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Mid-Week Round Up: April 15

April 15th, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

Illustration: Erin McPhee

After years of speculation, Hillary Clinton has formally announced that she will make a second run for president. (She previously ran against Barack Obama for the leadership of the Democratic Party in 2008.) As the clear frontrunner in the race for Democratic leadership, Clinton could very well become the United States’ first female president in 2016. Some reactions from around the web:

It’s been one year since terrorist group Boko Haram abducted over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, all but a handful of whom are still missing. The abduction launched the high-profile social media hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. Isha Sesay reflects on the impact of the social media campaign and on the people who are still working to find the girls and keep the story in the public consciousness.

The “Beijing Five,” a group of feminist activists detained without charges for over a month after being arrested for campaigning against domestic violence on International Women’s Day, have all been freed.

Actions took place across Canada today for a global Day of Action in support of a federal $15 minimum wage. The Fight for $15 campaign began with New York City fast-food workers and quickly spread to include workers across the globe in many different low-paid industries.

Finally, if you’re in Toronto, don’t forget to join us on Friday for the launch of our Food Issue.

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