The recent passage of historic reparations legislation in Chicago means black people who have experienced racial violence at the hands of the police can be granted reparations.
On International Women’s Day 2017, we still need to “protest this shit” because, for example, Donald Trump got elected president of the US and he “endorses positions of feminine passivity and masculine power that underpin sexual harassment.”
Since Trump’s election, the future of Daniela Vargas and more than 750,000 recipients of former president Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been uncertain. Most of them now endure mental and physical trauma as a result of lingering deportation threats.
A petition spreading like wildfire online demands that U.S. President Donald Trump be barred from entering Canada because his policies and actions promote hate propaganda.
The recent Quebec City mosque shooting, labelled a “terrorist attack” by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, tarnishes Canada’s powerful international reputation for racial and religious tolerance.
So far, more than 100,000 people have joined social justice champion and longtime civil rights activist Van Jones’ #LoveArmy campaign against Donald Trump racially-loaded exclusionary policies targeting immigrants and other vulnerable groups.
“Access to contraception and the ability to control fertility empowers women,” says 82-year old abortion rights advocate, Judy Kahrl. Plus Mary Lyons, a Minnesota Ojibwe elder taking on fetal alcohol syndrome, and Zodwa Hilda Ndlovu, a grandma caring for AIDS orphans in South Africa.
The Canadian Judicial Council will soon determine the fate of a judge who admonished a sex assault complainant with “sexist and disrespectful” remarks such as: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?”