Join the Mexican community of Vancouver in a rally to denounce the Mexican government of state crimes and crimes against humanity

Posted by admin on Nov 19th, 2014

The Mexican community of Vancouver, along with organizations including Mexicans Living in Vancouver, Jornadas de Salud, the BC Teachers’ Federation, Initiative for Democratic Education in the Americas (IDEA) and students of the Canadian College are organizing a demonstration to denounce the Mexican government and demand the safe return of 43 rural students who went missing at the hands of police last September.

WHEN: From 5 p.m. on November 20, 2014

WHERE: The groups plan to rally on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery before marching to the Mexican Consulate at 411-1177 West Hastings St. Attendees are asked to wear black and to bring candles or glow sticks.

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Remove Mexico from the refugee list of safe countries

Posted by admin on Nov 17th, 2014

(en español abajo)

The Canadian government considers Mexico, its North American Free Trade Agreement partner, a safe country for refugees.

Since the 2012 Refugee Exclusion Act, Mexico and forty other countries have been placed on the “Designated Countries of Origin” list. Refugee claimants from these countries face a different legal system: they have fewer rights and the timelines for their claims are shorter. This enables Canada to fast-tracks deportations to these countries.

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Racism, Empire and Resistance

Posted by admin on Oct 30th, 2014

Join us for a panel and community gathering to discuss the aftermath of the Ottawa shooting.

6:30-8:30 PM
YWCA 733 Beatty St (one block from Stadium Skytrain station)
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

With Muslim, South Asian, Arab and Kurdish speakers and performers:

  • Itrath Syed studies and teaches on moral panics and Muslim bodies in the West. She is also involved with the local antiwar movement and in resisting the erosion of civil rights and the racial profiling of the Muslim, Arab and South Asian communities in Canada.
  • Jahanzeb Hussain writes on South Asian politics and the impacts of the War on Terror in the region. He has worked with Newsline, Pakistan’s premier English language current affairs publication, and is also an editor of Ricochet.
  • Sozan Savehilaghi comes from a family of Kurdish guerilla fighters. She is engaged in migrant justice, antiracist, and anticapitalist activism, and is a collective member of No One Is Illegal on Coast Salish territories.
  • Razan is a Palestinian and Syrian musician and performer. They are still learning what it means to live as a settler on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
  • Hosted by Hasan Alam of No One Is Illegal Vancouver – Coast Salish Territories.


We are witnessing an escalation in Islamophobia with racist and fear-mongering media tropes all over mainstream and social media, as well as a number of reported hate crimes targeting mosques. At the same time, Harper has promised new legislation to curtail civil liberties and is sending troops into Northern Iraq under the guise of fighting ISIS as part of the War on Terror that has brutalized people through military occupation and drone attacks for thirteen years. As recent media attention focuses on the West’s saviour crusading against ISIS, we stand in solidarity with Kurdish communities in Kobane and elsewhere in the region who have been fighting for decades against domination on all fronts.

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Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Film: Who is Dayani Cristal?

Posted by admin on Aug 16th, 2014

Aug 31 6:30 pm

The Cinematheque (CIN)
1131 Howe Street (between Helmcken and Davie)

Stop by the NOII table when you go to see the film.

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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