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May 20th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

Illustration: Erin McPhee

Kaya Dacosta, Toronto based multi-disciplinary artist, gives a shoutout to Shameless in her interview with WIMA!

This week there was TORONTO SPORTS DRAMZ. Toronto’s baseball team is brawling and Toronto’s basketball team has already been counted out by the NBA. Even the mayor got involved. was launched Wednesday by ACORN Canada and RentLogic as a source of information for Toronto’s tenants. The site uses City of Toronto data to rank Toronto’s “worst” landlords and properties by the number of violations issued by city inspectors.

Superbutch happened last weekend with great success as part of the 31st annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts. Superbutch was a radical (sold out!) event that celebrated the diversity of queer representation and queer radicalism. It involved a panel, fashion show, dance night and pop up shop.

Trigger warning: police violence

Fallout continues from the inquest into the killing of Jermaine Carby by a Peel Regional Police Officer. The officer involved, now revealed to be Const. Justin Chittenden, defended removing a knife from the scene, an action which was previously condemned by the director of Ontario’s Special Investigation Unit as tampering with the scene of a crime.

Desmond Cole exposes the brutality of Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program.

The stories of Canada’s residential school system are to be taught in Canadian classrooms this fall.

Thursday’s Google Doodle celebrated the birthday and legacy of Yuri Kochiyama and if you don’t know who this influential Japanese American human rights activist and friend of Malcom X.

Down south, Bernie supporters are fed up.

Tags: activist report, news flash, police, race and racism, recommended reading, sporting goods

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