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Two Years Ago, a Racist Video Rocked a Vancouver School. Here’s What’s Happened Since

Two Years Ago, a Racist Video Rocked a Vancouver School. Here’s What’s Happened Since

District points to motions, meetings and training. But some parents say they don’t see evidence of real change.By Katie Hyslop. Friday, November 20, 2020

Despite the pandemic, Changich Baboth is thriving in her Grade 12 studies. It was a far different situation two years ago when she was a Grade 10 student at Lord Byng Secondary School.

How the link between racism and Covid is being ignored

A report shows black and minority ethnic people are dying at a higher rate, but has little to say on the cause 

Powerful people like to point out that Covid-19 does not discriminate. Indeed, the rain, too, does not discriminate against those it falls on. But one’s ability to stay dry beneath a downpour is dependent on the availability of an umbrella. Similarly, our access to security in a pandemic depends on the safety net of the state. Umbrellas can be shared or withheld. Those without one can be listened to – or ignored.


1,000 people attending Vancouver Mega Freedom Rally 'incredibly reckless': Vancouver councillor

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) –  A crowd of 1,000 unmasked people stood shoulder-to-shoulder chanting in downtown Vancouver Saturday for the “B.C. Freedom Mega Rally” — an event one Vancouver councillor describes as “incredibly reckless.”

The estimate of the crowd size comes from the Vancouver Police Department, which reported “no major incidents.”

Paramedic accuses firefighters of refusing to help injured Indigenous woman


WINNIPEG: WFPS faces another allegation of racism in the ranks
By: Ryan Thorpe | 10/19/2020 

"A city paramedic has accused two of his firefighter colleagues of refusing to treat an Indigenous woman who’d been stabbed in the throat — an incident described by the complainant as "racially motivated."

Gavin McInnes Said His Proud Boys Were Built for Violence. Now Trump Is Sending Them Signals

From Vice to virulence: the noxious Canadian export in his own words and deeds. On video, too.

As Donald Trump gives Americans reason to fear that his loss in the November election will trigger mayhem propagated by racist thugs, a key catalyst for such concerns is a Canadian: Gavin McInnes.

Canadian Outlet Serving Rage Bait to Far-Right America

A Canadian web publication called The Post Millennial is gaining traction among far-right American audiences. It has all the dressings of a standard news website​—a sleek interface, a masthead, a ​prominently displayed code of ethics—but the content, following themes popular among far-right audiences, strays far from what any standard news site would produce.

America’s QAnon problem is infecting Canada. What should we do about it?

In July, a heavily armed military reservist from Manitoba who had posted memes on Instagram about the QAnon conspiracy rammed his truck through the gates of Rideau Hall. Minutes away from Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall is the official residence of Canada’s Governor General, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s temporary residence is on its grounds.

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The data scientist exposing US white supremacists: 'This is how you fight Nazis'

After surviving far right violence in Charlottesville, Emily Gorcenski has tracked the Proud Boys and other extremist groups

 Emily Gorcenski is an American data scientist and anti-fascist researcher who now resides in Germany. Photograph: Marzena Skubatz/The Guardian

Parliamentary district protest camp leads to tighter security — and a criminal complaint

Across the road from the prime minister's office, in a park owned by the federal government, sits a protest camp filled with people who want to arrest Justin Trudeau and throw him in jail.

On Canada Day, a fringe protest group calling itself the Canadian Revolution set up a tent village in a patch of greenspace adjacent to the National War Memorial. The camp has become a base for Canadian Revolution members who roam the area around Parliament Hill accosting politicians and journalists.

CSIS withholds information on Wet'suwet'en demonstrations citing national security threat exemption

Professor says CSIS sees Indigenous movements as challenging Canadian sovereignty

Canada's spy agency has refused to release internal records on Indigenous-led actions in support of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs by using an exemption under the access to information law normally reserved for information related to gathering intelligence to detect or suppress terrorism.