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MIGRANT DIGNITY NOT MIGRANT DEATH: END IMMIGRATION DETENTION RALLY

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Feb/28/2014 - 12:30 pm

February 28, 2014
Greater Toronto Enforcement Centre, Border Agency HQ, 6900 Airport Road
1:45pm. Buses leave Bloor & St George at 12:30pm, Kipling Station Parking at 1pm

February 28th marks the two-month anniversary of Lucia Vega Jimenez’s attempted suicide while in immigration enforcement custody awaiting deportation. She died 8 days later. February also marks the five-month anniversary of the historic migrant strike in Lindsay ON against endless detentions, maximum security incarceration and a broken detention review system.

Get on the bus! Confirm your seat: http://bit.ly/1kFzQys. If you are coming from Guelph please contact fuerza.puwersa@gmail.com for a ride.

ACTION ALERT: Ruling on Mohammad Mahjoub's security certificate coming "late this week"

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Oct/23/2013 - 9:00 am

The Federal Court will render its final decision on Mohammad Mahjoub's case this week. The decision could come as early as Wednesday.

The court will announce whether or not it is upholding the "security certificate" that has kept Mr. Mahjoub in immigration detention on the basis of secret suspicions for more than 13 years. Mr. Mahjoub has been waiting for this ruling since December when the hearings on his case wrapped up.

However, the actual reasons for the decision will be withheld for another five days on "national security" grounds, while the government and 'special advocates' decide what to keep secret from Mr. Mahjoub and the public.

If the certificate is not found to be "reasonable", Mr. Mahjoub will walk free. If Justice Blanchard bows to political pressure and upholds the reasonability of the security certificate, Mr. Mahjoub would be forced to appeal the decision all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

IN TORONTO:

Support Striking Prisoners in Ontario: Panel Discussion and Letter Writing Night #MigrantStrike

Oct/27/2013 - 6:00 pm
Oct/27/2013 - 9:00 pm

Friends!

The Toronto ABC, No One Is Illegal - Toronto and the End Immigration Detention Network are organizing a panel of speakers and letter writing night to support striking prisoners in Ontario.

Sunday, October 27th 2013
6pm - 9pm
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Avenue, Toronto.

Migrant prisoners held in the Lindsay, Ontario Provincial detention centre, many of whom have been on strike over the conditions of the jail since September 17th have been resisting their conditions and have been punished for their resistance by being put in solitary confinement. Please read more about them here:

http://endimmigrationdetention.wordpress.com/

A number of Federal prisoners are currently striking because their already low earnings have been cut by 30%. Read more about them here:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/federal-inmates-go-on-strike-to-protest-pay-cuts-...

Family members and protesters confront Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services in support of immigrant detainees on hunger strike.

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Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fifth_business/sets/72157636332131824/with/... and http://johnb.smugmug.com/Journalism/Family-members-supporters/i-3QTRWCW

On Tuesday October 8th, families of immigration detainees on strike and dozens of supporters confronted Thomas Chanzy, Chief of Staff for Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services in Toronto. Protesters dressed in orange jumpsuits and tied in chains held out empty food plates and delivered a petition signed by over 1,200 people, demanding an end to cruel prison conditions and indefinite immigration detention.

ACTION ALERT: Support nearly 200 immigration detainees on strike over prison conditions

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La version française de cet appel est ci-dessous

Joint statement by Books to Bars Hamilton, Dignidad Migrante, Fuerza/Puwersa, No One Is Illegal-Montreal / Personne n'est illégal, No One Is Illegal Toronto, No One Is Illegal - Vancouver, Solidarity Across Borders / Solidarité sans frontières (Montréal)
Over a 180 immigration detainees in Lindsay, Ontario’s Central East Correctional Centre (CECC) began protest actions on Tuesday, September 18th against conditions of their detention. The detainees were recently moved from other prisons in the Greater Toronto Area, about two hours away, and have lost touch with families and legal support as a result. Conditions at Lindsay are substantially worse for them then before. Some prisoners began a hunger strike on Wednesday which has now ended but other strike actions are continuing.

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.

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