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During the trial of Gerald Stanley for the murder of Colten Boushie, Stanley’s defense lawyer stated that “For farm people, your yard is your castle. That’s part of the story here.” Gina Starblanket and Dallas Hunt dig into this argument: “What if we bear in mind that the continuity of settler presence on Indigenous lands is itself premised on intrusion, a constant structure of intrusion dependent upon Indigenous disappearance? How can we reconcile the inhospitable notion of “intrusion” that then rationalizes settler violence with the nearly inconceivable acts of generosity that Indigenous peoples have extended and continue to extend in agreeing to share the land through treaty?”

The Killing of Colten Boushie and the Outcome of Gerald Stanley’s Trial Represent a Bigger Problem

“Once, when I was about seven years old, my family was having car troubles and I suggested we go to the farmhouse that I could see within walking distance. My mother replied, ‘They won’t help us. They are more likely to shoot at us because we are Indians than help us.'” We can’t talk about reconciliation while we’re still justifying killing Indigenous people, writes Eriel Tchekwie Deranger.

Idle No More has posted a discussion guide on Justice for Colten Boushie, including facts about the case and relevant reading.

More resources, analyses, commentary and information on Justice for Colten Boushie can also be found here.

High school students in Florida are rallying against gun violence (and giving amazing speeches).

Anne Thériault links gun violence with domestic violence in this article.

On Canadaland this week, activist and Policing Black Lives author Robyn Maynard discusses the erasure of Blackness in Canadian schools.

Artist and activist Awar Obob discusses racism and misogyny in the Canadian punk scene.

For those in Toronto, “Fempocalypse 2018: A feminist cabaret for International Women’s Day” is on March 9 in the Distillery District.

“Code is power, and it is white and male.” A review of Safiya Umoja Noble’s book, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism.

“One wonders what the sitter divulged to the portraitist, who has experienced her own trials—deaths in the family, a heart transplant. One wonders how the years in the White House—which, Michelle Obama reminded the country, had been built by slaves—affected her.” Doreen St. Félix on Amy Sherald’s new portrait of Michelle Obama.

Why Blank Panther is a defining moment for Black America.

Valentine’s Day was this week, so here are some links on ~love~:

I Like Girls“: a cute short film on women loving women that will squeeze your heart.

A beautiful article by Drew Zandonella-Stannard, “Learning About My Late Father Through His Gay Personal Ads.”

Eight Torontonians give important words on self-love.

“Dating someone like me felt — and feels — lifting, lightening. It reminded, and still reminds me, on lonely blue nights, of our beauty as trans people; of how many ways there are to love and make love.” Gabrielle Bellot writes about dating another trans person.

One of our previous issues here at GUTS was all about love.

Finally, some untranslatable love words for your vocab:



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