Sources Directory     A to Z Index     Topic Index News Releases     RSS Sources Select News RSS Feed     Sources Calendar      

Migrants: Experts and Sources
Sources Directory - Subject Index


Sources Experts & Spokespersons

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...

News Releases

British cyber-activist sued by Thai fruit company
2015-09-19
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on the Thai pineapple processing company Natural Fruit and the Thai judicial authorities to abandon the three defamation cases still pending against British human right...
Canada-wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change
2015-10-28
Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights - Canada
Canada-wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change. Newly launched Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights - Canada calls for end to discrimination against migrant workers.
FOCAL to launch new Mapping Migration from the Americas website
2011-02-24
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL), in partnership with the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC), has developed interactive, web-based maps to display information about the flo...
High-school youth to rally outside Ontario prison on Family Day
2015-02-10
Sources
High school aged youth from Peterborough and Toronto are changing the way they celebrate Family Day (February 16th) this year, rallying outside a maximum security prison in Lindsay, Ontario.
Hundreds Expected at Rally to Mark Two Weeks since Alan Kurdi’s Death
2015-09-19
Marking 2 weeks since the deaths of Alan, Ghalib and Rehana Kurdi, Torontonians are joining cross-Canada campaign that has coordinated rallies, marches and forums in over 25 cities.
Jailed immigrants begin historic boycott of Detention Reviews
2014-06-02
Sources News Releases
Immigration detainees at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene and Toronto's Metro West Detention Centre are starting a historical month...
Lawyers, Activists Urge Ontario Courts to Step in on Immigration Detention
2015-03-26
End Immigration Detention Network
An innovative legal challenge is trying to force the Federal government to justify imprisonment of immigrants in a provincial court for the first time. The End Immigration Detention Network and lawyer...
Migrant farmworkers ask Trudeau for Permanent Residency in Canada as they announce caravan to Ottawa
2016-01-22
Justice For Migrant Workers Ontario
Migrant farmworker group Justice for Migrant Workers is launching Harvesting Freedom, a year-long campaign for immigration status upon arrival for migrant farmworkers to mark the 50th anniversary of t...
Migrant Justice Groups Call for Overhaul of Immigration Detention after Secret Red Cross Report Released
2014-09-29
End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN)
Migrant justice coalition the End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN) is calling for an end to maximum security imprisonment of immigrants without trial or charges after a secret Red Cross report on...
Migrant rights activists denounce Canada's Federal Government for stripping away Employment Insurance benefit for migrant workers
2012-12-10
Justicia for Migrant Workers
Migrant worker advocates are angered and shocked to learn that the Federal Government is once again attacking one of Canada's most vulnerable populations.
Migrant workers testify on Parliament Hill today, call for permanent immigration status, open work permits, and real reforms
2016-05-16
Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights Canada
Four migrant workers will testify at the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) today calling for permanent immigration...
National Day of Action - Petitions with 10,000 signatures delivered to Immigration Enforcement
2014-02-28
National Day of Action with rallies in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and London. Petitions with 10,000 signatures to be delivered to Immigration Enforcement calling for civilian oversight and end to in...
New multimedia report exposes discriminatory immigration policy
2015-09-02
No One Is Illegal - Vancouver Coast Salish Territories
A new multimedia project sheds light on the drastically changed landscape for immigrants under the Harper government. Never Home: Legislating Discrimination in Canadian Immigration launches today at h...
Opposition growing against indefinite immigration detention in Canada
2013-12-12
End Immigration Detention Network
Canada has no limit on how long migrants can be held pending a deportation. When Canada can't deport migrants because of lack of travel documents or due to the political climate of home countries, the...
Rally demands end to Toronto Police racial profiling & unwarranted 'status checks'
2015-12-16
No One Is Illegal - Toronto
Three weeks after the Toronto Police Services were caught red handed doing the work of immigration enforcement, concerned residents are gathering at the Toronto Police Service Board meeting calling fo...
Secretive contract reveals Ontario and Border Services jointly responsible for detention injustice
2015-06-24
No One is Illegal / End Immigration Detention Network
The End Immigration Detention Network is releasing a secretive contract between the Ontario and Federal government which shows joint responsibility for immigration detention violations. Ontario has de...

Sources Select Resources

African Odyssey Turns to the South
The Great Migrations
Pitron, Guillaume
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Chronicles the economic hardships faced by Africans and the means they take to alleviate their suffering.
African odysseys turn to the south
Pitron, Guillaume
Article
2012
Le Monde diplomatique
Fewer than 5% of African migrants now want to reach Europe or America. They’re looking instead to neighbouring countries, or the continent’s dreamland, South Africa. It’s a long, hard way there, and t...
Bracero History Archive
Database
The Bracero History Archive collects and makes available the oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the Bracero program, a guest worker initiative that spanned the years 1942-1964. Millions of Mex...
Canada-wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights - Canada
Canada-wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change. Newly launched Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights - Canada calls for end to discrimination against migrant workers.
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
Connexions Library: International Affairs & Development Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on international issues.
Connexions Library: Labour and Unions Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on labour and unions.
Denying health coverage to injured migrant workers is shameful
Rai, Nanky; Majeed, Abeer; Deutsch, Jim; Bailey, Brendan; Garfinkle, Miriam
Article
2013
Toronto Star
Imagine getting injured at work, and instead of going to a hospital or seeing your health-care provider, you are deported from Canada.
Evil Traffickers and Innocent Children?
It's Not So Simple
Howard, Neil
Article
2013
CounterPunch
One of the most pressing reasons why teenagers like Adri need to migrate for work is because there’s no other way for them or their families to access the money that is essential to life in any capita...
The government's attempt to eradicate the travelling way of life
Robson, Elly
Article
2012
Red Pepper
Elly Robson explores the deliberate criminalisation of the travelling way of life by Britian's coalition government.
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...
High-school youth to rally outside Ontario prison on Family Day
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Sources
High school aged youth from Peterborough and Toronto are changing the way they celebrate Family Day (February 16th) this year, rallying outside a maximum security prison in Lindsay, Ontario.
How Israel Abuses Africans
Blue Pilgrimage
Film/Video
2012
Blue Pilgrimage
Part 2 of 3 - interview with community activist Rami Gudovitch about state-sponsored Israeli racism towards non-Jewish Africah asylum-seekers.
How not to grow a new town
Rush, Elizabeth
Article
2013
Le Monde diplomatique
For years the governments of Peru, and the municipality of Lima, had a working deal with rural migrants who flocked to the city: we'll plan the place, you build it, amenities will arrive. Then came th...
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.
Israel's anti-African dragnet tightens
Sheen, David
Article
2014
Electronic Intifada
The past year saw some of the most ruthless Israeli attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza since the territories were occupied in 1967. Israeli political leaders incited violence against Pa...
Israel's New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land
The Nation
Film/Video
2013
The Nation
About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecut...
Israel's War on Africans
Blue Pilgrimage
Film/Video
2014
Blue Pilgrimage
72-minute slideshow about Israel's treatment of non-Jewish African asylum-seekers, given at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada on March 9, 2014.
Jailed immigrants begin historic boycott of Detention Reviews
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Sources News Releases
Immigration detainees at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene and Toronto's Metro West Detention Centre are starting a historical month...
Lawyers, Activists Urge Ontario Courts to Step in on Immigration Detention
Sources News Release
Article
2015
End Immigration Detention Network
An innovative legal challenge is trying to force the Federal government to justify imprisonment of immigrants in a provincial court for the first time. The End Immigration Detention Network and lawyer...
Migrant farmworkers ask Trudeau for Permanent Residency in Canada as they announce caravan to Ottawa
Sources News Release
Article
2016
Justice For Migrant Workers Ontario
Migrant farmworker group Justice for Migrant Workers is launching Harvesting Freedom, a year-long campaign for immigration status upon arrival for migrant farmworkers to mark the 50th anniversary of t...
Migrant Justice Groups Call for Overhaul of Immigration Detention after Secret Red Cross Report Released
Sources News Release
Article
2014
End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN)
Migrant justice coalition the End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN) is calling for an end to maximum security imprisonment of immigrants without trial or charges after a secret Red Cross report on...
Migrant workers testify on Parliament Hill today, call for permanent immigration status, open work permits, and real reforms
Sources News Release
Article
2016
Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights Canada
Four migrant workers will testify at the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) today calling for permanent immigration...
Migrants' billions put aid in the shade
Provost, Claire
Article
2013
The Guardian
Money transfers from workers abroad to family back home have tripled in a decade and are three times larger than global aid budgets.
The Migrations of Roma in the European Union
An Ethnic Minority as the Sport of European Politics
Kropp, Manuela; Striethorst, Anna
Article
2012
Transform!
France is sending Roma back to Romania, Roma are "voluntarily" leaving the country to go to Macedonia, Czech Roma are seeking asylum in Canada -- these headlines of recent years have repeatedly drawn ...
Mobilizing Temporary Migrant Workers
A Compendium of Forms and Preliminary Discussion
Valiani, Salimah
Article
2014
The Bullet
While labour migration has been a recurring phenomenon in human history, what is new in the post-1970 period of restructuring in the world capitalist economy is the increased use of temporary migrant ...
Moken nomads leave behind their 'sea gypsy' life for a modern existence
Brought to the world's attention by the 2004 tsunami, the seafaring tribe is struggling to reconcile tradition and modernity
Hodal, Kate
Article
2012
The Guardian
The Moken, deep-sea divers off Thailand, find their way of life threatened by modern trawlers and voracious property developers.
National Day of Action - Petitions with 10,000 signatures delivered to Immigration Enforcement
Sources News Release
Article
2014
National Day of Action with rallies in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and London. Petitions with 10,000 signatures to be delivered to Immigration Enforcement calling for civilian oversight and end to in...
The Old Braceros Fight On
Paterson, Kent
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Dozens of men assemble to remember their lives as contract guest workers in the United States and discuss the latest news or lack thereof in their decades-old movement to recover the 10 percent that w...
Opposition growing against indefinite immigration detention in Canada
Sources News Release
Article
2013
End Immigration Detention Network
Canada has no limit on how long migrants can be held pending a deportation. When Canada can't deport migrants because of lack of travel documents or due to the political climate of home countries, the...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
Class conflict - first and foremost, the relationship between the capitalist class and the working class -- is the fundamental contradiction that defines capitalist society. Class is a reality which s...
Race, Religion and Rounding Up Africans in Israel
Sheen, David
Article
2013
Black Agenda Report
Israel has launched a wholesale roundup of African immigrants, whom members of the ruling parties call a "cancer" on the Jewish state. To circumvent court rulings against imprisonment without trial, t...
Racism in Israel
Sheen, David
Article
2012
Open Democracy
Reports of anti-African race riots in Tel Aviv in May finally broke western media silence over one of the most contentious issues facing the state of Israel in recent years: the arrival of tens of tho...
Saudi Arabia's foreign labour crackdown drives out 2m migrants
Black, Ian
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Ethiopian workers face hostility amid 'Saudisation' campaign to control foreign labour and get more Saudi citizens into work.
Secretive contract reveals Ontario and Border Services jointly responsible for detention injustice
Sources News Release
Article
2015
No One is Illegal / End Immigration Detention Network
The End Immigration Detention Network is releasing a secretive contract between the Ontario and Federal government which shows joint responsibility for immigration detention violations. Ontario has de...
Seven pilot sites join national digital library project with Knight Foundation funding
Project will engage communities in local history
Unclassified
2012
Shooting to Kill Immigrants on the Mexican Border
A Border Agent Fired First at Immigrant Smugglers?
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Sometimes it takes a small tragedy to call attention to expose a much bigger one. The small tragedy happened when Nicholas Ivie, a US Border Patrol agent, was shot dead on a dark night in rough terra...
Threats, attacks, obstacles, jail: what's coming between us and the Rohingya story
Tzabiras, Marianna
Article
2015
IFEX
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.
Time to Unfence our view of Migration
Andersson, Ruben
Article
2014
Pandaemonium
Instead of pretending that fence-building will solve anything, it is high time that we 'unfence' our views of migration. On the one hand, this means seeking other, more humane responses to human movem...
Tracking Harper's 9-year-long assault on unions
Manek, Haseena
Article
2015
Canadian Association of Labour Media
Stephen Harper has been Prime Minister of Canada for almost a decade. In that time, the system of protections that were put in place by decades of advocacy by labour organizations and unions has been ...
Undocumented Labour: Changes to refugee health care put women and babies at risk
Cymbalist, Rivka
Article
2014
Media Co-op
Pregnant refugee and non-status women are facing growing difficulties in accessing pre & post-natal care. Some doula's in Montreal are helping to fix that situation.
What's Left of Queer?: Immigration, Sexuality, and Affect in a Neoliberal World
Nair, Yasmin
Article
2012
We need to refuse the narratives of abjection that are routinely forced upon us. They only render us immobile creatures, begging for help. We are all neoliberals now. We're all selling our bodies, our...
Why Al Jazeera will not say Mediterranean 'migrants'
Malone, Barry
Article
2015
Al Jazeera
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...

Sources Bookshelf

Hidden from History
Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past
Duberman, M.B.; Vicinus, M.; George, C. Jr. (eds)
Book
1989
Eessays analyzing the political, philosophical, and social history of homosexuality from the ancient world to the postwar era.
The Writer as Migrant
Jin, Ha
Book
2009
Chinese born Ha Jin discusses the ways in which nationality and culture, exile and emigration affect the course of a writer's life career and influence the work he produces.

Media

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.


Sources is an online portal and directory for journalists, writers, news editors, researchers. Use Sources to find experts, media contacts, spokespersons, scientists, lobbyists, officials, speakers, university professors, researchers, newsmakers, CEOs, executive directors, media relations contacts, spokespeople, talk show guests, PR representatives, Canadian sources, story ideas, research studies, databases, universities, colleges, associations, businesses, government, research institutions, lobby groups, non-government organizations (NGOs), in Canada and internationally.
© Sources 1977-2016. The information provided is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form or by any means (whether electronic, mechanical or photographic), or stored in an electronic retrieval system, without written permission of the publisher. The content may not be resold, republished, or redistributed. Indexing and search applications by Ulli Diemer and Chris DeFreitas.