Enough is enough. Please join National Days of Action Against Islamophobia and White Supremacy

16426161_10155545963911393_7684797682539547751_nEnough is enough. 

Together, we say “no” to walls and bans against Muslims and refugees on stolen Indigenous lands. Please join actions across Canada against xenophobic, anti-Black, Islamophobic, anti-refugee, racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic policies.

TORONTO ACTION DETAILS

Date: Saturday, February 4th
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: US Consulate (360 University Ave)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/407436779648169/

Click here for the full list of actions across Canada.

We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter-Toronto and others in demanding the following:

1) The Canadian government must make an immediate public condemnation of the executive order by President Trump that bans Muslim visa-holders from seven countries and also bans all refugees from entering the US.

2) Canada must immediately open the Canada-USA border.

This includes revocation of the Safe Third Country Agreement which bars most refugee claimants entering from the United States over land to claim asylum in Canada. The Designated Country of Origin list, which makes it almost impossible for US citizens and citizens of forty other countries to claim asylum in Canada, must be eliminated.

3) Canada must end racist, anti-refugee, anti-Black, Islamophobic exclusion of migrants and refugees within this colonial border.

This includes ending the system of indefinite immigration detention. The federal government must create a regularization program so that all undocumented residents can live here with their families rather than fear mass deportation. Migrant workers in Canada must also be given permanent status and open work permits. We want real, not symbolic, sanctuaries that guarantee access to services and refuse collaboration with Canadian and American border agents.

4) Canada must rescind all federal legislation that attacks racialized Black and Brown Muslims and refugees, including the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act as well as anti-terror legislation such as Security Certificates and Bill C51.

Human rights delegation for injured migrant worker Robert Sulph

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a community delegation launched a human rights complaint against the Workplace Safety Insurance Board. The delegation included members from the Injured Workers Action for Justice (IWA4J), Justice for Migrant Workers, J4MW and the Industrial Accident Victims Group of Ontario (IAVGO).

After submitting the application, we went to express our support for the Toronto Black Lives Matter Toronto Tent City in front of the Toronto Police Department.

The complaint involves Robert Sulph, a former migrant farm worker from Jamaica who was seriously injured on a tobacco farm in Delhi, Ontario in 2013. After returning home to Jamaica, his health condition has deteriorated as a result of WSIB policies that racially discriminate against migrant workers and their access to health care under WSIB. You can read more about Mr. Sulph’s story here