(May 1st) Open the Borders! Anti-Fascist Contingent for May Day

April 24, 2017
(May 1st) Open the Borders! Anti-Fascist Contingent for May Day

Gather at 5pm at metro Frontenac, departure at 5:30 sharp. We will go to join the downtown protest. In the face of xenophobia and the growth of the far right, we need a people’s response. Our class does not recognize states or borders. Solidarity with all workers, no matter what their status. This autonomous contingent celebrates the immigrant, anarchist, working class history of May Day, commemorating the Haymarket Martyrs of Chicago, and ongoing struggles, particularly immigrant working class struggles, for justice and dignity. We oppose deportations and detentions, and we call for Open Borders. This autonomous contingent is supported...

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Friday: CSIS and Systemic Islamophobia in Canada (April 14)

April 12, 2017
Friday: CSIS and Systemic Islamophobia in Canada (April 14)

CSIS and Systemic Islamophobia in Canada Solidarity across Borders and the Canadian Anti-Islamophobia Collective invite you to an information and awareness-raising event on systemic Islamophobia carried out by the Canadian secret services (CSIS) against members of the Muslim community and members of migrant communities.

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Undocumented Women Intercept Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on Eve of International Day against Racism

March 21, 2017
Undocumented Women Intercept Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on Eve of International Day against Racism

Montreal, 21 mars 2017 — Federal Minister of Immigration, Ahmed Hussen, was intercepted by three non-status women a few days before the International Day Against Racism as he entered Montreal’s Sheraton Hotel to give a speech at an academic conference. The women, active members of the Collective of Non-status Women of Montreal, were there to deliver a message directly to Mr. Hussen about their own vulnerability to exploitation and abuse because of their precarious immigration status. Undocumented people form an oppressed layer of Canadian society, racially defined, who are denied all economic, political and social rights. “My heart was...

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Sanctuary City: Videos from Solidarity Across Borders Press Conference (February 20, 2017)

March 6, 2017
Sanctuary City: Videos from Solidarity Across Borders Press Conference (February 20, 2017)

With the announcement of a limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion to be considered (and eventually passed unanimously) by the City of Montreal this Monday, the migrant justice organization Solidarity Across Borders and allied groups organized a press conference to provide critical perspectives on the motion, rooted in the reality of undocumented migrants living in the Montreal-area. Background Information: – Community groups speak out on City of Montreal’s limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion: http://bit.ly/Feb20PressConference – Solidarity City Declaration: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/solidarity-city/solidarity-city-declaration – Solidarity City Declaration Demands: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/solidarity-city – Education Without Borders Collective: http://collectifeducation.org/ – Public Statement: No Border Agents in our...

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Sanctuary City: Selected Media Articles (February 2017)

March 5, 2017
Sanctuary City: Selected Media Articles (February 2017)

Solidarity Across Borders Press Conference on “Sanctuary City” With the announcement of a limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion to be considered (and eventually passed unanimously) by the City of Montreal this past Monday (February 20, 2017), the migrant justice organization Solidarity Across Borders and allied groups organized a press conference to provide critical perspectives on the motion, rooted in the reality of undocumented migrants living in the Montreal-area. (photo, left, by Jacques Nadeau, Le Devoir) Selected Media Articles English: (Video) CTV News Channel Video: Montreal is NOT a “Sanctuary City” (February 20, 2017) (interview with Solidarity Across Borders...

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UPDATED. Call to Action: Undocumented Montrealer Detained by SPVM in Traffic Stop, Faces Deportation from Coderre’s Sanctuary City on Monday

March 3, 2017
UPDATED. Call to Action: Undocumented Montrealer Detained by SPVM in Traffic Stop, Faces Deportation from Coderre’s Sanctuary City on Monday

UPDATE/GOOD NEWS: After the CBSA refused to stop “David’s” deportation, the United Nations stepped in, asking Canada to stop the deportation until the risk is evaluated. Canada has no reason to refuse the request. Meanwhile, his lawyer is working to get him released from detention as soon as possible based on the UN intervention. Huge thank you to everyone who wrote, called and spread the word! Denied Access to Refugee Claim, “David” is at Risk because of his Sexual Orientation Help Make Montreal a Real Solidarity City: CALL and WRITE to the Minister of Public Safety, the Minister of...

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Press Conference: Community groups speak out on City of Montreal’s limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion (February 20)

March 2, 2017
Press Conference: Community groups speak out on City of Montreal’s limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion (February 20)

Media Advisory – For immediate release Press Conference: Community groups speak out on City of Montreal’s potential Sanctuary City motion Montreal, February 19, 2017 — With the announcement of a limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion to be considered by the City of Montreal this Monday, the migrant justice organization Solidarity Across Borders and allied groups are organizing a press conference tomorrow, Monday morning, to provide critical perspectives on the motion, rooted in the reality of undocumented migrants living in the Montreal-area.Press Conference Date: Monday, February 20, 2017 Time: 10:30am Location: 1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204Confirmed participants: – Gloria,...

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