CSJ Newsletter

August 12, 2021

CALLS TO ACTION

Allow war-traumatized kids from Gaza to live with parents in Canada

Sireen and Sama have spent four years in hiding and survived on the most bombed street in Gaza in May 2021, yet still wait for Ottawa to issue permits to join their mother, Amal, in Hamilton, whom they’ve not been able to hug for 29 months due to Canada’s endless processing delays. Their Mom is part of a group of in-Canada refugees from Gaza who simply want to help their families leave war-ravaged Gaza and immediately reunite here in Canada while their permanent residence applications are processed – a humanitarian principle Canada has repeatedly committed itself to but often failed to deliver. The processing time otherwise could be an average of 39 months. That’s on top of the 29 months they have already been apart.

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EVENTS

We Belong On Bloor

When: August 12th, 7pm

Join us for a COMMUNITY MEETING on extending the Bloor bikeways from Runnymede to The East Mall.

Toronto Community Bikeways Coalition is a community-based campaign group advocating for 100 km of bikeways to mirror the busiest TTC subway and bus routes. It was initially formed by a group of volunteers who believe Torontonians require safe alternative transportation options, particularly during this unprecedented time as our society grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and the Climate Emergency.

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Film screening: Between Heaven and Earth

When: August 13th, doors 7pm; showtime 8:30pm

This screening is Guest Curated by Toronto Palestine Film Festival, and presented by Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (TOPS).

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Enough is Enough

When: August 14th, 3pm
Where: Corner Commons, S.E. corner Jane-Finch

Jane Finch Street Event: Enough Is Enough.

COVID safety protocols will be followed. Masks and hand sanitizers will be provided. Please stay home if you have any COVID symptoms.

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TPFF 2021

When: September 22-26

Since its inception, TPFF has pushed the boundaries of storytelling year after year. Our 2021 hybrid program is our latest contribution and confirmation of our commitment to the Palestinian arts community. Featuring film, panels, an art show, talks with groundbreakers, special events, and performances, you can join us wherever you are in the world for an inspiring, engaging, and powerful five days of the best in Palestinian arts, cinema, and culture. #TPFF2021

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ARTICLES

Fare-Free is Transformational

By Poverty Free Thunder Bay

This report briefly describes different areas where gains would be made by adopting a fare-free transit model. The real benefit would be that fare-free transit captures the imagination. Moving toward fare-free transit, we will start to see ourselves differently. As a dynamic city, Thunder Bay is transforming itself, increasing social cohesion and climate readiness for the 21st century and beyond.

Source: The Bullet No. 2432

Forging a New Global Workers’ Movement

By Immanuel Ness

Organizing Insurgency (2021) argues that the contemporary era of imperialism is marked by the extension of exploitation of Southern workers in core sectors of the economy: agriculture, mining, and industry. Indeed, incidences of protest are expanding in absolute numbers as industrial production shifts to the Global South, where 83% of the world’s population of 7.7 billion people reside. These workers are subjected to far more onerous and dangerous labour conditions than industrial workers in developed countries.

Source: The Bullet No. 2433

Feminist Protests in Palestine

By Fidaa Zaanin

Palestine looks back on a long history of women organizing dating back to as early as 1917, as well as a vibrant history of women’s social and political participation in the country. Nevertheless, the coordinated feminist protests that took place on 26 September 2019 took some by surprise. On that day, thousands of Palestinian women – some of them for the first time in their lives – hit the streets of 12 cities across the Occupied Palestinian Territories, as well as in refugee camps and the diaspora including a protest in Berlin and another in London.

Source: The Bullet No. 2434

The 2021 World Conference Against Atomic & Hydrogen Bombs

The 2021 World Conference against Atomic & Hydrogen Bombs, taking place (August 2) shortly after the historic achievement of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), renews its pledge to move forward toward the complete elimination of nuclear weapons, at the time when people all around the world are deepening their concern for the dignity of human lives due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: The Bullet No. 2435

Canada in the Caribbean ft. Tyler Shipley

We are joined again by friend of the show Dr. Tyler Shipley to discuss recent events in Cuba and Haiti. Tyler helps us contextualize current events within the history of interference in the Caribbean by Canada and other capitalist imperial powers.

Source: The Scarlet Standard Episode No. 18

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