Building Sanctuary: The Movement to Support Vietnam War Resisters in Canada, 1965-73
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"What happens when U.S. war resisters to the Vietnam war arrive here in Canada, which was undergoing a major political, economic and cultural shift during that time?" is the subject of the new historical work Building Sanctuary: The Movement to Support Vietnam War Resisters in Canada, 1965-73 by independent scholar Jessica Squires.
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Refugees: Silent Witnesses to War
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We are excited to announce that we will be holding this year's Youth Action Gathering in the city of Edmonton, from August 7th to the 10th, in partnership with the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights- Global Youth Assembly.
Muhammed, a refugee from Gambia, was arrested and detained on May 29 after having his request for asylum in Canada denied. He has since been detained at Immigration Holding Centre Rexdale, located in Etobicoke. An outspoken advocate of justice for the Gambian people, Muhammed has become an enemy of the repressive regime currently ruling Gambia under President Yahya Jammeh, and fears for his life if forced to return.
Peter Showler is Director of the Refugee Forum, University of Ottawa, and Co-chair of the Advocacy Committee of the Canadian Association of Refugee Laws (CARL). He gave the following presentation on Parliament Hill on Monday, June 17.
Good morning, Thank you all for being here and we all know why we are here.