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'The system isn't broken -- it was built this way!' Black Lives Matter Toronto rally on SIU's doorstep | Aug 25 2016 | Steph Wechsler | On the one-month anniversary of police killing Abdirahman Abdi, a 37-year-old Somali-Canadian man, Black Lives Matter chapters rallied in seven cities across Canada.
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Jewish groups' reckless accusations of 'anti-Semitism' sets us down a dangerous path | Aug 24 2016 | Yves Engler | The primary public use of "anti-Semitism" today is to denigrate those defending a people facing the most aggressive ongoing European settler colonialism.
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Canada's immigration policies are killing people | Aug 23 2016 | Sophia Reuss | An estimated 250,000 people in Ontario do not have access to health care because of immigration status. And even those with status, still can't get the health care they need.
Lauralyn Chow reflects on memory, family and identity in 'Paper Teeth' | Aug 18 2016 | Allan Cho | Lauralyn Chow's new short story collection 'Paper Teeth' follows the lives of the Lees, a Canadian-Chinese family and their friends in Edmonton. Read this author Q&A now!
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Four things to know about women and homelessness in Canada | Aug 17 2016 | Sadie McInnes | It's time we pay attention to the unique experience of homeless women, and also take into account other identity-based barriers to housing and services that women face.
Migrants aren't passengers in liberal democracy. They're its best defenders. | Aug 15 2016 | Hassan M. Ahmad | Now more than ever we see that immigrants, even occasionally to a greater degree than Canadian-born individuals, demonstrate a more poignant expression of citizenship and liberal democracy.
The lynching of Colten Boushie | Aug 15 2016 | J. Baglow | A young First Nations man was killed after seeking help to fix a flat tire. Will justice be done?
Fighting marginalization in the community radio and television sectors | Aug 10 2016 | Scott Neigh | Laith Marouf and Kristiana Clemens talk about the work of the Community Media Advocacy Centre.
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The tide is turning on U.S. voter suppression, but time is running out | Aug 5 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965, helped enfranchise millions of African-Americans over the decades. Today, the struggle continues.
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Six pervasive myths about Canada we must stop believing | Aug 5 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Myth: Canada is a safe haven for marginalized people. Status: Busted. We spoke with people on the frontlines about why these myths are so harmful.
Pride march for queer people of colour creates critical space for healing | Aug 5 2016 | Lenée Son | "Today was about giving us a space. Taking space in the city at Pride time," Fatima Jaffer. A lot of people don't feel comfortable at Pride, so this alternative space was created.
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Proportional representation not a cure-all for underrepresentation of women in Parliament | Aug 4 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Only 13 per cent of members elected in 2015 are from visible minority groups. Only 26 per cent of MPs are women.

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Toronto and York Region Labour Council
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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