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Protesters attend an anti-government march at Plaza Bolivar in Bogota, Colombia, where citizens have taken to the streets for weeks after proposed tax increases and to decry police brutality. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Why Colombians are taking to the streets to protest state violence

The Colombian government responded violently to a general strike over tax reforms that primarily affected working-class citizens. It has fueled calls for police reform.
A worker is seen cleaning surfaces inside Little Mountain Place, a not-for-profit long-term care home in Vancouver where dozens of residents have died in the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Non-profit long-term care homes have lost too many residents to COVID-19

The failure of for-profit long-term care homes to protect residents during the pandemic is well-known. But non-profits also under-performed governments in preventing COVID-19 deaths.
Worried about another 1980s-style constitutional crisis? Don’t be. There may be less than meets the eye to Québec Premier François Legault’s recent constitutional proposals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

What’s behind Québec’s latest, and largely superficial, constitutional gambit

Québec Premier François Legault's recent constitutional proposals have caused alarm. But it's largely a game aimed at finding common ground between federalist and separatist voters in the province.
Those speaking out for Palestinian human rights continue to be sidelined and silenced in Canadian institutions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The high cost of advocating for Palestine

Injustices towards the Palestinians' struggle don't stop at the borders of Gaza or the boundaries of East Jerusalem. Across Canada, the atmosphere is menacing for those who speak up for justice.
A nurse treats a patient inside a COVID-19 ward of a government run hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

With COVID-19 cases surging, Nepal asks global community for urgent vaccine help

The COVID-19 cases are surging in Nepal, potentially surpassing India's reproduction rate, but the country is out of vaccines. Global aid could help with one of the worst health crises in South Asia.
A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the northern entrance of the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 21, the day a cease-fire took effect after 11 days of heavy fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Why hatred should be considered a contagious disease

Hate-inspired violence is the cause of conflict around the world. It's time to consider hatred as a serious public health issue and even a disease so it can be treated — and possibly prevented.
For generations, queer people have demonstrated their adaptability to navigate life outside the status quo with supportive communities. (Shutterstock)

Pride Month and queer students: Why creatively drawing on virtual community during COVID-19 matters

Queer people have learned to build and rely on "chosen families." Finding ways to creatively bolster and expand our networks of care takes on renewed importance in the pandemic.
The left photo shows a Kodak booth in Australia in the 1930s. The right photo is it colourized using the software program DeOldify. (Museums Victoria/Unsplash, DeOldify)

The controversial history of colourizing black-and-white photos

The algorithm has become a new way of capturing reality automatically, and it demands a heightened ethical engagement with photos.
Anita Anand, Canada’s minister of public services and procurement, opens a box with some of the first 500,000 of the two million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses that Canada secured last March through a deal with the Serum Institute of India. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio - POOL

Canada is virtue signalling while waffling on global access to COVID-19 vaccines

Despite some public virtue signalling, the Canadian government is not doing all it can to improve global access to COVID-19 vaccines. Canada has yet to announce its position on the WTO patent waiver.
In Québec, the biggest child care provider by far is schools. Here, children raise their hands at a care centre in Montréal in August 2006. CP PHOTO/Ian Barrett

Ottawa’s $10-a-day child care promise should heed Québec’s insights about balancing low fees with high quality

As provinces and territories beyond Québec develop early learning and care plans, they should be aware of the pitfalls of taking shortcuts in response to parent demand.
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this photograph of numerous gold prospecting pits in eastern Peru. (NASA/SS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center)

Pictures from outer space reveal the extent of illegal gold mining in Peru

NASA satellite images reveal the extent of gold-mining in Peru. This information can be used to shut down illegal mining and prevent environmental destruction and contamination.
Yuh-Jung Youn, winner of the Oscar for best actress in a supporting role in ‘Minari,’ poses at the Academy Awards, and the film’s director, Lee Isaac Chung, arrives at the ceremony at Union Station in Los Angeles on April 25, 2021, (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, Pool)

‘Minari’: Part of a wave of 2nd-generation storytelling about what it means to participate in America

Second-generation storytellers are being candid about challenges and benefits of creative careers in the face of family hopes or fears, or societal resistance to hearing marginalized narratives.

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