Nov 10

Scrap Bill C49!

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The new Harper plan to jail refugees, Immigration Bill C49, is based on a few lies.


Lie 1: Canada has a generous refugee system so people who are indeed refugees can get here.
Lie 2: That there are some refugees breaking the law, who are criminal.
Lie 3: That the law is too weak to stop these criminals and must be changed.

In fact,

Truth 1: Canada’s takes less refugees then Germany, the United States, Pakistan or Lebanon.
Truth 2: It is legal to leave a country on fake documents, on rafts, ships, planes or foot. Not only is it legal, it is honored, celebrated and often necessary.
Truth 3: It is actually the other way around. These people are not criminals, but the conservative
government wants to make it so that they are.

Stop the Lies.
Release MV Sun Sea passengers.
Stop Immigration Bill C-49.
Fight for Status for All.

Oct 10

Facing Canada’s Racism and Colonialism

These posters are about Canada. They are about foundational myths. Foundational double standards.

If you are from the wrong side of whiteness, colonialism and capitalism – witness the frenzy and fury when you arrive at these shores.

Now, turn to these posters from Canadian Pacific Steamships, and consider, who is being invited to bring their families, to travel and to enjoy leisure – and at whose expense? Whose land, whose labour, whose bodies and whose cultures are being violated to underwrite these experiences?

Come Britishers. Bring your racisms, bring your patriarchies, homophobias, and ableisms to Canada.

Enjoy native land, enjoy native culture, enjoy native people, enjoy native land, enjoy our land, enjoy our land.

See the noble savage? See the servant?

Of course not, he has no face. She has no face. Coal face. Coal face has no eyes.

We do our duty to support the wars. Visit our tributes to empire. Stay a while, take comfort.

The world is in our hands. Sail the White Empress. Go Empress to the Orient. Go empire.

Go anywhere – until the empire strikes back, until truth speaks to colonial power, until the double standard is called, and boats show up on your doorstep.

No One Is Illegal!

Sources (in order of image appearance from top to gallery):

[1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11] Posters of the Canadian Pacific, Marc H. Choko and David L. Jones, 2004.
[3, 4, 5, 8] L’affiche au Québec: des origines à nos jours, Marc H. Choko, 2001.

Aug 10

Let Them Stay

Another quick remix, original below. Had this cool pattern from the inside of a courier letter and needed to do something with it.

“From the Komagata Maru carrying 376 Punjabi passengers and the SS St. Louis travelling with 900 Jewish asylum seekers, to the boats with 600 people from China’s Fujian province and the Ocean Lady that docked in B.C. last year with Tamil refugees – there is something about boatloads of migrants that triggers a national hysteria. Perhaps it is the realization that the expanse of ocean is not enough to enforce the divide between the West and the so-called Third World.”

Harsha Walia, “Why we should welcome boatful of Tamil refugees into Canada”

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Image from No One Is Illegal – Vancouver