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Fresh fruit, forgotten labour: What about migrant farmworkers? | Jun 25 2014 | Elise Hahn | Sweeping changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program have introduced several reforms. These reforms were met with immediate criticism from migrant justice groups, detailed here.
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TAVIS policing cleansing downtown Toronto in the lead-up to World Pride | Jun 20 2014 | Lesley Wood | The Toronto Police Service has launched an "anti-violence" initiative in the downtown East End of Toronto in anticipation of World Pride. Let's see how anti-violent it will really be.
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Terrorist = Muslim? A look at the numbers belies the equation | Jun 19 2014 | Azeezah Kanji | "Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslim": the hackneyed slogan has proven remarkably resilient, retaining its air of "truthiness" despite demonstrable misalignment with evidence.
Doretta Lau sets a new standard in Canadian literature | Jun 19 2014 | Yutaka Dirks | Doretta Lau examines the experiences of Asian-Canadians in her debut collection "How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?" and expands on her motivations for the collection.
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The bell hooks phone line bothers me | Jun 18 2014 | Harsha Walia | The new hotline that sends automated bell hooks quotes to aggressive men demanding women's phone numbers is getting rave reviews. But what does it mean for framings of consent and rape culture?
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Deepan Budlakoti challenges government to recognize his citizenship | Jun 17 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | Deepan Budlakoti has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada to challenge the government to recognize his citizenship. If successful, he will be recognized as a Canadian citizen.
Harper has detained nearly 80,000 migrants. What's going on? | Jun 13 2014 | No One Is Illegal | Harper has detained nearly 80,000 migrants. That includes children. No trials. No charges. At a cost of $45 million. What's going on?
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This Sunday: Mass protest in Ottawa against immigration detention. Here's why. | Jun 12 2014 | Mac Scott | A new report released this week showed that Canada's detention system is more broken than ever. Release is entirely dependent on arbitrary review and there's no presumptive period. What's going on?
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Province reaches settlement in Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children class action lawsuit | Jun 10 2014 | Stephen Kimber | The announcement of a tentative $29-million settlement involving more than 150 former residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children is another stop on a painful journey that began in 1998.
Policing the Crisis | Jun 10 2014 | Redeye Collective | As governments continue their cuts to social services, cities are turning to police to manage the crisis of urban poverty. In Vancouver, the police budget has increased by $55 million in 6 years.
Boycotting immigration detention in Canada | Jun 9 2014 | Daniel Tseghay | Today, a report entitled “Endless, Arbitrary and Unfair: The Truth about Immigration Detention in Canada” is being released by No One is Illegal – Toronto and the End Immigration Detention Network
Head of Canada’s Israel lobby slanders Islam Awareness Week with impunity | Jun 4 2014 | Tyler Levitan | In boasting about the supposed successes of Canada's Israel lobby in quashing Palestinian human rights activism on Canadian campuses, head of Canada's Israel lobby slanders Islam Awareness Week

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Ottawa Raids see eleven deported and no trafficking victims found... susan davis said... in vancouver after anti immigrant raids focused on asian sex work venues only....no one was...
Offensive against planned Pegida islamophobic demo in Petit Maghreb, Montréal lagatta said... I don't like to respond to my own post, but here is a statement by Québec solidaire on this: http...
Kathleen Wynne looking for a new human rights watchdog. Should Olivia Chow apply? terrytowel said... btw I just send Kathleen Wynne a tweet urging her to consider Olivia, and posted the same on Olivia...
On a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Pondering said... Thank-you for sharing that information. You will find no argument here. in
Blackface at Brock U mersh said... Only learned of this yesterday:   Open Letter re: Blackface at Brock University On the night...
Mulcair rips up racist SUN cartoon, calls the NDP a "social democratic" party. alan smithee said... And Mulcair scores more points. He's been impressing me lately. I hope he continues the fight. in
MB Director for right-wing fundamentalist Christian organization acclaimed as PC canadiate in Radisson ghoris said... The Tories' stupidity knows no bounds. Way to appeal to urban voters, guys. They *might* have been...
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 http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Roma+...
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...

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Every year on March 21, Canadians from all walks of life commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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