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Africafiles: The Pulse

Strengthening the rule of law in Zimbabwe

April 2, 2014
| Human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa has spent her career fighting for a strong rule of law in Zimbabwe despite facing harassment and arrest.
Length: 16:24 minutes (11.26 MB)
Constructing change: the activist toolkit

Intersectional body positivity with the It Gets Fatter Project

March 31, 2014
| Organizers from It Gets Fatter talk about the struggles in fat activism of queer fat people of colour.
Length: 21:15 minutes (29.21 MB)

How to host a Vegan Challenge

The Vegan Challenge (or vegan pledge) is a good way for "veg-curious" people to try a vegan diet for a short time in a fun environment under the guidance of a vegan who already knows the ropes. One of the barriers to exploring vegan food in our society is the myth that vegan food is weird. A Vegan Challenge is also a great opportunity to dispel that myth.


Stop US-Style Voter Suppression from Becoming Canadian Law!

The new Bill set to strip Canadians of their voting rights, incredibly dubbed the Fair Elections Act would affect Canadians most at risk of not getting their voice heard. Not only would it be harder for young people, indigenous people and low income people to vote.


March 26, 2014 |
We are sounding the alarm to alert Canadians to the fact that the Harper government is not providing federal leadership in health care.
March 19, 2014 |
We are sounding the alarm to alert Canadians that the expiry of the Health Accord means the end of federal leadership in health care and cuts of $36 billion to health transfers over 10 years.

Adblock Plus

Adblock plus is an amazing free add-on to the Firefox, Chrome, Oprea, Android and Internet Explorer browsers. It will block on the ads on a webpage (even Youtube and Facebook). That includes banner ads, pop-up ads, any kind of shilling is removed. Considering the average Canadian spends almost 44 hours a month online, that's a lot of possible marketing power that you can literally take away with a few clicks.

Many sites ( included!) use ads to generate revenu. When those ads are blocked, it can be detrimental to the website's success. Adblock Plus is configurable, so it's easy to change your setting so that you see ads only on certain sites that you want to support or have very unintrusive ads. 


| March 6, 2014
Photo: Jennifer Castro/flickr
| March 4, 2014

Remembering the inspired vision of Chokwe Lumumba

Photo: Natalie Maynor/flickr

The world lost a visionary activist this week, with the death of Chokwe Lumumba, the newly elected mayor of Jackson, Miss. Lumumba died unexpectedly at the age of 66 of an apparent heart attack. Last June, he won the mayoral race in this capital of Mississippi, a city steeped in the history of racism and violence. He was a champion of human rights, a pioneering radical attorney, a proud Black Nationalist and a dedicated public servant. While his friends, family and allies mourn his death, there is much in his life to celebrate.


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