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Program Information
 Patricia Perez, Bhagat Singh, Janet Hinshaw-Thomas
 Regular Show
 Sarita Ahooja, Andrea Galvez, Stan Raper, Gurpreet Singh, Mitchell Goldberg
 Jaggi Singh  
 For non-profit use only.
Produced and hosted by members of No One Is Illegal in Montreal. 514-848-7583 -- --
This month'™s edition of No One Is Illegal Radio commemorates Patricia Perez, the founder of the Migrant Worker's Support Center in Quebec, who passed away on September 30, 2007. We also discuss the legacy of Indian revolutionary Bhagat Singh, who was hanged by the British in 1931; and the case of Janet Hinshaw-Thomas, a US refugee advocate who was arrested at the Canadian-American border supporting Haitian refugees, and faces up to life in prison for violating the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

-- PATRICIA PEREZ, 55, the founder of the Migrant Worker's Support Center in Quebec, passed away on September 30, 2007, after a battle with cancer. Patricia, who came to Quebec from Mexico more than a decade ago, was active in local indigenous and solidarity struggles, community radio and immigrant justice movements. She is remembered on this edition of No One Is Illegal Radio by STAN RAPER, national coordinator of the agricultural workers program for the United Food and Commercialfood and commercial workers, ANDREA GALVEZ of the Migrant Worker Support Center, and SARITA AHOOJA of No One Is Illegal-Montreal (Music: "No nos moveran.")

-- BHAGAT SINGH was a key revolutionary figure in India's anti-colonial struggle, and was hanged by the British in 1931 at the age of 24, denounced as a terrorist and criminal. GURPREET SINGH -- a freelance Punjabi-language broadcaster and writer based in Surrey, British Columbia -- addresses the legacy of Bhagat Singh, including the origins of the anti-colonial Gaddar Party in North America, and Singh's declared atheism. September 28, 2007 marks the 100th anniversary of Bhagat Singh's birth.

-- JANET HINSHAW-THOMAS, 65, was arrested by the Canadian Border Services Agency at the Lacolle, Quebec/New York State border crossing on September 26, 2007, while accompanying Haitian refugees. She was charged under Section 117 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act which makes it illegal to "organize, induce, aid or abet" the entry of persons without visas or passports. The "crime" is punishable by life in prison, and is the first known example of Section 117 being applied to humanitarian refugee advocates. MITCHELL GOLDBERG, Janet's Montreal-based lawyer, speaks about the case.

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01:01:37 English 2007-10-04
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Remembering Patricia Perez  00:19:36  128Kbps mp3
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Gurpreet Singh on Bhagat Singh  00:25:44  128Kbps mp3
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Mitchell Goldberg on Janet Hinshaw-Thomas  00:16:17  128Kbps mp3
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