Events

(May 28) Presentation: Resisting Capitalism, Borders and Global Apartheid

(May 28) Presentation: Resisting Capitalism, Borders and Global Apartheid

“OUR TERRAIN OF STRUGGLE”: Resisting Capitalism, Borders and Global Apartheid Thursday, May 28, 7pm 1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204 (métro Guy-Concordia) (facebook: www.facebook.com/events/435202943315001/) This multi-media presentation will explore the research and lived experiences that ground a “no one is illegal/no borders” analysis. Among the conclusions: all border controls are fundamentally racist; all nation-states are inherently oppressive; all human beings have the autonomous right to migrate, to resist displacement, and to return; and, in opposition to imposed notions of “race” or “community”, we struggle to assert self-determined identities. In a context of global apartheid, there are very specific challenges for grassroots...

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(May 10) Mothers against Borders Mothers Day Picnic

(May 10) Mothers against Borders Mothers Day Picnic

Fundraiser for Bring Daniel Home campaign https://www.facebook.com/events/102494350082374/ Sunday, 10 May 2015, 1pm Jarry Parc (metro Castelnau), near the Kiosque ***in case of rain: 8065 Lajeunesse (corner of Jarry, at métro Jarry)*** Any special dietary needs or other accessibility questions? Get in touch at solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com! * Delicious, cheap food! * Art-making for the 31 May march to Stop Deportations (31 May, St-Michel Metro, 2pm), including Kite-making and Silk-screening (bring your own tshirts) * Letter-writing for Daniel * Activities for kids, including FACE-PAINTING! * Fun, games & solidarity On Mothers’ Day, the Bring Daniel Home Committee is hosting a picnic to...

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Downloads (STATUS FOR ALL Demonstration & Picnic, May 31)

Downloads (STATUS FOR ALL Demonstration & Picnic, May 31)

Poster (English) Flyer (English) Poster (French) Flyer (French) Poster (Spanish) Flyer (Spanish) Poster (Arabic) Flyer (Arabic)

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Callout: Stop Deportations! Status for All! (May 2015)

Callout: Stop Deportations! Status for All! (May 2015)

CALLOUT: STOP DEPORTATIONS! STATUS FOR ALL! (Full details about the May 31 demonstration are available HERE.) This year, we march in opposition to growing austerity measures and in solidarity with grassroots resistance efforts in Montreal and across Turtle Island. Over the past few months, sweeping cuts to social services – from health care, housing assistance and employment aid, to social assistance and education, etc. – have been announced, putting the future and accessibility of these services at risk. This neoliberal offensive is taking place not just at the provincial level: the federal government has gutted employment insurance, slashed health...

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(March 21) Feast, music, art in celebration of solidarity and Abdelkader Belaouni’s 12-year struggle

(March 21) Feast, music, art in celebration of solidarity and Abdelkader Belaouni’s 12-year struggle

Saturday, 21 March 2015 at 6pm Point St. Charles (location tba) On February 5th, 2015, Abdelkader (Kader) Belaouni obtained his Canadian citizenship after a 12-year struggle, including almost four years in church sanctuary. On January 3, 2006, nine years earlier, Kader made a statement from St. Gabriel’s church, where he had taken sanctuary three days earlier, “I’m not hiding from Immigration Canada, but I want to tell them clearly, I will not be presenting myself for deportation. I’ve been able to achieve autonomy and dignity in Montreal, and I don’t want to lose that. My family are my friends...

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STATUS FOR ALL: 2nd Organizing Assembly

STATUS FOR ALL: 2nd Organizing Assembly

Wednesday, 4 March, 6:00pm 2149 Mackay St. (métro Guy-Concordia)* https://www.facebook.com/events/1550109555278702 *We regret that this location is not wheelchair accessible; it is necessary to climb a set of stairs to enter. – childcare available – translation available (English-French-Spanish) – snacks will be served – metro tickets are available as needed – please get in touch about any other accessibility needs Second organizing assembly to plan 2015 status for all mobilization, rooted in the main demands and campaigns of Solidarity Across Borders: opposition to deportations, detentions and double punishment; for Status For All and building a Solidarity City. (Read more about...

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Israeli Apartheid Week (March 8-17)

Israeli Apartheid Week (March 8-17)

Israeli Apartheid Week Montreal | March 8-17, 2015 iawmontreal.org Ten days of panels, workshops, film screenings, demonstrations and cultural events to raise awareness around the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid. In opposition to apartheid and occupation In solidarity with Palestinian resistance In support of social justice struggles everywhere This year marks the beginning of the second decade of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) in Montreal, joining with similar IAWs around the world. Our theme this year is resistance to colonialism and racism. This year’s IAW-Montreal is organized in the aftermath of Israel’s brutal attack on Gaza...

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(Sunday 4pm) Moratorium lifted on deportations to Haiti and Zimbabwe: Next community assembly

(Sunday 4pm) Moratorium lifted on deportations to Haiti and Zimbabwe: Next community assembly

Moratorium lifted on deportations to Haiti and Zimbabwe: 3500 threatened with possible removal No deportations! Status for All! Next Community Assembly SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 4pm at the Bureau de la communauté haitienne de Montréal 6970 rue Marquette (near métro Fabre) – If you would like to organize to make sure that everyone – without exception – is able to stay in Canada with full status and dignity, you are encouraged to attend this community assembly. – If you are personally affected by the issue of deportations, we strongly encourage you to attend. – Let’s organize together to resist the...

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Refugee Lottery Flash Mob at the IRB

Refugee Lottery Flash Mob at the IRB

A flash mob took over the space outside the Immigration and Refugee Board in Montreal earlier this morning. The group denounced the arbitrary nature of refugee board decisions and specifically to show their solidarity with the Nemeth family, a Roma refugee family facing deportation in two days (on Wednesday, January 28th). To the sound of the Chaotic Insurrection Ensemble, and with a giant Refugee Wheel of Fortune to illustrate the point, Solidarity Across Borders game show hosts explained that the Nemeth family’s refugee claim was rejected in 2013 by a commissioner whose acceptance rate for Hungarian claimants that year...

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(Kreyòl) Depi ke yo anonse yo pral leve moratwa sou Ayiti ak Zimbabwe: plis ke 3500 moun riske fè fas pwochennman a depòtasyon

(Kreyòl) Depi ke yo anonse yo pral leve moratwa sou Ayiti ak Zimbabwe: plis ke 3500 moun riske fè fas pwochennman a depòtasyon

Annou kole tèt ansanm nan yon kokennchenn rasanbleman Depi ke yo anonse yo pral leve moratwa sou Ayiti ak Zimbabwe: plis ke 3500 moun riske fè fas pwochennman a depòtasyon Sispann depòtasyon yo! Regilarize sitiyasyon legal tout moun! Samdi 31 janvye, depi 3zè jiska 7tè nan aswè nan Biwo Kominote AyisyÈn nan (BCHM) 6970, rue Marquette (akote metwo Fabre la) Depi ke yo anonse yo pral leve moratwa sou Ayiti ak Zimbabwe: plis ke 3500 moun riske fè fas pwochennman a depòtasyon. Sa vle di ke yo ka resevwa avi gouvènman federal la ki mande pou yo kite peyi...

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(January 27) Call for support: Nemeth family facing deportation to Hungary Wednesday

(January 27) Call for support: Nemeth family facing deportation to Hungary Wednesday

Call for support: Roma family facing deportation to Hungary in five days Anasztazia Szilagyi, husband Dezso Nemeth, and their two children Mark (21) and Mercedesz (10) are scheduled to be deported to Hungary on Wednesday, January 28th. –> Court Support for the Nemeth Family Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 2:00pm Federal Court of Canada, 30 McGill St., Montreal (Square Victoria Metro) –> Write or call Federal Minister of Immigration Chris Alexander and Federal Minister of Public Safety Steve Blaney and ask them to stop the Nemeth family’s deportation and give them status in Canada. See details below. The Nemeth family...

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(Saturday) Community Assembly: Moratorium on deportations to Haiti and Zimbabwe lifted

(Saturday) Community Assembly: Moratorium on deportations to Haiti and Zimbabwe lifted

Community Assembly Moratorium on deportations to Haiti and Zimbabwe lifted: 3500 threatened with possible removal No deportations! Status for All! Saturday, January 31, 3pm-7pm at the Bureau de la communauté haitienne de Montréal 6970 Rue Marquette (near métro Fabre) – If you would like to organize to make sure that everyone – without exception – is able to stay in Canada with full status and dignity, you are encouraged to attend this community assembly. – If you are personally affected by this issue, we strongly encourage you to attend. Let’s organize together to resist the deportations of members of...

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