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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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Libby Davies | Libby Davies pays tribute to activist and organizer Bob Gallagher, talking to her friend and colleague about the moment 40 years ago when everything changed for Toronto's LGBTQ community.
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Maya Bhullar | As we work against police violence and racism, how do we influence the actions of the police unions? How do we stop them from obstructing efforts to change police practice and create oversight?
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RCMP sign in Surrey, B.C. Image: Waferboard/Flickr
Christopher J. Schneider | Any further expenditures on police body-worn cameras should cease until the public has clear information on how the cameras will definitively contribute to transparency and accountability.
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Protesters in Lafayette Square, Washington D.C., May 31, 2020. Image: Tracy Lee/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Aside from outside agitators and opportunists, there is also a strong possibility that police force agents-provocateur have infiltrated the U.S. anti-racism demonstrations.
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Photo: Toronto Police Chief Mark Stewart at a Black Votes Matter event in 2015/OFL Communications Department
Phillip Dwight Morgan | Strategic silences, Twitter feuds, and poor accountability mark the Toronto Police.
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Krystalline Kraus | After the G20 protests in Toronto and the ensuing lawsuits, the Toronto police have promised to use kettling as a technique of crowd control. But that doesn't mean activists are 100% safe.
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Paul Barrett | When Black people are killed by the police, white Canada has a ready script of liberalism, multiculturalism, and Canadian fairness that serves to silence any discussion of race and racism.
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Emily Wolfrey's arrest at Muskrat Falls
Hans Rollman | Let's be clear: Muskrat Falls, and the actions of Nalcor and the provincial government, constitute an act of racist violence against rural and largely Indigenous communities in Labrador.
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June Chua | Tangled Art Gallery in Toronto is opening its first-ever installation, featuring the work of local artist Gloria Swain and focusing on her experience as a Black woman in the mental health system.
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Steph Wechsler | On the one-month anniversary of police killing Abdirahman Abdi, a 37-year-old Somali-Canadian man, Black Lives Matter chapters rallied in seven cities across Canada.
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John Greyson | Dear Kathleen Wynne, You're right, it's your job. It's your job to stop the cops, stop the violence, stop the discrimination.