No One Is Illegal (Toronto): 10th Annual May Day of Action Rally and March and more

Every year on May 1st grassroots organizations in Toronto rally and march to mark International Worker’s Day, for migrant and worker’s rights and in support of Indigenous people’s struggles.

Themed around the most pressing issues of the day and committed to people’s struggles against oppression and exploitation, May Day unites people’s struggles for self-determination and liberation.

We continue this tradition in 2015, rallying and marching against colonial and capitalist attacks on our communities here and Canadian imperialism’s plunder and attacks on peoples across the world.

Specifically, this year, our May Day organizing seeks to highlight struggles around the following eight themes:

  1. Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination;
  2. Migrant workers’ resistance to border imperialism;
  3. Solidarity with working class struggle globally;
  4. Anti-poverty and anti-austerity organizing;
  5. Student strikes and academic labour battles against neoliberalization;
  6. Environmental Justice;
  7. Militant rank and file labour movements;
  8. Gender Justice

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April 15: Black Police Chief in Toronto: Friend or foe? – Public Forum

The Jane Finch Action Against Poverty (JFAAP) and the Network for the Elimination of Police Violence invite you to a panel discussion on the relevance of an Afrikan Canadian police chief to the experience of police violence in racialized working-class communities and the actions that we need to embrace to resist the repressive action of the Toronto Police Service.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 15, 2015; 6:00 – 8:00PM

WHERE: Yorkgate Mall, 1 Yorkgate Blvd, Toronto
Seneca College in Yorkgate Mall (north west corner of Jane Street and Finch Avenue)
Room 218/219 (2nd floor of the mall)

Facebook event page.


April 15: Modi Go Back! Protest Action against Indian Prime Minister


Narendra Modi has been on a world tour promoting India as a paradise for global capitalism; with free trade agreements, nuclear deals, and auctioning-off of the country’s land, minerals, and cheap labour.

Called “the next Ronald Reagan for the world” by U.S. Republicans, he will be visiting Canada from April 14th to 16th with stops in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

The corporate media, Harper government, and elite sections of the Indian diaspora are all rolling out the red carpet. But any glance at this man’s history, and his actions since taking office, prove that he should be opposed by all supporters of social justice, equality and human rights.

The Toronto chapter of the International Campaign Against the War on the People of India (ICAWPI) calls on all progressive individuals and organizations to join us on April 15th to stand in solidarity with the poor majority of Indian society, and to show Modi that his extremist right-wing agenda is not welcome here!



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Spring into Action – Actions against mining injustice

April 18, 2015
The intergalatic travel authority, 1165 Bloor St. W., near Dufferin Station

Every year, as Canadian mining companies hold their shareholder meetings here in Toronto, we SPRING INTO ACTION with protests, street theatre, art attacks, films screenings, workshops (and more!) to educate, advocate, and agitate in solidarity with communities around the world impacted by the harmful effects of these mining projects.

Join us on April 18 for the launch of this season of resistance to mining injustice! This party will also launch the latest special issue of The Peak magazine on mining issues.

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April 25: Unite Against Austerity – Public Forum

April 25, 2pm
United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street

All around the world – from Quebec to Greece to Chile to South Africa – tens of thousands of people are rising up against austerity.

It’s time for the rest of us to rise up too!

• Crystal Sinclair, Idle No More Toronto
• John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
• Jennie Miller, Vice Chair, Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Greater Toronto Area Council
• Chris Ramsaroop, Justicia for Migrant Workers
• Moderated by Karen Cocq, Campaign to Raise the Mimimum Wage

Governments and corporate media say there is not enough money and belts must be tightened. But we know there is lots of money – it’s just concentrated in a few hands at the top.

Facebook Event Page

h/t Marvin

  • andycanuck

    And bringing in legal and illegal low-wage workers isn’t contradictory regarding empowering the struggling working class here. (BTW, would that be the struggling workers struggle or the struggle for struggling workers???)

    • Guest

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  • jayme

    Anti Poverty
    In Ottawa many people have ideas on how to make thing better be it give people debit cards that can only be used at grocery stores but what do anti poverty people say its not right to tell people what they can’t spend there money on.

  • andycanuck

    Shouldn’t that be AfriKKKan or am I confusing that with something else?

  • Dana Garcia

    They should go to Mexico with their Nobody Is Illegal crap. Mexico deports more Centrals than the US does these days.

  • Al_the_Fish

    No One Is More Communist Than Us should be the name of this outfit. Still shaking my head over the interview Ezra did with one of their talking zombies back in the good old days of the SUN News Network.

  • Reader

    It they want to show “fascists” what they think, maybe they should do protests against the PLO/Palestinian Authority which cancelled their presidential election scheduled for January 9, 2009. So a four year term is now more than 10 years with no talk about any presidential election.

    Then we could talk about Saudi Arabia, Syria, etc.

  • Gary

    This is the group that Olivia Chow aligned her self with and join David Miller to fight for non-citizens being able to vote in Election.

    Olivia pointed out that she’s NOT white and NOT a man.
    Men have bigger breasts Olivia , Maybe jack wouldn’t have gone to a Sex worker to be serviced if you knew what to do with a man.

  • Frau Katze

    Bunch of crackpots.

  • cmh

    And I bet you’ll find Cornell West and Shahina Siddiqui leading the crowd