Anti-Racism

Anti-Racism

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Immigration and Indigenous solidarity and how they intersect

Recently, I helped out at a No One Is Illegal event that was held last weekend in Toronto.  There was an amazing line-up of speakers, and one in particular really clarified some things for me around the issues of immigration and Indigenous rights.

I've occasionally wondered whether there is a disconnect between advocating open immigration, and also advocating Indigenous rights in Canada, in particular, land claims.  It seems to be contradictory: colonizers from outside Canada stole land from the First Peoples here, and are now treating them like unwanted guests on their own territories.  The first invaders could be considered "immigrants" - so how is it that immigration wasn't okay then, but it is okay now?

Blog
Mar 18, 2010

Weekly Diaspora: No sleep 'till march on Washington

Erin Rosa
This Sunday, tens of thousands of people plan to march on the National Mall in Washington, DC in an effort to persuade Congress and the Obama administration to tackle immigration reform in 2010.
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Work For All: Mobile-izing Anti-Racism: March 23: NFB Toronto

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WORK FOR ALL: Mobile-izing Anti-Racism
Tuesday March 23rd at 7pm

150 John St, at Richmond St W, near Osgoode subway station, Toronto

FREE

This month, the National Film Board of Canada releases free films over the course of ten weeks through its online film project, Work for All, which tackles the issue of racial discrimination in the workplace. Join us at the NFB Mediatheque for a big-screen presentation and sneak preview of some of the films to be released over the coming weeks, and an inspiring panel discussion on digital media and the use of mobile communication to address racism.

News
Mar 10, 2010
Harper's hitlist: The Richard Colvin scandal, tricky Conservative election accounting and ignoring parliamentary resolutions.

Harper's hitlist: The Afghan torture affair

Murray Dobbin
The undermining of Canadian Democracy -- A look at the Richard Colvin scandal, tricky Conservative election accounting and ignoring parliamentary resolutions.
Podcast
Mar 10, 2010

Fighting violence against women in Ethiopia

Redeye
Semhal Getachew is a women's rights lawyer from Ethiopia. She was one of the speakers at an International Women's Day forum organized in Vancouver.

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