Wednesday Weekly - June 11


OPIRG-Carleton News

Justice for Deepan:

Mon., June 16, 8:30 AM, Supreme Court of Canada, Court Room TBA

After months of preparation, Deepan’s legal team will argue that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) have breached Deepan’s constitutional rights by making him stateless. If successful, the Federal Court of Canada will force Citizenship and Immigration Canada to restore Deepan’s citizenship, simultaneously setting a precedent in other similar cases.
Can’t come for the full hearing? Show up in the morning at 8:30 for a press release, and opportunity to show & voice your support. Bring signs in support of Deepan!
Check or for the latest updates.


Thurs., August 21-24 @ The University of Ottawa. 
The Leveller, Ottawa's independent alternative media outlet is looking for writers, photographers and videographers to cover the upcoming People's Social Forum on August 21-24. A grassroots, historical gathering of progressives from Québec, Canada and First Nations, The Peoples' Social Forum wants to stimulate debate, discussion and further our sense of community and collective action. 


Upcoming Community Events 

Criminalization and Punishment Education Project Artistic Showcase 

Thurs., June 12, 7PM-11PM @ Cafe Nostalgica, 601 Cumberland

The Criminalization and Punishment Education Project ( is inviting musicians, poets, singers, painters, actors, dancers, rappers, and anyone else willing to express their views, opinions, and voices to resist state repression and fight for social justice by sharing their art at our open stage event. 
This event is being organized as part of the Critical Perspectives: Criminology and Social Justice Fourth National Conference
( and the 15th International Conference on Penal Abolition (


International Conference on Penal Abolition June 13-15

Fri., June 13-15, 9AM-10PM @ University of Ottawa. FREE CONFERENCE!

The International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA) is a bi-annual gathering of activists, academics, journalists, practitioners, people currently or formerly imprisoned, survivors of state and personal harm, and others from across the world who are working towards the abolition of imprisonment, the penal system, carceral controls and the prison industrial complex. Featuring panel presentations, workshops and film screenings.

For more details, visit:

Ottawa Convergence to End Migrant Detention

Sun., June 15 @ Faculty of Social Sciences UOttawa, 120 University Private

Over 85,000 people have been detained in immigration jails under Harper's watch. Many of them have been imprisoned indefinitely, with no known release date. Immigration detention tears apart families, taking away migrants' freedom for the crime of being born elsewhere. Join us as we march to immigration control headquarters to demand an end to immigration detention, particularly endless detention, max-security incarceration, and an overhaul of the detention review process.

More details:

Rally with Canadian Doctors to Stop Cuts to Refugee Healthcare June 16!

Mon., June 16, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Parliament Hill
ON JUNE 30, 2012, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTED CUTS TO HEALTH INSURANCE FOR REFUGEES. Not surprisingly, many refugees are suffering greatly owing to these measures. Indeed, well-documented cases of people being denied care — including pregnant women and sick children — have appallingly surfaced. Moreover, these cuts will not save costs in the long run. The costs will simply be downloaded to provincial health care systems.

Join Canadian doctors and healthcare professionals on June 16, 2014 at Parliament to demand an immediate reversal to cuts for refugee healthcare. 

For more details, visit:

Just Voices Summer Solstice Concert 

Wed., June 18, 8 PM @ Pressed Cafe, 750 Gladstone Avenue

Join Just Voices for a Concert to Celebrate Summer, an evening of songs about social justice, the environment and bicyckles featuring special guest Megan Jerome!

All proceeds will be donated to the Justice for Deepan Campaign.

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Posted on June 12, 2014 .