Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ottawa launch of End Immigration Detention campaign

Migrants in a maximum security prison in Lindsay Ontario have been on strike since September 17, 2013. They have refused to enter their cells, boycotted their detention reviews and have been on hunger strike - 2 of them for over 60 days. Striking detainees have been deported, locked up in segregation, denied medical services and transferred to other prisons. Inspired by their actions, migrant justice organizers in solidarity have formed the End Immigration Detention Network.

More info on the campaign website: http://endimmigrationdetention.com/.

NOII - Ottawa will be having an initial planning meeting open to all interested in organizing around ending migrant detention and supporting migrants currently in detention.

The meeting is scheduled for January 22 at 6.30pm at the Jack Purcell Centre, Room 101.

More info to come soon...