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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...

News Releases

Call to non-cooperation with IFHP cuts launched in Toronto
2012-07-15
Health for All
Health care workers and other service providers refuse to comply with restrictions to the refugee health program and call for action.
Court Upholds Ruling to Reinstate Refugee Health Care
2014-11-04
Health for All
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...
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.
Hungarian police violence against foreign journalists covering refugee crisis
2015-09-19
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that the Hungarian police have obstructed foreign media coverage of the refugee crisis on the border between Hungary and Serbia and, in particular, that ...
MEAA concerned by media restrictions on asylum seeker policy
2015-10-27
International Federation of Journalists
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...
National Day of Action against cuts to refugee health care
2012-06-18
Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care
On June 30, 2102, refugees will face drastic cuts to their health insurance. Risking the lives of Canada's most vulnerable is unacceptable. There will be a National Day of Action June 18 in cities acr...
Peace Activist Spends Last Days Resisting War, Supporting Kim Rivera
2012-09-13
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
In the last days of her life, wheelchair bound and terminally ill, peace activist and author Shirley Farlinger will be in Nathan Phillips Square to hold a sign in support of Kim Rivera, the Iraq war r...
Refugee Rights Groups Denounce Canadian Government Complicity in Migrant Deaths, including Kurdi Brothers
2015-09-03
Solidarity Across Borders and No One Is Illegal - Toronto
Migrant and refugee rights groups are demanding that Minister Alexander and Prime Minister Stephen Harper answer for the deaths of Galip Kurdi, five, and his three-year-old brother Aylan, after it was...
Reporters Without Borders publishes a first Guide for exiled journalists
2009-06-20
Reporters Without Borders
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...
Roma refugee family facing deportation to neo-Nazi violence in Hungary in two weeks; deportation will separate family
2015-01-14
Solidarity Across Borders
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 welcomes Canadians for Genocide Education
2009-03-06
Canadians for Genocide Education
CGE is a multi-cultural coalition of associations committed to equity and inclusivity in education on and commemoration of Genocide. Our focus areas are school curriculum and government funded project...
Sources welcomes Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
2009-01-23
Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC) is a Canadian-based institution dedicated to making international peace operations more effective through research, education and training, and capacity developme...
Women for Peace Applaud Prime Minister Designate Trudeau
2015-10-28
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
We applaud the decision of Prime Minister Designate Trudeau to withdraw from Syria the six Canadian fighter jets. We strongly encourage you to re-align Canada's responses to violent conflict, threats ...

Sources Select Resources

Arab Jews vs. Palestinians: Israel's Refugee Pawns
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2012
Countercurrents
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
The Guardian
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
Dissident Voice
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, ...
A Children's Book Introduces German Kids to the True Story of Syrian Refugees
Martirosyan, Lucy
Article
2016
Global Voices
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...
Connexions Library: Imperialism and Colonialism Focus Page
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions Library: International Affairs & Development Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on international issues.
Court Upholds Ruling to Reinstate Refugee Health Care
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Health for All
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...
Guidelines for exiled journalists
Article
2009
Reporters without Reporters
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...
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/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
Connexions Information Sharing Services
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Kyrgyzstan faces humanitarian crisis as Uzbeks flee slaughter
Kyrgyzstan shaken by ethnic slaughter
Harding, Luke
Article
2010
The Guardian
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
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
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...
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
Connexions
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
Connexions
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...
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Connexions
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
Reflecting on the plight of African journalists on World Refugee Day
PEN International
Article
2015
Two Ethiopian writers in exile; two victims of the repression of freedom of speech.
Reporters Without Borders publishes a first Guide for exiled journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders
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
Article
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
Article
2015
Solidarity Across Borders
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...
Shatila: Remembering the Massacre
Hardigan, Richard
Article
2015
CounterPunch
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...
Sources HotLink - March 21, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Sources
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...
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).
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.
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

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...
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...
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 ...
Refugees
Dynamics of Displacement
ICIHI
Book
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. ...

Media

Anglican Journal
National news magazine of the Anglican Church of Canada. Covering issues of importance to Anglicans.
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.
Newfoundland and Labrador Studies
Society, arts, culture and science of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Human Resources and Skills Development
Human Resources Development Canada's mission is to enable Canadians to participate fully in the workplace and the community. The department provides an integrated approach to Canada's national investm...
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Responsible for applying the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Its mission is to make decisions on immigration and refugee matters in Canada.


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