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Here’s a podcast on why social assistance isn’t improving health outcomes.

Desmond Cole writes on the Ford government’s proposal to redraw Toronto’s electoral boundaries: “Many of us have taken to the street to defend ourselves, to fight for what we believe in. For those who sat and critiqued our desperation, I ask you now: what do you believe in? What parts, if any, of this disintegrating social and political reality are worth your time, your energy, your voice, your body, your disruption and your resistance? How much do elections really matter?”

Open letter to the Prime Minister of Canada from scholars concerned about the Muskrat Falls dam.

Denise Balkissoon wants you to know about the Manuels, a family from the Secwepemc nation, who have been opposing settler governments for generations.

9 Vancouver activists you should know more about

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, recently traveled across the U.S., inciting hope and excitement across the Ethiopian Diaspora.

On James Baldwin’s birthday, Barry Jenkins (screenwriter and director of the world’s most beautiful movie, Moonlight) released a teaser for his film adaptation of If Beale Street Could Talk.

The trailer for Lizzie, a film about alleged murderess Lizzie Borden starring lesbian icon Kristen Stewart, also dropped this week. I will watch the movie when it’s out, but I’ll have you know my sapphic heart was fully satisfied with Clea DuVall as Emma Borden in The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.

We’re on the search for someone to join our volunteer team! Is it you? Applications are due by August 10th.

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