Skip to main content

Status for All

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home1/nooneisi/public_html/toronto/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc on line 34.

Whose Borders? Panel and Coffee Table Discussion

Apr/25/2013 - 6:30 pm

SPEAKERS UPDATED! Presentations from Sebastian Rodriguez (Arizona, USA); Indigenous land defenders from Akwesasne Mohawk Territory; Nayrouz Abu Hatoum (on Palestinian border realities) David Moffette (on the Ceuta (Morrocco/Spain) border crossing) and Tings Chak (No One Is Illegal - Toronto).

On facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/452041198205073/

With Canada clamping down on permanent immigration, borders becoming more lethal globally, over 50 million people displaced around the world, indigenous communities demanding and asserting control over their territories while trade agreements take away community self-determination, join us in lead up to the 8th annual May Day of Action for a discussion on Borders. What are they? What are they not? What is a no-border struggle in the current context? Is it the same everywhere? What does decolonization work mean when thinking about borders?

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.

Undoing Borders: Queer Discussions on Im/migration and Criminalization

Sep/28/2011 - 7:00 pm

7:00pm-9:00pm Panel and Discussion
Followed by DJs and Social (9pm-11pm)
DJ DJ Tanner + DJ Essex
5-10$ sliding scale, no one turned away
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street
(Proceeds to support Undoing Border Tour and cover costs)

We didn't cross the borders, the borders crossed us!

The bodies of Indigenous people, queer people, migrants, people of colour and the poor have been exploited, governed, labelled and regulated by the Canadian and US states. The state has tried to interfere in our communities, our languages, our families, our love relationships and our ability to seek refuge. But we have seen that if we resist, we can win! No One Is Illegal-Toronto, along with our friends at Queers Against Israeli Apartheid call on queers, trans folks, two-spirted people, people of colour, migrants, workers, students, radicals, and allies to join us for an evening of discussion, reflection and celebration.

'Canada Jails Refugees' Banner Drop. Stop Bill C-4.

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has reintroduced Bill C-4 (formerly Bill C-49), the so-called Preventing Human Smuggling Bill. Under this Bill, any group of migrants can be designated 'a smuggling incident'. Once they have been designated as such, migrants can be jailed for up to 12 months; are denied the ability apply for permanent resident status for five years after they have been granted refugee status; cannot apply on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, for a temporary resident permits or refugee travel documents for five years or longer; are banned from appealing an unfavorable decision and cannot sponsor their families five years. Bill C-4 also gives immigration officers powers to arrest and detain any foreign national or permanent resident on suspicions of criminal activity without proof.

On June 20, 2011, World Refugee Day, migrant justice activists from No One Is Illegal - Toronto hung a 40 feet by 10 feet banner off a major highway in downtown Toronto reading "Canada Jails Refugees".

See images here: http://bit.ly/jeoRkq & http://bit.ly/iTMvvW
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yGyxN9rCKY

See more details below.

**TAKE ACTION**

(1) Contact your MP and demand that this bill be scrapped. Find your MP: http://bit.ly/mfMkVq

(2) Take a minute to write letters to the editor, comment on online news stories & post on social media! Reinforce your support for migrants, demand that Bill C4 be scrapped. All letters must be short (100 words), include name, mailing address and daytime phone number of the writer; state “Letter to the Editor” in subject; and content should be in the body of the email. Globe and Mail: letters@globeandmail.com; Toronto Star: lettertoed@thestar.ca; National Post: letters@nationalpost.com; 24 Hours: news@sunmedia.ca; Now Toronto: letters@nowtoronto.com; Metro News: http://www.metronews.ca/toronto/contactus

(3) Let Jason Kenney know what you think about his racist anti-migrant bill. Call him 403-225-3480 or 613-992-2235; Email kennej@parl.gc.ca; Twitter @kenneyjason

Alvaro Orozco to be released from detention; Immigration status on H&C grounds granted!

“Thank you. To all the people that signed petitions, that came out to rallies, all the organizations that have supported me, Thank you from the bottom of my heart. The detention centre is still full, with kids and families. It's not fair. It's not fair that police are working with immigration to arrest people. We need change now. I hope that people in the community will continue to fight for justice for immigrants and refugees.” Alvaro Orozco, May 31, 2011

No One Is Illegal - Toronto joins Toronto’s queer and arts community in celebrating the upcoming release of Alvaro Orozco from immigration detention. Alvaro has been in detention since Friday, May 13th, after being racially profiled and arrested by Toronto Police outside Ossington station. Alvaro Orozco’s Humanitarian & Compassionate application for immigration status was approved late Tuesday afternoon and he will be released back to his community on Wednesday.

Community power, grassroots organizing from St.John's to Victoria, and Alvaro’s inspiring resilience in the face of immigration-detention created this people’s victory. Even though most mainstream media outlets refused to cover Alvaro’s story, we were able to organize immense public pressure in the last two weeks. Undaunted by the continuous attacks of the Harper government, and their neo-con agenda, we assert again today that when we fight together, we win.

Rally and March to End Canadian Complicity in Apartheid. Divest Now!

Posted in
Mar/26/2011 - 12:30 pm
Mar/26/2011 - 3:00 pm

GLOBAL BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT, SANCTIONS DAY OF ACTION
12:30 pm
TORONTO
MEET AT KING AND BAY

Our universities and pension plans are invested in corporations that carry out apartheid, environmental degradation, and the displacement of indigenous people worldwide. On the anniversary of Palestinian Land Day and the BDS Global Day of Action, we march in the financial district to say:

END CANADIAN SUPPORT FOR APARTHEID: DIVEST NOW!

We salute people's uprisings in the Middle East and the struggle for freedom, justice, and equality everywhere.

Bring noisemakers and flags!
Organized by the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid.
www.caiaweb.org

-----

A Short History of Land Day and the BDS Day of Action

Syndicate content