Ripping screaming children from their mother’s arms. Locking babies in cages. Indefinite detention. And now, plans for immediate and mass deportations of people fleeing violence, back to the countries they’ve fled from.
This is Trump's America. It's inhumane, it's unjust and it must be fought.
But people power is working. Trump has started to backpedal. He has passed an Executive Order limiting the imprisonment of children without their parents. But it's also a trick. In the same Executive Order, he has tried to legalize indefinite detention of immigrants.
May 24, 2018 - The Ontario elections are here. Four parties vye for support from the public to manage the interests of the rich against the poor. Each of them aims to gain control of the levers of law-making of this province.
The ways in which our society and economics are currently organized, none of these four provide a path to transformation for the vast majority of people. Each of them is trying to become the legitimate government of illegitimately occupied Indigenous territory.
This is Ebrahim Toure. He has been in prison for five years. His parents are both dead. He is estranged from his siblings. He has severe mental health illnesses. And on May 23rd, the federal government of Canada will be in court fighting to keep him jail. Join him on May 23rd in Toronto to demand his freedom.
The government says he shouldn’t be released because they can’t confirm who he is. They say he lied about his name. They say his name is not Toure, it’s Bakaba Touray. Ebrahim is functionally illiterate. He says Bakaba is a nickname and he misspelled his last name. No evidence has been put forward by the government to prove that his name is Bakaba Toure. How many of us have parents and grandparents who couldn’t spell their names or whose names were changed when we arrived here?
MIGRANT CAREGIVERS DO IMPORTANT WORK
This Mother's Day, the Caregivers Action Centre are inviting all current and former live-in and live-out caregivers, and those who want to show their appreciation, to a celebration at Yonge-Dundas Square.
Caregivers: come ready to get spoiled, to meet with other caregivers, learn about what the federal government is doing, and get support. We will have surprise performances, gifts, opportunities for learning, snacks and beverages, and a lot of fun!
Friends/allies: bring a token of appreciation for a caregiver to show that you value caregiving work.
If you are a caregiver and you would like to get involved in advance, please contact Caregivers Action Center at email@example.com.