BC Federation of Labour Jim Sinclair on deportation of sixteen Chinese migrant workers on Murray River coal project “We’ve always supported the development..This is an indication that the company is hearing the concerns of British Columbians and Canadian and then they are now going to turn to us to develop either training programs and hire Canadians to do the work in this mine, then that’s a positive thing.” So big labour is supporting deportation of migrant workers, fueling anti-migrant sentiments and supporting destructive ecological projects. WTF!!!
Here is what anti colonial migrant and trade justice activist Harjap Grewal had to say “a big fuck you to Canadian nationalism. You can’t even build workers solidarity much less solidarity with land defenders when the brains of these unions are shrink wrapped with the canadian flag promoting the canadian economy and canadian protectionism. Let’s deport the workers that are more exploited than we are, there is your “international solidarity”… remember that canada, the state, is a racist/neo-liberal/colonial/capitalist project” And Indigenous land defender and warrior sister Queen Sacheen points out the irony of “illegal americans and canadians” who are “posting negatively about immigrants and making racist and sick comments about immigrants coming into “their” countries and stealing all the jobs.. that level of ignorant racism about the real situation on who is actually immigrants here is what is WRONG with this society.”
i'm aly d., a young poor queer brown woman who eats, loves, and plays on occupied land in the pacific northwest.
i facilitate silkscreening and zine magic at a rad youth-run art and activism space, and am all about youth liberation, un/de -skooling, decolonization, and art as a vehicle for social change. i am a clown.