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Image: Stonewall riots, New York, 1969
| June 14, 2016
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Honduras: Tragedy and hope

April 1, 2016
| Honduras was in the spotlight with the recent murder of environmentalist Berta Caceras. But that's not stopping World Accord of Waterloo from working with their Honduran partners.
Length: 29:18 minutes (27.98 MB)
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| March 7, 2016
Svea Vikander, My Whole World
| February 29, 2016
Asia Pacific Currents

Gender violence and the U.S. military in the Philippines

February 16, 2016
| Labour updates of workers' struggles from the region and an interview on gender violence and the U.S. military in the Philippines.
Length: 29:17 minutes (13.41 MB)

'The Butterfly Prison' reignites hope for a better, more just world

The Butterfly Prison

by Tamara Pearson
(Open Books,
2015;
$20.65)

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Tamara Pearson is an independent left journalist from Australia who writes about Latin America. Her novel, The Butterfly Prison, set in Sydney, weaves together three different threads. In the following spoiler-filled review, I discuss each thread.

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Black Lives Matter - Toronto

October 14, 2015
| The Black Lives Matter movement started in the U.S. in 2012. In the past three years, it’s become a global movement. Pascale Diverlus is co-founder of the Toronto chapter.
Length: 11:56 minutes (10.93 MB)
| April 12, 2015
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| March 12, 2015

Television wants you to love bad cops

Photo: flickr/Paul Townsend

Television shows and movies about the police have been a huge part of my popular culture consumption since I can remember; Dexter, Brooklyn 99, CSI, and 21 Jump Street are just a few of the many. No one enjoys settling in with Froot Loops, some knitting and a Netflix more than me. That said, it’s important to examine what we’re consuming. I believe cop shows provide a strong example of how entertainment can be used to affect public opinion about policy issues.

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