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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CBSA Offices Shut Down by Migrant Justice Activists in honour of Mr. Bolante Idowu Alo and our Deported Friends and Neighbours

August 30, 2018
CBSA Offices Shut Down by Migrant Justice Activists in honour of Mr. Bolante Idowu Alo and our Deported Friends and Neighbours

Montreal CBSA offices were shut down this morning in honour of Mr. Bolante Idowu Alo and of our friends, family members and neighbours who have been deported. Migrant justice activists blocked and chained all doors to the building and employees were not able to enter the building to carry on their work for two hours. PHOTOS VIDEO We want to ensure that business could not go on as usual. Mr. Bolante Idowu Alo died violently at the hands of the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA): we cannot let them carry on as though nothing has happened. We call on...

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Call for an End Deportation Bloc in the Large Demonstration against Racism

August 20, 2018
Call for an End Deportation Bloc in the Large Demonstration against Racism

Sunday, October 7th at 3pm Emilie-Gamelin Square (Berri-UQAM metro) meet up point for the contingent: corner of Berri and de Maisonneuve (look for the anti-deportation banners) Share the facebook event for the end to deportations bloc: www.facebook.com/events/242805143069639/ Deportations are a form of institutional racism, manifested in the violent and coercive practices of the state against predominantly racialised migrants who have been forced to leave their homes because of wars and military violence, poverty, political oppression, extractivism, climate change, etc. – conditions that are the direct result of instability created by neo-colonial foreign policies in the economic interest of Canadian...

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30 August. Public Mourning for Bolante Idowu Alo and to honour all migrants fighting for their lives and dignity

July 24, 2018
30 August. Public Mourning for Bolante Idowu Alo and to honour all migrants fighting for their lives and dignity

Public Mourning for Mr. Bolante Idowu Alo and to honour all migrants who fight for their lives and dignity against the injustice of the Canadian immigration system No to deportations. Reinstate the moratorium on deportations to Haiti. Abolish the Border Security Ministry https://www.facebook.com/events/1864511943662918/ Rally In front of CBSA offices 1010 St-Antoine (Bonaventure Metro) Thursday, 30 August at 7am ** Dress in black ** Bring flowers and messages to leave Saddened and shocked by the violent death of Mr. Alo at the hands of the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), organizations fighting for migrant justice are gathering for a public...

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