Déclaration désignant Montréal Ville Sanctuaire

February 20, 2017

15.01 Déclaration Séance du conseil municipal du 20 février 2017 DÉCLARATION DÉSIGNANT MONTRÉAL VILLE SANCTUAIRE Attendu que Montréal affirme son engagement à assurer la protection et l’accessibilité de ses services à toute personne sans statut légal qui vit sur son territoire, indépendamment de sa condition sociale et de son appartenance ethnique ou religieuse; Attendu que Montréal est reconnue pour ses valeurs d’ouverture, de justice, d’équité et de fraternité universelle; Attendu que depuis sa fondation et dans des périodes sombres de l’histoire de l’humanité, Montréal a accueilli diverses vagues de réfugiés et que cet apport humain a été bénéfique dans...

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Solidarity Across Borders demands that the City of Montreal implement tangible and meaningful measures for a “Sanctuary City”; no more SPVM collaboration with CBSA

February 18, 2017
Solidarity Across Borders demands that the City of Montreal implement tangible and meaningful measures for a “Sanctuary City”; no more SPVM collaboration with CBSA

For Immediate Release – For news editors and the Montreal community   Solidarity Across Borders demands that the City of Montreal implement tangible and meaningful measures for a “Sanctuary City” The City of Montreal and Mayor Coderre need to get beyond cheap symbolism and words; no more SPVM collaboration with CBSA —– Media Contact (including interviews): Solidarity Across Borders tel: 438–933–7654 e-mail: solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com —– Montreal, February 8, 2017 — This morning, the City of Montreal Executive Committee is expected to take the first steps to declare Montreal a “Sanctuary City”, similar to the hundreds of Sanctuary Cities that already exist in...

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

February 13, 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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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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