Refugees

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Africa's Refugee Crisis: What's To Be Done
Cimade; Inodep; Mink
Book
Renewed famine in Ethiopia and the Sahel, as well as the Continent's ongoing wars and political repression, have created the world's biggest refugee problem. This up-to-date, factual picture of the pr...
After the Cataclysm: Postwar Indochina & the Reconstruction of Imperial Ideology (The Political Economy of Human Rights)
Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward S.
Book
1979
A carefully dcoumented asessment of Western reporting on post-1975 Indochina.
The anguish of migrants in Macedonia
Milevska, Tanja
Article
2015
Milevska talks about the difficulties that migrants and refugees have to endure as cross Macedonia in their way to Western Europe.
Arab Jews vs. Palestinians: Israel's Refugee Pawns
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2012
Israel's attempt to compare Arab Jews to Palestinian refugees.
Australia's Asylum Policy: Teenage Detainees' Plight Shines Light on Regime
Laughland, Oliver
Article
2014
Human rights groups say Coalition's hardline approach to immigration flies in the face of international law.
Back-Talk from the "Old Stock"
Keefer, Michael
Article
2015
Stephen Harper has been talking recently about "old stock" Canadians -- and at the same time stirring up fear and loathing against more recent arrivals in this country, notably those of Muslim faith, ...
Burma: Ripe for change: New Internationalist May 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
A look at Burma's attempts to speak out against political injustice.
Challenging the 'refugee-victim' narrative
Brankamp, Hanno
Article
2015
With looming refugee and forced migration crises in the Mediterranean, Kenya, Burma, Syria, Burundi and elsewhere hitting international headlines, public attention is rightfully drawn to those people ...
A Children's Book Introduces German Kids to the True Story of Syrian Refugees
Martirosyan, Lucy
Article
2016
Germany has received more than 1 million refugees, mostly from Syria and Iraq. Despite supporters initially celebrating Chancellor Angela Merkel's actions, many Germans have begun voicing concerns abo...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Congo's War, Women's Holocaust: Against The Current vol. 133
Against The Current
Article
2008
Which current war has taken more lives than the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Darfur put together?
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Connexions Library: International Affairs & Development Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on international issues.
Do or Die: The people versus development in the Narmada Valley: New Internationalist July 2001 - #336
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
A look at the case the Supreme Court of India against The People regarding the Narmada Dam.
Epilogue to Underground to Palestine
Stone, I.F.
Article
1946
The epilogue to I.F. Stone's first-hand account of the movement of European Jews to Palestine in 1946.
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Pappe, Ilan
Book
2007
Israelo historian Ilan Pappe recounts the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Israel during the war of 1948.
Female Well-Being: Toward a global theory of social change
Billson, Janet Mancini; Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn (eds.)
Book
2005
Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada
Omidvar, Ratna & Wagner, Dana
Book
2015
Authors present a collection of thirty interviews with refugees, their descendants, or their loved ones to document their journeys of flight. The stories span two centuries of refugee experiences in C...
For Reasons of State
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1973
Essays in which Chomsky analyzes the role of the American state and discusses some of the ways in which individuals can respond to its growing power.
Frederico and Ingrid Luchsinger
Morrison, Ian
Article
1979
Guidelines for exiled journalists
Article
2009
A guide for journalists driven into exile, to provide them with information about the procedures and potential obstacles in seeking asylum.
Harper's Worst Offense against Refugees May Be His Climate Record
Anderson, Mitchell
Article
2015
The Middle East drought between 2006 and 2011 was without precedent since modern record keeping, killing over 80 per cent of livestock and driving up local food prices. Already poor populations had to...
Human Rights and the Protection of Refugees under International Law
Canadian Human Rights Foundation and the Institute for Research on Public Policy
Book
1989
In refuge on Refugee Rights Day: The Awan family story
Awan Family Support Committee
Article
2014
On a day where we remember migrant and refugee struggles for freedom, dignity and security and recommit to fighting ongoing injustice, we highlight the struggle of the Awan family.
The Invisible Empire: Racism in Canada
Cannon, Margaret
Book
1995
Cannon asks how can a tolerant nation like Canada be racist? Several incidents are documented in regard to minorities, employment, the justice system, and immigrants from Third World countries.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Kampuchea, Decade of the Genocide: Report of a Finnish Inquiry Commission
Kiljenen, Kimmo
Book
1990
Commissioned by the Finnish Inquiry Commission this a straight forward account of the history of Kampuchea from the saturation bombing by the United States during the Vietnam war in the 1970's to the ...
Keep Out: The case for open borders: New Internationalist October 2002 - #350
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
A look at refugees and the challenges they face. Discussion of how the refugee experience differs in different parts of the world.
Kurdish refugees
Article
1992
The lessons we have learned: Palestine & Iraq: Any Signs of Hope?
Lowi, Henry
Article
2002
A speech on "the peace movement: lessons learned and the way forward." Henry Lowi argues that "There is no sign of hope, for the old prejudices and the old concepts, and there is no hope for the colon...
Manoeuvres from above, movements from below: Greece under Tsipras
Jenkins, Gareth; Karayianni, Despina
Article
2015
The Syriza left is at a crossroads. For all the belief that Syriza is a different kind of party, one that transcends the division between reform and revolution and therefore should be the home for the...
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 10: Marx and Engels 1849 - 1851
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes The Peasant War in Germany.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 24: Marx and Engels 1874 - 1883
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes the Critique of the Gotha Programme, and Socialism: Utopian and Scientific.
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
Migration: Changing the World
Arnold, Guy
Book
2011
The author discusses the increasing trend of migration in the modern world, its causes and effects, and peoples and governments responses.
The New Refugees: American Voices in Canada
Christy, Jim
Book
1972
Stories of 18 "new refugees" who came in Canada to escape the U.S. war against Vietnam.
No Ban! No Wall! No War?
Moser, Richard
Article
2017
The corporate media avoids connecting our wars to Trump's ban because war and empire is a matter of agreement among the political elites, an elite that the corporate media is very much a part of.
No More: The Battle Against Human Rights Violations
Matas, David
Book
1995
Matas, a Winnipeg immigration lawyer and participant in the Helsinski Watch movement and Amnesty international, examines the ideological causes of human rights violations.
On Imperialism and Refugees
Article
2015
The call to "open the borders" and its variants are hopelessly utopian. The modern nation-state arose as a vehicle for the development of capitalism and will remain the basis for the organization of t...
The Other Side of Israel: My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide
Nathan, Susan
Book
2005
Explores the unequal treatment of Palestinians living in Israel as "citizens", but as second-class citizens in a theocratic state that discriminates against Arabs in many ways.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 21, 2015: Canadian federal election, mining and the environment
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Featuring the Canadian federal election, mining and the environment, failure of Syriza in Greece, refugees, veterans of India's struggle for independence.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015: Labour Day issue
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular educ...
Our Way to Fight: Peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine
Riordon, Michael
Book
2011
Documents the lives and work of grassroots peace activists, Israelis and Palestinians fighting for justice and human rights on both sides of the wall. The book also explore events that stirred people ...
Out of Africa: A Migrant's Story: New Internationalist June 2005 - #379
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
An issue on the story of a nurse's return back to Kenya and the reason why she has worked so far away from home. Also, a discussion on a widespread crisis in international healthcare and the human co...
Outsourcing racism: Bill C-31, Prison Expansion, and the Detention of Immigrants
Darwish, Amy; Latham, Graham
Article
2013
Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, CBSA may arrest and detain a foreign national or permanent resident they deem a threat to public safety, a potential flight risk, unable to substantia...
Palestinian Refugees: The Right Of Return
Aruri, Naseer (ed.)
Book
2003
The thorniest of issues, elucidated, discussed, and contextualized, by an impressive array of scholars and activists, including Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, Norman Finkelstein, Jaber Sueiman, Nahla Ghan...
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
Red Pepper
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Independent magazine of the green and radical left.
Reflections and Meditations Thirty Years After
Stone, I.F.
Article
1978
I.F. Stone's reflections on Israel thirty years after writing his first-hand account "Underground to Palestine'.
The Refugee Experience - Perspectives On Refugee Issues
Unclassified
1982
This multi-media kit deals with refugee issues in a manner comprehensible to 9-14 year olds.
Refugees and Development in Africa
Kibreab, Gaim
Book
1989
This book provides a detailed analysis based on extensive case studies of the problems and prospects for African refugee settlement, integration into host communities, and/or repatriation. The study t...
Shatila: Remembering the Massacre
Hardigan, Richard
Article
2015
Shatila is probably the most well-known of all the Palestinian refugee camps. In September of 1982, a local Christian militia, known as the Phalange, aided by its Israeli allies, entered Shatila and b...
Sousa Mendes, Aristides de: Connexipedia Article
Article
Portuguese diplomat who ignored and defied the orders of his own government for the safety of war refugees fleeing from invading German military forces in the early years of World War II. (1885-1954).
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981
Testimony of a Deportee
Sanchez, Manuel
Article
2013
Manuel Sanchez, member of Mexicans United for Regularization (MUR) and Action LGBTQ for Immigrants and Refugees (AGIR), was deported to Mexico on July 26, 2012. With the courage that he is known for, ...
Twin Terrors : New Internationalist November 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
An in-depth look at the events of the 9/11 disaster.
Underground to Palestine
Stone, I.F.
Book
1946
Underground to Palestine was written in the spring of 1946 when Stone was the first newspaper reporter to accompany survivors of the Holocaust on their epic clendestine journey to Palestine.
Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Bennis, Phyllis
Book
2002
Designed to inform those who are somewhat unfamiliar with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Written in question and answer format
Wadim
Rau, Carsten; Wendler, Hauke
Film/Video
2012
The story of Latvians who sought asylum in Germany, their lives there, and the consequences when harsh immigration policies suddenly tear them apart in this critique of laws written and applied withou...
Why Al Jazeera will not say Mediterranean 'migrants'
Malone, Barry
Article
2015
There is no "migrant" crisis in the Mediterranean. There is a very large number of refugees fleeing unimaginable misery and danger and a smaller number of people trying to escape the sort of poverty t...
Why Israel?
Kunin, Jason
Article
2007
A routine strategy of Israel's defenders is to continually redirect attention to the human rights failings of countries hostile to Israel, or to catastrophes like Darfur that are used to argue the ong...
Why Israeli Anti-Zionists do NOT 'recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish state'
Lowi, Henry
Article
2007
States that define themselves with reference to the domination of one ethnic group cannot claim legitimacy.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Against the Current
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Alternative Information Center
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting coo...
Amnesty International, Canadian Section
Amnesty International is a worldwide human rights organization which works to secure the release of all prisoners of conscience, works for fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners, and works...
Canadian Council for Refugees
The Canadian Council for Refugees is an independent umbrella group representing 150 community organizations. The Council has a particular interest in refugee protection, refugee claimants, refugee sel...
Canadian Institute of International Affairs
The CIIA provides a national, non-partisan forum for the analysis, discussion and debate of international issues focussing on the implications for Canadian interests. Activities include the National F...
Canadian-Palestinian Educational Exchange
CEPAL has been educating Palestinian refugees in Lebanon since 1997. As part of our work, CEPAL also creates awareness to Canadians about the refugees' difficult conditions in Lebanon.
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nation...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Conseil Canadien pour les Refugies
To promote refugee rights and settlement services and to provide networking and educational opportunities for non-profit organizations.
International Middle East Media Center
Media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide English language media coverage of Israel-Palestine.
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
KAIROS brings together churches and religious organziations to respond to issues of common concern, advocate for social change and join faith with action for social transformation.
Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation of Canada
NECEF is an academically oriented volunteer organization whose extensive international network of individuals and NGO's with expertise about and concern for the Arab World includes a Canadian speakers...
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
OneWorld.net (U.S.)
We bring together the latest news and views from over 1,600 organizations promoting human rights awareness and fighting poverty worldwide. The OneWorld network spans five continents and produces conte...
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
A coalition of 133 community-based immigrant and refugee service agencies located throughout the province of Ontario.
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan
RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, was established in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1977 as an independent political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human right...
Science for Peace
Science for Peace is a Canadian organization which brings together those interested in the natural and social sciences in order to address the global crises facing humankind. The members of Science fo...
Students Taking Action Now: Darfur
STAND wants to unite Canadian students in the fight for more intervention in Darfur both independently and with the UN. The group also seeks to raise awareness of the crisis in Darfur, advocate pragma...
Trotskyist League
Works to build a revolutionary internationalist workers party to fight for socialist revolution.
UNICEF Canada
To raise funds to help ensure the survival, growth and long term development of the world's children.
War Resisters Support Campaign
A coalition of community, faith and labour groups organized to support U.S. soldiers seeking asylum to escape participation in the war in Iraq. Action includes campaigning, material support and the pr...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

African Union
The African Union (abbreviated AU in English, and UA in its other official languages) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 53 African states. Established on 9 July 2002, the AU was formed as a successor to the Organi...
International Centre for Migration Policy Development
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) was founded in 1993, upon the initiative of Austria and Switzerland. The organization was created to serve as a support mechanism for informal consultations, and to...
International Organization for Migration
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 125 member states, a further 18 states ho...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum stimulates leaders and citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity and strengthen democracy. A public-private partnership, fe...
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...

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Court Upholds Ruling to Reinstate Refugee Health Care
Sources News Release
2014
Health for All welcomes the Federal Court of Appeal's decision to uphold a ruling from earlier this summer demanding that the Conservative government reverse its 'cruel and unusual' cuts to refugee he...
"I think the dead are with us": John Berger at 88
Maughan, Philip
2015
A brief biography and recounting of a meeting by the author with the late author John Berger.
Kyrgyzstan faces humanitarian crisis as Uzbeks flee slaughter
Kyrgyzstan shaken by ethnic slaughter
Harding, Luke
2010
Kyrgyzstan is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis after more than 100,000 minority Uzbeks, fleeing Kyrgyz mobs in the south of the country, gather on the Uzbekistan border.
MEAA concerned by media restrictions on asylum seeker policy
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in raising strong concerns about the media restrictions that surround Australia's...
Reflecting on the plight of African journalists on World Refugee Day
PEN International
2015
Two Ethiopian writers in exile; two victims of the repression of freedom of speech.
Refugees
Dynamics of Displacement
ICIHI
Drawing on examples from every part of the world, this Report is concerned to point the way forward to realistic and effective ways of anticipating and preventing the rising tide of displaced people. ...
Reporters Without Borders publishes a first Guide for exiled journalists
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders marked World Refugee Day by publishing a guide for journalists driven into exile, to provide them with information about the procedures and potential obstacles in seeking asy...
Right of asylum
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Right of asylum (or political asylum) is an ancient juridical notion, under which a person persecuted for political opinions or religious beliefs in his or her own country may be protected by another ...
Roma refugee family facing deportation to neo-Nazi violence in Hungary in two weeks; deportation will separate family
Sources News Release
2015
Roma refugee family settled in Montreal for over three years could be deported before the end of January, forcing them to return with their ten year old daughter to a country where they faced racist v...
Sources HotLink - March 21, 2016
2016
Refugees, censorship and North American politics. This issue looks at nine of the most influential whistleblowers in modern history. In France, instances of police violence increase tension in the ref...
Threats, attacks, obstacles, jail: what's coming between us and the Rohingya story
Tzabiras, Marianna
2015
While images of the suffering of Rohingya migrants circulated around the world, local journalists and politicians faced restrictions in trying to report on and speak out on the issue.

From the Connexions Archives

Against the Current
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
Electronic Intifada
Website
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fro...
The Inter-Church Committee For Refugees
Organization profile published 1982
Organization
1982
La Ligue des Droits et Libertes
Organization profile published 1979
Organization
1979
New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
One Sky
Periodical profile published 1979
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1979
A special issue of the One Sky newsletter on the Vietnamese 'boat people' refugees.
Refuge
Periodical profile published 1984
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
Refuge: Canada's National Newsletter On Refugees
Periodical profile published 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
This monthly newsletter is dedicated to encouraging Canadian citizen participation in helping refugees, by providing a forum for sharing information and opinion on domestic and international issues pe...