Image: Facebook/Nour el Sherbini
New world champion squashes Western stereotypes of Muslim women | May 25 2016 | Dalia Thamin | Four of the top 10 best women squash players in the world are Egyptian Muslims -- but such feel-good stories never make the Western press.
Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr
Donald Trump: He can't win, can he? | May 24 2016 | Duncan Cameron | Most Canadians watching the U.S. presidential race were astonished to see Donald Trump emerge as serious contender for high office, let alone become the presumptive Republican nominee.
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Komagata Maru yet another dark chapter in Canada's racist past | May 18 2016 | Rod Mickleburgh | At long last, a formal apology is being delivered in the House of Commons for Canada's racist behaviour in its shameful treatment of Sikh passengers aboard the Komagata Maru.
Photo by Lenee Son.
Black Lives Matter-Vancouver: 'We all feel an urgent sense of justice. We want it now.' | May 17 2016 | Charlene Sayo | Cicely-Belle Blain shares Black Lives Matter-Vancouver's goals and visions, the history of slavery, and why women are at the forefront of social movements.
Migrant justice coalition demands human rights-based reform of TFWP | May 17 2016 | Sophia Reuss | #StatusNow actions during Parliament's review of the TFWP will demand reforms that grant temporary foreign workers mobility, voice and equality.
Image: Facebook/Sadiq Khan
London's new mayor isn't a 'moderate' Muslim. He's just an ordinary one. | May 17 2016 | Shenaz Kermalli | Sadiq Khan first entered the political scene in Britain as an elected MP for Tooting in East London in 2005 -- at the height of the so-called war against terror and global Islamophobia.
WATCH: Amai Kuda in 'We Can Do It! (Dirty Money)' (ft. Y, M1 and Kinnie Starr) | May 17 2016 | Amai Kuda | Amai Kuda and Y Josephine team up with Indigenous singer/songwriter Kinnie Starr and hip-hop legend M1 from Dead Prez to create a "call to action" in support of the group Decolonize NOW!
George Elliott Clarke speaks on Canada: A different story | May 16 2016 | Resh Budhu | On May 19, Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke joins educators and activists to speak to the theme of Canada: A Different Story at the fourth annual Tommy Douglas Institute.
Image: PMO Photo by Adam Scotti
No, racism against Indigenous people is not a figment of the imagination | May 16 2016 | Pam Palmater | Last week, former prime minister Paul Martin told the media that Canadians weren't racist, it's just that Indigenous people are invisible to many of them. That's a bit rich, argues Pam Palmater.
Photo: waferboard/flickr
The name has changed but racial profiling remains under Liberal government | May 13 2016 | Monia Mazigh | Rather than dedicating new money to an office for counter-radicalization, the Liberal government should be developing alternatives for disaffected youth.
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#BlackLivesMatter: Beyond Tent City part 2 | May 12 2016 | A. Splawinski | Janaya Khan, an organizer with the Toronto chapter of #BlackLivesMatter, discusses interacting with the media, the Freedom School, and how boxing can teach people more than just how to throw a punch.
Photo: flickr/Lenee Son
#BlackLivesMatter: Beyond Tent City part 1 | May 6 2016 | A. Splawinski | An interview with Janaya Khan, an organizer with BLMTO, about how they address criticism, how activism differs in Canada vs. the U.S. and how diverse tactics are necessary to achieve Black liberation.

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Partisan song from Vilna ghetto sung by Annie Lederhendler Unionist said... Thanks so much for this, lagatta. In my youth, as the child of survivors, there was no such thing...
Black Lives Matter mobilization in Toronto Unionist said... Epaulo posted about this, but I think it's been under-reported and deserves its own thread. Toronto...
Conservative Condemns CUPW Support of BDS Movement terrytowel said... Today is Opporstion Motion Day The Conseravtives have chose to seek all party support to condemns...
Remembering Viola Desmond: A clicktivist moment! swallow said... Awesome, clicked.  Also, replying so the topic will show up on active topics. :) in
Desmond Cole accuses Justin Trudeau of Subtle Racism terrytowel said... This is what Desmond is tweeting this morning I wrote recently about subtle racism. We saw an...
Bloc Throws Hail Mary In New Attack Ad Against Mulcair & NDP terrytowel said... A vote for Thomas Mulcair and the NDP means a vote for pipelines and niqabs — and possibly even a...
Hassidic man assaulted in Outremont - hate attack? voice of the damned said... lagatta wrote:I don't want to jump to conclusions, but beating up a guy leaving a bank and NOT...
Sandra Bland's death in police custody takeitslowly said... Facebook comment   She was rude, he was aggressive to prove a point, his point was I'm in...
Finally: Former Liberal cabinet minister blasts Young Liberal VP for 'racist' Roma tweets NorthReport said...   Former Liberal cabinet minister blasts Young Liberal VP for ‘racist’ Roma tweets https://...

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