In the News March 19
One Humanity, One Struggle!
Join the Day of Action Against Increasing Racism and to Demand Full and Permanent Immigration Status for All!
In the U.S., Canada and other NATO countries, migrants of so-called European stock are given preference over the peoples from Africa, West Asia and the Caribbean – the black and brown peoples – who their own wars have displaced and forced into desperate situations. The U.S. and NATO countries protect the racist Eurocentric outlook which claims Europeans are superior. That is why African and Indian students are not being assisted during the Ukrainian crisis by Poland and Romania. It is also why Canada has always cherry-picked who can come to Canada, who can have status and who can be deported. The system is designed to disempower the people so that they cannot make changes to immigration or foreign policy, or any other policy.
Thanks to the uninterrupted action of migrant rights activists and those fighting for the rights of all and status for all, the plight of refugees and migrants in Canada becomes known. This National Day of Action is an opportunity for Canadians and Quebeckers to speak out against the racist immigration, refugee and other government decisions which deprive all those who are in Canada of equal rights on every front, including health care, housing and education.
On this National Day of Action it is also important to uphold the right of the Indigenous peoples to fight for their hereditary rights and join them in demanding that these rights be respected. So too, the demands of the Palestinian people against their dispossession and for the right of return, and of the Yemeni people for their right to live in peace must be championed. As well, the demands of the Haitian people for the restoration of the right to sovereignty and compensation for all the losses they have suffered and continue to suffer at the hands of the U.S., Canada and France with the participation of U.N. “peacekeeping” and “stabilization” missions playing their role in perpetuating the foreign rule over Haiti must be upheld.
No matter what justifications the rulers present to blame the peoples for their plight and to justify their own actions in the name of high ideals, Canadians, Quebeckers and the peoples of the world do not accept this racist outlook, system and treatment. That is why they are participating in this National Day of Action to denounce double standards and the brutality and abuse of Haitian and other migrants who face mistreatment and deportation.
The likes of the Trudeau government and Biden administration claim the coups d’état, wars of aggression and occupation and dispossession which cause the immigration crises in the first place are for democracy, peace and freedom. It must not pass!
(Workers’ Forum, posted March 19, 2022)