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Up Against the Temp Shop: May Day Assembly on Immigrant Rights with Ai-Jen Poo (Domestic Workers’ Alliance), Lee Maracle, David McNally & Farrah Miranda

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Apr/04/2011 - 6:30 pm

facilitated by organizers from Workers Action Centre, Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, Justice for Migrant Workers, Caregivers Action Centre and No One Is Illegal - Toronto

April 4, 2011
6:30pm
72 Lib, 350 Victoria Street
Ryerson University

On April 4th, join the May Day Assembly on Immigrant Rights with Ai-Jen Poo, National Co-Chair of Domestic Workers Alliance, New York City.

Migrant Justice organizers across Turtle Island have fought to create workplace protections, benefits, access to services, and full status for undocumented and precarious status workers. On April 4th, join us to continue this struggle!

In the face of cutbacks, privatization, and forced displacement around the globe, and anti-immigrant policies in Canada, we continue to build a community-labour vision to ensure that the rights of the most vulnerable and precarious members of the working class continue to be fore-fronted during May Day, and within all struggles for justice.

End Violence Against Women! Stop Deportations! Rally to Condemn CBSA Policy

Mar/08/2011 - 1:00 pm

March 8th, International Women’s Day
1pm. Immigration and Refugee Board – 74 Victoria Street

Join us on International Women’s Day to demand immigration enforcement stop stalking non-status women.

On Friday, February 11, Canada Border Services Agency issued a national policy ordering its officers to enter and wait outside anti-violence against women spaces to detain and deport women survivors of violence. Immigration Enforcement has also been given instructions to follow women survivors of violence on their way to and from spaces where they may seek support. We condemn this policy and all actions of the CBSA to detain and deport women fleeing violence.

The Wrongs of the Canadian Immigration System

December 2012, Toronto - Some believe that the Canadian immigration system is fair and generous. It isn't. And Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney are swiftly making it even worse.

They are underhandedly taking apart the so-called 'objective' points-based system. They are moving quickly to get rid of its 'humanitarian' part: the refugee process. In its place, they are setting up temporary work programs that are designed to push most migrants into vulnerable, precarious and temporary jobs without access to services or the ability to unionize.

Today, the only means to apply for permanent residency from outside the country is as a spouse. That too, is not open to all, certain applicants will only get temporary residency for the first two years!

Emergency Public Meeting: Immigration Enforcement Supports Abusers, Targets Survivors!

Feb/16/2011 - 3:00 pm

16 February 2011
3 - 5pm
519 Community Centre (at 519 Church Street, north of Wellesley)

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=147403881988044

In a stunning move, the Canadian Border Services Agency issued a national policy late Friday afternoon ordering its officers to enter and wait outside anti-violence against women spaces to detain and deport women survivors of violence. Immigration Enforcement has also been given instructions to follow women survivors of violence on their way to and from spaces where they may seek support.

In passing this policy, Immigration Enforcement has declared that it supports abusers, and is willing to deport women to places of grave danger. This new policy forces survivors of abuse and violence to live with the added fear of deportation. Immigration Enforcement is sending a clear message to women survivors of violence that for undocumented women, no space is safe from the violence of deportation.

Sacred Fire at Queen's Park to Save the South March Highlands

Feb/09/2011 - 9:00 am
Feb/13/2011 - 2:00 pm

WHAT: Sacred Fire for the South March Highlands
WHERE: Queen's Park, Toronto
WHEN: Wednesday (Tomorrow) at 9:00am - Sunday, Feb. 13, Ceremony and Gathering on Sunday, Feb 13 at 10am

On Feb. 1 2011, two Algonquin men, Robert Lovelace and Daniel Bernard, chained themselves to trees in the Beaver Pond Forest (part of the South March Highlands) near Kanata, Ontario, to block a second day of clear-cut logging from destroying a forest considered sacred by Algonquin First Nations.

No Toronto Money for Fear and Deportations

Feb/10/2011 - 10:00 am
Feb/10/2011 - 1:00 pm

No Toronto Money to Support Fear & Deportations
End Austerity! Ensure Public Services for All.

10am - 1pm
10 February 2011
Toronto City Hall

On February 10, 2011, the budget committee of the City of Toronto is meeting to cut 6,000 beds for refugee claimants, as well as access to food and services. They want to increase funds for a Toronto police force that does Immigration Enforcement's dirty work, and puts cops in schools to harass undocumented and racialized youth. Rob Ford would rather give tax cuts to the rich than ensure that Toronto's 200,000 undocumented residents can go to school, get healthcare, get good food, get community housing or live with justice and dignity.

Cuts to public services, increased money on policing and repression, and money for corporations are part of the Austerity agenda. The worst impacts of Austerity are felt by those already excluded from public services, and those already heavily criminalized - undocumented communities, migrant communities and poor and working people of color around the world. In times of recession, governments try to blame immigrants and refugees to distract from the real enemy - themselves.

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