Voices for Refugees Welcome

Posted by admin on Oct 3rd, 2015

Sunday, October 11 at 2:00pm

YWCA 733 Beatty Street (near Stadium Skytrain)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1501359490156546/

As part of 10 Days for Refugees Welcome (RefugeesWelcome.ca), No One Is Illegal-Vancouver – unceded Coast Salish Territories invites you to a panel discussion on what it means to be a refugee in Canada.

We assert Refugees Welcome! Freedom to move, stay and return.

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Refugees Welcome! Cross-country mobilizations

Posted by admin on Sep 4th, 2015

IN VANCOUVER, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES
Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh lands
September 6, 2015, 2pm. Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson side)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1703064886579884/permalink/1703307339888972/

With images and stories in the media on the migrant crisis from Syria and the surrounding areas, the deaths of the Aylan, Galip and Rehan Kurdi has shone a light on the complicity of the Canadian governments, itscorporations and allies in this crisis. Thousands of Eritrean, Somali, Syrian, Yemeni, and Balkan refugees are dying on the shores of Fortress Europe; as Latin Americans have died enroute to the United States of America.

Due to discriminatory restrictions implemented by the federal government, the number of refugee claims in Canada decreased by 50 percent and the number of accepted refugees dropped by 30 percent between 2006 and 2012. These laws and policies have caused untold misery and death. In Canada today, citizenship is harder to get, and easier to lose. Most racialized and poor migrants can only come here as short-term migrant workers, easily deported. Thousands of migrant workers and undocumented people have died after being denied services in Canada or been deported or repatriated after being injured to their death. Read more about Canadian immigraton policies at www.neverhome.ca

The Canadian government in alliance with resource-extractive corporations along with their European and American partners have been profiting from the wars, environmental collapse and economic depressions of many countries in the South resulting in over 52 million displaced people around the globe.

At the same time, communities are rising up across the globe. In Germany and Iceland, tens of thousands of people have forced open the borders, and opened their homes to refugees. It’s time for us to do the same.

Sep 4-9: Cross-country mobilizations

Ajax, Calgary, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saskatoon, St. Catharines, St John’s, Toronto, Vancouver Coast Salish Territories, Victoria, Winnipeg

– see below for details on each

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Poster for Unist’ot’en Camp Healing Lodge fundraiser

Posted by admin on Aug 6th, 2015

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Thursday, September 10 at 7:00pm – 11:00pm in PDT
Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street,
Unceded Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil Waututh Territories

Opening by CHRISTIE LEE CHARLES
RUP SIDHU
JILLIAN CHRISTMAS
JB THE FIRST LADY
KIMMORTAL
& in from Seattle! ABYSSINIAN CREOLE

Tickets: http://frontlines.bpt.me/

Print the poster and put it up somewhere

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Frontlines Beat Pipelines II: Fundraiser for the Unist’ot’en Camp Healing Center

Posted by admin on Jul 17th, 2015

Thursday, September 10 at 7:00pm – 11:00pm in PDT
Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street,
Unceded Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil Waututh Territories

Opening by CHRISTIE LEE CHARLES
RUP SIDHU
JILLIAN CHRISTMAS
JB THE FIRST LADY
KIMMORTAL
& in from Seattle! ABYSSINIAN CREOLE

Tickets: http://frontlines.bpt.me/

Even if you can’t attend in person, you can purchase and donate a ticket for low-income folks

Free for low-income folks: noii-van@resist.ca to reserve.

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Keynote Panel: United Against Austerity

Posted by admin on Apr 1st, 2015

Tuesday April 28th from 6-8 pm.
Vancouver Public Library – Central Location (350 West Georgia Street)

FB RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/899719583412239/

Territorial Welcome by Audrey Siegl (ancestral name sχɬemtəna:t) from Musqueam nation.

Followed by Fantastic Speakers

  • Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Union of BC Indian Chiefs
  • Reilly Yeo: co-creator of Groundswell Grassroots Economic Alternatives and a specialist at OpenMedia.
  • Arielle dela Cruz Yip: Philippine Women Centre of BC
  • Paul Finch: BC Government and Service Employees Union Treasurer
  • Adrienne Montani: Provincial Coordinator of First Call BC
  • and COMEDY by Sean Devlin of Shit Harper Did

* Why Unite Against Austerity *

All around the world – from Quebec to Greece to Chile to South Africa – tens of thousands of people are rising up against austerity.

Governments and the mainstream media say there is not enough money, and belts must be tightened. Cuts to social spending and wages ensue, while fossil fuel companies and other corporations receive subsidies. Unions are attacked. Indigenous nations are denied inherent land rights and resources from their lands are extracted. Environmental regulations are reduced. Migrant workers are forced into even more precarious working conditions. Vital public services including education, childcare, housing, women’s centers and healthcare are cut, but the prisons and military are expanding. And all of this is justified by a prevailing atmosphere of scarcity and fear.
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Videos from: Frack off! Indigenous Land Defenders Against Fracking

Posted by admin on Apr 1st, 2015

Unist’ot’en Camp and Skwomesh Action in a talk about Indigenous struggles against fracking. Also featuring poetry by Crystal Smith de Molina; Tsimshian & Haisla.

Videos of Some of Our Great Speakers at the 8th Annual Community March Against Racism

Posted by admin on Mar 26th, 2015

 

 

 

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Community March Against Racism Time-Lapse

Posted by admin on Mar 22nd, 2015

The International Day for the Elimination of Racism marks the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa when police opened fire on hundreds of South Africans protesting against Apartheid’s passbook laws, killing 67 and wounding 186. Every year we join friends and allies around the world to mark this day and to speak the truth about racism.

Lucia
In loving memory of Lucia Vega Jimenez.

Frack off! Indigenous Land Defenders Against Fracking

Posted by admin on Mar 12th, 2015

Monday March 23 at 6 pm.
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church – 1803 East 1st Ave
Snacks and childcare on-site.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/912952715393191/

Join the Unist’ot’en Camp and Skwomesh Action in a talk about Indigenous struggles against fracking.

Also featuring poetry by Crystal Smith de Molina, Tsimshian and Haisla.

The Unist’ot’en Camp are taking action to protect their lands by building cabins and resistance camps in the pathways of approximately seven proposed oil and fracked gas pipelines.

Skwomesh Action is committed to the protection and revitalization of their lands, waters, and way of life including from Woodfibre LNG. They are calling for a ban on LNG tankers in the Howe Sound.
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Favor de leer y compartir ampliamente 8a Marcha Comunitaria Anual contra el Racismo

Posted by admin on Mar 7th, 2015

Sábado 21 de marzo
Comienza a las 13:00pm en Clark Park (Commercial Drive y la 14)
Unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh y territorios Səl̓ílwətaʔ, Vancouver

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/601744243292857/
Compartir cartel: http://is.gd/JKKjSR

* ¡Es una festividad familiar! Traiga vecinos, banderas y tambores!

English Version

Vea videos de marchas anteriores:
Video de 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUMawBQASFM
Video de 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQii7Z9-yAw
Video de 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKDMpj9x2xU

 

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