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Call for end to collaboration between Vancouver transit police and CBSA

December 26, 2014
| Last December, a Mexican woman killed herself in the holding cells of Vancouver airport where she was awaiting deportation. She had been picked up at a Skytrain station and handed over to CBSA.
Length: 12:45 minutes (11.68 MB)
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The role of sanctuary as opposition to political power

Photo: Brandon Payne/flickr

What is this -- the Middle Ages? A Toronto church has given sanctuary to a Hungarian Roma family who came here as refugees. They were rejected on a virtual technicality and the Harper government wants them deported. They've lived at the church for two years. Before that they spent a year with Catholic monks. It's not a cathedral, and Quasimodo didn't swoop out of the bell tower to scoop them up. It's on a leafy street. They don't want it named in case the feds decide to rush it or hatemeisters target it.

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In the spirit of Dr. King, a call for refugee sanctuary

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The annual mid-January Martin Luther King Day celebrations are generally a frustrating example of how the legacy of a difficult and troubled revolutionary can be co-opted into the image of an acceptable, bland hero who has freeways and monuments named after him.

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Street Cred

Kader wins status

November 21, 2009
| Abdelkader Belaouni is allowed to stay in Canada
Length: 09:05
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