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VIGIL IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF MINISTER OF IMMIGRATION: Bring Back
Friday, August 22 at 12:30pm
365, Laurier Avenue West
(corner Kent St.)
On June 26, Iranian activist Djaber Kalibi was forced to leave the country
after the Immigration and Refugee Board gave him a deportation order.
After having lived for nine years in Canada, Djaber Kalibi, who is now 78
years old, has been deemed inadmissible for “serious criminal offence.” His
“crime?” Having supported the fight against the Islamic regime in Iran around 30
years ago while he was living in France.
For more than 50 years, Kalibi has been a vocal political opponent to the
reactionary regimes that succeeded in holding power in Iran. Since the events
that happened some 30 years ago, his behaviour has been irreproachable, in both
France and Canada. He rebuilt his life here with his relatives and fully
succeeded in integrating with the community.
The decision of Public Safety Canada to ban a dedicated activist who fought
against a regime that Canada has always considered as illegitimate and
responsible for gross and systematic violations of human rights is both
incomprehensible and abhorrent!
A request was submitted to Minister of Immigration Chris Alexander, who now
is the only one who can lift the inadmissibility and allow Djaber to return to
Djaber Kalibi’s Solidarity Committee invites you to take part in a vigil to
be held on August 22nd in Ottawa to urge Minister Alexander to grant this demand
Transportation will be available from Montréal—get in touch with the
committee at email@example.com
For more information on Djaber case, including updates and suggestions for
supporting him (mostly in French): http://comitesoutien.wix.com/solidaritedjaber
BOOK LAUNCH: The Communist Necessity
On August 23rd, J. Moufawad-Paul will be in Ottawa to attend the launch of
his book, The Communist Necessity. A sleek and punchy treatise about
the problems of social movementism and the need for a “new return” to a
revolutionary communist tradition, The Communist Necessity is a
philosophical intervention that forces the reader to think through the problems
presented by contemporary capitalism that are not answered by mainstream
left-wing theories of organization and strategy inherited from the
According to Robert Biel, author of The Entropy of Capitalism,
Moufawad-Paul’s book is “important and timely” and “profoundly reconnects with
the histories and tradition of communism and places today’s struggles within
Join Ottawa supporters of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Canada at the
Avant Garde (135 1/2 Besserer St.) on August 23rd at 5:30 pm as they launch
The Communist Necessity and host the author. Following a presentation
and discussion of the book, there will be a meet-and-greet where the author will
be present to answer any further questions. The Communist Necessity is published by Kersplebedeb. To order it online:
In Montréal, pick up your copy at the Maison Norman Bethune bookstore.