No One Is Illegal Radio / Apr. 3, 5-6pm / Vanessa Gray on Self-Determination and State Repression

Tune in to No One Is Illegal radio today during Off the Hour from 5-6pm! No One Is Illegal Radio is a monthly news program, heard the first Thursday of every month, on migrant justice struggles and Indigenous self-determination.

Featured on today’s program:

-A presentation by Vanessa Gray on grassroots indigenous resistance to tar sands, with a focus on Line 9 and Energy East. Vanessa Gray is a youth activist from the Aamjiwnaang First Nations reserve near Sarnia, in what is known as Ontario’s “chemical valley”. She was the main organizer of a delegation of youth from Aamjiwnaang and the Six Nations reserve who travelled out west for the Tar Sands Healing Walk and the 4th annual Unis’tot’en Action Camp.

-an interview with Chris Ramsaroop, an organizer with Justicia for Migrant Workers. A hearing was held last Tuesday in Toronto during which the province of Ontario tried to eliminate the legal right to health care of injured migrants Denville Clarke and Kenroy Williams, who were injured in 2012 in an accident involving there employer who then tried to have them deported.

-an interview with community activist and scholar Dolores Chew, a founding member of the South Asian Women’s Community Centre in Montreal, who offers a feminist critique of the Quebec charter of “values”. This interview was recorded within the context of a community discussion at the Immigrant Workers Centre about the relationship between austerity and racism in both Quebec and Canada, and produced for Free City Radio.

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