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How not to oppose Bill C-24 | Nov 12 2015 | Sarah Woolf | Sarah Woolf is one of many affected by Bill C-24. However, she thinks organized opposition is empty of meaning unless we clearly acknowledge and support the communities the bill is really targeting.
'Indigenous Nationhood' speaks a truth that Canada needs to hear | Nov 12 2015 | Christine Smith (McFarlane) | Dr. Pamela Palmater has brought a critical analysis and discussion to issues facing Indigenous populations in Canada like no other writer of her time. Her new book is an absolute must read.
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Unpacking the backpack of Christian privilege | Nov 11 2015 | Penney Kome | Plain coffee cups equal a "War on Christmas?" Maybe it's time to look at Christian advantages embedded in a changing society.
Lifeline Canada | Nov 7 2015 | Building capacity to welcome 1000 Syrian refugees to the Toronto area by 2018.
Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them | Nov 4 2015 | Redeye Collective | Shakil Choudhury reframes the debate on racial discrimination, using stories, recent findings in neuroscience and lessons from real-world interventions to offer a new approach to combating racism.
Cultural appropriation is just fine...unless you're appropriating a cop | Nov 3 2015 | J. Baglow | Halloween costumes, white privilege and the wonder of childhood, in one package. Oh, and a cop.
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Netanyahu absolves Hitler while Canada's main Jewish organizations stay silent | Nov 3 2015 | Yves Engler | Canada's main Jewish organizations use Nazi Holocaust to serve Israel and power more generally
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The NDP's queasy opposition on the niqab | Nov 3 2015 | Sarah Beuhler, Tristan Markle | Many say it was the NDP's principled stand on the "niqab ban" that did them in. However, it was actually their lack of a focused attack against Harper and his "fear and loathing" campaign.
What the court decision on the niqab ban was really about | Oct 29 2015 | Pro Bono, Shelina Ali | During the election, Harper created a polarized debate around the niqab which focussed on Canadian values, women's rights and religious freedom, but the court challenge was about none of these issues.
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Netanyahu's casual absolution of Hitler was no accident | Oct 28 2015 | Larry Haiven | In addition to absolving Hitler for responsibility for the Holocaust, Netanyahu seems actually to have taken a page from the dictator's propaganda book.
African Americans shut out of rebuilding of New Orleans | Oct 28 2015 | Redeye Collective | After Katrina, residents of New Orleans were scattered across 44 states. Ten years later, many African Americans have not been able to return. Monique Harden says disaster profiteering is to blame.
Deplorable housing conditions of Indigenous people next focus for Idle No More | Oct 26 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | Fighting the out of Ottawa's sight, out of Ottawa's mind.

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'How privileged are you?' (Quiz) Ken Burch said... Just found this quiz. https://www.buzzfeed.com/regajha/how-privileged-are-you?utm_term=.yd3pmL... (...
Partisan song from Vilna ghetto sung by Annie Lederhendler Unionist said... Thanks so much for this, lagatta. In my youth, as the child of survivors, there was no such thing...
Black Lives Matter mobilization in Toronto Unionist said... Epaulo posted about this, but I think it's been under-reported and deserves its own thread. Toronto...
Conservative Condemns CUPW Support of BDS Movement terrytowel said... Today is Opporstion Motion Day The Conseravtives have chose to seek all party support to condemns...
Remembering Viola Desmond: A clicktivist moment! swallow said... Awesome, clicked.  Also, replying so the topic will show up on active topics. :) in
Desmond Cole accuses Justin Trudeau of Subtle Racism terrytowel said... This is what Desmond is tweeting this morning I wrote recently about subtle racism. We saw an...
Bloc Throws Hail Mary In New Attack Ad Against Mulcair & NDP terrytowel said... A vote for Thomas Mulcair and the NDP means a vote for pipelines and niqabs — and possibly even a...
Hassidic man assaulted in Outremont - hate attack? voice of the damned said... lagatta wrote:I don't want to jump to conclusions, but beating up a guy leaving a bank and NOT...
Sandra Bland's death in police custody takeitslowly said... Facebook comment   She was rude, he was aggressive to prove a point, his point was I'm in...

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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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