Double Punishment

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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TWICE REMOVED: Double Punishment and Racial Profiling in Canada

This is the English version of the documentary film “Twice Removed: Double Punishment and Racial Profiling in Canada,” by Lillian Boctor, produced in collaboration with Solidarity Across Borders and No One is Illegal. To view film, click here! This film tells the story of Nicholas, who was deported on August 9, 2012, after living 30 years in Canada, to Guyana, a country he hadn’t seen since he was 9 years old, and where he knew no one. Under Canadian immigration law, non-citizens who are convicted of criminal offenses are punished twice: once when they’re sentenced for their crime, and...

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Film and Poetry Night

Film and Poetry Night

Fundraiser & moral support for family to be separated by Immigration Canada Tuesday, 7 August at 7pm Café Araucaria, 5607 Parc Ave. (corner St. Viateur) Pay what you can. Suggested donation: $5 to 10 (more appreciated!) Featuring  * Première of Double Trouble new documentary film by Lillian Boctor about double punishment   * Mister Lust Poetry/Rap and Reggae   and more … Every week, tens of dark-windowed cars leave 1010 St. Antoine Street in downtown Montreal. Inside are sisters, fathers, mothers, brothers and children forcibly expelled from their homes by the Canadian state. This is what a family from Ville St....

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Stop Jacob’s deportation: No double punishment

Stop Jacob’s deportation: No double punishment

SOLIDARITY WITH THE NIYONGABO FAMILY       Thursday, December 22, 2011 JACOB IS SAFE AND SOUND (update) Jacob Niyongabo was deported to Burundi on Tuesday afternoon. In the evening of December 21st, he arrived in the capital city of Bujumbura, a city his family was forced to flee 16 years ago due to ethnic-based violence that took over 300,000 civilian lives. The customs officers in Bujumbra initially attempted to hold Jacob in their custody to verify his travel documents and identity, but friends of Solidarity Across Borders who work in Bujumbra were present at the airport and negotiated...

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