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Activist Communique: Two big protests in two days -- Toronto

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Hey everyone,

I just wanted to give you a heads up about two upcoming protests in two days in downtown Toronto. I'll be covering the events for rabble live through Twitter @krystalline_k

1: International Day Against Police Brutality: Say no to the police state on Thursday

The Deets:

Thursday, March 15, 2012
5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
51 Division
51 Parliament Street
Toronto, Ontario

The Call Out:

"Renewed interest in police accountability must be accompanied with renewed organizing against the detention and deportation regime of the Canadian government that serves to keep hundreds of thousands of people living in fear and forcing them into further exploitation.

The collusion of immigration enforcement and policing must end, and communities that face the double harassment of local policing and immigration enforcement must be involved in the organizing.

No One Is Illegal -- Toronto's campaign to stop police enforcement of immigration laws is calling for an immediate end to police-immigration collusion and an end to racial profiling while joining dozens of community organizations to build community accountability and alternatives to the armed state brutality that is the police."

More information here.

2: Stop the cuts and fight poverty - Solidarity Against Austerity rally and march Friday

The Deets:
Friday March 16, 2012
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Start at Ministry of Housing, College & Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario

The Call Out:

Fwd: Toronto Stop the Cuts calls on friends and allies to join us at the FIGHT POVERTY AND DEMAND: A LIVING INCOME! HOUSING! QUALITY PUBLIC SERVICES FOR ALL! organized by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty at 12pm on Friday, March 16, 2012 at College and Bay outside of the Ministry of Housing.

More information here.

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