February, 2017

Undocumented Refugee Arrested in Coderre’s Sanctuary City Faces Deportation in Five Days

Press Release Undocumented Refugee Arrested in Coderre's Sanctuary City Faces Deportation in Five Days Montreal, 22 Feburary 2017 — "David"* was getting a lift from a friend when the SPVM stopped the car in a random check and ordered everyone to produce their ID. After the police ran his name through their system, David, an […]


280 Organizations with over 180 million members worldwide tell OceanaGold to abandon lost suit

Tuesday, February 21, 2017    280 Organizations with over 180 million members worldwide tell OceanaGold to abandon lost suit against El Salvador and to “Pack Up and Pay Up” Today, 280 organisations based in five continents sent a statement to the CEO and Board of Canadian-Australian company OceanaGold demanding that it leave El Salvador and pay US$8 […]


(Monday 10:30am) Press Conference: Community groups speak out on City of Montreal’s limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion

Media Advisory – For immediate release Press Conference: Community groups speak out on City of Montreal's potential Sanctuary City motionMontreal, February 17, 2017 — With the announcement of a limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion to be considered by the City of Montreal this Monday, the migrant justice organization Solidarity Across Borders and allied groups […]


(Tomorrow 10:30am) Press Conference: Community groups speak out on City of Montreal’s limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion (with updated information)

Media Advisory – For immediate release Press Conference: Community groups speak out on City of Montreal's potential Sanctuary City motionMontreal, February 19, 2017 — With the announcement of a limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion to be considered by the City of Montreal this Monday, the migrant justice organization Solidarity Across Borders and allied groups […]


(Today 10:30am) Press Conference: Community groups speak out on City of Montreal’s limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion (with updated information)

Media Advisory – For immediate release Press Conference: Community groups speak out on City of Montreal's potential Sanctuary City motionMontreal, February 20, 2017 — With the announcement of a limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion to be considered by the City of Montreal this Monday, the migrant justice organization Solidarity Across Borders and allied groups […]


“Sanctuary City”: Solidarity Across Borders demands that Montreal implement a meaningful “Sanctuary City”; no more SPVM collaboration with CBSA

For Immediate Release – For news editors and the Montreal community Solidarity Across Borders demands that the City of Montreal implement tangible and meaningful measures for a "Sanctuary City"The City of Montreal and Mayor Coderre need to get beyond cheap symbolism and words; no more SPVM collaboration with CBSA —– Media Contact (including interviews):Solidarity Across […]


We condemn the odious welfare reform!

We condemn the odious welfare reform! Montreal, February 15th, 2017- This morning, the Welfare offices of Parc Extension, Rosemont and Montréal-Nord have been covered in posters denouncing the new welfare reform (bill 70, became statute 25). This reform is an attack against the most vulnerable amongst us, forcing those who actually live on a third […]


For Immediate Release: Panel discussion on Sports and Resistance in the era of Trump (February 17)

Attention News and Sports Editors — For Immediate Release Panel discussion on Sports and Resistance in the era of Trump; featuring journalists Dave Zirin (People’s History of Sports in the USA) & Shireen Ahmed (Tales of a Hijabi Footballer) Sports, resistance, patriotism, dissent, sexual harassment and Islamophobia to be addressed in unique public community discussion […]


Press Release: On Valentine’s Day, Montrealers Host a Flash Mob Calling for Action to Address Systemic Violence Against Missing & Murdered Women

February 14, 2017 PRESS RELEASE: EMBARGOED UNTIL FEBRUARY 14, 2017 AT 5PM EST On Valentine’s Day, Montrealers Host a Flash Mob Calling for Action to Address Systemic Violence Against Missing and Murdered Women MONTREAL – This Valentine’s Day, Montrealers will host a flash mob and community dinner to honour the lives of women who have […]


News Release: Large banner reading “Trump Fasciste, Trudeau Complice!” hanging off Metropolitan Highway outside Trudeau’s office

For Immediate Release – Attention News Editors and the Montreal-area community "Trump Fasciste, Trudeau Complice!" Large banner currently hanging off the main Trans-Canada/Metropolitan Highway outside of Justin Trudeau's constituency office -> PHOTOS of the banner are available at the following link: http://bit.ly/TrudumpBanner Montreal, February 13, 2017 — As of 8:30am this morning, at the height of morning […]