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Community Groups Unite to Oppose Jewish Defense League's Rally in Support of the English Defense League

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Community Groups Unite to Oppose Jewish Defense League's Rally in Support of the English Defense League

Interviews Available 416-890-3703

Community Groups Unite to Oppose Jewish Defense League's Rally in Support of the English Defense League

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Community Groups Unite to Oppose Jewish Defense League's Rally in Support of the English Defense League

Interviews Available 416-890-3703

On Tuesday, January 11, 2011, the Jewish Defense League of Canada (JDL) will be hosting a rally in support of the Islamophobic English Defense League (EDL) in Toronto. The event will feature an online address from Tommy Robinson, the leader of the EDL. Both groups have a history of violence aimed at Arab and Muslim people. Community groups from across Toronto, including the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, Independent Jewish Voices and No One is Illegal, have come together to condemn the Jewish Defense League for their Islamophobia and for their support for the racist English Defense League. Over 25 groups have signed-on to the "Community Open Letter Denouncing the Jewish Defense League's Rally in Support of the English Defense League". The full text and list of signatures is available at www.caiaweb.org.

NEW YEAR'S EVE 2011: STOP THE COUNTDOWN TO DANIEL GARCIA'S DEPORTATION

FRIENDS OF DANIEL GARCIA (status4danielgarcia@gmail.com)
MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YEAR'S EVE 2011: STOP THE COUNTDOWN TO DANIEL GARCIA'S DEPORTATION

(Toronto) 18 year old Mexican refugee claimant, Daniel Garcia, has had a deportation set for January 1, 2010. Community leaders, school board trustees, Members of Parliament, friends, teachers and Toronto residents are gathering at the steps of the Federal Court of Canada, where a motion to stay his deportation will be filed. Daniel Garcia's supporters are hopeful that Jason Kenney, the Minister of Immigration will grant the Temporary Resident's Permit filed with his office.

WHAT: Demonstration and Press Conference
WHY: To stop Daniel Garcia's deportation, scheduled for January 1, 2010
WHERE: 180 Queen Street West
WHEN: 11am, December 31 2010
WHO: High-profile community leaders, school boards trustees, MPs, teachers, friends and supporters of Daniel Garcia

Immigrant workers die as Tories continue to cut settlement funding

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23 DECEMBER 2010

Immigrant workers die as Tories continue to cut settlement funding
Vigil on the 1-year anniversary of Christmas Eve migrant worker deaths

(Toronto) A candlelight vigil is being held on the one-year anniversary of the tragic deaths of four migrant workers who were killed last Christmas Eve when the scaffolding they were working on collapsed in half. The vigil will take place Friday December 24, 2010 at 2757 Kipling Avenue (the site of the scaffolding accident) at 2 pm and demands that more action be done to protect migrant workers.

The only boxing day deal we want is for Daniel to be free

FRIENDS OF DANIEL GARCIA (status4danielgarcia@gmail.com)
Saturday, December 25th, 2010.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“THE ONLY BOXING DAY DEAL WE WANT IS FOR DANIEL TO BE FREE”

High school students to rally in front of the Eaton Centre on Boxing Day to demand a stay on deportation of their classmate to a life-threatening situation in Mexico, and that the Immigration Minister grant him permanent status.

Where: Yonge and Dundas, in front of the H&M store at the Eaton Centre
When: Sunday, December 26th from 10am to 12 noon
Who: Students from Parkdale Collegiate Institute, teachers, concerned community members

“All I want for Christmas is Daniel to be free”

FRIENDS OF DANIEL GARCIA (status4danielgarcia@gmail.com)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
24 DECEMBER 2010

“All I want for Christmas is Daniel to be free”
Urgent community rally to stop Parkdale student deportation

Instead of volunteering at the church where he usually volunteers every Saturday morning, Daniel Garcia will spend Christmas Day in an immigration detention centre, awaiting deportation.

Friends, teachers, classmates and parishioners are gathering on Christmas Day at St. Casimir's Church (156 Roncesvalles Avenue) at 2pm in Parkdale to stop Daniel's deportation, asking that the Immigration Minister grant Daniel temporary status and allow him to have his Pre-Removal Risk Assessment fairly heard. Daniel Castorena Garcia was randomly ID checked by police and handed over to Immigration Enforcement late Thursday night.

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