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Racism against African asylum-seekers in Israel

March 24, 2014
| Canada accepts 96% of all refugee applicants from Eritrea. Israel officially accepts none, yet more than 60,000 are living there with no help or protection from the state.
Length: 58:48 minutes (53.84 MB)
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Canada Border Services quota to strip refugees of status

February 4, 2014
| According to a bulletin obtained by Vancouver immigration lawyer Richard Kurland through access to information legislation, the CBSA aims to deport 875 permanent residents this year.
Length: 14:32 minutes (13.31 MB)
| January 28, 2014

'Building Sanctuary' for war resisters, circa 1965

Building Sanctuary: The Movement to Support Vietnam War Resisters in Canada, 1965-73

by Jessica Squires
(UBC Press,
2013;
$34.95)

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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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Roma refugee families hang 'Roma Are Not Bogus Refugees' banner

Photo: Justice for Roma Refugees

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Asia Pacific Currents

New anti-refugee government policies in Australia

July 27, 2013
| Labour news, plus interview with activist and former refugee Mohammad Ali Baqiri, about the Labor Party's new policy of processing and re-settling boat arrivals in Papua New Guinea.
Length: 28:05 minutes (12.86 MB)

One refugee's fight for justice: The case of Muhammed Sillah

Photo: Justice for Muhammed Sillah

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.

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World Refugee Day 2013

Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka. (Photo: climatalk / flickr)
Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka. (Photo: climatalk / flickr)

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June 20th is World Refugee Day. This is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of refugees worldwide. This year's campaign theme is: "Take 1 minute to support a family forced to flee."

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Refugee lawyers: Cuts to Interim Federal Health Program are 'wrong and illegal'

Photo: Hamiltonians for Migrant and Refugee Health

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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.

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