Australia: Anti-Racists Confront Anti-Islam Protest

Far right protesters opposed to a mosque in a small Australian town have faced counter protests from progressive activists. Anti-racist activists held a counter protest in response to far right groups’ opposition to a construction of a mosque in the Australian town of Bendigo Saturday. Hundreds of anti-racist …

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Trump forces immigration debate

Donald Trump is single-handedly forcing the Republican presidential candidates into a wide-ranging debate on immigration that party leaders had hoped to avoid. The dominance of the issue has grown in recent weeks, with the contenders scrambling to respond to Trump’s positions and one-up him when …

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Canadian Arab Federation must stop lawsuits

Some people just don’t know when to quit. The Canadian Arab Federation keeps digging itself deeper with every lawsuit it files. Last week, the Federal Court of Appeal rejected CAF’s latest attempt to challenge a government decision to cut its funding. Back in 2009, Jason …

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Cities push for permanent residents to be given vote

Five New Brunswick cities want to give permanent residents the ability to vote in the next municipal election, but a change in provincial law must take place for that to happen. Only Canadian citizens can vote according to the the Municipal Elections Act. The New Brunswick Multicultural Council wants …

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