People marching from Manhattan to Brooklyn against the rise in antisemitism in New York in 2020.
International conflicts can often trigger hate crimes against diasporas and other connected communities. Canadian governments should take action to prevent a rise in hate crimes.
A person walks past a screen showing news reporting about Johnny Kitagawa’s passing away in Tokyo in July 2019.
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How will fans’ advocacy and commentary shape a reckoning about sexual assault and exploitation in the entertainment industry in Japan that has been exposed through the Johnny & Associates scandal?
Protesters in Lagos during Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day anniversary on 1 October 2020.
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Colonialism set Nigeria up for failure as a united country. But successive governments since independence have a lot to answer for too.
Une agricultrice de la ferme urbaine Roots Community Food Centre, dans le nord-ouest de l'Ontario, récolte les courges Gete-Okosomin.
Le revenu de base garanti est un outil prometteur pour contribuer à la durabilité et à la justice dans les secteurs de l’agriculture et de la pêche.
A farmer at the Roots Community Food Centre urban farm in northwestern Ontario harvests Gete-Okosomin squash in summer 2021.
A guaranteed basic income is a promising tool for contributing to sustainability and justice across agriculture and fishing sectors.
Carnegie Mellon University’s denouncing of Uju Anya’s tweet about the Queen shows that universities need to do much more the support racialized faculty.
Reaction to criticism of the monarchy shows that universities need to do much more to support racialized faculty and staff.
QAnon members participate in a protest against the counting of electoral votes in Washington, DC, which affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Women have assumed different roles in alt-right movements, including organizing protests, spreading misinformation and organizing militias.
The Black Lives Matter movement began as a hashtag started by Black women in the United States, and grew into a global protest.
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Digital activists are targeted for their work on intersectional issues. But they have developed strategies to deal with online and offline hate.
Proud Boy Dominic Pezzola is filmed smashing Capitol building window on Jan. 6.
(U.S. Federal court documents)
Performance crime is the act of filming while engaging in criminal activity. During the Jan. 6 capitol riots, insurrectionists uploaded performance crime videos and photos, incriminating themselves.
A woman looks through the locked gates at the Prospect Cemetery in Toronto in April 2020.
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The pandemic has forced people to discover new ways of maintaining connection with one another and to consider their own mortality — obituaries played a part in making this easier.
Freemium software in education exacerbates the digital divide for students who may be economically disadvantaged compared to their peers.
Software that advertises premium features for a fee is ill-suited to school environments, where children should experience universal access.
Chief Emeka Anyaoku, a global icon with local roots.
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The former secretary-general of the Commonwealth represents the true essence of a public intellectual and leader; his sense of duty defines his legacy.
A person holds a sign for the “freedom convoy” a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, as people rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill.
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Instead of a self-serving, diesel-stinking, neighbourhood-clogging mob that negatively impacts the freedom of others, the convoy should consider going home and learning about different perspectives.
Our healthcare system needs to respond in a more just, inclusive, caring and timely way to allow in-person final goodbyes.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Our health-care system needs to respond in a more just, inclusive, caring and timely way to allow in-person final goodbyes from those who matter most to those at the end of life.
The pandemic fuelled the market for educational technology providers to market hardware and software to Canadian school boards.
Technology has infiltrated education, but how do we choose what is best for teaching and learning?
A temporary memorial for Canada’s residential schools is blessed by Indigenous elders in a pipe ceremony in Calgary in August 2021.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland
Here’s what the education system needs to do to help teachers address, repair and heal education towards and beyond reconciliation.
Nicki Minaj’s vaccination claim that caused an uproar Sept. 13 was publicly refuted by Trinidad and Tobago’s health minister.
Nicki Minaj’s international anti-vaccine fiasco reveals the life-and-death stakes at the heart of normalizing a culture of fandom tribalism.
ECOWAS is effectively protecting ousted president Alpha Condé, who manipulated the constitution to run for another term.
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If the Economic Community of West African States is to be a champion for good governance, it should address the root causes of political instability and coups.
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The government must take some of the blame for the radicalisation of non-state actors like the Indigenous People of Biafra.
The feeling of desertion by Nigeria’s federal government has not left the region that was defined as Biafra during the country’s civil war.
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Until the conditions that led to the Nigeria-Biafra war are resolved, the debate on the viability of one Nigeria will continue to arise.