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Challenging Views on Systemic Racism, Police Brutality in Canada

Race relations activists and observers say it is time to take off the masks that prevent people from acknowledging that systemic racism exists and police brutality happens.

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No Easy Options for Europe’s Refugee Crisis

As many as 1,200 boat people drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea headed for Europe during a 10-day period last April. The drownings drew media attention to a growing and cyclical phenomenon: the arrival…

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United Nations Human Rights Committee Calls for Changes to C-51

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has turned in a damning report on key Harper government policies, recommending changes to its controversial anti-terrorism law, C-51, and calling for an immediate national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. The…

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Europeans should do more to stop refugee ships

I was in Italy on Oct. 3 when news broke about the overloaded ship that foundered off Santorino in the Mediterranean, resulting in the death of several hundred asylum seekers. Most the passengers were fleeing…

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