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People in Montréal attend a demonstration on May 15, 2021, to denounce Israel’s military actions in the Palestinian territories. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

University presidents’ trip to Israel undermines academic freedom and democracy

When universities are seen as favouring one position on the Palestine/Israel issue, their ability to uphold academic freedom as a fundamental tenet of democracy is jeopardized.
A 21-year-old woman demonstrates outside the White House over the death of Tyre Nichols, who died after being beaten by Memphis police officers on Jan. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Tyre Nichols: U.S. police violence stems from a long history of fighting ‘internal enemies’

In the face of violent crime, both real and imagined, too many U.S. police forces adhere to racist philosophies about rooting out ‘internal enemies’ as they did hundreds of years ago.
In this Feb. 2, 1964, image, Bayard Rustin talks on a telephone from a church in Brooklyn, New York. Patrick A. Burns/New York Times Co./Getty Images

Meet Bayard Rustin, often-forgotten civil rights activist, gay rights advocate, union organizer, pacifist and man of compassion for all in trouble

Bayard Rustin led a long and complicated life dedicated to the fight for equal rights. Targeted by the FBI, Rustin became a close adviser to Martin Luther King Jr.
Brazil’s new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (C) greets indigenous Brazilian leader and environmentalist Raoni Metuktire, known as Chief Raoni (3-R), and other community representatives after his inauguration ceremony on January 1, 2023. Sergio Lima/AFP

After Bolsonaro supporters’ siege in Brasilia, Lula must reunite society – and his approach could not be more different than his predecessor’s

More than a week into administration, Lula’s multicultural politics could not stand in starker contrast to Bolsonaro’s colourblind stance. Could they bring the country together?

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