Events

(Saturday) Rally: No borders, no prisons!

(Saturday) Rally: No borders, no prisons!

No Borders! No Prisons! In honour of migrant detainee strikers in Lindsay, Ontario and to demand an end to migrant detention and the entire racist prison system RALLY In front of the Laval Immigration Detention Centre (200 Montée St-François) and the Federal Training Centre, a federal prison across the street. Saturday, September 20, 2014 Noon to 2pm –> Meet-up and departure from Montreal : see below On September 20th, join us to commemorate the struggles of migrants and prisoners. This September will mark the one-year anniversary of the historic strike led by 191 migrant detainees in Lindsay, Ontario. We...

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(20 August) Solidarity Across Borders new members orientation

Wednesday August 20th, 6-9pm Lorne Centre, 2390 rue Ryde, near station Charlevoix We will be giving an orientation for new SAB members on August 20th, overviewing the organization’s protocols, analyses and structure. We will go over the decision-making processes and communication tools of the organization and flesh out our demands in relation to our framework of committees, assemblies and, coalitions. While this workshop is structured for new members of SAB, anyone who wants to get involved with SAB is welcome to join. We mobilize around these main demands: an end to deportations and detentions and the abolition of the...

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Gaza-Québec: SOLIDARITY! Mass Demonstration by Quebec civil society

Gaza-Québec: SOLIDARITY! Mass Demonstration by Quebec civil society

Solidarity Across Borders endorses this protest and we invite our members and allies to participate. Down with colonialism, from Palestine to Turtle Island ! Sunday, 10 August 2014 at noon starting point: Place Émilie-Gamelin, MONTRÉAL (Métro Berri-UQAM) Invoking outrageously its “right to defend itself”, Israel is once again laying waste to Gaza… With an illegal and immoral blockade already condemning the population of Gaza to slow death, with entire neighbourhoods now bombed into ruins, with mosques, schools and other shelters targeted for direct attacks, the casualties number in the thousands … As the carnage continues, the Harper government continues...

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(August 17) La Taquiza ! Fund-raising Picnic and Soccer Tournament

(August 17) La Taquiza ! Fund-raising Picnic and Soccer Tournament

Sunday, 17 August at 2pm to 6pm Near the kiosque in Jarry Park (corner of Villeray and St. Laurent, de Castelnau metro) facebook NOTE: You can  pre-register your soccer team by e-mailing solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com. Come out on Sunday, 17 August for a Solidarity Across Borders fundraising picnic and sports tournaments. Funds raised will go to support families directly affected by the immigration system. On the menu: ∗ Home-made tacos al pastor and papas con chorizo. Also, grilled hot-dogs and vegeterian meals! ∗ Soccer tournament ∗ Lawn bowling tournament ∗ Freesbee ∗ Slackline ∗ Music Come early to join the teams!...

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Solidarity Across Borders presents Lido Pimienta (a fundraiser against Double Punishment)

Solidarity Across Borders presents Lido Pimienta (a fundraiser against Double Punishment)

fundraiser for a family fighting against double punishment Thursday august 7th, show starts at 8pm Cafe artere, 7000 avenue du Parc (metro Parc) $8 to $10 or pay what you can Download flyer here. Join us for an intimate performance and art-making evening with Lido Pimienta, in solidarity with those fighting deportations in Montreal. It’s a fundraiser for a Montreal family facing double punishment, to help cover legal costs. Context of the family’s struggle: After decades in Canada, a woman is facing the injustices of double punishment, whereby migrants convicted of a crime can be deported after they have...

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Thursday 10am (July 3): Gathering in support of the Pika Family

Thursday 10am (July 3): Gathering in support of the Pika Family

SARAH MAGGALI AND HER DAUGHTER, KEZIA HOPE, TO BE DEPORTED THIS FRIDAY SHERBROOKE FAMILY FACING SEPARATION MOTHER TO BE SEPARATED FROM 3 YEAR-OLD SON AND INFANT DAUGHTER Press Point / Gathering in support of the Pika Family THURSDAY, JULY 3, 10am 200 René-Lévesque West, between St-Urbain and Jeanne Mance (Montreal) (métro Place d’Armes or métro Place-des-arts) -> Hear directly from Sarah Maggali and Kezia Hope in the following video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkGJaFx0xek -> For more info, visit: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/famillepikaSolidarity Across Borders is urging support for the Pika Family of Sherbrooke in their attempt to remain united together in Quebec, where they have lived for...

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(July 3) Solidarity Across Borders Summer Assembly

(July 3) Solidarity Across Borders Summer Assembly

Thursday, July 3rd, 6pm to 9pm CEDA, 2515 Delisle St. (Lionel Groulx metro) https://www.facebook.com/events/251296321728599/ free childcare! translation english-french-spanish! free food! wheelchair accessible! Do you have any other needs we should meet so that you can participate? Contact us at solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com or cell # 438-933-7654. Come out to the second seasonal assembly of Solidarity Across Borders (SAB)! Solidarity Across Borders recently decided to hold four open assemblies a year, one each season. These assemblies are places to discuss overall strategy of Solidarity Across Borders, react to changes in the political context, bring new proposals and make decisions. They are opportunities to think and...

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RALLY for Buzas family, facing deportation on Thursday

RALLY for Buzas family, facing deportation on Thursday

GOOD NEWS: Shortly before noon on July 2nd, the Federal Court ordered the government to suspend the deportation of the Buzas family. Their struggle is not over, but hopefully it will be very soon. It is a victory for the family, for the struggle against anti-Roma racism and for the fight against deportations. OPRE ROMA! STATUS FOR ALL! NO ONE IS ILLEGAL! Stay tuned for more updates. *** Wednesday, July 2nd at noon Immigration Canada, 1010 St. Antoine (metro Bonaventure) –> If you can’t come to the rally, please write a letter to the Minister of Immigration and donate...

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Invitation to Djaber Kalibi Departure Support Picket

Invitation to Djaber Kalibi Departure Support Picket

(Below is an invitation (in French only) by the Djaber Kalibi support committee. Djaber is leaving for Paris this Thursday, as the Immigration and Refugee Board decided to uphold his deportation order despite having rejected two of the three motions against him. A support picket will be held from 3PM to 3:45PM on Thursday near the international arrivals gate on the ground floor of the PET airport. Please look for the Solidarity Across Borders Banner.) Bonjour très chèr-e-s ami-e-s et camarades. Comme vous l’avez peut-être déjà appris-e-s, malgré la tombée de deux des trois clauses, la commission de l’immigration...

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DOCUMENTARY FILM LAUNCH

DOCUMENTARY FILM LAUNCH

in the context of anti-deportation days SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 5pm @ NO BAD SOUND, 3730 de Courtrai Join us for a family-friendly block party for the launch of a short documentary film on the struggles of migrants and indigenous peoples to create alternative networks of mutual aid in the face of the Canada’s exclusionary immigration system. Free food and live music by local artists. FOOD will begin at 5pm, followed by a FILM screening, and the night will end with MUSIC to groove to. ACCESSIBILITY INFO: We don’t unfortunately currently have the dimensions of the doors, but there are...

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NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION: CRIMINALIZATION COSTS SEX WORKER LIVES

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION: CRIMINALIZATION COSTS SEX WORKER LIVES

Join Solidarity Across Borders on Saturday in support of this danse-athon against the dangerous recriminalization of sex work. Across the country, sex worker groups along with organizations and individuals that support human rights, labour rights and women’s rights are gathering to denounce the conservative government’s proposed bill (C36) to re-criminalize sex work. The new law criminalizes selling sex in public, purchasing sexual services, advertising sexual services and benefitting from the sale of sexual services. Bill C-36 will not assist individuals in need of support or eliminate harms. Rather, it will force sex workers into dangerous conditions by pushing them...

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ANTI-DEPORTATION DAYS

ANTI-DEPORTATION DAYS

Two weeks of events, activities and actions demanding STATUS FOR ALL! June 1-15, 2014, Montreal. This year, the STATUS FOR ALL coalition is coordinating two weeks of activities in opposition to deportations, detentions and double punishment, and in support of a Solidarity City and the regularization of all non-status migrants.In addition to the annual STATUS FOR ALL demonstration, march and picnic on June 7 (more info here: www.statusforall.org/en/june7), ANTI-DEPORTATIONS DAYS will include diverse events, activities and actions in the first two weeks of June.ANTI-DEPORTATION DAYS is organized and coordinated by the STATUS FOR ALL Coalition (comprised of Mexicians United...

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