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the City is a Sweatshop 2010

Mar/19/2010 - 10:00 am

No One Is Illegal-Toronto is organizing days of education, community building and idea sharing, ‘The City is a Sweatshop’, from March 19-21, 2010.

Please read, download, print and post the attached backgrounder on why the City of Toronto is a Sweatshop, and look out for more details on the events coming soon.

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The City of Toronto is a Sweatshop

We are exploited at workplaces, even killed, whether we have work permits or not…

(Source: No One Is Illegal-Toronto, Justice for Migrant Workers, Worker’s Action Centre)

We cannot apply for welfare when we are poor and hungry…

(Source: Ontario Works Directive 3.1)

We are kicked out of Toronto Community Housing when we lose our status…

(Source: TCH Eligibility Requirements)

the City is a Sweatshop 2009

A giant report card was slammed on Mayor Miller's desk on Wednesday (Feb 18) after a successful press conference where migrants and allies exposed and denounced Toronto for forcing its residents in to brutal living conditions.

Failing to provide social housing, viable healthcare, safe learning environments, full shelter and protective work environments, Toronto is a Sweatshop.

A sweatshop we refuse to suffer silently in.

Low-income, poor, indigenous, people of color and queer communities have announced their determination to act against forced dislocation, displacement and abuse under discriminatory federal and municipal policies.

Nearly a thousand of us gathered across Toronto last week to begin to dismantle the city that is a sweatshop.

the City is a Sweatshop 2009

Feb/19/2009 - 11:00 am
Feb/22/2009 - 5:00 pm

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Co-Sponsored by CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy
Supported by Migrante Ontario and Justicia for Migrant Workers

Leila Shah, Audre Lorde Project-New York;
Beatriz Hererra, People Organized to Win Employment Rights-San Francisco;
Doreen Silversmith-Six Nations;
Harsha Walia- Vancouver based organizer and writer;
Erline Brown,Domestic Workers United-New York;
Shyam Selvadurai, Author of Funny Boy;
Dan Doreen, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory;
Alaina Tom, Native Youth Movement-St'at'imc Nation

... and many more. Check back regularly for updates.

Millions of people are forced off their lands and out of their homes because of wars for land and profit. Canadian mining companies, trade agreements such as NAFTA and SPP and the military occupation of Haiti, Afghanistan, and Iraq have taken away our livelihoods. We are forced into cities that are the pulsing heart of exploitation and domination fuelling an oppressive economic machine. Cities like Toronto.

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