Events

Thursday 10am (July 3): Gathering in support of the Pika Family

Thursday 10am (July 3): Gathering in support of the Pika Family

SARAH MAGGALI AND HER DAUGHTER, KEZIA HOPE, TO BE DEPORTED THIS FRIDAY SHERBROOKE FAMILY FACING SEPARATION MOTHER TO BE SEPARATED FROM 3 YEAR-OLD SON AND INFANT DAUGHTER Press Point / Gathering in support of the Pika Family THURSDAY, JULY 3, 10am 200 René-Lévesque West, between St-Urbain and Jeanne Mance (Montreal) (métro Place d’Armes or métro Place-des-arts) -> Hear directly from Sarah Maggali and Kezia Hope in the following video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkGJaFx0xek -> For more info, visit: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/famillepikaSolidarity Across Borders is urging support for the Pika Family of Sherbrooke in their attempt to remain united together in Quebec, where they have lived for...

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(July 3) Solidarity Across Borders Summer Assembly

(July 3) Solidarity Across Borders Summer Assembly

Thursday, July 3rd, 6pm to 9pm CEDA, 2515 Delisle St. (Lionel Groulx metro) https://www.facebook.com/events/251296321728599/ free childcare! translation english-french-spanish! free food! wheelchair accessible! Do you have any other needs we should meet so that you can participate? Contact us at solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com or cell # 438-933-7654. Come out to the second seasonal assembly of Solidarity Across Borders (SAB)! Solidarity Across Borders recently decided to hold four open assemblies a year, one each season. These assemblies are places to discuss overall strategy of Solidarity Across Borders, react to changes in the political context, bring new proposals and make decisions. They are opportunities to think and...

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RALLY for Buzas family, facing deportation on Thursday

RALLY for Buzas family, facing deportation on Thursday

GOOD NEWS: Shortly before noon on July 2nd, the Federal Court ordered the government to suspend the deportation of the Buzas family. Their struggle is not over, but hopefully it will be very soon. It is a victory for the family, for the struggle against anti-Roma racism and for the fight against deportations. OPRE ROMA! STATUS FOR ALL! NO ONE IS ILLEGAL! Stay tuned for more updates. *** Wednesday, July 2nd at noon Immigration Canada, 1010 St. Antoine (metro Bonaventure) –> If you can’t come to the rally, please write a letter to the Minister of Immigration and donate...

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Invitation to Djaber Kalibi Departure Support Picket

Invitation to Djaber Kalibi Departure Support Picket

(Below is an invitation (in French only) by the Djaber Kalibi support committee. Djaber is leaving for Paris this Thursday, as the Immigration and Refugee Board decided to uphold his deportation order despite having rejected two of the three motions against him. A support picket will be held from 3PM to 3:45PM on Thursday near the international arrivals gate on the ground floor of the PET airport. Please look for the Solidarity Across Borders Banner.) Bonjour très chèr-e-s ami-e-s et camarades. Comme vous l’avez peut-être déjà appris-e-s, malgré la tombée de deux des trois clauses, la commission de l’immigration...

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DOCUMENTARY FILM LAUNCH

DOCUMENTARY FILM LAUNCH

in the context of anti-deportation days SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 5pm @ NO BAD SOUND, 3730 de Courtrai Join us for a family-friendly block party for the launch of a short documentary film on the struggles of migrants and indigenous peoples to create alternative networks of mutual aid in the face of the Canada’s exclusionary immigration system. Free food and live music by local artists. FOOD will begin at 5pm, followed by a FILM screening, and the night will end with MUSIC to groove to. ACCESSIBILITY INFO: We don’t unfortunately currently have the dimensions of the doors, but there are...

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NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION: CRIMINALIZATION COSTS SEX WORKER LIVES

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION: CRIMINALIZATION COSTS SEX WORKER LIVES

Join Solidarity Across Borders on Saturday in support of this danse-athon against the dangerous recriminalization of sex work. Across the country, sex worker groups along with organizations and individuals that support human rights, labour rights and women’s rights are gathering to denounce the conservative government’s proposed bill (C36) to re-criminalize sex work. The new law criminalizes selling sex in public, purchasing sexual services, advertising sexual services and benefitting from the sale of sexual services. Bill C-36 will not assist individuals in need of support or eliminate harms. Rather, it will force sex workers into dangerous conditions by pushing them...

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ANTI-DEPORTATION DAYS

ANTI-DEPORTATION DAYS

Two weeks of events, activities and actions demanding STATUS FOR ALL! June 1-15, 2014, Montreal. This year, the STATUS FOR ALL coalition is coordinating two weeks of activities in opposition to deportations, detentions and double punishment, and in support of a Solidarity City and the regularization of all non-status migrants.In addition to the annual STATUS FOR ALL demonstration, march and picnic on June 7 (more info here: www.statusforall.org/en/june7), ANTI-DEPORTATIONS DAYS will include diverse events, activities and actions in the first two weeks of June.ANTI-DEPORTATION DAYS is organized and coordinated by the STATUS FOR ALL Coalition (comprised of Mexicians United...

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(June 7) announcement: STATUS FOR ALL! Demonstration & March

(June 7) announcement: STATUS FOR ALL! Demonstration & March

STATUS FOR ALL! SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014 (MONTREAL) 2pm: GATHERING / STARTING POINT Bethune Square (Guy & DeMaisonneuve West, métro Guy-Concordia) 4pm: CONVERGENCE, DEMONSTRATION AND PICNIC Philips Square (Union & Ste-Catherine, métro McGill) A child-friendly march. Bring your kids! Get in touch about any accessibility needs. —– We support Indigenous struggles and movements for self-determination. Read our Statement of Support for Indigenous Struggles and Sovereignty: http://www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/statement-of-support-for-indigenous-struggles-and-sovereignty We also march together to demand an end to deportations and detentions, and we denounce the double punishment of migrants with criminal records. We demand Status for All, and organize for a “Solidarity...

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Report-back: Demonstration against colonialism, racism and the Charter (photos, music, media)

Report-back: Demonstration against colonialism, racism and the Charter (photos, music, media)

Report-back: Demonstration against colonialism, racism and the Charter (photos, music, media) Several hundred anti-colonial and anti-racist protesters gathered and demonstrated on Montreal’s streets the evening of March 21, 2014, on the International Day Against Racism. Selected PHOTOS from the demonstration have been compiled HERE. The demonstration was organized by Ensemble contre la Charte xenophobe, a network that formed in September 2013 in opposition to the proposed Quebec Charter of Values (Bill 60). The March 21 protest marked our second mass...

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(Thursday) Defending the Land: Indigenous Resistance to Extraction

(Thursday) Defending the Land: Indigenous Resistance to Extraction

(This event is endorsed by Solidarity Across Borders) CKUT, Climate Justice Montreal, QPIRG Concordia, No One is Illegal, Solidarity Across Borders, Submedia.tv, The Anti-Colonial Solidarity Collective, and the McGill Sustainability Projects Fund present… The 7th Edition of Under The Weather: Climate Change Research and Justice Defending the Land: Indigenous Resistance to Extraction featuring MEL BAZIL, Indigenous Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en organizer, sovereigntist, and anarchist of the Unist’ot’en Action Camp http://unistotencamp.wordpress.com/ with Clifton Nicholas. Clifton Arihwakehte Nicholas is a Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) from Kanehsatake. Clifton is active in his community as both an activist and as a defender of his people. Clifton...

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(May 15) Côte-des-Neiges Solidarity Street Party in support of the Awan family

(May 15) Côte-des-Neiges Solidarity Street Party in support of the Awan family

Côte-des-Neiges Solidarity Street Party in support of the Awan family Food, music, speeches and more! Thurday May 15th, noon to 2pm.    Corner of Van Horne and Victoria (Plamondon metro, Van Horne exit). Family friendly! Rain or shine! (facebook event here) In the face of one Côte-des-Neiges family’s struggle to remain together in Montreal, we are holding a metro action in celebration of the vibrant and tenacious people and organizations of Côte-Des-Neiges. Join us May 15th for food, music, speeches and more, connecting the CDN community while affirming support for the Awan family and celebrating their struggle! Mrs. Khurshid Begum Awan...

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Attention News Editors: Press point at the NDG offices of the new Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion, Kathleen Weil

Attention News Editors For Immediate Release The Education For All Collective demands that the Quebec government act urgently to ensure that all non-status children can attend primary and secondary school Collective members and allies to gather at the NDG offices of the new Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion, Kathleen Weil Press Point date: Tuesday, April 29 time: 10am location: 5252, de Maisonneuve Ouest (métro Vendôme) (at the constituency office of the new Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion) Media contacts: Linda Guerry: 514-771-1647 Jaggi Singh: 438-933-7654 e-mail: solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com April 29, 2014, Montreal — The Collectif éducation sans frontières (Education...

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