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Migrant Matters navigates through the interconnected issues that limit the freedom of people to move across borders (of all kinds) and stay wherever they choose. We bring into focus the individual faces and unique stories of migrant workers, "non-status" people, and racialized working-class immigrants, who are often left out of mainstream media.

Migrant Matters navigates through the interconnected issues that limit the freedom of people to move across borders (of all kinds) and stay wherever they choose. We bring into focus the individual faces and unique stories of migrant workers, "non-status" people, and racialized working-class immigrants, who are often left out of mainstream media.
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Guelph, ON

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Migrant Matters navigates through the interconnected issues that limit the freedom of people to move across borders (of all kinds) and stay wherever they choose. We bring into focus the individual faces and unique stories of migrant workers, "non-status" people, and racialized working-class immigrants, who are often left out of mainstream media.

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English

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514-582-1086


Episodes

Migrant Matters Radio: How to find out the best election candidate, Segment 1

11/2/2015
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Koba published an article showing one way of analyzing the election candidates. This interview examines the nuts and bolts of the analysis to help the audience easily understand the key messages. It is hoped, after hearing this interview, people will be less distracted by the misleading information of the politicians and their parties, and they will be able to device their own better analysis to find the best candidate for them.

Duration: 00:52:55


Migrant Matters Radio: How can there be an 'all-candidates' debate when candidates from minor parties are excluded?, Segment 1

9/25/2015
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Is the fair election process a product of removing the voice of certain candidates? Is the democratic ruling achieved by sacrificing the democratic rights of marginalized candidates? Are the major party candidates that participate in the debates really concerned about democracy? In this interview, two party members that were excluded in the all-candidates debate in Guelph, Ontario present their views. Peter Miller is the campaign manager of the Communist Party in Guelph. Kornelis Klevering...

Duration: 00:47:56


Migrant Matters Radio: Uncovering the Myths of Communism!, Segment 1

9/19/2015
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This highly informative interview with Guelph Young Community League member Brendan Campisi addresses the common concerns about communism that exists in the community and compares it with capitalism and socialism.

Duration: 00:36:56


Migrant Matters Radio: Interview at GCHC on the Health Services to Marginalized Populations, Segment 1

9/19/2015
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A Kitchener-based Family Physician said that he sees 20-30 refugee claimants from Guelph, Ontario on a pro bono basis due to the funding cuts to the refugee health coverage. The Guelph Community Health Centre (GCHC) says they have the funding to provide comprehensive medical services to those refugees, but those refugees have not become clients of the GCHC. There is a mismatch that the funding goes to one place and the service is delivered in another place.

Duration: 00:19:26


Migrant Matters Radio: Interview with Dr. Michael Stevenson on Refugee Health, Segment 2

9/18/2015
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Can we trust the offer of the Harper Government to support refugees? Please listen to this audio to learn how the Harper Government is supposedly aidinging the existing refugees.

Duration: 00:28:20


Migrant Matters Radio: Interview with Dr. Michael Stevenson on Refugee Health, Segment 1

9/18/2015
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Can we trust the offer of the Harper Government to support refugees? Please listen to this audio to learn how the Harper Government is supposedly aidinging the existing refugees.

Duration: 00:00:54


Migrant Matters Radio: Power to the PINAYs, Segment 1

8/30/2014
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An organizer with the all-Filipina and all-volunteer run, Montreal-based organization PINAY, speaks about their work to empower Filipinas residing in Quebec, and in particular Filipina/os working as live-in caregivers. Not unlike some of her fellow PINAY organizers, this women had worked as a live-in caregiver for almost six years and is currently living in Montreal. In this interview we take a look at Canada's Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP), one of Canada’s four temporary foreign worker...

Duration: 00:37:26


Migrant Matters Radio: Canadian campaign to reverse the deportation order on Jose Figueroa, Segment 2

5/1/2014
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Jose Figueroa, a Canadian-Salvadorean currently fighting a deportation order in Langly, BC, is a loving father of three and has lived in Canada for 15 years. He had applied to live in Canada long ago because he faced danger in El Salvador, having stood up against a repressive military dictatorship during a violent civil war there. Canada accepted him on these grounds, but 13 years later, the government wants to deport him based on the same reason he was accepted into Canada, and because of...

Duration: 00:25:12


Migrant Matters Radio: Canadian campaign to reverse the deportation order on Jose Figueroa, Segment 1

5/1/2014
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Jose Figueroa, a Canadian-Salvadorean currently fighting a deportation order in Langly, BC, is a loving father of three and has lived in Canada for 15 years. He had applied to live in Canada long ago because he faced danger in El Salvador, having stood up against a repressive military dictatorship during a violent civil war there. Canada accepted him on these grounds, but 13 years later, the government wants to deport him based on the same reason he was accepted into Canada, and because of...

Migrant Matters Radio: A glimpse into women's history in the Soviet Union, Segment 1

11/10/2013
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Liz Rowley speaks about women's issues in connection with the socialist revolution taking root in the 19th century in the Soviet Union.

Duration: 00:48:00


Migrant Matters Radio: We need to have more conversations about deportation and Our community, Segment 1

8/31/2013
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Im/migration myth busting week happened in the Springtime of this year, on March 18th-22nd at the University of Guelph campus. In light of the continued and growing closing off of opportunities for migrating people to live and stay in our communities with full-on paper rights, the campaign commenced with a speakers event about Canada’s system of deportation of poor and working-class racialized im/migrants. Matthew Behrens spoke at the event, and Migrant Matters Radio recorded this...

Duration: 00:24:20


Migrant Matters Radio: Art emphasizing migrant voices & organizing for a more just world, Segment 1

8/18/2013
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Interested in Publication? Care about dissemination of marginalized voices? Care about creating works that advocate for political agency? Migrant Matters Radio audio-captured a June 12th presentation by independent grassroots artists Leila Pourtavaf, Agata Mrozowsk, and Mary Tremonte. Leila Pourtavaf and Agata Mrozowsk, artists-in-residence with the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University's Public Action Thematic Residency, talk about their current art project which focuses on...

Duration: 00:37:09


Migrant Matters Radio: Apoyo a Juan Ariza (sobreviviente de Hampstead) para su Solicitud de Residencia Permanente en Canadá, Segment 1

7/21/2013
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Esta es la grabaciòn de una entrevista a Juan Ariza llevada a cabo por Eduardo Huesca el dia 3 de junio de 2013. Juan Ariza llegó a Canadá a través del programa de trabajadores temporales extranjeros "poco calificados", el 3 de febrero de 2012. El 6 de febrero de 2012 en Hampstead Ontario, que se encuentra lozalizado entre Kitchener y Stratford, Juan Ariza junto con otros 12 trabajadores peruanos viajaba en una camioneta de trabajo camino a casa después de haber estado trabajando en una...

Duration: 00:43:47


Migrant Matters Radio: On revolutionary loneliness, Segment 1

7/5/2013
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In late-April, the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group at the University of Waterloo organized a conference titled "(En)gendering Resistance: Exploring the possibilities of gender, resistance and militancy." Concluding the conference was a keynote presentation by Jackie Wang, who spoke on the concept of "revolutionary loneliness", referring to the seemingly inevitably traumatizing and alienating effects of participating in revolutionary struggle, and to the sense of loneliness that the...

Duration: 01:15:02


Migrant Matters Radio: Kwentong Bayan illustrates the strength of Filipino caregivers to Canada, Segment 1

6/17/2013
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To help spread a heightened awareness and insight into the experiences of Filipinos who work under Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program, one of the streams of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, Toronto-based artists Althea Balmes and Jo SiMalaya Alcampo are seeking to make a grassroots, community-engaged comic book in collaboration with these faces. I had a conversation with them this past May to learn more about their project “Kwentong Bayan: Labour of Love”.

Duration: 00:17:56


Migrant Matters Radio: Examining migrant agricultural workers on Injured Workers Day, Segment 1

6/5/2013
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This interview examines systemic barriers to agricultural migrant workers accessing health and safety protections and compensation for injury. This conversation marks the 30th Injured Workers Day —June 1, in Ontario with a focus on Ontario's agricultural industry.

Duration: 00:30:01


Migrant Matters Radio: Guelph celebrates May Day, Segment 5

5/2/2013
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With the aim of contributing to building a worldwide common front against capitalism, austerity and war, a group of 30 chanting and sign waving residents of Guelph, Ontario rallied in front of City Hall on the early eve of April 30th to pay our respects and spread the word about our Labour history and International Workers’ Day! The rally's speakers list included members of: Fuerza/Puwersa, CUPE 3913, CAW Local 1917, Migrante Canada, Young Communist League Guelph, Guelph Student Mobilization...

Duration: 00:20:09


Migrant Matters Radio: Guelph celebrates May Day, Segment 4

5/2/2013
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With the aim of contributing to building a worldwide common front against capitalism, austerity and war, a group of 30 chanting and sign waving residents of Guelph, Ontario rallied in front of City Hall on the early eve of April 30th to pay our respects and spread the word about our Labour history and International Workers’ Day! The rally's speakers list included members of: Fuerza/Puwersa, CUPE 3913, CAW Local 1917, Migrante Canada, Young Communist League Guelph, Guelph Student Mobilization...

Duration: 00:23:18


Migrant Matters Radio: Guelph celebrates May Day, Segment 3

5/2/2013
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With the aim of contributing to building a worldwide common front against capitalism, austerity and war, a group of 30 chanting and sign waving residents of Guelph, Ontario rallied in front of City Hall on the early eve of April 30th to pay our respects and spread the word about our Labour history and International Workers’ Day! The rally's speakers list included members of: Fuerza/Puwersa, CUPE 3913, CAW Local 1917, Migrante Canada, Young Communist League Guelph, Guelph Student Mobilization...

Duration: 00:15:41


Migrant Matters Radio: Guelph celebrates May Day, Segment 2

5/2/2013
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With the aim of contributing to building a worldwide common front against capitalism, austerity and war, a group of 30 chanting and sign waving residents of Guelph, Ontario rallied in front of City Hall on the early eve of April 30th to pay our respects and spread the word about our Labour history and International Workers’ Day! The rally's speakers list included members of: Fuerza/Puwersa, CUPE 3913, CAW Local 1917, Migrante Canada, Young Communist League Guelph, Guelph Student Mobilization...

Duration: 00:23:31

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