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COVID-19 patients receive oxygen as they lie in their beds in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Machakos, Kenya, in August 2021. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Enduring colonialism has made it harder to end the COVID-19 pandemic

A major lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic is the need to decolonize transnational governance so that the world is better able to handle both future and current global crises.
Protests in Nairobi as Maasai activists deliver a petition to the Tanzania High Commission, in Kenya, 17 June 2022. EPA-EFE/Daniel Irungu

Moving the Maasai: Tanzania is repeating Kenya’s colonial past

Just over 100 years ago, Maasai in Kenya were moved into reserves, where they could be more easily taxed and controlled, to make way for white settlement.
A woman who attended an Indian Day School joins her daughter as they look at the Orange shirts, shoes, flowers and messages on display outside the B.C. legislature in June 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Canada’s reckoning with colonialism and education must include Indian Day Schools

People must learn more about the history and legacies of residential schools and day schools and understand their relationship to Canada’s colonial project.
2022 marks the first year Pride Toronto events will be hosted in person since the pandemic began. (Shutterstock)

Pride Toronto 2022: This party should be a riot

Pride Toronto has the opportunity to change its relationship with Indigenous and racialized people.

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