Oct10


Bianca Mugyenyi and Monica van Schaik (Missing Justice members) We would like to thank everyone who came out to the Panel Discussion on Thursday September 30, 2010. The powerful stories of Naquset, Marylynn, and Bernie spoke loudly to how important and devastating the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women is all across Canada. Thank you to everyone that came out for the Vigil on October 4th, 2010 as well. About 250 people came out and helped us successfully block St. Catherine’s Street. We would like to again remember our...

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COMMEMORATIVE MARCH SATURDAY, October 23, 12:30pm Gathering at the corner of Guy & de Maisonneuve (métro Guy-Concordia, Guy exit) facebook event: We remember: Anas Bennis, Claudio Castagnetta, Ben Matson, Quilem Registre, Gladys Tolley, Fredy Villanueva and all the other victims of police killings. JOIN US on the North American Day to Stop Police Brutality & Repression to show your support and solidarity with all victims of police killings. Together with the families and supporters of police victims, we demand truth, justice and dignity. Family friendly – Welcome to all! INFO: 514-848-7583 – 22oct.mtl@gmail.com — www.22octobre.net ———- The families of people killed by the police, their friends and their allies are organizing a commemorative vigil and march to remember victims. These families, who face an uphill battle in uncovering the truth and obtaining justice for their loved ones, need our support. Friday, October 22: There will be a family-led vigil in front of the Police Brotherhood (480 Gilford St., Laurier metro, St-Joseph exit) between 4 and 6 p.m. We will end the vigil by lighting candles in memory of the victims of police killings. Saturday, October 23: There will be a family-led, family-friendly march against the systemic impunity in the face of police killings and police violence. The march will begin at 12:30 p.m. on the corner of Guy St. and de Maisonneuve. We strongly encourage as many supporters as possible to come out on the streets and show our support for the families. There is power in numbers! What we are seeking is DIGNITY, JUSTICE and TRUTH. The main purpose of the march is to: – REMEMBER the victims who lost their lives to police violence and abuse and; – SUPPORT their families in any way we can We support the list of demands of the Bennis, Castagnetta, Matson, Registre, Tolley and Villanueva families. Their demands include: – END police brutality – END police impunity – END racial, social and political profiling – ACCESS all information in a prompt manner – LAY criminal charges in police killings – HOLD public independent inquiries in police killings – APPLY the recommendations of the coroner – STOP the use of tasers This initiative came out of the Forum Against Police Violence and Impunity in January of 2010, during which the families expressed their desire to come together to remember their loved ones and strengthen their respective struggles for dignity, justice and the truth. The symbolic date of October 22 was subsequently chosen for a family-friendly march to commemorate the victims of police killings to coincide with the National Day of Protest in the United States organized by the October 22nd Coalition to...

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–Please forward widely!– Missing Justice would like to thank everyone who came out to learn and show support at the Solidarity Teach-in and Panel Discussion! We hope you can all make it to the 5th Annual Sisters in Spirit (SIS) March and Vigil for missing and murdered Native women on Monday, with invited guests Bridget Tolley, Sue Martin, Bernie Williams, Ellen Gabriel, and many others. When: Monday, October 4th @ 6 pm Where: Cabot Square, St-Catherine and Atwater (Metro Atwater) The purpose of the annual March & Vigil is to honour the lives of missing and murdered women and girls across the land, as well as to denounce Canada’s negligence and abuse, and demand concrete acknowledgment and action. The event will take place in 77 communities across the country, including Ottawa, Edmonton and Montreal, with one in Nicaragua as well. It is a national day of remembrance, respect, and demands for government action. Marchers will assemble at Cabot Square, and proceed east down St. Catherine Street to Phillips Square (across the street from The Bay) for a candlelight Vigil. *Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=560870041&ref=mf#!/event.php?eid=150820951613951&ref=mf *For more information: email justiceformissing@gmail.com, or check out...

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