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
** Total persons detained since Harper came to power: Over 72,000
** Total persons detained (2010-2011): 8,838
** Percentage of persons detained in prisons: 35 percent (FY 2010-2011)
** Max. length of detention: Unlimited
** Average length of detention: 25 days (FY 2010-2011)
(Global Detention Project)
No One Is Illegal (NOII) Toronto has a long history of organizing against immigrant detentions, and in the course of this work supporting struggles for prisoner rights and for prison abolition. Today, on the one year anniversary of the 'G20 Main Conspiracy Group' plea deal that saw six of our comrades locked up while 11 were let go, we are joining with DAMN 2025 to speak out in support of our ally and friend Mandy Hiscocks’s application at the human rights tribunal in Ontario.
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Over 400 protestors took to the streets of Toronto Sunday night gathering outside Toronto's Royal York Hotel. Inside, Israel's apartheid institution Haifa University supported by Stephen Harper, Peter Munk, Ezra Levant and others had organized a ceremony to give Immigration Minister Jason Kenney an honorary degree.
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