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We live in a world in desperate need of positive change. I'm hopeful that this is the kind of change that you and I can bring about through our commitment to human rights. And through our commitment to take action based on solid human rights research. In this edition, we are drawing to your attention two important opportunities to take action on disturbing developments in the United States. First, in a report published yesterday we are highlighting four emblematic cases of civilian families in Raqqa, Syria, who were brutally affected by the relentless aerial bombardment from the US-led Coalition. For this report we deployed experts on the ground, gathered evidence and heard those who have witnessed the most horrific forms of human rights violations. We are urging you to send a message to the U.S. Minister of Defence.Our second new action concerns the shameful detention of parents and children in “baby jails” in the U.S. Every day hundreds of families are locked up in three family detention centres in the United States! Here we are asking you to contact the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. - Alex Neve, Amnesty International
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Posted: January 11, 2017
Are you aware of this Canadian Organization with its mission to help migrant worker who are unjustly treated by those who wish to profit from them and by the government which lack fairness in dealing people as good people for Canada.
We are organizations of migrant workers from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, PEI and Quebec joining forces to create the Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights – Canada (CMWRC).
Launched in October 2015, CMWRC is a unified voice of migrant workers in Canada. Our aim is simple: to re-build the immigration system to ensure basic dignity and fairness for everyone.
Our members represent hundreds of thousands of Canadian-born, and migrant workers. Together we know that we need an economy that works for everyone, not one that forces us to fight each other for scraps.
Update: (January 15, 2017)
After an outpouring of support from all across Canada, the deportation order for migrant activist Gina Bahiwal has been cancelled. Huge thanks to everyone who took the time to write letters of support; grassroots public pressure makes a difference. See Twitter. The petition above is still important and valid.
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