Background: Why are people crossing irregularly into Canada? Anti-Colonial Statement. What is the Storm Alliance?

September 23, 2017
Background: Why are people crossing irregularly into Canada? Anti-Colonial Statement. What is the Storm Alliance?

Here is some more background concerning the upcoming Demonstration at the Quebec-US Border: Migrants & Refugees Welcome! Open the Borders! Oppose Racism! (September 30, 2017). Why are people crossing irregularly into Canada? Refugees have crossed irregularly at Roxham Road, near Hemmingford and other border crossings across Quebec and Canada in larger numbers ever since the shameful Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the USA was implemented in 2004. This agreement prevents migrants from making refugee claims if they come to Canada from the USA at a regular border crossings. However, refugees can make claims if they make an...

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SOLIDARITY CITY DECLARATION (updated)

September 23, 2017
SOLIDARITY CITY DECLARATION (updated)

For thousands of undocumented immigrants across the country, cities such as Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver are sweatshops. Immigrants and refugees work the most precarious and dangerous jobs. The Canadian economy cannot survive without this super-exploited work force, made particularly vulnerable by their lack of permanent status and...

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Demonstration at the Quebec-US Border: Migrants & Refugees Welcome! Open the Borders! Oppose Racism! (September 30)

September 22, 2017
Demonstration at the Quebec-US Border: Migrants & Refugees Welcome! Open the Borders! Oppose Racism! (September 30)

Migrants & Refugees Welcome! Open the Borders! Oppose Racism! Demonstration at the Quebec-US Border Saturday, September 30, 10am – 5pm At the Lacolle Border Crossing, south of Montreal (map: https://goo.gl/maps/W8s3rTtGPC72) Please consult www.solidarityacrossborders.org regularly for updates. A call by the Anti-Racist/Anti-Fascist Response Committee of Solidarity Across Borders. We encourage organizations to endorse and share this callout, and to mobilize their communities and contacts. Get in touch if you can support this mobilization. Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/116071909106377 DOWNLOADS (posters and flyers): www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/downloads-september-30 UPDATE: Deadline for bus reservations extended until 10pm tonite (Friday, September 29)! Due to the number of reservations we’ve received,...

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Downloads (September 30)

September 22, 2017
Downloads (September 30)

Affiche (français) – jpg Affiche (français) – pdf Poster (English) – jpg Poster (English) – pdf Flyer (English/French) – pdf

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Quebec City: If you’re not anti-fascist, what are you then?

September 6, 2017
Quebec City: If you’re not anti-fascist, what are you then?

IF YOU’RE NOT ANTI-FASCIST, WHAT ARE YOU THEN? Québec City, September 5, 2017 — Earlier today a group of anti-racist/anti-fascist organizers dropped a series of banners. This action is a part of an ongoing and decentralized struggle against Québec right-wing extremists and white nationalists promoting xenophobic, anti-immigrant and racist views. The banners, displayed prominently along major arteries during the morning commute, read “Si tu n’es pas anti-fasciste, t’es quoi alors?” (Translation: “If you’re not anti-fascist, what are you then?”) Anti-fascism is anti-racist action. We denounce the practices of scapegoating and fear-mongering that targets Muslims and other racialized immigrant groups. Such practices both implicitly and explicitly blame these...

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The Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal needs your support!

September 4, 2017
The Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal needs your support!

Members of the Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal need your support! While we continue to fight for the regularization of all non-status people, some of our members have lost their jobs due to their status and as a result are in situations of emergency, unable to support their children, pay rent, or pay for basic day-to-day survival needs. Meanwhile, other members work very difficult and dangerous jobs at low pay, often below the minimum wage, at irregular hours that keep them in situations of precarity. As a result of these systemic injustices, we reaching out to community members with...

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Community Alert: Montreal is NOT a Sanctuary City

September 3, 2017
Community Alert: Montreal is NOT a Sanctuary City

Felhívás! Montreal nem szentélyváros! تحذير للجميع: مونتريال ليست ملاذا للمهاجرين غير الشرعيين Montreal, March 1, 2017 – Solidarity Across Borders, a migrant justice organization based in Montreal, active since 2004, is issuing this Community Advisory in order to correct the misleading public information concerning the passing of Montreal’s symbolic “Sanctuary City” Declaration on February 20, 2017. We encourage supporters and allies to share this advisory widely. Since Montreal adopted the “Declaration Designating Montreal a Sanctuary City”, we have been contacted by many non-status migrants and their supporters. Some individuals believe they will now be safe on the streets of Montreal...

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