Fwd: 25 June 2010: JUSTICE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES! NO TO G8/G20! YES TO TAKING BACK OUR CITY
- Graeme Bacque
- 2010-05-21 @ 18:15
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Subject: 25 June 2010: JUSTICE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES! NO TO G8/G20! YES
TO TAKING BACK OUR CITY
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 12:56:20 -0400
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JUSTICE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES!
NO TO G8/G20! YES TO TAKING BACK OUR CITY*
Friday, June 25th, 2010
Allan Gardens (Carleton St. and Sherbourne St)
RALLY. MARCH. BLOCK PARTY. TENT CITY.
>From June 25th and 27th, 2010, the world’s twenty richest countries
(the G8 and G20) will send their ruling elite, along with heads of the
IMF and World Bank, to meet in Huntsville and then in Toronto, to talk
exploitation, wealth, and greed.
These ‘leaders’ have shredded the public sector and social spending,
criminalized the poor, immigrants and racialized communities, continued
to plunder Indigenous lands and trash the environment, deported our
families and friends, gutted the unions, and closed hospitals and
schools while they grant tax cuts to the rich and
corporations and boost police and military budgets. These disgusting
policies have enacted devastation around the world and are reflected
right here in Toronto.
We are the people severely impacted by this agenda: we are Toronto-based
community organizations, people of color, indigenous people, immigrants,
women, the poor, the working class, queer and trans people, disabled
people, and our allies.
We live in a city that houses the corporations that exploit and displace
people. Toronto police kills and brutalizes our communities. Toronto
housing kicks out our families. Toronto social services slam the door on
undocumented migrants. This city pushes out poor people and attacks sex
workers. Toronto exists on stolen indigenous land.
Toronto's communities are uniting to take back what is ours! Join us on
the streets June 25, as we ensure the G20, the G8 and their deadly
policies are exposed and challenged! Rally, march, party and pitch a
tent city against Toronto and the G8/G20, racist, sexist, abeliest,
homo/transphobic and capitalist policies.
Join Us for Justice For Our Communities!
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, No One Is Illegal-Toronto,
LIFEMovement, Jane and Finch Action Against Poverty, Students Against
Israeli Apartheid, DAMN 2025, Women's Coordinating Committee Chile -
Canada, No Games Toronto, South Asian Women's Rights Organization,
Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
Our organizations are campaigning for the some of the following demands:
-Stop the theft and plunder of indigenous lands: Indigenous sovereignty now!
-Housing for all
-Status for All! Justice for Migrants and Refugees!
-Accessibility legislation that means something - NOW!
-Reverse the cut to the Special Diet, Raise Welfare/Disability Rates!
-Stop psychiatric assault
-Access to Social Services Without fear
-No to the Pan Am Games!
-End Israeli Apartheid! Respect the call for Boycotts, Divestment and
-Stop racial profiling
-Free and accessible transit
-Stop the privatization of city property
-Justice for migrant and non-status workers
-Affordable and accessible post-secondary education
-Remove the cap on Direct Funding for Attendant Care
-Police out of Schools
-Stop the Social Cleansing of the Downtown East End
-Stop Police Brutality, Impunity, and Militarization of Communities
(To join the organizing, and to add your local campaign demands to this
call, email email@example.com
For more information about June 25th, visit http://25june.wordpress.com
<http://25june.wordpress.com/>, email firstname.lastname@example.org
<mailto:email@example.com>, or call 416-925-6939
For more details on the broader G8/G20 Convergence in Toronto, visit