Banner reading “Trump Fasciste, Trudeau Complice!” hanging off Metropolitan Highway outside Trudeau’s office

February 13, 2017
Banner reading “Trump Fasciste, Trudeau Complice!” hanging off Metropolitan Highway outside Trudeau’s office

For Immediate Release – Attention News Editors and the Montreal-area community (Shared with Solidarity Across Borders by the Open The Borders Collective) “Trump Fasciste, Trudeau Complice!” Large banner currently hanging off the main Trans-Canada/Metropolitan Highway outside of Justin Trudeau’s constituency office -> PHOTOS of the banner are available at the following link: http://bit.ly/TrudumpBanner Montreal, February 13, 2017 — As of 8:30am this morning, at the height of morning rush hour traffic, a large banner reading “Trump Fasciste, Trudeau complice” [tr: “Trump fascist, Trudeau accomplice” is hanging off the Trans-Canada/Metropolitan Highway in Montreal, facing Justin Trudeau’s new constituency office at the corner of Crémazie and...

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Community Members Successfully Shut Down US Consulate, Call for Continued Direct Action to End Canadian Complicity in Racist Violence (January 30)

February 3, 2017
Community Members Successfully Shut Down US Consulate, Call for Continued Direct Action to End Canadian Complicity in Racist Violence (January 30)

Community Members Successfully Shut Down US Consulate, Call for Continued Direct Action to End Canadian Complicity in Racist Violence On Monday in Tiohtia:ke (aka Montreal in occupied Kanien’kehá:ka territory), hundreds of people outraged and sorrowed by the horrifying intensification of Islamophobic violence on both sides of the border shut down the US consulate. Standing front of the consulate doors with banners and signs, first in silent sorrow and anger, protesters then began spontaneously chanting together- not only against Trump’s Muslim ban, but also against the racism that runs rampant across the Quebec political spectrum, against Canada’s exclusionary immigration policies,...

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

February 3, 2017
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)

January 10, 2017
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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Anti-Trump Night Demo: Make Racists Afraid Again! (Friday 6pm)

January 9, 2017
Anti-Trump Night Demo: Make Racists Afraid Again! (Friday 6pm)

Anti-Trump Night Demo: Make Racists Afraid Again! Friday, January 20, 6pm Phillips Square (corner Union and Ste-Catherine West, métro McGill)) #DisruptJ20 Donald Trump will be officially inaugurated as President of the United States at around noon on January 20, 2017. Protesters in Washington, DC will be on the ground attempting to disrupt the inauguration. Here in Montreal, we’re calling for a mass demonstration of solidarity with the DC protests and in opposition to the far-right racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic and anti-immigrant agenda represented by Donald Trump. The demonstration will take place at 11am at métro Place-des-Arts. For more info,...

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

December 23, 2016
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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Undocumented Women Speak: Trudeau Has Failed Us!

December 4, 2016
Undocumented Women Speak: Trudeau Has Failed Us!

Press release Undocumented Women Speak: Trudeau Has Failed Us! 3 December 2016, Montréal – In November 2015, the Non-Status Women’s Collective sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In their letter, they described the extreme precarity in which non-status women live and asked him to take a position on the situation of non-status people in Canada. One year later, they have still not received a response. In the face of government indifference, non-status women are addressing the public at large to denounce the arbitrariness of Canada’s immigration system and its particularly negative impact on women, determined to...

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