Fundraiser! – $10,000 for mutual aid

September 29, 2019

Solidarity Across Borders issues a call for support for its longtime active members who are facing financial challenges as they fight for status. We need your support! As you know, Solidarity Across Borders is a network of migrants and allies who join together in solidarity to fight deportations, detentions, and double punishment of migrants (loss of status after a criminal sentence). We demand status for all, for we believe that everyone is equal in worth and dignity, and should therefore have free and safe* access to housing, healthcare, education, daycare, and other social services – regardless of their immigration...

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3 oct. Caravan and Noise Demo against the New Migrant Prison in Laval

September 25, 2019
3 oct. Caravan and Noise Demo against the New Migrant Prison in Laval

… part of a multi-city day of action against immigration detention in Canada (full list here) Join us on October 3rd for a family-friendly, festive noise demonstration in Laval against the new prison for migrants! Starting outside CBSA offices, a caravan will be traveling around Montreal and stopping in different neighbourhoods (Saint-Henri, Cote des Neiges, Parc Ex, and Montreal North) all afternoon, building toward a noise demonstration in Laval at 4:30pm. Bring pots, pans, noisemakers, and/or instruments! Bring your signs, banners and poetry against borders and prisons; your love and your rage! There will be food and music. You...

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Call for local Actions: October 3rd, Day of Action against Canada’s Detention of Migrants

September 8, 2019
Call for local Actions: October 3rd, Day of Action against Canada’s Detention of Migrants

What: Multi-City Day of Action Against Migrant Detention When: October 3, 2019 Where: Pan-Canadian & international We are calling for actions on October 3rd that focus on Canada’s immigration detention infrastructure. Over the past two years, there has been an active struggle against the construction of a new CBSA prison for migrants planned for Laval, Québec. Opposition to this project has included many groups and tactics, each fighting in their own way for an end to Canada’s border and prison regimes. The anti-detention committee of Solidarity Across Borders has participated in this struggle by organizing demonstrations, workshops, press conferences,...

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BRING ON THE NOISE: We won’t be silenced by the profiteers!

August 30, 2019

Noise Demo and Info-Picket against the New Migrant Prison Thursday, 5 September, noon to 1pm Outside offices of Lemay, 3500 St Jacques St, Montreal (right beside métro Lionel Groulx) **BRING YOUR POTS, NOISE-MAKERS; INSTRUMENTS! On August 23rd, the Superior Court of Quebec granted Construction Tisseur Inc. a temporary legal injunction against Solidarity Across Borders. In June, Tisseur got the federal contract to build the new migrant prison in Laval and began construction on the site on August 5th. When SAB organized an information-picket to reach out to Tisseur workers about the project at Tisseur’s headquarters in Val-David last Thursday,...

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Tisseur turns to Courts in Bid to Silence Critics of New Migrant Prison

August 27, 2019
Tisseur turns to Courts in Bid to Silence Critics of New Migrant Prison

Montreal, 27 August 2019 — The Superior Court of Quebec has granted Construction Tisseur Inc. a legal injunction against the migrant justice network Solidarity Across Borders. Tisseur was awarded the federal contract to build the new migrant prison in Laval in June. The temporary injunction was sought in response to a festive information-picket, featuring live Klezmer music, outside Tisseur’s headquarters in Val-David last Thursday. “This sets a very disturbing precedent. It is a huge concern for everyone in Quebec when a company uses the courts to silence critics. We remember Barrick Gold’s legal harassment of Éco-societé for publishing Noir...

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Tisseur Protest Kicks off Fall of Action against New Migrant Prison in Laval

August 22, 2019
Tisseur Protest Kicks off Fall of Action against New Migrant Prison in Laval

VAL-DAVID, August 22 2019 – A network of over 80 organizations opposed to the construction of a new prison for migrants in Laval kicked off a fall of action this Thursday with an information-picket at the headquarters of the project’s general contractor in Val David. Construction Tisseur Inc. was awarded the contract to oversee construction of the new prison in July. It began work on the site on August 5th, despite sustained opposition by organizations determined to block the project. Photos: https://www.facebook.com/mary.e.davis.50/media_set?set=a.10151312472944949&type=3 Video of the action: https://www.facebook.com/CiteSansFrontieres/videos/2432737270140248 “Let’s be clear – by agreeing to work on this project, Tisseur...

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22 August – Protest the new migrant prison

August 10, 2019
22 August – Protest the new migrant prison

Join us for the first of a series of public actions in opposition to the new Laval migrant prison! These actions will take place on Thursdays at noon at various locations, culminating in a multi-city day of action on October 3rd. The new Laval migrant prison is part of a $138 million investment into Canada’s migrant detention system under the National Immigration Detention Framework (NIDF), a new policy announced in 2016. The NIDF provides for the construction of two new migrant prisons along with expanded carceral technologies to supervise and control migrants outside these facilities. On Aug 22nd, we...

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