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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