Solidarity movements against deportations

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The June 2011 edition of No One Is Illegal Radio focuses on solidarity movements against deportations from Montreal to Toronto to Sydney, Australia.


Alvaro Orozco, a queer Toronto-based artist who spent weeks in detention following his arrest at a subway station after leaving dinner with friends. Alvaro has since won his humanitarian claim and has won full status in Canada. This exclusive interview took place while he was still in detention.

Ian Rintoul, a founding member of the Refugee Action Coalition based in Sydney, Australia, providing a context to the riots at the Villawood detention centre, solidarity with migrants in detention across the country, and a recent history of changes to immigration and refugee legislation across Australia.

A sound collage of Montreal's Status for All demonstration which took place May 28, 2011, featuring speeches in English and French by Sophie Schoen, Rosalind Wong, and Farah Abdil, members of Solidarity Across Borders. Featuring audio recorded by David Tacium.

Interviews by Robyn Maynard, sound collage by Jaggi Singh.

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