Demonstrations and actions in solidarity with refugees

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Demonstrations and actions in solidarity with refugees

There is a very general thread about the refugee crisis; there have been a lot of demonstrations and other actions in solidarity with these desperate people across Canada, and of course in Europe, the Middle East and round the world.

http://journalmetro.com/actualites/montreal/836722/des-centaines-de-mont... (In French, several photos of participants).

http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/hundreds-rally-in-montreal-fo...

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And from the Tyee in Vancouver:

http://thetyee.ca/News/2015/09/04/Life-Alan-Kurdi-Would-Have-Lived/ Good, but of course there are serious problems in BC as well, especially among the Indigenous population...

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/memorial+vancouver+alan+kurdi+fam...

Story and video - remembering that there are thousands of broken families like the Kurdis.

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Refugees Welcome!

    Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 14:00 Ally Event

    Sunday at 2 pm (Vancouver Art Gallery Robson side) featuring:

    * Cecilia Point from the Musqueam nation
    * Fatima Kurdi is Aylan's aunt and has been trying to sponsor her family to come to Canada
    * Kurdish community member Nassi Koye
    * Rocco Trigueros with Mexicans Living in Vancouver
    * Nuxalk/Six Nations artist and Idle No More organizer Jerrilyn Webster
    * Comedian and media maker Sean Devlin who was arrested on Thursday for wearing an "Aylan should be here" Tshirt at a Harper media event
    * Award-winning poet and NOII member Cecily Nicholson
    * Jennifer Kuhl organizing the initiative Opening Homes and Hearts in Canada: Help Sponsor a Refugee
    * Cultural producer Vanessa Richards who will be leading us in song

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    Solidarity with refugees march: Tens of thousands take to the streets along with new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

    Thousands of people have begun marching through the streets of central London today in support of refugees, calling on the British government to take a stronger stance in their handling of the crisis.

    The Solidarity with Refugees march is thought to be the biggest national show of support for refugees in living memory, with a number of refugees leading the march to Parliament Square....

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