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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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Sunera Thobani | The Trump administration has made starkly visible overt white supremacy and a reformist racial liberalism. Both are, however, deeply intertwined within the global structure of racial-capitalism.
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The fallen Christopher Columbus statue outside the Minnesota State Capitol after a group led by American Indian Movement members tore it down in St. Paul, Minnesota, on June 10, 2020. Image: Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons
Lorenzo Vargas | In Canada, there are renewed calls to rename monuments, buildings and streets across the country that honour colonial figures, not just as a symbolic act.
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Darrell "Bubba" Wallace, Jr. in 2015. Image: Royal Broil/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Across the sports world, athletes are speaking out, risking their careers in the fight against racism.
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A woman holds a Black Lives Matter sign. Image: Joan Villalon/Unsplash
Chuka Ejeckam | Manufactured mortality among Black and Indigenous people is a fundamental mechanism by which the world operates. Addressing this inequity requires action on a global scale.
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Police at a Toronto Black Lives Matter rally. Image: Mitchel Raphael
Bill Blaikie | Perhaps not all police will be interested in transformative change, but, if the case for change is properly worded and properly argued, there are some police who could be important allies.
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Vincent Collins | We could be entering a moment in which workers come together to fight the system that jeopardizes not only racialized peoples' livelihoods, but their very existence.
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Police officer at a Toronto Black Lives Matter demonstration in June 2020. Image: Mitchel Raphael
Maya Bhullar | Much needed community support services have faced cuts while the total operating expenditures of police forces have generally increased for over two decades.
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Protester at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Toronto, in June 2020. Image: Mitchel Raphael
Dariusz Dziewanski | Addressing protests and policing in United States means also addressing the continuum of suicide, racism, incarceration, poverty and alienation that affects racialized peoples every day in Canada.
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A George Floyd mural in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Image: Lorie Shaull/Flickr
Shama Naqushbandi | As we reflect on George Floyd, it would be a mistake to think that the murder revealed something new to the Black community about the injustice that led to his death.
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Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Brooklyn, New York, June 7, 2020. Image: doug turetsky/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Protest against police terror across the United States over the last two weeks is beginning to produce change.
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Rex Murphy at the UBCM conference in 2014 Image: Province of British Columbia/Flickr
John Miller | There is plenty of evidence that mainstream newspapers and broadcasting outlets in this country are institutionally incapable of covering race and racism in our society.