SOLIDARITY CITY DECLARATION (updated)

December 1, 2018
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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1 December. On the road again! Evening of Artistic Performances

November 30, 2018
1 December. On the road again! Evening of Artistic Performances

The Non Status Women’s Collective is back for the fight! Saturday December 1st 2018, starting at 4.30 pm Maison de l’amitié de Montréal, corner Duluth and Coloniale (Metro Sherbrooke or bus 55), 120, avenue Duluth East, Montréal, QC H2W 1H1 The Non Status Women’s Collective invites you to celebrate their new start. An evening with artistic performances, activities for children, delicious food and … surprises! Status, justice, and dignity for all! Who we are: The Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal formed in October 2015, initiated by non-status women who wanted to get together, help each other and fight side...

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Call to action in solidarity with the migrant caravan from Honduras and other central American countries currently making its way to the US-Mexican border

November 30, 2018
Call to action in solidarity with the migrant caravan from Honduras and other central American countries currently making its way to the US-Mexican border

On October 12th, a group of about 1400 migrants – most from Honduras, and including many families – began walking towards the US-Mexican border to escape a situation of generalized violence, endemic poverty, and government repression which has intensified since the 2009 coup, which was supported by the Canadian and American governments. Currently, the number of people in the multiple caravans that cross Mexico to the US border is estimated at about 14,000 people. For years, each day, thousands of migrants have left countries in the region to try to make their way into...

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Solidarity Across Borders launches videos to help undocumented migrants survive encounters with the SPVM

November 30, 2018
Solidarity Across Borders launches videos to help undocumented migrants survive encounters with the SPVM

These two short videos are aimed at making the undocumented members of our communities safer in their interactions with Montreal police (SPVM). By undocumented, we mean people who have stayed after being ordered to leave Canada, overstayed a visa, etc. Despite Montreal’s Sanctuary City declaration, undocumented community members continue to be at risk if they come into contact with Montreal police. Montreal police can hand undocumented migrants over to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), which is responsible for detaining and deporting migrants. In our short videos, we have drawn on true experiences to construct two scenarios to help...

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28 Nov. Rally and March in solidarity with the migrant caravans

November 23, 2018
28 Nov. Rally and March in solidarity with the migrant caravans

Wednesday, November 28th 2018 @ 8:30am Honduran Consulate, 1255 boul. Robert-Bourassa , Montreal H3B 3V8 (McGill metro) https://www.facebook.com/events/2014536155333614/ ** Please share this call to your networks. During the demo, to expose the responsibility of Canada in creating the conditions which displace people, we will pass different locations which contribute to the violence forcing people to leave their countries. Join us! ** On October 12th, a group of about 1400 migrants – most from Honduras, and including many families – began walking towards the US-Mexican border to escape a situation of generalized violence, endemic poverty, and government repression which...

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Stop the Prison! Info-session on the government’s plan to build a new migrant prison in Laval and what is being done to oppose it

November 10, 2018
Stop the Prison! Info-session on the government’s plan to build a new migrant prison in Laval and what is being done to oppose it

Solidarity across borders is supporting this event, organized by others. When: Saturday November 17, 2018 at 6pm Where: L’Achoppe (1800 rue Letourneux) What: Construction has almost begun on a new migrant prison in Laval, Quebec. The ground has been remediated and the next step is pouring concrete and laying the foundation. Meanwhile, the federal government is hoping to increase the numbers of deportees by 30% in the coming year and the CAQ is continuing to promote and implement anti-immigrant and Islamophobic policies, stoking the fire of the far-right. Detention is a cornerstone of the state’s border system and stopping...

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Rally against all prisons

September 13, 2018
Rally against all prisons

Sunday October 21st at 3pm outside the ICPA Conference at the Montréal Marriott Chateau Champlain, 1050 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest (metro Bonaventure) Bring banners, signs and noisemakers! https://www.facebook.com/events/2265662126808565/ From the 21st to 26th of October, 2018, Montreal will be the site of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) conference, hosted by Correctional Services Canada. The theme this year is “Beyond Prisons: The Way Forward.” Highlighted as topics of some of the conversations are: going forward to make imprisonment and community supervision both more humane and effective, using technology to humanize corrections, and improving community engagement. The conference...

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