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Lawrence Hill on his novel, 'The Illegal'

October 18, 2016
| From Octopus Books in Ottawa, author and journalist Waubgeshig Rice talks to Lawrence Hill about his novel "The Illegal."
Length: 53:51 minutes (56.52 MB)
Asia Pacific Currents

More scandals hit Australia's concentration camp in Nauru

August 15, 2016
| Labour updates of workers' struggles from the Asia-Pacific region and update on the treatment of refugees in Australia's Nauru concentration camp.
Length: 29:22 minutes (13.45 MB)
Image: Ion Etxebarria, July 2016
| August 2, 2016
Talking Radical Radio

Challenging the marginalization of African refugees

July 13, 2016
| Kimbra Yohannes and Daniel Tseghay talk about the work of We Welcome African Refugees.
Length: 28:23 minutes (25.99 MB)

Indefinite detention, deaths of refugees spark hunger strike

May 7, 2016
| Advocates say that Canada's practice of detaining refugees indefinitely runs counter to both international law and the Charter of Rights of Freedoms. They're calling for a 90-day limit.
Length: 14:08 minutes (12.95 MB)
Photo: Binuri Ranasinghe/flickr
| April 20, 2016
Asia Pacific Currents

Refugees are workers -- let them stay

April 2, 2016
| Jiselle Hanna interviews Amanda Zifcik from the Refugee Action Collective.
Length: 29:32 minutes (10.14 MB)
Image: Flickr/2010 Legal Observers
| March 30, 2016

These borders kill: Canada's lethal immigration system

Photo: flickr/ Guillermo Ruiz

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Francisco Javier Romero Astorga died in immigration detention on March 13. He was 39 years old, from Chile, a father of four. The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), responsible for his detention, has refused to explain how he died.



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| March 9, 2016
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