July 24: Peoples March Against Jason Kenney

Posted by admin on May 29th, 2010

P.E.O.P.L.E.S   M.A.R.C.H   A.G.A.I.N.S.T
J.A.S.O.N   K.E.N.N.E.Y

Saturday July 24th at 2 pm
Central Park, right outside Patterson Skytrain Station, Burnaby
Snacks will be served. Bring your family, friends, and banners.

* Actions and events also in MONTREAL, HALIFAX, WINNIPEG, and TORONTO (details below)

Endorsers list below, please endorse by emailing noii-van@resist.ca
Download campaign leaflets & multilingual factsheets here
For more information, email noii-van@resist.ca or call 778 885 0040

“I plead guilty. I am a racist” – Jason Kenney, Montreal 2009.

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney is known as the Minister of Censorship and Deportation because of his record as one of the most repressive immigration ministers in Canadian history. Deportations have increased, while the number of people accepted as refugees and sponsored family members have drastically dropped. Instead, Kenney has increased the number of temporary workers who are constantly exploited for their labour. His new refugee bill creates a racist two tier system based on nationality, and he has called a wide range of migrants– from Mexicans to the War Resisters – “bogus”. Under his regime, an Eritrean refugee committed suicide from fear of a pending deportation, and a young woman was murdered upon her deportation to Mexico.

Kenney is also a staunch supporter of imperialism, stifling anti war voices such as George Galloway and the Canadian Arab Federation. Kenney’s neoconservative values are obvious in his comments and actions: pulling Canada out of the Durban World Conference Against Racism; introducing a citizenship guide that omits the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities; defending Quebec Bill C-94 that discriminates against women who wear the niqab; and stating that immigrants are not integrating well into (colonial) Canada.

Join the People’s March Against Jason Kenney on July 24th to demand an END to censorship of dissenting voices. An END to detentions and deportations. An END to the exploitation of temporary migrant workers. An END to military occupations from Afghanistan to Palestine. An END to discrimination against women, LGBTQ communities, immigrants, and racialized people. We are rising out of schools, neighbourhoods, and workplaces to reject Kenney’s agenda; join this grassroots movement and rise up with us!

The People v. Kenney
Freedom to move
Right to stay, and to Return
We are many.

ENDORSED BY: Alliance for People’s Health, Anti-Poverty Committee, Association of Chinese Canadians for Equality and Solidarity Society, Battered Women’s Support Services, BC Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, Bolivia Solidarity Committee, Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign, Building Bridges Human Rights- Vancouver, Bus Riders Union, Canada Palestine Association, Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights, Canadian Arab Federation, Canadian Islamic Congress, Check Your Head, Citywide Housing Coalition, Coalition of South Asian Women Against Violence, Comuna of the Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca, Council of Canadians – Delta/Richmond Chapter, Council of Canadians – Vancouver/Burnaby Chapter, East Van Abolitionists, Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance, Filipino Nurses Support Group, Food Not Bombs, Fraser Valley Peace Council, Friends of Women in the Middle East Society, Grassroots Women, Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens Association Human Rights Committee, Impact on Communities Coalition, Indigenous Action Movement, Industrial Workers of the World, International Federation of Iranian Refugees, International Solidarity Movement – Vancouver, Iran Solidarity Vancouver, Justice for Girls, Justice for Migrant Workers, Network of Sri Lankan Law Students, Migrante BC, Monsoon-Vancouver, Next Up Vancouver, Oil Sands Truth, Organizing Centre for Social and Economic Justice, Philippine Women Centre, Press Release Collective, Progressive Nepali Forum in Americas, Purple Thistle, Rabble.ca, Radical Art In Nature, Rain Zine, Rhizome Cafe, Salaam Vancouver, Seattle Vancouver Womyns Action Network, Sikh Activist Network – BC, Siklab Overseas Filipinos, Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group, Siraat Collective, Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, Solidarity Notes Choir, South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy, Stopwar.ca, Streams of Justice, Submedia, Surrey Urban Youth Project/Transformative Communities Project Society, TarSandsArt, The Purple Thistle Centre, Trikone-Vancouver, UBC Centre for Race Autobiography Gender and Age, UBC Colour Connected Against Racism, UBC Law Social Justice Action Network, UBC Social Justice Centre, Vancouver Action, Vancouver Catholic Worker, Vancouver Community Mobilization Network, Voice of Palestine, War Resisters Support Campaign, Workless Party.

1) Participate in the People’s March Against Kenney or organize a march in your city, and always confront Kenney if he rolls into your town.
2) Download leaflets, posters, and multilingual pamphlets and spread the word.
3) Plan a community forum to raise awareness about the escalating attacks by Jason Kenney.
4) Comment on online news stories, send a letter to the Editor, or write your local MP regarding Kenney. Keep it short: “Minister Kenney is a racist, anti-immigrant, war-mongering Conservative. The Minister of Censorship and Deportation has got to go!”
5) Write Kenney at kennej@parl.gc.ca and bmq@cic.gc.ca and tell him what you think!

Read more about the People v. Jason Kenney Campaign



A Panel Discussion on Migrant Justice, Anti-Occupation and the
Neoconservative Threat

Tuesday July 27
Halifax North Memorial Library
2285 Gottingen Street

Featured Topics & Speakers Include (Others TBA):

The Niqab and Bill 94 – Azza Anis – Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at SMU

Migration & Global Apartheid – David Parker – CKDU journalist, solidarity activist and member of NOII-Halifax

Palestinian Solidarity – Judy Haiven – Professor of Management at SMU, member of Canadians, Arabs and Jews for a Just Peace & Independent Jewish Voices

War Resisters Movement – Roger Davies – Member of the war resisters support group of the Canadian Friends Service Committee

For more information please contact: jane@nspirg.org


An invitation from Solidarity Across Borders and No One Is Illegal Montreal, as part of the National Day of Action against Immigration Minister Jason Kenney

corner Jean-Talon and de l’Épée
3 PM-7 PM

rain plan to be confirmed, keep in touch

*Free meal
*Kidz Activities


Speak Out Against Immigration Canada

All are welcome!

Every day, hundreds of migrants across the city of Montreal face deportation and detention, dangerous work, exploitative living conditions and the dehumanizing fear and anxiety brought on by Immigration Canada’s unjust, colonial and racist policies.

Every day, non-status migrants walk into hospitals, clinics, schools, shelters and food banks seeking the basic services to which every one of us is entitled, only to find out they are denied access.

These are our neighbours, our colleagues, our classmates. These are people whose only “crime” was to migrate to seek a better life for themselves and their families.

On July 24th, Solidarity Across Borders invites you to a free meal and speak out against Immigration Canada. Together, we will share experiences, stories of previous battles and victories, good food and nice weather. We invite you to join us, as we gather to break the isolation forced on migrant and refugee communities.

July 24th is also a National Day of Action against Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and is an occasion to highlight his repressive track record. Under Kenny, deportations have increased and numbers of people accepted as refugees and sponsored family members has dropped. He has increased the number of temporary foreign workers, who are constantly exploited for their labour. Kenney’s new refugee reform bill will create an even more racist and two-tier immigration system, in which migrants will be accepted or refused based on nationality.

Join us!

** No borders, no nations, stop the deportations!
** No One is Illegal!

Info: solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com // 514 848-7583

About Solidarity Across Borders: Solidarity Across Borders is a Montreal-based network of migrants, refugees and allies. We fight for an end to all deportations and detentions, and for a full regularization program for all non-status migrants in Canada – Status for All! In 2005, we marched for 7 days from Montreal to Ottawa in defense of these demands. In 2009, we launched a campaign called “Solidarity City” for full and just access to basic services regardless of immigration status. We organize pickets, demonstrations, community suppers, activities for children and support individuals and families who are facing the system on a daily basis.



The People’s Forum on Migrant Justice in Winnipeg,MB

A speakers panel on current migrants and refugees issues within our city -to coincide with the National Day of Action Against Jason Kenney.

Saturday July 24th at 4 pm
Mondragon, on 91 Albert Street right off of Old Market Square, Winnipeg

Speakers T.B.A.
Live music by artists of colour.
Bring your family, friends, and children.
Child minding service will be available.

RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135838539780730


National Day of Action: THE PEOPLE vs. JASON KENNEY (and everything he stands for)
July 24th 3pm Dufferin Grove Park

JK (aka Jason Kenney) is the Immigration Minister
JK wants to be the new Harper
JK cut the refugee program
JK makes lives miserable for Immigrants
JK cuts funds for women’s groups and people opposing Israeli Apartheid
JK wants more temp workers with few rights
JK wants more corporate profit and few people’s freedoms

JK needs a kickin’

On July 24, a National Day of Action against JK, his anti-people policies and everything else he stands for has been declared.

On July 24, creative actions will take place across Toronto opposing JK and his agenda.

Follow us @noii_to (Twitter!) to find actions all day on July 24 as they happen – #kickjasonjenney

@3pm, bring friends, family and food to Dufferin Grove Park to a MASSIVE football showdown

The People Vs Jason Kenney

In Toronto, as we recover from the G20 Summit and prepare for the G20 policies of cuts to public services and an increase in temp programs (“austerity measures”) – lets get together for an exciting and fun filled day of challenging Jason Kenney.

Planning your own creative actions opposing JK’s attacks on Palestinian solidarity, Anti-War efforts or attacks on migrants? Let us know! Take pictures, make videos, tag ‘em #kickjasonjenney

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