Migration

Hidden Away: Policies and Politics of Immigration Detention in Canada

This article appeared on the blog BORDER CRIMINOLOGIES: Foreigners in a Carceral Age (July'14). Click here to read the full piece, with the links >> Available at: http://bordercriminologies.law.ox.ac.uk/hidden-away-canada

Serious questions have been raised about immigration detention practices in Canada and the violations of human rights occurring within the system. Highly secretive, with little in the way of public accountability, the immigration detention system has recently been prised open a little with the release of a report by the advocacy group End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN). This post examines some of the serious problems associated with, and concerns raised over, detention practices in Canada in light of (and beyond) the EIDN report.

protestposterThe Canadian state is one of a few liberal democracies in highly industrialized economies to use regular prisons to hold non-citizens in administrative detention despite recognized international human rights norms against the use of criminal facilities for functions related to immigration detention. As in the UK and Australia, there is no maximum period for which people can be detained. In 2011, a report prepared by University of Ottawa professor Delphine Nakache for the UN’s Refugee Agency criticized the Canadian state for its practices of holding immigration detainees in provincial jails in violation of international law.
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Protest and Punishment: The Repression of Resistance in the Era of Neoliberal Globalization

Just released! From Carolina Academic Press: a sharp collection of essays analyzing police and state repression of demonstrations in neo-liberal democracies

[ 1-pg Info Sheet ] 294 pages | Paperback |

Index ISBN: 9781611630886 LCCN: 2011052597

List of Contributors

APA Citation: Shantz, J. (2012). Protest and punishment: The repression of resistance in the era of neoliberal globalization. Durham, N.C: Carolina Academic Press.

Table of Contents

Protest and Punishment: An Introduction (Jeff Shantz)

Criminalizing Dissent in Liberal Democracies: An Overview [[...click for 'more' ToC...]]

Living Anarchy: An Anarchist Notebook

This collection brings together a variety of writings (~1998-2003) from a longtime anarchist. Topics covered include perspective on anarchist theory, participant accounts of direct actions and anarchist projects as well as writings on literature, marriage, state repression and borders.

[Note from Jeff... This is a collection prepared for the FREE PRESS art exhibit and, although it shares a similar title as my 2009 book "Living Anarchy: Theory and Practice in Anarchist Movements", only a couple of the chapters are similar.]

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FIGHT TO WIN: Poor People's Unions and Class Struggle in Canada

This book discusses contemporary organizing and direct action in neoliberal Canada. It offers a critical analysis of anti-capitalist strategies and tactics rooted in, often inspiring, real world practices.

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