Explaining Gaza to my granddaughter | Jul 29 2014 | Gary Engler | How could I explain a complicated subject in a simple enough manner that helped my granddaughter learn to think for herself?
'Your history is standing straight up': Survivors' Totem Pole to be raised in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside | Jul 22 2014 | Michael Stewart | The Sacred Circle Society will erect a "Survivors' Totem Pole" in an as-yet unannounced site somewhere in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to celebrate the many victims of Canada's colonial violence.
Photo: ITHACA WONG/flickr
Lean In: A fairy-tale in a fantasy land | Jul 11 2014 | Monia Mazigh | In her book "Lean In," Sheryl Sandberg is talking to a small, restricted "girls' club." Although it's a fine discussion, it forgets all the other women who are in another world.
Photo: flickr/Mark Hillary
Cuts to Interim Federal Health Program ruled 'cruel and unusual' | Jul 4 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | The Federal Court has given the government four months to change cuts to health care coverage for refugees or that the cuts may be struck down.
Photo: flickr/Morgan
Roma family granted stay of deportation on humanitarian grounds | Jul 3 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | A Roma family that fled from Hungary to Canada due to anti-Roma discrimination was granted a reprieve and stay on humanitarian grounds and will not face deportation to Hungary.
Bill C-24: The Stealing Citizenship Act | Jul 3 2014 | No One Is Illegal | Bill C-24 makes citizenship, already out of the reach for most migrants, much harder to get and much easier to be taken away at the discretion of immigration officials.
Photo: flickr/Morgan
Roma family fights against deportation to Hungary | Jul 2 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | A Roma family hopes to settle in Canada after enduring anti-Roma discrimination and violence in Hungary. Unfortunately, Canada has designated Hungary as "safe" for refugees.
Photo: flickr/West Annex News
What a walk in the park says about our civic culture | Jul 1 2014 | Christopher Holcroft | Defensiveness. Unaccountability. Insensitivity. Are these produced by our civic culture? A civic culture that could produce a Rob Ford Mayoralty of ignore, deny, attack?
Criminalization of Indigenous peoples and reproductive justice | Jul 1 2014 | Migrant Matters Radio | Krysta Williams talks about the deliberate overcriminalization process in which the state intervenes in the lives of Indigenous peoples in colonial Canada, touching on reproductive justice issues.
Photo: flickr/Krista
St-Hubert's use of racial stereotypes reflects wider diversity issue on Canadian television | Jun 27 2014 | Cheryl Thompson, Dr. Lalai Manjikian | St-Hubert's restaurant recently ran commercial depicting racist stereotypes of different communities. However, this incident is just a byproduct of a larger issue.
Photo: flickr/Adam Nieman
Dispossessed but defiant: An international photo exhibition on Indigenous struggles | Jun 25 2014 | Larry Hannant | "Dispossessed but Defiant: Indigenous Struggles from Around the World" is a series of panels depicting the history of indigenous people in Canada, South Africa and Palestine.
Photo credit: Melanie Cervantes
Why everyone should care about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program | Jun 25 2014 | Harsha Walia | With recent media scandals about the abuse of temporary foreign workers and the subsequent outrage, Minister Jason Kenney has announced a number of changes to the TFWP.

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Realtor Rick Allenberg alleges racial profiling by client Roger Johnson kropotkin1951 said... The Tribunal will bounce this when it gets a chance. The person did not respond instead of filing a...
Hungarian Roma family in Montréal fighting deportation lagatta said... A spot of good news: The Buzas family have won a reprieve
Jean-Marie Le Pen does it again! Unionist said... Here's more, in English: Jewish leaders call for Le Pen to be stripped of his immunity as an MEP...
Klansman, anti-semite arrested in Kansas City hate killings targeting Jews Rikardo said... I agree with your take on this. 300+ million Americans means a few crazies. in
"Anti-oppression has become a commodity" 6079_Smith_W said... When it comes right down to it I have heard far more forceful arguments which also ask me to accept...
Allyship 6079_Smith_W said... I count my allies based on issues of common concern, not issues on which we disagree. In fact, a...
"Why I Wouldn't See '12 Years a Slave' With a White Person" Maysie said... "Why I Wouldn't See '12 Years a Slave' With a White Person" Quote: Though I was born in North...
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Berlusconi compares own legal woes to those of Jews in Nazi Germany... 6079_Smith_W said... Forgotten? I wouldn't put it past him to have timed the announcement. in
Aboriginal ex-child prostitute warns of sex trade on ships susan davis said... i have heard of this in meetings up north in prince rupert, here by the port of vancouver...

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Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE creates profiles of members in low-paid jobs
CUPE developed a snapshot of their workers making under $18 and found that women, Aboriginal members and racialized workers disproportionately make up low paid workers.

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