw eleven of the 17 G20 defendants getting their charges dropped, while the remaining six – Leah, Mandy, Alex, Peter, Eric, and Adam – will face jail time ranging from 3 to 16 months. Today, on Monday, November 28, Eric, Adam and Peter will begin their jail sentences.

It’s been 17 months since that week in June 2010, when more than 40,000 of us took to the streets in Toronto to fight back against an expensive and exploitative summit whose only real goal was the furthering of corporate greed, military expansion, wars, displacement and environmental destruction. 17 months since the Canadian police and government waged an explicit and overt war against any dissent making itself too visible on the streets; a war that included the largest spy operation, and the largest mass arrest (1,100 people) in Canadian history. All justified by a billion dollar “security” tag.

17 months since organizers were snatched off the streets, threatened with assault, assaulted, beaten and had their doors broken down in pre-dawn house raids. 17 months since activists and organizers visible and vocal in demonstrating opposition to G20 policies were charged with various “conspiracy” and “counseling” charges and forced to go through extended pre-trial detentions, highly restrictive house arrest and endure constant surveillance.

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