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Justseeds: Migration Now! And More Graphics for Social Change

Feb/08/2013 - 9:00 am

February 8-14, 2013
at OCAD University's Graduate Student Gallery
205 Richmond St
All events free and open to the public. Accessible space.

Migration Now! is a limited-edition portfolio of handmade prints addressing migrant issues from Justseeds & CultureStrike. In addition to the members of Justseeds, participating artists include former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party Emory Douglas, and Undocumented DREAM Act agitators, Julio Salgado and Felipe Baeza. The exhibit will also feature a selection of graphics from No One Is Illegal Toronto, Justseeds portfolios on resource extraction and prisons, and the Imaging Apartheid poster project, based in Montreal. Programming will highlight the knowledge and experiences of activists and organizers from Toronto, and how art and social justice can impact one another.

No One Is Illegal 2012 Year in Review

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Dear friends, allies, and supporters of No One Is Illegal - Toronto,

As we welcome 2013, we want to take this moment to reflect on some things that we accomplished together in 2012. We would like to remember the moments that inspired us and the relationships we built in the struggle for status for all. With the victories come the realities that our communities face every day, the detentions, deportations, and injustices because of Canada’s racist immigration machinery.

2012 began with ongoing austerity and the gutting and dismantling of the immigration system.

Justice for Majoub update! Film screening invitation and reportback fom actions of December 9th & 10th 2012

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Justice for Majoub update! Film screening invitation and reportback fom actions of December 9th & 10th 2012

Film Screening: Doctors of the Dark Side - Justice for Mahjoub Network & Cinema Politica

Date: Tuesday, January 8th
Time: 6:45pm - 9pm
Location: Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario

This Toronto premiere screening is co-presented by the Justice for Mahjoub Network, the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture and Amnesty International Canada, and will feature special guest speakers.

DOCTORS OF THE DARK SIDE
Martha Davis / US / 2011 / 72 ' / English

Canada's new immigration paradigm: Detention, Deportation and Abuse

On December 15, the Refugee Exclusion Act (Bill C-31, formally the "Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act") will be fully implemented.

Please watch, and share this video, of past and current immigration detainees and No One Is Illegal - Toronto organizers explaining the impacts of these new laws. Filmed by Liberation Cooperative Organization outside the Toronto Immigration Holding Centre.

WATCH & SHARE
https://vimeo.com/55622758

Among other things, these laws will mean even more immigrants will end up in in immigration detention.

Did you know that there have been nearly 95,000 immigrants that have spent time in detention in Canada since 2004? and that immigration detention is $50 + million business with private companies managing and operating immigration detention centres?

KEY FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DETENTION
http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/ImmigrationDetention2012
Includes a flyer you can print and distribute

AND LEARN MORE ABOUT SECURITY CERTIFICATES
www.supportmahjoub.org & www.justiceforjaballah.org

As of December 15, 2012, our communities face:

* Mandatory detention: Many refugees deemed "irregular arrivals" or "smuggled", including children over the age of 16, will face mandatory detention upon arrival. Migrants will become one of the largest growing prison populations with Harper's prison expansion plan.

Immigration Detention: Private prisons; Endless sentences; Ruthless treatment

December 5th 2012 - Earlier today, in an obvious PR stunt intended to rile further anti-immigrant fear, Immigration Minister Kenney and Public Safety Minister Toews announced that they are going to jail 85 Roma immigrants, 35 of them children as "irregular arrivals" under Canada's newest anti-refugee law, Bill C-31. In the days and weeks ahead, we will likely see many more immigrants swiftly and indefinitely locked up in Canadian prisons.

Days of Action are being organized in 8 cities across the country on December 9th and 10th to demand freedom for security certificate detainees and an end to detentions. Join an action near you and let's educate ourselves of the facts and share them widely. Its time to strengthen the anti-detention movement in this country.

Please download the flyer attached below and distribute it widely.

Sounds of Solidarity Rally at Toronto Immigration Holding Centre. Free The Three! Freedom for Migrants! End Detentions!

Dec/09/2012 - 2:30 pm

On December 9th, join us from across Southern Ontarion for a family friendly demonstration outside the Toronto immigration detention centre in solidarity with security certificate detainees Mohammad Mahjoub, Mohamed Harkat and Mahmoud Jaballah and all those locked up in immigration detention.

RSVP FOR BUSES: http://bit.ly/BusesDec9

We will be a noisy, musical presence to express our support for those locked up inside. We will have live performances, drummers and hot chocolate! Please bring whistles, pots, pans and other noise makers, dress warm and bring a flashlight. Speakers and performers to be announced shortly.

December 10th marks the 10th year anniversary of Mohamed Harkat’s arrest under a security certificate. Mahjoub will be in court in Toronto for a detention review, once again calling on the judge to free him from over twelve years of arbitrary, indefinite detention. And it is International Human Rights Day.

Sounds of Solidarity Rally
Toronto Immigration Holding Centre
December 9, 2012 at 4pm.
Meet at 2:30pm at Fed Court House, 180 Queen West for buses

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