Status for All

TRUMP, YOU’RE NOT WELCOME! A Call to Resist & Disrupt Trump’s State Visit to Canada (2017)

TRUMP, YOU’RE NOT WELCOME! A Call to Resist & Disrupt Trump’s State Visit to Canada (2017)

TRUMP, YOU’RE NOT WELCOME! A Call to Resist & Disrupt Trump’s State Visit to Canada Date: Some time in early 2017, after January 20 Where: Likely Ottawa or nearby, details to be confirmed. Please post and share this callout widely. – web: https://trumpunwelcoming.org – fb: www.facebook.com/events/359917574358074 – en français: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/fr/stoptrump – en español: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/es/stoptrump —– This is a callout for anti-capitalist and anti-colonial resistance, rooted in a spirit of solidarity and mutual support, respecting a diversity of tactics. Canada is usually the first foreign visit of a newly-elected US President and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invited US President-elect Donald...

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Report-back from the Emergency “Open the Borders!” Demonstration against Donald Trump and the Far-Right (January 28)

Report-back from the Emergency “Open the Borders!” Demonstration against Donald Trump and the Far-Right  (January 28)

Report-back from the Emergency “Open the Borders!” Demonstration against Donald Trump and the Far-Right  (January 28, 2017) Immediately on hearing about Donald Trump’s anti-migrant, anti-Muslim executive orders last week, Solidarity Across Borders and the Resist Trump Network called an emergency demonstration to denounce these measures, and to expose the hypocrisy of the Trudeau government. Here are some of the necessary and straightforward demands articulated at the modest demonstration: i) immediately open the Canadian-USA border to all migrants from the USA into Canada; ii) immediately cancel the Safe 3rd Country Agreement with the USA; iii) implement an ongoing, comprehensive and...

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Arash Aslani Hunger Strike at Laval Immigration Detention Center (September 2005)

Arash Aslani Hunger Strike at Laval Immigration Detention Center (September 2005)

People’s History of Montreal:  Arash Aslani Hunger Strike at Laval Immigration Detention Center, September 2005 This month, September 2016, marks the 11th anniversary of an important and inspiring local action in support of migrant justice. In September 2005, Arash Aslani undertook a hunger strike inside the Laval Immigration Detention Center near Montreal. Arash had been detained for more than 10 months, and facing continued indefinite detention. He had previously been detained in Europe, after fleeing Iran as a political refugee. To try to end his detention, and bring attention to his situation, Arash started a hunger strike that lasted...

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Montreal- DC Anti-Border Solidarity Caravan (January 19-21, 2017)

Montreal- DC Anti-Border Solidarity Caravan (January 19-21, 2017)

Montreal- DC Anti-Border Solidarity Caravan Protest Donald Trump’s Inauguration (January 19-21, 2017) Donate and/or Participate! Donald Trump will be inaugurated on January 20, 2017. There will be protests against Donald Trump organized by DC-based community groups. Let’s show solidarity from Montreal by driving down together to oppose the sexist, racist, Islamophobic, far-right politics the Trump administration represents. A border may divide us and our comrades in the south, but our struggle is global. We resist not just Trump’s inauguration, but unapologetically stand against the politics of border imperialism as well. We are organizing a Montreal-DC Anti-Border Caravan. We would...

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Press Release: Despite promises, kids still denied schooling on the basis of immigration status

Press Release: Despite promises, kids still denied schooling on the basis of immigration status

Press release – For immediate release Despite promises, kids still denied schooling on the basis of immigration status Families gather before the first day of school, ask that the Minister of Education finally hand in his homework Press scrum : Today, Sunday, August 28th, 2016, at 13:30, in front of école Le Plateau, at the end of Calixa-Lavallée avenue, in La Fontaine park. Montreal, Sunday, August 28th, 2016 : Again this year, many children with precarious immigration status will not be going to school. A family-friendly gathering will take place the day before the first day of school, to call...

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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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