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National Days of Action against Islamophobia and White Supremacy
We are tired.
The war waged against Muslims and refugees worldwide has reached its boiling point with Trumps Presidency. These xenophobic anti-Black, Islamophobic, anti-refugee racist and sexist policies are going in effect. Walls and Muslim bans and Refugee bans on stolen Indigenous lands.
Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya and Yemen. The geographies of our birth place that put targets on our heads. Families separated, refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants deported and detained, trapped in between borders or taken back - our communities are being terrorized by white supremacist violence and domination. Our movement is controlled and dictated by racist white nationalism, our lives are devastated in constant fear. We flee war, persecution, mass poverty in search for life instead we get a fatal sentence for our faith.
Enough is Enough.
On January 29th, in Quebec City a group of Muslims were praying in a mosque at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre when two gunmen came in and rang shots throughout this sacred space. Many have died. Even more are injured. Last summer during the holy month of Ramadan, they left a pig's head at the doorstep.
Colonial borders are imaginary constructs.
The white supremacist hatred of Muslims and refugees from all intersections world wide is the colonizing force that fuels the identity and economy of America just as much as Canada. Trumps power is extended to Trudeaus. The institutional and systemic Islamophobic, anti-Black and racist policies that are killing us at the border, in the streets, in our homes, at work and in our mosques are one. We are under attack on all fronts, especially those of us who live in the intersections of Blackness and Muslimness and are Refugees who are the first to be silenced, ignored or forgotten.
Not another life. Not another mass murder.
Our resistance does not stop here. Now more than ever we must organize. This is a national call to action to plan demonstrations in your cities, Canada wide. Join us, as we rise up!
Toronto Action Details:
Date:Saturday, February 4 at
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: US Consulate
1 The Canadian government make an immediate, public condemnation of the executive orders by President Trump that bans Muslims and refugees from entering the US. 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.
2 Canada must end the system of indefinite immigration detention. The federal government must create a regularization program so that all undocumented residents can live freely with their families rather than face mass deportation. Migrant workers in Canada must also be given permanent status and open work permits. All provinces must become Sanctuaries and refuse collaboration with Canadian and American border agents.
3 The end of specific federal legislation in Canada that attacks racialized Muslims and refugees, including the Barbaric Cultural Practices Act as well as anti-terror legislation such as Security Certificates and Bill C-51.