Status for All

Statement concerning announcement by Minister of Public Safety

Statement concerning announcement by Minister of Public Safety

Media statement. For immediate release. Solidarity Across Borders’ Message for Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety: Stop the detention of migrants; implement a regularization program immediately! (Montreal, August 15, 2016) Solidarity Across Borders, a migrant justice network working directly with detained migrants as well as individuals and families facing removal, learned today of an announcement by Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety responsible for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). His announcement concerns detentions centers in Canada, including the Laval Immigration Detention Center in Quebec. In the words of Noe Arteaga Santos, a member of Solidarity across Borders, “Solidarity...

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Solidarity Across Borders Autumn Assembly & Community Brunch (October 16)

Solidarity Across Borders Autumn Assembly & Community Brunch (October 16)

Notice to Solidarity Across Borders members: Mark you calendars for our next general assembly and community brunch! Solidarity Across Borders Autumn Assembly & Community Brunch SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 11am: Solidarity Across Borders Committees 12:30pm: Community Brunch 2pm-4pm: Continuation of Assembly: Proposals and Discussion (read more about the format below) Location: 1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor, near métro Guy-Concordia Free childcare and kids activities on-site. Bring your kids! Translation available for English, French & Spanish. The building is accessible to people using wheelchairs. Limited métro tickets available for people with low incomes. Please get in touch about any accessibility...

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Solidarity donation campaign for No Borders stencil arrest & ticket / Please contribute

Solidarity donation campaign for No Borders stencil arrest & ticket / Please contribute

Solidarity donation campaign for No Borders stencil arrest and ticket Please contribute $20, $50 or more towards legal costs involving a Montreal graffiti ticket during “Anti-Deportations Days” Friends and allies — Street art, stencils, and graffiti are an important part of our social justice campaigns and actions. Being able to get out our message to people directly, on the streets, is an effective communications tactic. But, there are all sorts of laws against graffiti. And sometimes, unfortunately, we get caught. In May 2014, as part of the lead-up to “Anti-Deportation Days” organized by Solidarity Across Borders, a team of...

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JUNE: Month Against Borders and Deportations! Schedule of events!

JUNE: Month Against Borders and Deportations! Schedule of events!

Solidarity Across Borders declares June 2016 a “Month Against Deportations.” In the context of ongoing struggles for justice and dignity for all migrants, refugees and undocumented people, Solidarity Across Borders and allies are organizing actions throughout the month of June to publicly denounce the violence, racism and oppression of border controls, and their daily impact on tens of thousands of people in Montreal. This summer we will amplify our voices as community members, lovers and fighters, with public art projects, demonstrations, community meals, and a variety of activities in fierce resistance to colonial borders and economies built on the...

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Organizing Assembly: Status for All

Organizing Assembly: Status for All

We are providing childcare; translation (English-French-Spanish); snacks; metro tickets as needed. The location is wheelchair accessible. Please get in touch about any other accessibility needs. Solidarity Across Borders (SAB) is holding an organizing assembly for the annual Status for All mobilization, rooted in the main demands and campaigns of Solidarity Across Borders: opposition to deportations, detentions, and double punishment; status for all; and solidarity city. Since 2002, the May-June period has been a time for Status For All-themed mobilizations in Montreal. We’ve sometimes mobilized around May Day, the international working class holiday, and often linked our spring actions to...

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(Demonstration & Rally) Open the Borders! Welcome to ALL refugees and migrants! No to racism and Islamophobia! (December 13)

(Demonstration & Rally) Open the Borders! Welcome to ALL refugees and migrants! No to racism and Islamophobia! (December 13)

Open the Borders! Welcome to ALL refugees and migrants! No to racism and Islamophobia!  Demonstration & Rally SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2pm 529 Jarry East, at Justin Trudeau’s Montreal office (métro Jarry, between Berri & Lajeunesse; map: https://goo.gl/maps/G14xJbp2fUK2)Family-friendly demonstration. Bring your kids. Please get in touch about any accessibility needs. Hot chocolate on-site. Please share this event widely.  —–Solidarity Across Borders calls this urgent demonstration to express our collective opposition to the continued racist and Islamophobic backlash against migrants and refugees in Canada and worldwide. We join our voices with millions around the world who declare “Refugees Welcome” and support...

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In the Shadow of Borders: documentary film screening followed by discussion (December 10)

In the Shadow of Borders: documentary film screening followed by discussion (December 10)

In the Shadow of Borders: documentary film screening followed by discussion Thursday, December 10th, 2015 7pm at De Sève Cinema 1400 de Maisonneuve West (Concordia Library Building); Guy-Concordia metro This event is organized by In the Shadow of Borders with support from the Community-University Research Exchange (CURE), QPIRG Concordia and Solidarity Across Borders. – free – wheelchair accessible – there are accessible washrooms next to the cinema, though they are not gender neutral – childcare available; please reserve in advance – get in touch about accessibility needs – contact info: 514-848-7585; info@qpirgconcordia.org  – please get in touch about any accessibility needs Film...

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(October 17) OPEN THE BORDERS! Teach-In & Community Dinner

(October 17) OPEN THE BORDERS! Teach-In & Community Dinner

OPEN THE BORDERS! Teach-In & Community Dinner Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1pm-8pm location: 1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor & 1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204 métro Guy Concordia Free. Welcome to all. All spaces are wheelchair accessible. Childcare available on-site. Whisper translation (English-French-Spanish) for all presentations. Please get in touch about accessibility needs. Solidarity Across Borders is organizing a 1-day teach-in to provide a space for discussion and learning about migrant justice issues, in the context of current debates around migrants and refugees. The presentations are intended both for people new to these issues, and for those who wish to...

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(October 10) UNITY MARCH AGAINST DEPORTATIONS / REFUGEES WELCOME!

(October 10) UNITY MARCH AGAINST DEPORTATIONS / REFUGEES WELCOME!

UNITY MARCH AGAINST DEPORTATIONS REFUGEES WELCOME! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2pm Starting Point: Norman Bethune Square (corner of Guy and De Maisonneuve West, métro Guy-Concordia) map: http://bit.ly/1PKJ8VS The conditions of migrants and refugees worldwide have captured public attention. In Europe, the USA, Mexico and elsewhere, we witness a humanitarian disaster. In the Dominican Republic, people of Haitian origin are attacked and threatened with deportation. In Canada, non-status Haitians and Zimbabweans are also facing forced removal. Stop deportations! Welcome all migrants and refugees! Status for All! Join us in large numbers to show your support for this important cause which is...

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Posters & Flyer for the Unity March Against Deportations (please share)

Posters & Flyer for the Unity March Against Deportations (please share)

DOWNLOAD, PRINT & SHARE the following posters and flyer:

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Report-back: “Refugees Welcome / Open The Borders” Protest (photos, articles, posters)

Report-back: “Refugees Welcome / Open The Borders” Protest (photos, articles, posters)

Report-back: REFUGEES WELCOME / OPEN THE BORDERS Montreal Demonstration, September 5, 2015 On Saturday, September 5, 2015, more than 700 people responded to a call by Solidarity Across Borders for a protest to denounce the Canadian government and their complicit role in the deaths of refugees and migrants, in the context of the recent deaths of Alan Kurdi, 3, his brother Ghalib, 5, and mother Rehanna. The Montreal protest was part of cross-Canada mobilizations in more than 20 towns and cities, as well as mobilizations worldwide in support of refugees and migrants. This brief report-back includes information about: i)...

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Posters for distribution in Montreal

Posters for distribution in Montreal

The following five posters were distributed during the “Refugees Welcome / Open the Borders” demonstration (September 5, 2015) in Montreal. You are encouraged to print and post these posters.

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