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June 24, 2011 Canadian News

Once, We Welcomed Tamil Refugees

Twenty-five years later, Canada jails "boat people"

June 21, 2010 Foreign Policy

Migrating Justice

Globalizing labour rights, regardless of status

June 5, 2010 Business

Barrick Supported Police Who Carried Out Fiery Evictions in PNG

Amnesty report confirms links between cops & Canadian mining company

May 29, 2009 Weblog:

Nine Women Arrested in Workplace Raid in Leamington, Ontario

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May 28, 2009

Nine Women Arrested in Workplace Raid in Leamington, Ontario

Justice for Migrant Workers and No One is Illegal-Toronto condemn the latest workplace raids in Leamington, Ontario. In the early morning of Wednesday, May 27th, Immigration Enforcement swarmed Lakeside Produce arresting nine migrant workers, all women, [o]ne of whom is pregnant. They are all being detained in the Windsor County Jail.

“We are outraged by these arrests,” says Chris Ramsroop of Justicia for Migrant Workers. “These attacks destroy our communities. Instead of attacking the immigration system, we are attacking workers who put food on our table.”

These latest arrests mark an alarming trend of workplace raids by the Canada Border Service Agency. In April, CBSA conducted large scale raids throughout the [Greater Toronto Area] and Southwestern Ontario, where over 80 migrants were arrested and deported.

Workplace raids will only serve to terrorize and intimidate workers into working for low wages and unsafe working conditions because they are constantly under the threat of deportation.

In the middle of this recession, the Tory government is spending money and resources on arresting people, throwing them into detention centers and buying their plane tickets, instead of supporting social services for those in need.

The Tory government is targeting racial and ethnic communities and is using the raids to inflame racism and bigotry. They are using migrant workers as scapegoats in this recession.

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January 7, 2009 Agriculture

A Costly Commute

Foreign migrant workers provide long hours of cheap labour on Canadian farms

December 2, 2008 Accounts

A Mining Refugee in Canada

Can one country be the hero and the villain?

June 27, 2008 Agriculture

Death in the Field

An interview with Arturo Rodriguez of the United Farm Workers of America

June 22, 2008 Features

A Nation of Carefully Selected Immigrants

Liberal MPs abstain, leading to major changes to immigration policy

June 18, 2008 Opinion

Evo Morales on Europe and Migration

An open letter from Evo Morales to the European Parliament

March 19, 2008 International News

"We Are Tired"

Fate of Liberian refugees uncertain

March 6, 2008 Photo Essay

Fortress Europe

The Spanish/Moroccan Border

February 12, 2008 International News

France's Colonial History, Contemporary Conflicts

A new wave of actions challenges escalating and violent deportation policies

January 12, 2008 Weblog:

Laibar Singh background

For a bit of background on the Laibar Singh story, check out NOII organizer Harsha Walia's article from December.

January 8, 2008 Labour

Hard Times Sold in Vending Machines

Worker migration from Atlantic Canada to the tar sands

November 29, 2007 Weblog:

Dion's Constituents March in Ville St-Laurent

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A number of Stephane Dion's constituents marched through his riding, demanding that the Liberal leader oppose legislation around Security Certificates.

November 24, 2007 Labour

Temporary Labour or Disposable Workers?

Foreign labourers are brought to the tar sands, but are easily sent home

August 27, 2007 International News

Battle of the Ballot Box Part II

Economics, Migration & Social Change in the Philippines

May 24, 2007 Agriculture

¡Si, Se Puede!

Field workers in Florida say “Yes we can!” - and are

March 12, 2007 Weblog:

Election in France

An interesting analysis of the 'bipartisan' racist political dynamics in France looks at the outta-nowhere centrist candidate François Bayrou vis-a-vis the right-wing and "socialist" candidates, Sarkozy and Royal:

And Bayrou has been making all the right moves. For example, when Sarkozy this week -- in a blatant appeal to Le Pen's electorate -- promised to create a new "Ministry of Immigration and National Identity," Bayrou immediately reacted with a strong denunciation of Sarkozy for "crossing the line" and linking the two concepts in a thinly-veiled racist appeal.

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March 5, 2007 Weblog:

Mohawk grandmother remains in hiding, defying arrest warrant

Akwesasne/Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory; March 5, 2007 -- A Mohawk woman from the Akwesasne Community remains in hiding, defying an arrest warrant from the Superior Court of Ontario in Cornwall.

"Katenies" (whose Mohawk name means "she changes things around") refused to appear in court on customs and border violations this past January 18, 2007. Instead, she served her own "Motion to Dismiss," questioning the jurisdiction of the courts and border officials over sovereign Mohawk peoples and their land.

Katenies is a mother and grandmother -- her third grandchild was born just 5 days ago on February 28 -- and a researcher with Mohawk Nation News.

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February 23, 2007 Weblog:

CEOs want Canada to import temporary workers to oil patch

The Globe and Mail is reporting that Canadian CEOs want "to import temporary Mexican energy workers" to Alberta.

Nothing like cheap labour for a project making CEOs millions.

February 13, 2007 Accounts

Waiting For War?

Azerbaijan's refugees see little hope

January 18, 2007 Weblog:

Workers dead, injured in Dubai

The Associated Press and AFP are reporting that four workers are dead and twenty-five injured in a major construction accident.

What none of the agencies (so far, that I've seen) are saying is that an accident this bad was pretty much inevitable, given the sub-human treatment of migrant workers who are building Dubai, and the incredibly strenuous conditions and long hours they are forced to work.

January 12, 2007 Photo Essay

The Poorest Postal Code

Vancouver's Downtown Eastside in Photos

January 12, 2007 Weblog:

Open Letter from Gitmo North

Mahmoud Jaballah, Mohammad Mahjoub, and Hassan Almrei have sent an open letter to Canadians about their indefinite detainment.

January 11, 2007 Weblog:

Guantanamo North

There is a mounting campaign to "Close Guantanamo North", a reference to the "prison within a prison" at the Millhaven Institution. It's where the Canadian government is indefinitely detaining non-citizens under "security certificates", an "anti-terror" provision which allows the government to suspend the civil liberties of foreign nationals and hold them without granting access to evidence against them, if it exists.

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