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Feb 3, 2011
Opening night at Beit Zatoun in Toronto on Jan. 2010.

A year in the life of Beit Zatoun

The Beit Zatoun collective
The story of this Toronto cultural space dedicated to Palestine is an inspiration for anyone who wants to promote the lives of oppressed peoples through the arts.
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Feb 3, 2011

Da Costa, black history and inclusiveness in Canada

Gary Freeman
As an African-American with a Canadian family, I can say without equivocation that there should never be a Canada in which people of African descent feel abandoned by their government.
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Feb 2, 2011
Anti and pro-Mubarak protesters clash at Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, 2 Feb. 2011. The square was the scene of violent clashes between opposition protesters and pro-government supporters, with dozens reported injured. Photo: Nasser Nouri/Flickr

A siren song is this Cairo freedom fire

Raffi Cavoukian
As fighting erupts in Tahrir Square, Canadian entertainment icon Raffi reflects on what is happening in Egypt, the country of his birth.
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Feb 1, 2011

Falling Arab dictatorships and Israeli government panic

Mordecai Briemberg
In the backdrop of the spreading unrest in the Middle East, the Israeli government is showing its anti-democratic tendencies that move beyond their treatment of Palestinians to the wider Arab world.
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Jan 30, 2011
Montreal protest in support of Egypt, Jan. 28, 2011. Photo: Sarah Ghabrial

Egypt: Days of Anger in the Age of Terror

Sarah Ghabrial
The significance of these Days of Rage is deep and shattering, and cannot be overstated. Egypt is in the 30th year of Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship -- and the west must support the protesters' causes.
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Jan 24, 2011
Thanks to Elders of Turtle Island: Shirley Horton-Kampa and Agnes Grover, of the Rainy River First Nations. Photo: Robert Animikii Horton

Miigwech to our Elders

Robert Animikii Horton
Anishinaabe/Suomea poet Robert Animikii Horton felt inspired by his Elders to write a tribute to what they have meant to him in his life. This he shared with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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