The UK and France are commonly perceived as the former dominant colonial powers in Africa, retaining commercial interests in their former colonial territories. In the last few years an emerging discourse has emerged in the West about China’s involvement in Africa. Yet the reality is that Canadian mining corporations continue to dominate mining activities in Africa.
Osman Fernando de León Reyes, a 29-year old Guatemalan man, is facing deportation from Surrey next week. His lawyer is seeking a judicial stay order from the Federal Court of Canada to urgently stop his deportation so that Mr. Reyes is not separated from his family and not deported back to imminent danger in Guatemala.
Yesterday a media leak revealed that immigration officials are recommending the removal of citizenship rights from babies born to non-residents in Canada. This came on the heels of the racial profiling and arrest of 21 undocumented workers in Ontario this weekend. A network of immigrant and refugee groups is condemning both these developments as symptomatic of a “racist system of managed migration.”
Editors’ Note | Tomorrow, Sunday morning at 7am, the Mayor’s Encampment Committee is going to try to evict the tent city at Oppenheimer park. Homelessness is increasing because rents are too high, wages and welfare are too low, and the city/developers are gentrifying the Eastside. Highlighting the colonial expansionist aspect of this ongoing process, here is a statement from the residents of the park, Salish peoples and community supporters.
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Sa nakalipas na ilang taon ang Mainlander ay nabuo bilang isa sa mga tagapagtaguyod ng progresibong pagsusuri ng mga munisipal na pulitika sa Vancouver. Isa sa mga orihinal na layunin ng Mainlander ay “isalin ang mahirap unawain na wika at madalas na nakaliligaw na mga dokumento at mga patakaran ng local na munisipyo sa wika na maaaring maunawaan ng tao.”