'Evicted' probes the multiple dimensions of the housing crisis | Oct 27 2016 | Yutaka Dirks | In "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" sociologist Matthew Desmond offers a critical examination of urban poverty and homelessness told through the stories of eight families.
Photo via Lindell Smith campaign website
Halifax councillor Lindell Smith is more than a symbol | Oct 26 2016 | Stephen Kimber | First, of course, there is the symbolism. Lindell Smith is Halifax's first Black city councillor since 2000. But not just.
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Third hunger strike this year highlights despair of Canada's detained migrants | Oct 24 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Minister Ralph Goodale has shown no sign of turning his promised reforms into action -- leading detainees to the third hunger strike this year and second in less than four months.
Quebeckers and Jews share an empowered sense of vulnerability. And it's not warranted. | Oct 23 2016 | Yves Engler | French-speaking Quebeckers and Jews share a sense of victimhood far out of proportion to Canadian experience, which blinds many to their own religious and ethnic supremacism.
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
The Syrian refugee crisis is a historic challenge. Canada needs to meet it with a historic response. | Oct 21 2016 | Thomas Woodley | What is Justin Trudeau's long-term plan for Syrian refugees?
Image: Facebook/U of Toronto
Studying while Black still tokenizing experience for many racialized post-secondary students | Oct 20 2016 | Julia-Simone Rutgers | A lack of commitment to prioritizing marginalized voices on campus means racialized students still struggle to find and build community at Canada's universities.
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Atlantic Jewish Council doesn't speak for all Jewish Haligonians on Pinkwashing | Oct 14 2016 | Larry Haiven | The Atlantic Jewish Council took over Halifax Pride's Annual General Meeting in order to protect Israel's pinkwashing campaign "Size Doesn't Matter." Many Jews oppose such pinkwashing campaigns.
Gabriel Allahdua, migrant worker and campaign member, speaks at the Ontario Food
Harvesting freedom and sowing resistance: Migrant workers in Canada demand permanent immigration status | Oct 13 2016 | Binish Ahmed, Navjeet Sidhu | A historic caravan of migrant agricultural workers undertook a 1,500-kilometre journey to Ottawa to rally for permanent immigration status.
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Despite their best protests, Canadian universities still aren't safe spaces for diverse voices | Oct 12 2016 | Kevin Hurren | If you ask universities themselves, Canadian campuses are fertile settings for diversity and marginalized people. The problem is the students don't agree.
Image: Flickr/Izithombe
Confronting the crisis of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada | Oct 5 2016 | David Suzuki | The inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls is long overdue and is testament to the leadership of Indigenous women and communities who have spent decades calling for an inquiry.
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There is room in Toronto for more than one Black writer | Oct 3 2016 | Phillip Dwight Morgan | My name is Phillip Dwight Morgan.

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Statement on the police killing of Abdirahman Abdi
We write statements, call for reform, yet police violence against unarmed Black men and women continues. We need action and we need it now.

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