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Anti-Racism

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Mural honoring George Floyd in Minneapolis. Image credit: munshots/Unsplash
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Nine minutes and 29 seconds. That's how long Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer now on trial for killing George Floyd, pressed his knee into Floyd's neck last Memorial Day.
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Saskia de Boer, Stefan Christoff, Ehab Lotayef | In Quebec, we regard our Charter of Rights and Freedoms as proof of our commitment to equality and justice, but we must also reckon with the fact that we have recently fallen short.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | As Republicans nationally ramp up an unprecedented attack on democracy, the need to eliminate the filibuster has never been more urgent.
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Pam Palmater | This week, Canada's auditor general released her report on whether Canada is providing enough support to ensure that First Nations have access to clean drinking water. The answer was a clear no.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Grassroots mobilization won the U.S. Democrats this narrow window in which to pass progressive legislation. Pressure is needed now more than ever, to ensure that minority rule does not stand.
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David Suzuki | It would be a tragedy if, in the rush to return to normal, we cast aside what we've learned, and postpone the work necessary to change our systems to build the resilience we need to thrive.
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Shelina Ali, Pro Bono | Without directly addressing how non-profit governance is designed around privilege, there cannot be meaningful progress in ensuring diversity on the boards of these organizations.
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Calgary street preacher Artur Pawlowski addresses supporters at Saturday's tiki-torch march in Edmonton. Image: Artur Pawlowski/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | Jason Kenney's commentary about Saturday's tiki-torch protest in Edmonton wasn't quite a full-throated Trumpian defence of "very fine people," but surely boils down to the same thing.
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Unveiling of mural of Daisy Sweeney in Montreal's Little Burgundy neighbourhood, 2018. Image credit: Karl Nerenberg/rabble.ca
Karl Nerenberg | A new Heritage Minute marking Black History Month puts the spotlight on jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. Before he rose to prominence, the musician had an important early mentor: his sister Daisy.
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Ehab Lotayef | It is only when the people lead that the politicians will follow. Now we need to keep pushing Canada's politicians to continue fighting against Islamophobia.
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Sharmarke Dubow | Every February, people across the country celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians, both past and present. Black Canada is diverse and we all have a tale to tell.
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Maya Bhullar | Community organizer Robin Browne speaks about his work to change how Ottawa police address mental-health crises and reflects on his decades of activism to confront systemic anti-Black racism.