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WEEKLY ROUNDUP: JULY 15

July 15th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

Illustration by Erin McPhee

Pokémon Go is taking over the WORLLDDD!

The 2016 Polaris Music Short List has been announced!

Pride is political, Black Lives Matter.

People in Kashmir (occupied since 1947 by Indian forces) are under army lockdown, as many as 30 have died, with many more people injured. The media has largely ignored the ongoing human rights abuses.

A witness to the shooting death of Alton Sterling is suing the police involved.

Philando Castile’s death has been ruled a homicide and Officer Jeronimo Yanez has been identified as the officer involved in the shooting.

Babely Shades, a Queer and Trans People of Colour (QTPOC) arts collective are pushing for space in Ottawa’s arts scene.

Sākihitowin Awāsis, a Two Spirit Warrior Woman explains what the Two Spirit movement is looking to reclaim.

Organizers of the pride parade in St. John’s, Newfoundland asked local police officers to refrain from marching in uniform, and instead don civilian clothes to support the event as allies.

Shameless’ Editorial and Arts Director Sheila Sampath is speaking about radical empathy and the currency of connectedness at Girl Crush at the Tranzac on July 20 th ! Get yer tickets here.

Americans have no idea what to do with bagged milk.

Be warned! Gay space colonies are comingggggg.

Tags: activist report, news flash

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