Migrant Matters

Migrant Matters

Migrant Matters navigates through the interconnected issues that limit the freedom of people to move across borders (of all kinds) and stay wherever they choose. We bring into focus the individual faces and unique stories of migrant workers, "non-status" people, and racialized working-class immigrants, who are often left out of mainstream media. Airs monthly.
Migrant Matters

It's the ReadNex Poetry Squad

July 30, 2011
| Poets to read about. Three-fifths of the squad speak their mind about all things at the heart of hip-hop including women and youth poets, and solidarity work with the most socially disempowered.
Length: 34:15
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Shameless U.S. news personality Lou Dobbs still given a mainstream platform

May 18, 2011
| Dobbs' ultra right-wing views were regularly showcased on CNN, fueling the movement to scapegoat immigrants. He criticizes "illegal" employers, but, wait! Macdonald has uncovered he is one.
Length: 41:09
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Mayday panel: Speaking from the forefront of the struggle for (im)migrant justice and workers' rights (2 of 2)

May 1, 2011
| The abuses inherent in (forced) migration with a spotlight on Canada's Live-in Caregiver Program. The importance of working in solidarity with racialized working-class (im)migrant communities here.
Length: 49:35
Migrant Matters

Mayday panel: Speaking from the forefront of the struggle for (im)migrant justice and workers' rights (1 of 2)

April 30, 2011
| The experiences of racialized working-class (im)migrants here. The abuses inherent in (forced) migration to Canada. The importance of these communities defending themselves.
Length: 1:00:36
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Communist Party of Canada on why 2011 election spells great danger to working and poor people

April 28, 2011
| On the party's platform and what's at stake in the May 2, 2011 election for working and poor people, (im)migrants, and Aboriginal people if Big Business succeeds in driving the country to the right.
Length: 53:44
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New film adds perspective on the lives of people working Canada's 'temporary' agricultural jobs

April 23, 2011
| Does Canada really foster a nurturing society where everyone is equal? Hear the perspective of people working here without full rights.
Length: 40:11
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Jose Figueroa and the human cost of Canada's refugee laws

April 13, 2011
| Why has the Canadian government recently chosen to change their mind and label the FMLN as a terrorist group? What does Jose's deportation order mean for the Figueroa family? For Canadians?
Length: 56:07
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Canada's support for an undeniably apartheid state

March 22, 2011
| Alan Sears, professor of sociology and founder of Faculty for Palestine, talks about the Palestinians' long struggle of being uprooted from their homeland, and denied freedoms and status.
Length: 18:43
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Torturing Omar Khadr since he was a child at Guantánamo

February 25, 2011
| The latest on Khadr's case. The horrors of his ongoing detainment. Why and how the Canadian goverment has supported his torture.
Length: 31:29
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The Cuban 5 are still behind bars 12 years later

December 13, 2010
| Their heroism and innocence denied, the Cuban 5 have remained in jail since their arrest 12 years ago. Lawyer Lorne Gershuny shares the latest on the case and speaks about its political significance.
Length: 34:57