Category: Anti-Racism

  • Next Steps in the Anti-Racist Struggle?

    We have the good fortune to be living in one of those moments when we have a chance to accelerate history. The uncertainty is whether we can actually make it happen. The culture of protest that has taken such a firm hold among the racialized, young people, and women especially, over the last five years … Keep reading »

  • Three Measures Against Racist Policing

    As protests against police brutality and racism drive policy shifts around the nation, which changes can actually bring sustained long-term improvements? Keep reading »

  • Justice Is Indivisible

    The UofT’s Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement and CUPE 3902’s Racialized Caucus are deeply honoured to have hosted legendary freedom fighter Dr. Angela Davis, for the opening keynote of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) 2020. Watch video »

  • Public Transit, Fares and Policing in Toronto: Riders Groups Respond

    Oppose the Return to Fare Enforcement on the TTC Free Transit Toronto In Toronto, Jane Finch Action Against Poverty (JFAAP) has long made the link between transit fare enforcement and racism. TTCriders also connect transit advocacy and anti-racism, emphasizing that transit underfunding and transit enforcement has especially negative consequences for Black people. They reiterate their longstanding demand … Keep reading »

  • All Out: Policing, Racism and Our Collective Response

    The recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis is the latest in a series of criminal acts by police departments against black people in the US, and it echoes the similar recent crime against the medical technician Breonna Tayler in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as the racist hate crime against the unarmed jogger Ahmaud Arbery, … Keep reading »

  • Police Violence and Liberal Politicians’ Spending

    George Floyd’s death proves again why America needs to defund bloated and militarized police departments. Keep reading »

  • The Mass Psychopathy of Shamelessness: From Israel to the UN

    Why write about sadism and shamelessness now? Because it’s worse, it’s complex and its causes and effects need to be better understood. Its physical and psychological manifestations are day-to-day, uninhibited, and public: daily extra-judicial police killings like George Floyd in Minneapolis, the police killing of 32-year-old Iyad el-Hallak in Jerusalem, Muslims in India. Historian J. … Keep reading »

  • Ten Days that May Have Changed the World

    Sparked by the police murder of George Floyd and fueled by Minneapolis authorities’ reluctance to arrest and charge the murderer’s three police accomplices, mass protests have been sweeping across the US with an intensity not seen since the 1960s. In over 150 cities, African Americans and their allies have flooded the streets, braving the COVID-19 … Keep reading »

  • The Murder of George Floyd Is Normal in an Abnormal Society

    There is no need to wonder why George Floyd (age 46) was murdered in broad daylight in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020. The script of his death is written deep in the ugly drama of US history. I Can’t Breathe 2020 Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee sat on George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 … Keep reading »

  • The Far Right, Racism, and the Universities

    Memories of Western, Kenneth Hilborn, and the Politics of Opposition Marx wrote presciently in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (1852) that “The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living.” Our current period is truly one of many bad dreams. Slavery’s horrors and state policies of ‘Indian’ … Keep reading »

  • Palestinians Demand Sanctions on Israel to Stop Illegal Annexation

    In a statement launched May 21st, tens of Palestinian civil society organizations, professional associations, unions, human rights and advocacy groups, and networks, representing an overwhelming majority of Palestinian civil society, called on governments to adopt “effective countermeasures, including sanctions” to “stop Israel’s illegal annexation of the Occupied West Bank and grave violations of human rights.” … Keep reading »

  • Palestine and the COVID Crisis

    The COVID-19 pandemic is confronting governments around the world with an emergency health situation, requiring self-isolation, population lockdowns of many economic activities and households, mass virus testing, screening and hospitalizations, and much more. In areas of the world that are in the midst of armed conflict or military occupation, or are hosting refugee camps or … Keep reading »