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Stand Vigilant against Racism and Immigrant Scapegoating
Saturday, January 21st, noon to 2 pm at the Peace Arch The Whatcom County Farm Worker Solidarity Committee and No One is Illegal-Vancouver invite you to a day of public protest and education against the Minuteman Project and against government anti-immigrant policies... RESERVE A SEAT ==>
Fighting Without Loosing Tenderness/Luchar Sin Perder La Ternura
On January 21st 2006, starting at 7pm and until our bodies hold up...Saint Michael’s Church, 409 East Broadway (across from Kingsgate Mall). Let us join happiness with rebelliousness, tenderness with solidarity and celebration with struggle. There will be exhibitions of Capoeira and Indigenous dances from Oaxaca, film, crafts and photo exhibitions and lots of traditional Oaxacan food. And finally, dancing for all tastes. DETAILS==>
Este 21 de enero de 2006 a partir de las 7 de la noche y hasta que el cuerpo aguante, en la iglesia de San Miguelito, ubicada en 409 Est Brodway St., frente al mall de Kingsgate: juntemos alegría con rebeldía, ternura con solidaridad y fiesta con la lucha. Habrá exhibición de Capoeira y de bailes indígenas de Oaxaca, cine, exposición artesanal, fotográfica y mucha comida tradicional de Oaxaca- México, y baile para todos los gustos.
Court Support for Secwepemc Defenders
TUESDAY JANUARY 10, 2006 @ 9:30 AM COURT OF APPEAL 800 SMITHE STREET
Beverly Manuel and Nicole (Mayuk) Manuel are appearing in the BC Court of Appeal on Tuesday to legally challenge a criminal conviction for participating in a road block at Sun Peaks Resort, near Kamloops, BC. Over the past five years, there have been over 57 arrests of Secwepemc community members defending their rights to Secwepemc territories against the corporate mega-development project of Sun Peaks Resort ==> READ MORE
Sanctuary update: Jan 2006
St. Gabriel's in Montreal is now one of at least five other churches in Canada sheltering refugees avoiding deportation. On Jan 2nd, 2006, Abdelkader Belaouni took sanctuary in Montreal... Read more sanctuary updates ==>
Security Certificates Updates Dec 2005
December 30, 2005- Mohamed Harkat is denied bail after a Federal Court judge struck down his latest bail application. The judge found that Harkat's incarceration "has been lengthy but not unusual"
December 10, 2005- The Federal Court of Canada has rejected Adil Charkaoui's bid to invalidate the national security certificate the government issued against him by having it be declared unconstitutional as it opens up "torture loopholes'' -
December 6, 2005- Hassan Almrei, who has been held in solitary confinement at Toronto MetroWest since October 2001, is denied bail by a Federal Court judge, who ruled his release poses a "risk to national security".
December 4, 2005- Mahmoud Jaballah, Mohammad Mahjoub, & Hassan Almrei issue an open letter for the releae of CPT hostages. "We hope and pray to see these captives freed as much as we hope and pray for our own freedom here in Canada, a freedom for which James Loney has worked so hard," the statement said. Read more on Security Certificates ==>
Legal Challenge to Safe Third Country Agreement
December 29, 2005- The Canadian Council for Refugees, Amnesty International, Canadian Council of Churches, and a directly-affected asylum-seeker in the US launched a legal challenge to the Safe Third Country Agreement. The CCR also released a report "Closing the Front Door on Refugees: Report on the First Year of the Safe Third Country Agreement" that can be found at www.web.ca/ccr/closingdoordec05.pdf. Read more on Safe Third Country Agreement ==>
Time is up for the Minutemen
October 2005- No One is Illegal-Vancouver denounces and completely opposes the Minutemen Project. We oppose all such vigilante attacks against our communities. On October 1, 2005, the Minutemen launched their campaign on the U.S./Canadian border. They have already been met with clear opposition from community groups on both sides of the border. We affirm that this opposition will continue to grow and that we stand united against and will not tolerate any such activity on the Canadian side of this border..... Read more on Anti-Minutemen Campaign ==>
No One is Illegal Opposes Beefing of Transit Security
August 9, 2005- Immigrant and refugee communities represented in No One is Illegal Vancouver are outraged at the security meetings conducted by Federal Transportation Minister Jean Lapierre to discuss security in Canada’s public transit system in the wake of the London bombings. read more
Mohamed Cherfi Released by US Authorities
July 2005- Mohamed has just been released by the U.S. authorities. His release was made possible when the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals granted him political refugee status in June—a status which has yet to be granted him by the Quebec and Canadian authorities. Read more on the National Campaign==>
Four Secwepemc Defenders Jailed
In Kamloops Supreme Court on June 16 2005, four Secwepemc Nation members received jail sentences for their participation in a 4 hour roadblock on August 24, 2001 at Skwelkwek’welt (Sun Peaks Ski Resort) Press Release and support==>
Press Conference and Salmon Lunch Friday July 15
UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has been in Canada the past few weeks. On June 15, after visiting many detention facilities and groups fighting immigration policies, they stated that they are gravely concerned about Canada's system of "trial using security certificates." Read No One is Illegal Vancouver's submissions ==>