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CKUT Radio Presents - Broadcast Against Borders (May 22-26) PodCast

This is the first of a weekly series of podcasts by the CKUT community news collective in Montreal. The first of this series is a compilation of a week long broadcast on migration struggles in Montreal, and throughout North America, on the daily news program Off The hour. This Broadcast Against Borders takes place in the lead up to the ‘Status for All’ cross-Canada day of action on May 27. The podcast features a series of interviews speeches on these struggles for migrant and refugee justice in Canada and across the world. On this podcast you will hear voices from activists, public figures, and the refugees themselves.

For more info: http://solidarityacrossborders.org/en/node/160

An interview with Amir Hodhod, an Egyptian refugee and organizer with Solidarity Across Borders, who has faced deportation back to Egypt where he will be improsined and tortured. This interview was conducted by Aaron Lakoff of the CKUT Community news collective.

Doctor Amir Kadir, union des forces prograssite, who speaks about the deportation of individuals are being placed in torture back to countries where there is openly known torture to those who dissent. Dr. Kadir speaks on civil liberties and national security in the context of American Imperialism.

An interview with Ahmad Abdel Majid a Palestinian refugee who was deported to the refugee camps in Lebanon. Where Palestinian refugees face subhuman living conditions and are unable to return to their homeland. Ahmad Abedel Majid speaks on his experience as a Palestinian refugee in Canada, and his deportation back to Ein El-Helwy camp. This interview was conducted by Stefan Christoff of the CKUT 90.3 community news collective.

Audio from the Peoples Commission, which took place in Montreal from April 22nd about national security, and the detention of 5 Muslim men on security certificates where they have been fighting there secret trials, which has placed them in detention indefinitely, without trial or evidence. This is a speech made by Sharon Eikan a professors of law at Queens University, who speaks on racism and the idea of creating the other.

Break and station Id for CKUT 90.3fm to hear all the interviews in full go to www.ckut.ca, and check out the archives from may 22nd to 27th 2006.

Still from the Peoples Commission, a clip by Deeter Misclaude, the partner of Amporro Torres, excepted refugee who is facing deportation back to Columbia.

Warren Almand former solicitor general of Canada speaks on the impact of secret trials, and that the rights of all people will be further threatened by the laws passed such as bill c-36 will continue to destroy the lives of mainly arabs and Muslims.

Carlos Perrerez speaks on the massacre taking place in Guatemala, speaking on the horror of the Guatemala civil war this is about the thousands of refugees who fled from Guatemala, and how the work was done here to show support for refugees here and public education here of what is happening in Guatemala.

Sonali Kolhatkar, member of the afghan womens mission an organization based in Los Angeles, is working on the role of the Canadian Government and military are playing in the occupation of Afghanistan.

29:55- 33:56
From New York City an interview with Desi Rising Up and Moving, on the situation of low income, undocumented South Asian community. This is an interview about the massive immigrant rights movement that is emerging in the US, with over 1million people protesting the proposed immigration law bill-hr4337 that would criminalize all immigrants.

An interview with Harsha Waliah a member of No One Is Illegal in Vancouver who is part of organizing for the national day of action on May 27th to demand status for all, Harsha speaks on the day to day struggle of non status people, such as no access to health care, education, and feeling immigration agents could ask you for your status and that fear that is created is a type of fear only they face in this society.

An interview with Deloris Chu, a member of the South Asian womens community center
in Montreal. She speaks on the connections of what the women face in the community to the events that take place in South Asia, and those who use the resources who are newcomers, without status.

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Global Apartheid, and that colonialism was created and how it exists today. Non status the new global apartheid, a speech by Aziz Raul

Round table discussion with activists from Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver
Mohan from No One Illegal Toronto, S.T.A.T.U.S. In Vancouver Harjap, and Poya from Solidarity Across Borders in Montreal on the national day of action on May 27tto celebrate the struggle for Status for all and celebrate the resistance of non status people.

Dan from New York is an immigrant rights activist involved with the anarchist people of colour network. On the phone Ona who works with the Organic collective in San Diego on the organizing around immigrant rights and the trajectory of the movement.

This concludes the first pod cast for CKUT Community news collective for June 8th, on the struggles of migrants and refugees against global apartheid, and self determination.

You can listen live online at www.ckut.ca, or download the programs from the CKUT online archives. Audio links will be posted later in the week. For more information, contact 514-398-6788 or news@ckut.ca.

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