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Solidarity Statement with #LaSalle14 and #Hutto27

On behalf of No One is Illegal - Toronto and the End Immigration Detention Network, we are writing to express our solidarity with the wave of hunger strikes by immigration detainees in the U.S. over the past two weeks.

As an organization of migrants and allies, we fight for the rights of all migrants to live with dignity and respect. We firmly oppose all detentions and deportations. We condemn immigration and border policies rooted in colonialism and racism, designed to exploit and scapegoat migrants, and we acknowledge that both Canada and United States are colonial states founded on stolen Indigenous lands. We also recognize the complicity of the Canadian government and corporations in the displacement of millions across the global south due to militarism, climate catastrophe, and resource extraction.

We are in solidarity with #ElPaso54: On October 14, 54 South Asian long-term detainees from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan detained at the El Paso Detention Center started a hunger strike, who lasted 7 days without food and water.

We are in solidarity with #LaSalle14: Today is day 12 of the hunger strike at La Salle Detention Center in Louisiana, which began after some of the detainees were transferred from El Paso Detention Center.

We are in solidarity with #Hutto27: On October 28, at least 27 women began their hunger strike at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas. 18 of the women have released public statements, please read and share:

"I am a woman fleeing a country where women are given few rights, all of which are violated, and land in this place where the people of immigration condemn us to a process with little or no security, since this process will ultimately end with our deportation. With no objection to a lack of defense, condemning us to an assured death upon being deported back to our countries, then where are our rights?"

Harper's gone. Trudeau is in. The struggle continues.

Over 16 million Canadian citizens voted in yesterday’s election, the highest voter turnout since at least 1997. The result: Stephen Harper’s decade of conservative, anti-immigrant, and racist rule comes to an end, and the Liberal Party’s Justin Trudeau is now Prime Minister.

While many rejoice at the end of the Harper government, we also know that the new Liberal government must be met with radical, collective, strategic organizations, and mobilizations if we are to improve the lives of our communities.


Sep/04/2015 - 7:00 pm

Alan, Ghalib and Rehanna should be here.
We want safety and welcome for all.
Freedom to move, stay and return.

Friday, September 4th, 7pm
Yonge-Dundas Square.

Sep 4 - 7. A cross-country weekend of mobilization.
Actions taking place across the country, find one near you or organize your own:

Let us know by emailing so we can help promote it.

This is a last minute call-out, and we need your help to spread the word. Share this website, and use the hashtag #refugeeswelcome #freedomtomove on Twitter and Facebook.

Cross-Canada actions endorsed by:
No One Is Illegal - Toronto
Solidarity Across Borders - Montreal
No One Is Illegal - Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories
Justice for Migrant Workers
Afghans United for Justice
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Council of Canadians

Prisoner Justice Day 2015: Justice for Abdi! End Immigration Detention!

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Aug/10/2015 - 10:00 am

Immigration detention petition delivery to Ontario Corrections Minister, Yasir Naqvi, on Prisoner Justice Day

August 10, 2015, 10am, Prisoner's Justice Day
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
25 Grosvenor Street (Close to Wellesley Station)

It's been two months since Abdurrahman Ibrahim Hassan (Abdi) died in immigration detention custody after being 'restrained' by police and border officials - and still no Coroner's Inquest has been called in to his death. Join us on August 10th, Prisoner's Justice Day to demand justice for Abdi, and an end to immigration detention in Ontario and across the country.

We will be delivering this petition initiated by 88 immigration detainees in the Central East Corrections Centre in Lindsay and

No One Is Illegal-Toronto calling on members, allies and supporters to participate in Aamjiwnaang Toxic Tour

Sep/05/2015 - 7:00 am




It's been a decade since reports surfaced of the impacts of Chemical Valley's toxic pollution on the people of the Aamjiwnaag First Nations, where the Valley processes nearly 1 million barrels of tar sands each day, and where fracking and spills cause health and environmental devastation. Despite its devastating impacts, refineries and pipelines continue to operate in the region with zero accountability or reparations to the community. Chemical Valley operates and reaps profits off of stolen land, and the lack of accountability is a living example of environmental racism.

Pan Am Economic and Climate Summits disrupted

Thanks to everyone who made #RiseUpTO such a big success! We got up early, we warmed up our voices and we hit the streets to the sound of "We believe that we will win!".

Lowdown: We split into teams and blocked the intersections of Front & York and Wellington and Bay for up to an hour and despite police barricades we blocked the front entrance to the Royal York Hotel, letting no one in and no one out. In effect, we shut out all car traffic in to the hotel and forced the delegates to scurry in the underground path system while being escorted by the police.

We then marched up Bay street, occupying King and Bay, declaring "We hold them accountable! We know who's responsible!". We said we would give those attending the Pan American Economic and Climate Summits a different sort of welcome and that we did.

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