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What I Do Know: The Colonial Evisceration of Cindy Gladue

What I do know is that Cindy Gladue was not killed by an Indian man. Bradley Barton is a white man. I suppose, however, that Cindy Gladue’s case wouldn’t even be factored into this type of statistical analysis since, according to the courts, she wasn’t murdered at all. source: http://titsandsass.com/what-i-do-know-the-colonial-evisceration-of-cindy-gladue/

“diversity of the offender population”

The most visible change during my tenure as Correctional Investigator has been the growth in the overall size, complexity and diversity of the offender population. It is not a new observation that some of Canada’s minority, vulnerable or disadvantaged groups are disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system. These trends …

Montreal: Perspectives on Racism, Colonialism, and Police Violence

Tuesday, October 21 at 6:00pm 1590 Dr. Penfield (Samuel Bronfman Building, Concordia University), corner Côte-des-Neiges Police violence is everywhere. It is visible not just in police killings, but also in everyday practices of surveillance, profiling, harassment, and coercion. In all of this, racism and colonialism are close by – though not always …

July 7-14 Stuff to Read

Things i found interesting this week: The ‘N’ word through the ages: The madness of HP Lovecraft by Phenderson Djeli Clark (Media Diversified, May 24, 2014) Criminalization, Crisis and Care:  Tennessee’s S.B. 1391 and Attacks on Reproduction by the Florence Johnston Collective July 12, 2014 Slavok Zizek Accused on Plagiarizing White Supremacist …

Minorities and the Student Strike

The following text was written by Will Prosper, a community organizer in Montreal North has been posted on CMAQ. He brings up some important points for people to consider, so i am reposting it here with permission: Before I begin: this is strictly based on my own observations, I will …

Why We Should Welcome Boatful of Tamil Refugees Into Canada

Harsha Walia a Vancouver-activist with No One Is Illegal and other groups, had the following opinion piece in the Vancouver Sun: From the Komagata Maru carrying 376 Punjabi passengers and the SS St. Louis travelling with 900 Jewish asylum seekers, to the boats with 600 people from China’s Fujian province …