Challenging the marginalization of African refugees | Jul 13 2016 | Scott Neigh | Kimbra Yohannes and Daniel Tseghay talk about the work of We Welcome African Refugees.
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Take down centuries of bloody money with Decolonize Now! | Jul 12 2016 | Tania Ehret | Amai Kuda, Kimalee Phillip, and Amy Desjarlais from Decolonize Now! discussed decolonizing social movements and the urgency of revolutionary change in education.
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I know about white privilege. After Pride TO, I'm feeling white embarrassment | Jul 12 2016 | Matthew Hays | Toronto Pride's BLM protest and its ensuing backlash have proven telling -- and disappointing.
Indigenous people know exactly why Black Lives Matter fear the police | Jul 12 2016 | Jesse Wente | Jesse Wente's moving account of being stopped by the police for being Ojibwe, in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
Photo by Rupi Kaur
Before, during, after Pride: Sikhs in solidarity with Black Lives Matter | Jul 11 2016 | Sophia Reuss | The narrative that Black Lives Matter Toronto has "hijacked" Pride or is self-serving is a racist and incorrect interpretation of the movement -- one that holds solidarity in high regard.
Image: Flickr/niXerKG
Abolishing the police is a solution we need to start taking seriously | Jul 8 2016 | Michael Stewart | Why do we need police? It's a provocative question -- but the lies we are told about the threat of racialized bodies are equaled only by the lies we are told about the virtuous role of the police.
Image: Twitter/@M_Tol
Breaking down the arguments and mistruths against BLMTO's Pride insurrection | Jul 8 2016 | Bonnie Burstow | Black Lives Matter Toronto's interruption of Pride this year was measured and justified. The outpouring of racism in response to it is shamefully misguided. It is time to learn and to change.
Image: Flickr/Can Pac Swire
If 'all lives matter,' why do some lives clearly matter more than others? | Jul 8 2016 | J. Baglow | The reaction of white observers to the BLMTO action on Pride Day -- and then two more Black men are murdered by U.S. police. It should give one to think.
Image: Flickr/Canada 2020
B'nai Brith takes its beef with the Green Party out on Independent Jewish Voices | Jul 7 2016 | Nora Loreto | The Green Party convention has given B'nai Brith the opportunity to go after another Jewish organization.
Image: Globe and Mail
Dear Canadian media: Your racism is showing | Jul 6 2016 | Phillip Dwight Morgan | Addressing the elephant in Canada's newsroom -- and, let's be clear, it's white.
Black Lives Matter more than a police float | Jul 4 2016 | Nora Loreto | Police need to earn access to community events. Until then, the community gets a say on their presence.
Photo: flickr/Michael Kazarnowicz
Phobias, mental health and pride: A QPOC perspective | Jun 30 2016 | Rahim Thawer | "I want us to be in rage about homophobia, transphobia and racism. That would be healing. That would warrant a sense of pride."

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Canadian Labour Congress
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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