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  • “When First Nations stand together, supported by non-Indigenous allies, we win” said Grand Chief Serge Simon of the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake in response to TransCanada’s decision to pull the plug on Energy East pipeline
  • Under Canada’s regulated migrant farmworkers programs, employers can threaten workers with deportation if they complain about abuse: an excellent piece the people who grow a lot of our food
  • With folks like Loblaws CEO Galen Weston pushing back against decent wages, the fight for $15 in Ontario isn’t over. Learn what minimum wage critics don’t want you to know and check out this video on how food service workers at York continue to be at the forefront of this important movement
  • “People tell me to stop making things about race all of the time. But when you are not making things about race, you’re making them about whiteness all of the time” Listen to Ijeoma Oluo speak at an “Interrupting Whiteness” conference in Seattle.
  • Edmonton: don’t miss this upcoming screening of and panel discussion on Pride Denied: Homonationalism & the Future of Queer Politics
  • Because of structural barriers that privilege whiteness in the Canadian art world, Black women curators are rare. But these women have shaped an important conversation responding to “settler-colonial histories and the unique experiences of the Black diaspora.” Yaniya Lee on the women running the show.
  • D!ONNE Renee has alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Toronto police officer James Pardy when attempting to attend a monthly TPS Board meeting last month. Activists and community members are demanding meetings be relocated to City Hall, a building that police do not control, and that the Special Investigations Unit make all allegations of sexual assault against police officers  public. More details on what happened and the demands being put forward here. 

  • “My body and my wallet aren’t able to get an MFA in creative writing or attend an MFA poetry program. Many of us were built for activist work, movement building, cultural work, and strategy. Many of us are just trying to survive. We have to bring people with us and expand as best we can so our lives and art aren’t isolated.” Kay Ulanday Barrett on ancestry, disability, and identity formation.

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