Subject: Community Updates and Upcoming Events
1) Demand Justice for Junior Manon
2) May 13: Education Has No Borders
3) May 15: Consulta! Toronto! G20!
4) May 27: Feed Our Souls - Fundraiser for The Stop Community Food Centre
[For more information on these and many other events and stories, visit http://www.facebook.com/l/7b86f;toronto.nooneisillegal.org]
DEMAND JUSTICE FOR JUNIOR MANON
TORONTO - On Sunday afternoon, over 200 residents of the Jane Finch community hit the streets to demand Justice for Junior Manon, the 18-year-old youth who was killed on Wednesday night after being pulled over by Toronto Police. Lead by Junior's family, the many in attendance marched from Steeles Ave. and Founders Rd. where he was killed, to Toronto Police 31 Division. Carrying signs that read "Justice for Junior", "May 5: When we lost our best friend", and "No Justice No Peace", the march
continued to grow along the way, joined by many more neighbourhood residents, and dozens of cars honking in support.
"Today, on Mother's Day, Junior's mom should be with her son," stated one of the family's supporters. "She shouldn't have to be out here demanding answers about why he was killed".
Despite initial police and media claims that Junior died of a heart attack, witnesses at the scene reported that he was beaten by police. Further evidence that Junior was killed by the cops came from the
Manon family's lawyer, Selwyn Pieters.
"His neck was in a neck brace. His eyes were black and blue. There was blood all over his face," Pieters stated after seeing Junior's body at the coroner's office. "Why are all the injuries there if he suffered from a cardiac arrest?"
Toronto Police have still not released any comment on what happened the night Junior was killed.
Junior's family, friends and supporters are continuing to organize to demand justice and to demand answers. Please keep checking out the Justice for Junior facebook page for updates, and upcoming events:
EDUCATION HAS NO BORDERS
Join migrant workers, community members, activists and unionists for anevening to celebrate the empowerment of education for migrant workers, and the launching of a variety of innovative educational tools to bring the fight for migrant workers into the mainstream.
Thursday, May 13th, 2010
89 Roncesvalles Avenue
Organized by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
For more http://www.facebook.com/l/7b86f;info:www.ufcw.ca/socialjustice
Agricultural Workers Alliance
Caregivers Action Centre
Centre for Research on Work and Society
Immigrant Workers Centre
Latin American Trade Unionist Coalition (LATUC)
Long Mengalli LLP
Mennonite New Life Centre
No One is Illegal-Toronto
Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)
Students Against Migrant Exploitation (SAME)
Workers Action Centre
MAY 15, 2010! CONSULTA! TORONTO! G20!
Looking for a little bit of resistance love this summer?
As whispers, dreams, and plans to be in Toronto this June to confront the G8 & G20 build, we are hoping to gather, meet, plan, and vision together as anti-colonial, anti-capitalist organizers and community activists.
In Toronto, community groups are working together to build structures to coordinate their work and plans to resist, confront and disrupt the illegitimate so-called powers that meet behind walls of privilege. As we lay the groundwork for a mass mobilization, strengthened by the power of our local struggles we are excited by the opportunities that lay before us.
We are calling on all anti-colonial, anti-capitalist radicals. You know who you are, you are the ones active in your communities across Turtle Island in a million different amazing ways, committed to
building an active and effective movement rooted in a culture of solidarity and respect.
Come to Toronto on May 15, 2010. Share your skills, plans and vision, hear about what has been planned thus far, help us fill in the gaps and figure out how were all going to work/live together come a
(hopefully) sunny June weekend. Plans for the day include spokescouncil meetings, discussions on a number of actions as well as ideas for shaping the network in June. Please send agenda items to
Please RSVP so we can plan for numbers for food and billeting to: [email protected]
with the subject: Consulta RSVP
FEED OUR SOULS - Fundraiser for The Stop Community Food Centre
There are too many folks who don't have enough healthy food to eat and government cutbacks are making it harder for low income folks to survive. Please come out and support this fundraiser for the Stop Community Food Centre.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wrong Bar, 1279 Queen St. W
Sliding Scale $7-12 &/OR
HEALTHY FOOD DONATIONS!
Featuring Bands (10-12am):
-Love Maker (electronic folk)
-One Hundred Dollars Duet
-Angel Hair & Unicorn Spit (electronic duo rappers)
-MgO (live band hip hop / soul/ alt)
-rose / Murr of lal
-Damian of Fucked Up
NO ONE IS ILLEGAL - TORONTO
TORONTO WOMEN'S BOOKSTORE
No One Is Illegal - Toronto