Columnists
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Rick Salutin | Can people (and societies) really change, contrary to what they've always been? In general, no; but sometimes, maybe?
Columnists
U.S. Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis at the U.S. Capitol on June 28, 2017. Image: Mobilus In Mobili/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Civil rights icon John Lewis’ commitment to the principles of justice, equality, and the power of nonviolent protest should serve as a north star as we navigate these difficult days.
Podcast
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Victoria Fenner | Michelle Guo takes a look at the laws surrounding the use of sniffer dogs in Canada.
Blog
Martin Luther King's battle for racial justice can inform our reaction to the Gerald Stanley murder trial
Dennis Gruending | Indigenous and Black experiences of oppression are not equivalent, but we can learn from civil rights activism when fighting for justice for Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Blog
Message of support in French and English to the muslim community on the front door of Centre islamique de Verdun (4538, rue de Verdun, Montréal), in the Verdun borough of Montreal on 20 February 2017, in the aftermath of the Quebec City mosque shooting. Image: Fredisonfire/flickr
Ehab Lotayef | If civil rights movements wait for the politicians, nothing will change.
News
Stitch-by-Stitch's Unsettling Canada Day Sewing Circle was held in solidarity with Unsettling Canada 150 National Day of Action by Idle No More and Defenders of the Land. Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn
Cathryn Atkinson | From Indigenous demands for respect and recognition, to Donald Trump's dog whistles to racists, to the Canadian housing crisis, to changes in the NDP, 2017 was a busy news year for rabble writers.
Activist Toolkit
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| The Equal Justice Initiative has launched the most ambitious memorial project to document lynchings in the United States
Columnists
In 2012, the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) struck a Working Group to investigate the challenges faced by racialized licensees, who comprise approximately 18 per cent of lawyers in Ontario.
Safia Lakhani, Pro Bono | There is a lot of push back against the report, which concluded discrimination and bias are experienced daily by racialized licencees
News
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Karl Nerenberg | An Ohio father and son share a contemptuous skepticism about the current occupant of the White House. And yet, they still have faith in the fundamental fairness of U.S. democracy.
Podcast
David Peck | Sam and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new film premiering at TIFF, race relations in America, courage and why Sammy Davis Junior was the greatest entertainer of the 20th century.
Podcast
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Victoria Fenner | Civil rights activist, educator, and author Angela Davis spoke at the 2017 Canadian Labour Congress Convention. Listen to her keynote address here.
Blog
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Maya Bhullar | Anita Krajnc, founder of Toronto Pig Save, talks about her ongoing trial and the Save Movement.