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NO TO G8/G20! JUSTICE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES!

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Jun/25/2010 - 2:30 pm

NO TO G8/G20! YES TO TAKING BACK OUR CITY

Friday, June 25th, 2010
2:30pm
Allan Gardens (Carleton St. and Sherbourne St)
RALLY. MARCH. BLOCK PARTY. TENT CITY.

NOTE: March will be led by Women and Transfolks

From June 25th and 27th, 2010, the world’s twenty richest countries (the G8 and G20) will send their ruling elite, along with heads of the IMF and World Bank, to meet in Huntsville and then in Toronto, to talk exploitation, wealth, and greed.

CBSA Raids Jaballah Family Home, Seizes Three Children's Toys

Government Agents Rifle Through Confidential Legal Files, Conduct Search of Children's Bedrooms

TORONTO, May 11, 2010 – In yet another blow aimed at the morale of the beleaguered family of secret trial detainee Mahmoud Jaballah, three carloads of agents from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), assisted by Metro Toronto Police, conducted a raid on the Jaballah family residence April 14 on the pretext of looking for the two youngest boys' clear plastic toy guns, commonly played with by children across Canada and readily accessible at most Walmarts, Canadian Tires, and dollar stores.

Apparently, agents who conduct 24/7 wiretaps of the family phone learned about the toy guns while listening in on the children's telephone conversations, and immediately sprung into action in the name of Canada's national security.

Hundreds Demand Justice for Junior!

TORONTO - On Sunday afternoon, over 200 residents of the Jane Finch community hit the streets to demand Justice for Junior Manon, the 18-year-old youth who was killed on Wednesday night after being pulled over by Toronto Police.

Lead by Junior's family, the many in attendance marched from Steeles Ave. and Founders Rd. where he was killed, to Toronto Police 31 Division. Carrying signs that read "Justice for Junior", "May 5: When we lost our best friend", and "No Justice No Peace", the march continued to grow along the way, joined by many more neighbourhood residents, and dozens of cars honking in support.

"Today, on Mother's Day, Junior's mom should be with her son," stated one of the family's supporters. "She shouldn't have to be out here demanding answers about why he was killed".

May Day March for Status for All!

“Firing Jason Kenney, Building a Sanctuary City”

TORONTO – For five years, Migrant Justice organizers have built on the history of May Day in Toronto, creating the momentum for a massive Immigrant Rights demonstration on May 1. This work came alive on Saturday, May 1, 2010 as over two thousand people gathered in one of North America’s most densely populated Immigrant neighbourhoods, St. Jamestown, to fight for Status for All!

“Today, from South Korea to Arizona, to right here in Toronto, millions of people are taking to the streets and marching for our rights, to demand our dignity, to take back our city!” began Graciela Flores, a member of No One Is Illegal – Toronto. “Migrant Community Under Attack! What do we do? Stand Up, Fight Back!”

Sanctions-busting Telethon

in solidarity with Abousfian Abdelrazik and against oppressive "national security" logic.

"Under federal law, anyone who contributes money to Abousfian Abdelrazik risks prosecution. Canadian regulations state that no Canadian shall "provide or collect by any means, directly or indirectly, funds with the intention that the funds be used" by someone on the 1267 list."

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

From anywhere, between 7pm and 9pm EDT:
Call toll free 1 877 737 4070
Tune in to live-broadcast on Rabble TV, www.rabble.ca

ALSO, tune in to Amandla on CKUT 90.3 FM for live reports.

Project Fly Home is organizing the first ever "Sanctions-busting Telethon" on April 28th to call people to donate to Abousfian Abdelrazik in open defiance of the United Nations 1267 regime, challenging the fear, racism and isolation it creates and feeds on. The evening will include a free spaghetti dinner and a host of poets, musicians, performers, and speakers, including Hasan Abdulhai, Kader B, Al and Jess Blair, Ehab Lotayef, Norman Nawrocki and Jou Jou Turenne !

Changes To The Immigration System That You Need to Know About

(1) The Conservative Attacks on the Refugee System:
Why Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is Lying

Jason Kenney recently proposed a number of sweeping changes to the Refugee System. Unfortunately, most of what he said was deceiving, or an outright lie.

Kenney Says: Canada’s asylum system is crippled by long delays and a cumbersome process. This results in claims taking years to resolve.

We Say: When the Tories took power in 2005, the backlog was zero and the processing time was 11.5 months. It has now gone up to 19.5 months and the backlog is in the thousands. The Tories created this ‘crisis’ to push through these vicious changes.

Kenney Says: The Government-Assisted Refugees Program will be expanded over time by up to 500 places. An additional 2,000 places will be added to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program..

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