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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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(September 5) Refugees Welcome! Open the Borders!

(September 5) Refugees Welcome! Open the Borders!

REFUGEES WELCOME OPEN THE BORDERS FREE MOVEMENT FOR ALL Gathering/Demonstration SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2pm Place Norman Bethune (de Maisonneuve et Guy ; métro Guy-Concordia) In the context of the deaths of Alan Kurdi, 3, his brother Ghalib, 5, and mother Rehanna, Solidarity Across Borders is calling for a gathering in downtown Montreal to denounce the Canadian government and their complicit role in the deaths of refugees and migrants. contact: solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com

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(May 31) Stop Deportations! Status For All! (2pm, métro St-Michel)

(May 31) Stop Deportations! Status For All! (2pm, métro St-Michel)

STOP DEPORTATIONS! STATUS FOR ALL! SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015 March for justice and dignity for all migrants and refugees 2pm: GATHERING / STARTING POINT métro St-Michel (north of Jean-Talon & St-Michel, south of Everett) 4pm: CONVERGENCE / PICNIC Parc Jarry (near St-Laurent & Villeray, métro de Castelnau) We will march through the neighborhoods of St-Michel and Villeray, ending at Parc Jarry in Parc-Extension. A child-friendly event. Bring your kids! Please get in touch about any accessibility needs. www.solidarityacrossborders.org DOWNLOADS (posters & flyers): www.solidarityacrossborders.org/downloads-may31 —– We march together to demand an end to deportations and detentions, and we denounce the...

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(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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Beyond Austerity: article for the Printemps 2015 Newspaper

Beyond Austerity: article for the Printemps 2015 Newspaper

This article, by members of Solidarity Across Borders, is featured in the Printemps 2015 newspaper. More info here: grevecontrelausterite.wordpress.com Austerity is often described as an act of class war, on the part of the rich. Depending on who is talking, this assault might be described as an attack against the middle class or the working class, or any number of constituencies in capitalism’s gunsights. It affects many people; consequently specific examples can galvanize broad opposition, mass mobilizations, and … easy recuperations. Because while neoliberal austerity hits many people, it does not hit us in the same way, nor with the same...

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May Day: Let’s Make Migrant Labour Central to our Struggles against Austerity

May Day: Let’s Make Migrant Labour Central to our Struggles against Austerity

Montreal, 1 May 2015 — In the context of the struggle against austerity, Solidarity Across Borders calls on all community organizations and centres, collectives, trade unions, healthcare providers, educational institutions, food banks, shelters, housing co-ops, etc. to commit to providing their services to everyone, regardless of immigration status, and to make the question of migrant labour central to our struggles against austerity. Over the past few months, sweeping cuts to social services – healthcare, housing assistance, employment aid, social assistance, education, and more – have been announced in Quebec. These attacks on the achievements of past social struggles have...

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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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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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