The growing militarization of law enforcement agencies, fueled by the “use of force” industry, has anti-police violence groups protesting and arguing that governments should prioritize human needs over militarization and violence.
Not only are advertisements that feature sex and violence bad for business, but more importantly they are causing damage by normalising violence against women.
Hopes for a female, feminist UN Secretary-General look increasingly unlikely, but there are creative ideas circulating for feminist system reforms that would spur progress from the bottom-up, writes Lyric Thompson, a senior policy manager at the International Center for Research on Women.
Storytelling can help address police violence by enabling victims to articulate their personal experiences and reveal unjust policing practices. As well, articulated personal experiences of police brutality can help policing agencies to develop better systems of accountability.
World-renowned Canadian scientist, broadcaster, activist and author David Suzuki explains how life has “fluctuated and flourished because of the resilience conferred by diversity” over millennia.
This research-based piece discusses the possibility that Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was motivated by a struggle with his own homosexuality, Islam and parental pressure.
Here’s the full impact statement by the 23-year old victim in the Stanford University sexual assault case. She states that her attacker, Brock Turner, was “willing to go to any length, to discredit me, invalidate me, and explain why it was okay to hurt me”.
A Trudeau government official recently admitted that TPP and CETA will likely raise pharmaceutical costs in Canada. According to the official, it’s “correct” to suggest that the two trade deals “will likely increase the costs of drugs in Canada and we just don’t know how much”.