October, 2016

Press release : Halloween-themed Demonstration in St-Henri to Oppose Gentrification, call for an Autonomous Community Space

for a space to call their own MONTREAL – On Saturday, October 29th, residents and community activists in St-Henri will take to the streets with colourful costumes and banners to underline the need for an autonomous community space in the neighbourhood. Highlighting gentrification’s ‘monstrous’ effects, the demonstration will culminate in a Halloween-themed block party featuring […]


Press Release: As Halloween nears, Indigenous activists and allies urge retailers to stop selling racist costumes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As Halloween nears, Indigenous activists and allies urge retailers to stop selling racist costumes MONTREAL – As shops bustle with last-minute customers looking for Halloween costumes, the Kahnawake Youth Forum (KYF) and Missing Justice will launch a campaign targeting the sale of costumes which perpetuate racist perceptions of Indigenous peoples. On Friday, […]


(TODAY 2pm) Protest & Vigil: Justice for the Victims of Police Killings (métro Laurier, Montréal)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Attention News Editors Justice for Victims of Police Killings: Annual Commemorative Gathering & Vigil (2016) SATURDAY OCTOBER 22, 2pm rendez-vous: 480 Gilford, Laurier metro (St-Joseph exit) in front of the Fraternité des policiers et policières de Montréal. Organized by the Justice for Victims of Police Killings Coalition comprised of the family, friends […]


(Saturday 2pm) Protest & Vigil: Justice for the Victims of Police Killings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Attention News Editors Justice for Victims of Police Killings: Annual Commemorative Gathering & Vigil (2016) SATURDAY OCTOBER 22, 2pm rendez-vous: 480 Gilford, Laurier metro (St-Joseph exit) in front of the Fraternité des policiers et policières de Montréal. Organized by the Justice for Victims of Police Killings Coalition comprised of the family, friends […]


(Press Point: TODAY 10am) Judge rules fingerprints not required after Jaggi Singh arrest; possibility of stopping all fingerprinting at Municipal Court

Judge rules that anti-deportations protester is not required to provide fingerprints after arrest Significant decision opens possibility of stopping all fingerprinting at Montreal's Municipal Court PRESS POINT: Monday, October 17, 10amSPVM Centre operationnel sud, 980 rue Guy Jaggi Singh will be present to answer questions about this decision between 10am and 10:30am in front of […]


MONTREAL PREMIERE WITH FILMMAKERS, MIGRANT WORKERS AND ACTIVISTS

MIGRANT DREAMS MONTREAL PREMIERE WITH FILMMAKERS, MIGRANT WORKERS AND ACTIVISTS Min Sook Lee / Canada / 2016 / 88′ / English, Indonesian, Spanish, s.t. English WHAT: Montreal premiere of MIGRANT DREAMS, followed by Q&A with director Min Sook Lee, producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson, migrant workers and activists. WHERE: Room H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W., Concordia University WHEN: Monday, October 17, 7PM COST: Suggested […]


Chippewas of the Thames gearing up to assert their treaty rights at Supreme Court of Canada

Chippewas of the Thames Raising Funds To Assert Their Treaty Rights At Supreme Court of Canada Chippewas Of The Thames–In less than two months, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation will appear in the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) to assert their right to consultation and argue that the Canadian government failed in this regard […]


Algonquins Hold an Information Toll on Highway 117 to Inform Travelers About Quebec Lifting a Mining Moratorium Threatening Waters, Lands & Wildlife

Press Release Algonquins Hold an Information Toll on Highway 117 to Inform Travelers About Quebec Lifting a Mining Moratorium Threatening Waters, Lands & Wildlife  (Kitiganik, Algonquin Territory/October 10, 2016) As part of the National Indigenous Day of Action the Algonquins of Barriere Lake are placing an Information Toll on Highway 117, which runs through their […]


Press Release: Marchers demand a Quebec inquiry and Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at 11th Annual Memorial March and Vigil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Marchers demand a Quebec inquiry and Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at 11th Annual Memorial March and Vigil MONTREAL, OCTOBER 4, 2016 – Marchers will take to the streets on October 4th for the 11th year in a row to demand justice for Indigenous women who are 7 times more […]