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Hamilton's sanctuary city languishes as political will fades | Jul 28 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Hamilton's city council unanimously approved a motion that permitted undocumented migrants to access municipal services. But lack of staff and will has led to a lack of change for these people.
Help pay for the funeral expenses of Abdirahman Abdi | Jul 27 2016 | Let's support the family as we demand justice.
The Black Lives Matter Freedom School continues to inspire change | Jul 25 2016 | On July 30, come on out and join the BLMTO Freedom School to protest the incarceration of Jasmine Abdullah and support the migrant hunger strikers.
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Canada will never end racism unless it dispels these three national myths first | Jul 25 2016 | Vince Wong | Two weeks ago, Regent Park bore witness to possibly the most candid public discussion on racism with high-level decision-makers in Ontario's history. But it can't stop there.
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Welcome to the Republican National Convention, where guns are acceptable but tennis balls are not | Jul 21 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The Republican National Convention is a highly scripted, elaborately staged and lavishly publicly funded private party. Scores of Trump supporters have proudly shown up with their guns at their sides.
Radicalizing body positivity politics | Jul 20 2016 | Scott Neigh | Tameera Mohamed talks about the radical, intersectional, body positivity of Our Resilient Bodies.
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Nine lessons from Toronto's anti-racism Directorate meeting | Jul 15 2016 | Phillip Dwight Morgan | "I'm a little shocked to see John Tory here. You're piggybacking off Kathleen Wynne....You are a coward!"
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Pussy, Pride and police: From bathhouses to Black Lives Matter | Jul 15 2016 | Lyla Miklos | "Pride is political. It always has been." Lyla Miklos' powerful essay on experiencing the Pussy Palace raid in 2000 and marching in Toronto Pride in 2016.
Support the injured in Nice | Jul 15 2016 | Reports from France and what North Americans can do to help.
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Videotaping police violence is not a crime | Jul 14 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Protests against police brutality have rocked the country in the aftermath of the police killings of two African-American men, Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.
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Immigration detainees on hunger strike demand meeting public safety minister | Jul 14 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has refused a meeting with the immigration detainees. In the past five months, three people have died in immigration detention.
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Romila Barryman explores the hidden historical South Asian community of Vancouver's Chinatown | Jul 14 2016 | Romila Barryman | Cultural historian Naveen Girn takes us through what he calls "Being Brown in Chinatown," and the clues of a community within Vancouver's downtown eastside that has left no remnants.

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CLC wants Canadian mayors to address use of lethal force and systemic racism in policing
Abdirahman Abdi died after witnesses say Ottawa police violently beat him on July 24. Now, the Canadian Labour Congress is backing community calls for a transparent investigation.

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