Systemic racism: Is that a thing? | May 21 2015 | Redeye Collective | The racial justice organization Race Forward and hip-hop DJ Jay Smooth teamed up to create a series of short monologues on systemic racism. The videos they produced have gone viral.
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When saving lives does not count and government promises are not fulfilled | May 21 2015 | Suha Diab | The Harper government has transformed Canada from a country with a humanitarian tradition of welcoming outsiders and providing sanctuary into one that fears and distrusts refugees.
Photo: Flickr/Justin Jensen
The Harper government v. refugees, 2006-2015 | May 20 2015 | Suha Diab | It has been nearly a decade since the Conservative party came to power. Since then, the government has embarked on controversial reforms that have had devastating effects on refugees.
Bill C-51 extends attack on Muslims to all Canadians | May 20 2015 | Redeye Collective | Itrath Syed says many of the provisions of Bill C-51 have already been visited upon Canada's Muslim communities. She spoke at Go Vote For the Change You Want in Vancouver last month.
Statement on review of Meghan Murphy petitions | May 14 2015 | | Follow up to rabble's earlier statement on the complaints against Meghan Murphy and calls for the site to fire her.
Disagree with Meghan Murphy? Call her out, don't call for her head. | May 14 2015 | Antonia Zerbisias | As feminists, we might disagree, but to stay in the game we need to use progressive spaces to speak out about our rights and our lives, not shout to silence the folks who disagree.
North African migrants in Sicily
Why Europe's plan on sharing migrant quotas is not good enough | May 13 2015 | Raluca Bejan | The European Commission is set to establish a quota system for refugee sharing across the 28 EU states. It's a step in the right direction, but still leaves much to be desired.
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The former 'Liberal' Senators have vowed to oppose Bill C-51 | May 13 2015 | Demand 'second thought'. On May 30, join the actions Toronto, Barrie, Ottawa and across Canada
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Feel Good Friday: Everything's totally fine edition | May 8 2015 | Kaitlin McNabb | This feel-good news has been properly edited in accordance with some recently passed material. I'm totally happy about that.
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Calls for justice and accountability fuel Black Lives Matter movement | May 7 2015 | Amy Goodman | Outcry in the U.S. has been consistent and growing, after each high-profile police killing of people of colour. People across the country are rallying to demand accountability and justice for all.
Working While Black in Nova Scotia | May 6 2015 | Scott Neigh | Folami Jones, Matthew Byard and Ben Sichel talk about a new project responding to anti-Black racism experienced in Nova Scotia workplaces.
From Baltimore to Toronto: Police violence threatens Black lives | May 4 2015 | Ashley Splawinski | Saturday May 2, #BlackLivesMatter demonstrators marched in solidarity with Baltimore for justice, and to bring attention to police violence and lack of justice in Canada.

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