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Mid-Week Round Up: February 25

February 25th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

Illustration: Erin McPhee

Bill C-51,the new Anti-Terror Bill, has passed a second reading. And while there has been criticism of the Bill, the Conservative government wants to limit expert testimony on the Bill. As we’ve linked to in previous round-ups, the new Bill would give CSIS increased powers which parliament would not supervise. The Bill not only builds on Islamophobia it also targets activists. In particular, in a piece published earlier this month on Dr. Pamela D. Palmater explains how the Bill could have Indigenous activists considered as terrorists.

Ontario schools will see a new sex-ed curriculum take place this coming September. Part of the curriculum includes lessons on consent thanks in large part to the work of two 13-year-olds from Toronto who started the We Give Consent campaign.

A legacy fund has been set up for Sumaya Dalmar, a young Somali-Canadian trans woman who died this past Sunday in Toronto. Dalmar was active in Toronto’s LGBT community and was the focus of the art exhibit and documentary Labeeb.

This past weekend was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of revolutionary civil rights leader Malcolm X. Democracy Now featured highlights from the memorial honouring the anniversary in Harlem, New York, and BuzzFeed published a post on Malcolm X’s last ever public speech.

The anthology Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements will be published by AK Press on March 15. The anthology was born out of a workshop at the Allied Media Conference, a conference on media and social change.

The second episode of Qraftish, a web series put out by Black Girl Dangerous, has been released. In episode two 18-year-pld Christal, the series creator, focuses on intersectionality.

Tags: activist report, body politics, indigenous, news flash, politics

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