8th Annual Community March Against Racism

Posted by admin on Jan 29th, 2015

Saturday March 21
Starts at 1 pm at Clark Park (Commercial Drive and 14th)
Unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ territories, Vancouver

Anti Racism March poster

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/601744243292857/

Poster for sharing on the Internet
Posters for printing:
81/2 by 11
11 by 17

*Family-friendly festivities! Bring your neighbours, banners and drums!

Watch previous videos:

Video from 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUMawBQASFM

Video from 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQii7Z9-yAw

Video from 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKDMpj9x2xU

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.

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Transportation not Deportation Community Meeting

Posted by admin on Jan 15th, 2015

Wednesday January 28th
from 6:00-8:00

YWCA 733 Beatty St,
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

We’re calling on members of our communities to come together for a discussion about the collaboration of Translink and Transit Police with CBSA. At the meeting, we hope to share experiences and develop ideas, strategies and solutions on how we can collectively reach our goals. Possible strategic actions could include flooding the Transit Police Public Board Meeting and creating canvassing teams for major transit hubs.

If you are unable to attend please see how you can get involved here: http://transportationnotdeportation.wordpress.com/get-involved/

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¡Acceso al transporte público sin miedo! ¡Alto a la colaboración de la policía de tránsito con CBSA!

Posted by admin on Dec 5th, 2014

Transportation Not Deportation Meme 3https://www.facebook.com/events/793591157350925/

Esta vigilia marca el primer aniversario de la detención de Lucía Vega Jiménez. Por favor, únanse a nosotros en la estación de Main, donde Lucía fue inicialmente detenida al no poseer su boleto de pago.


Todos los días en la zona metropolitana de Vancouver, en varias estaciones del tren elevado y paradas de autobús, la policía de tránsito aborda racialmente a los migrantes. En total, trescientos veintiocho personas fueron reportadas el año pasado a la Agencia Canadiense de Servicios Fronterizos (CBSA, por sus siglas en inglés) por la Policía de Tránsito, de los cuales uno de cada cinco enfrenta una investigación migratoria posterior a la detención, lo que sugiere que los otros cuatro fueron abordados por motivos raciales.

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Transportation not Deportation

Posted by admin on Dec 1st, 2014

Calling for access to transportation without fear! Stop transit police collaboration with CBSA!

December 14th, 4 PM, Main Street Skytrain Station


This vigil marks the one-year anniversary of Lucia Vega Jiménez’s detention. Please join us at Main Street Skytrain Station where Lucia was first stopped because she did not have fare.

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Shut Down Imperial: Rally At Court Injunction – Call out from Klabona Keepers

Posted by admin on Oct 7th, 2014

Wed at 8:00am
Supreme Court of British Columbia
800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2E1

We – the Klabona Keepers – are currently blockading the road to Red Chris Mine owned by Imperial Metals, the same company responsible for the Mt.Polley disaster. Their wreckless operation and management of the Mt. Polley disaster on unceded Secwepemc territory pushes us to continue theNopposition we’ve had of this project since its beginning. They haven’t even begun to clean up Mt. Polley. They’ve destroyed the second largest salmon-run in the world. Their largest investor, Murray Edwards, is shifting assets and bailing out Red Chris rather than using that money to clean up the catastrophe they have caused.

And now there is another attempt to undermine the sovereignty of Indigenous Nations on our unceded land and water… We have been served a court injunction through the Supreme Court of British Columbia, between ourselves and Imperial Metals, which ultimately will result in the arrests of our elders this coming week for peacefully protecting what is rightfully theirs.

This Wednesday the injunction will be taken to court in Vancouver at 10:00am, with presentation from the applicant.


Update from Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp: Indigenous Resistance to Mount Polley Disaster

Posted by admin on Sep 22nd, 2014

Community dinner and meeting to discuss updates from the Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp and first hand accounts from the Mount Polley disaster

October 6 Community dinner at 6:30, Speakers start at 7:00

Grandview Calvary Baptist Church – 1803 East 1st Ave, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Kanahus Manuel with other speakers to be announced soon

Free of charge. Dinner and Childcare also provided! Accessibility information below.

On August 4th, the tailings pond at the open pit Imperial Metals mine at Mount Polley breached, spewing 14.5 million cubic meters of tailings waste containing Arsenic, Nickel, Zinc, Cadmium, Cobalt, Phosphorus, Lead, Copper, Mercury and Selenium, which was spilled into nearby Hazeltine Creek, contaminating it, Polley Lake and Quesnel Lake.

This is one of the largest global mining disasters ever to occur.

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Justice for Lucia: No More Migrant Deaths

Posted by admin on Sep 22nd, 2014

A BC Coroners inquest into the tragic and shameful death of Lucia Vega Jimenez is beginning on Monday September 29th and continues till Friday October 3rd.

The community, including a coalition of eight immigrant, refugee and Latin American community groups, has been SHUT OUT of this inquest.

We invite the community for a delegation on the first day of the inquest as well an evening rally to gather and renew our calls and commitment for justice.

Monday September 29th at 8:30 am
Burnaby Coroners Court, MetroTower II. Easiest way to find it is adjacent to skytrain station take the Central Blvd entrance to the Mall, right by the open plaza area.

Tuesday September 30th at 6:30 pm
CIC offices, 300 West Georgia, near VPL.

Lucia Vega Jimenez was a 42-year Mexican hotel worker who died while under Canadian Border Service Agency’s custody in December 2013 after being turned over to immigration authorities by TransLink police. Just prior to her scheduled deportation to Mexico, she hung herself in cells at the Vancouver International Airport. She died eight days later, on December 28, 2013. Lucia’s death was kept secret by CBSA and pubic officials for over a month.
Community members uncovered this horrific tragedy and sounded the alarm to media. Lucia’s death sparked national outrage. A petition by community groups with over 8,688 signatures calls for a full, transparent and independent civilian inquiry and investigation. The petition also calls for independent civilian oversight and a comprehensive review of migrant detention policies.
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Comic sensation Aamer Rahman in Vancouver

Posted by admin on Sep 4th, 2014

‘Reverse-racism’ comic sensation Aamer Rahman is ending his epic solo Turtle Island/North American comedy tour “The Truth Hurts” in Vancouver and you don’t want to miss it.

“Fearlessly outspoken.” Rolling Stone
“His dry sardonicism keeps the laughs, and the insights, coming.” Guardian

York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive Vancouver unceded Səl̓ílwətaʔ, Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm and Skwxwú7mesh territories

Friday, September 26th 2014 Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm (sharp! no latecomers)

Tickets: $25 Advance / $30 Door + applicable box office service charges

TICKET PURCHASE: Charge by phone 604-251-1363 or website http://tickets.thecultch.com

There will also be some fantastic stand-up comedians opening the show!  All proceeds will be going to support the Migrant Detainee Defense Fund.

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Jose Figueroa Judicial Review Court Support -August 14, 2014

Posted by admin on Aug 12th, 2014

Thursday Aug 14th 9:00am.  701 West Georgia St (at Granville St).

The Federal Court hearing has been rescheduled. Come gather outside the court house again, and show your support for Jose Figueroa, who remains in sanctuary due to an unjust deportation order.

Steven Blaney, the Minister of Public Safety, refused to issue a certificate to Jose, even though he was legally obliged to issue it within 15 days of receiving the application! When the hearing takes place, it will have been over a year since the minister failed to comply with the law…

La audiencia ante la Corte Federal ha sido re-programada. Ven nuevamente a las afueras de la Corte Federal y muestra tu apoyo por Jose Figueroa, quien aun permanece en santuario debedio a una orden de deportación injusta.

Steven Blaney, el Ministro de Seguridad Publica, reusó emitir un certificado a Jose, aun y cuando estaba obligado legalmente a emitirlo en un plazo de 15 dias despues de recibir la aplicacion. El dia de la audiencia habran pasado mas de un año desde que el ministro falló en cumplir con la ley…


Denuncia Pública Al Gobierno Mexicano Ante El Tribunal Permanente De Los Pueblos

Posted by admin on Aug 8th, 2014

Convocatoria respaldada por No One is Illegal Vancouver e impulsada por Legacy of Equality, Leadership and Organizing (LELO), además de organizaciones comunitarias en Oregon y el Estado de Washigton (listadas al final del texto), cuya acción se celebrará los días 13 y 14 de septiembre en Seattle, Washington.

¿Eres mexicanx, migrante, refugiado, trabajador temporal, uno de los millones de sobrevivientes de la eterna crisis económica-social de México que tuvo que dejarlo TODO para venir a Canadá en busca de una vida segura, libre, en paz?

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