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Indigenous resistance grows in Canada as protesters stand in solidarity with Standing Rock

Photo: Melissa A. Forcione
The rally in Toronto was a key opportunity to raise awareness and bring into conversation interrelated issues that warrant attention from the public and from the Canadian government.

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Casting Othello as a white woman speaks to the marginalization and racism at Queen's

Image: Ira Aldridge/Wikimedia Commons
Even after cancelling the production, to defend its choice the directors referenced theatre's history of blackface and a 2011 Berlin production that starred a white, female Othello in a gorilla suit.

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Bill C-51 empowers the government and security establishment to violate charter rights

The Anti-terrorism Act (2015) has been routinely called out by activists, journalists, and legal scholars for empowering Canadian government with the ability to violate charter rights.

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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau's mental health 'activism' is counterproductive and should stop

Flickr/Robert J. Galbraith
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau's approach to mental health is completely individualist, over-simplistic and useless for most of us who struggle with anxiety, depression and trauma. It's also not new.

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The lessons the U.S. election can teach Canada's elites

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While clearly not as grim as the U.S., features in Canadian politics and society mimic those that led to the election result in the U.S.

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Systemic use of surveillance targets journalists

Police should not spy on journalists. But they should not spy on anyone, either.

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World in shock as Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States

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The outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election is a major disappointment to the many people around the world looking forward to celebrating a woman elected U.S. president.

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Photo: Steven Staples
| November 9, 2016

National security is not fighting terror it's protecting the interests of capital

Toronto during the 2010 G20 Summit
It is clear that our national security apparatus equates political opposition to resource extraction and settler-colonial expansion with extremist views that threaten public safety and security.

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