The use of food banks has skyrocketed. Here Prime Minster Justin Trudeau helps prepare a food box at Seva Food Bank in Mississauga, Ont., on Nov. 4, 2022.
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With food insecurity at an all-time high and food banks buckling under high demand as we head into this holiday season, experts say we need to focus on long-term solutions to tackle the issue at its root.
Protesters in London call for an end to genocide in the Gaza conflict.
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Both Israelis and Palestinians are accusing each other of genocide. In this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast, we speak to a genocide expert on the legal definition of the term.
An entry for the 2023 ZAP Games, a subvertising competition in the lead up to Black Friday.
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Subvertising campaigns are often funny, but they also aim to make a wider point about the unsustainable excesses of consumerism. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
Aisha Azzam — the subject of a documentary film about preserving Palestinian food culture in exile — in a scene from the film, overlooking the Dead Sea to the Palestinian territories.
Cinematographer: Guochen Wang (Author provided)
Modern settlers to Palestine viewed the desert as something they needed to “make bloom.” But it already was, thanks to the long history of Palestinian agricultural systems.
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Protestors gather in the atrium of Atlanta City Hall to protest the proposed police training centre on June 5, 2023.
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Legal experts worry the “doubling down” on demonstrators who are opposed to the planned giant police training facility could undermine the right to protest.
Musician Buffy Sainte-Marie, pictured here in 1970, has long said she didn’t know who her birth parents were but that she was Indigenous. Last week, a CBC investigation revealed both her parents were white.
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Lori Campbell, a ‘60s Scoop survivor, challenges the CBC’s motives in their exposé on the questionable Indigenous roots of legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Left: People gather around the coffins of British-Israelis Lianne Sharabi and her two daughters, Noiya, 16, and Yahel, 13, on Oct. 25. They were killed by Hamas militants on Oct. 7. Right: Palestinians look for survivors of the Israeli bombardment of Gaza in Rafah on Oct. 23.
(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit and AP Photo/Hatem Ali)
A historian whose family was taken hostage by Hamas, and a geographer with family in the West Bank, get together to discuss a way forward in the Middle East.
A man walks past graffiti that reads ‘Rent Strike.’ Last week, hundreds of tenants in Toronto organized what they are calling the largest rent strike in the city’s history.
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A major factor driving our housing crisis is a shift toward corporate-owned buildings. Today’s guest, Prof. Nemoy Lewis, explains how we got here.
A supporter of The Voice referendum holds up a sign at a rally in Sydney.
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Plus a view on the Voice referendum from Canada. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
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In this episode of The Conversation Weekly, we hear from the scientists behind a new malaria vaccine developed by the University of Oxford.
The Blue Quills Indian Residential School in St. Paul, Alta., Aug. 15, 1931. When the federal government announced plans to shutter the school in 1970, the community fought back, and Blue Quills became the first residence and school controlled by First Nations people in Canada.
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To honour Truth and Reconciliation Day, we spoke with Terri Cardinal, who headed up one of the many community searches for the children who went missing while attending an Indian Residential School.
Each donation cycle typically harvests 18-20 eggs that can be used in future IVF treatment.
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Spain is the egg donation capital of Europe. We hear what is driving women to donate in this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
New research finds Australian listeners value news podcasts for enabling them to better participate in democratic life.
Pro-resistance social media pages share photos of graffiti like this.
Provided by Michaela Grancayova and Aliaksei Kazharski.
From the Arab Spring to the Belarus Awakening and the ongoing Iranian protest Women, Life, Freedom, female-centered imagery and social media are battlegrounds of resistance and oppression.
Trans rights are under attack in the U.S. Here, Jamiyah Morrison, 19, of Riverdale, Md., left, has rainbow makeup touched up by Niaomi Moshier, 21, while attending Transgender Day of Visibility rally in March in Washington, D.C.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
This year, there are more than 400 active anti-trans bills across the U.S. What do things look like in Canada? Are we a safe haven or are we following those same trends?
Author Ava Chin’s research led her to a building on Mott Street in NYC’s Chinatown that held many family stories. Ng Doshim family portrait, 1937
Author Ava Chin, a 5th generation New Yorker, traces the roots of today’s high rates of anti-Asian violence back to 19th century U.S. labour and immigration laws.
The practice of gardening is deeply tied to colonialism. Here a woman pushes a cart of flowers at her garden centre in Toronto, May 4, 2020.
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As we approach the start of gardening season, it’s a good time to ask some questions about what to plant and who gets to plant.
Many women who are incarcerated were just trying to make ends meet for their families. Here an image from a rally to demand the release of people held in jails, outside the Riverside Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, May 2020.
For Mother’s Day, we look at the fastest growing prison population in Canada — racialized women, many of whom are mothers. Experts connect the trend to rising poverty and the attempts to cope with it.
It’s been 75 years since Palestinians were first expelled from their homeland. Here, people from Tantura as they were relocated to Jordan, June 1948.
(Benno Rothenberg/Meitar Collection/National Library of Israel/The Pritzker Family National Photography Collection)
The UN’s resolution to recognize Nakba Day on May 15, to mark the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in 1948, helps to acknowledge past traumas but does the resolution have other implications?