abolition / Aboriginal issues / Activism / criminalization / drug policy / G8/G20 / human rights / immigration issues / justice / prisoners' rights

The G20 and Its Connections to Prisoners’ Justice Organizing

by Giselle Dias The G20 symbolized many different things to each of us but one of the overarching themes (from my perspective) was the level of state repression/oppression/violence. In a statement from the Toronto Community Mobilization Network (June 2010) they stated: “Instead of simplifying our diverse struggles in to one issue, we supported actions for … Continue reading

event listings / immigration issues

Mar. 19 – Services | Sanctuary | Status: Access Without Fear

A professional development and networking forum for service providers working with newcomer communities to develop strategies aimed at ensuring access to essential services for immigrants without full status. Friday, March 19, 2010 12:30 pm Registration 1:00-3:00 pm Forum Location: 155 College Street Health Sciences Building, University of Toronto Over the past five years, front line workers and migrant … Continue reading

human rights / immigration issues / justice

The City of Toronto is a Sweatshop

No One Is Illegal-Toronto is organizing days of education, community building and idea sharing, ‘The City is a Sweatshop’, from March 19-21, 2010. ———————————————————————————— no one is illegal-toronto The City of Toronto is a Sweatshop BECAUSE We are exploited at workplaces, even killed, whether we have work permits or not… (Source: No One Is Illegal-Toronto, … Continue reading

government / immigration issues / justice / legislation

The Wrongs of the Immigration System

– a statement by No One Is Illegal – Toronto – Some believe that the Canadian immigration system is fair and generous. It isn’t. And Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney are swiftly making it even worse. They are underhandedly taking apart the so-called ‘objective’ points-based system. They are moving quickly to get rid of its … Continue reading

human rights / immigration issues / women's rights

Take Back the Night

I got an e-mail about this event at work today and wanted to spread the word. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ TAKE BACK THE NIGHT! NO MORE HIDING! Join the Shelter | Sanctuary | Status Contingent at Take Back the Night Saturday Sept.12, 2009 5 p.m.- Community Fair 6 p.m.- Rally 8 p.m.- March Davenport Perth Neighborhood Centre 1900 … Continue reading