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By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X and the Struggle Today

By G. Ali Fifty-two years ago today, Malcolm X was gunned down in Harlem. He was killed most likely by agents of the US government, but also, the fact is, the Nation of Islam wanted him dead, too. It may be worth thinking about Malcolm X and his relevance to the way we engage...

Muslims Are Not Safe in Justin Trudeau’s Canada

The Quebec massacre and the hate that the Canadian state produced By G. Ali & Shafiqullah Aziz Muslims are not safe in Justin Trudeau’s Canada, and it is not because of Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim language and actions in America. For the last sixteen years, Canadian politicians, including Trudeau, have created and fueled a climate...

Vas Bien, Fidel

By G. Ali When I went to Cuba quite briefly last year, I don’t know what I was expecting. I wasn’t exactly a tourist of the resort variety, because I was there for an academic conference and I wasn’t particularly interested in sitting on a beach and drinking. Nor was I there on a...

Scarborough High-Rise Tenants Fed Up

By: G. Ali “I’ve been living here for three years, and last night was the first time I’ve seen anyone come to fix the laundry room,” says a 33-year old resident of 3400 Eglinton Avenue East. The laundry room in the basement of the Markham and Eglinton area building is full of washing machines...

Killer Cop Back to Work

Police Chief Reassigns James Forcillo to Crime Stoppers Unit by Shafiqullah Aziz After a seven month suspension with pay, Constable James Forcillo, who killed Sammy Yatim on July 27, 2013,  returned to work with the Toronto Police Services (TPS). Forcillo has now been assigned to the Crime Stoppers unit, and has been on the job...

The looming ‘war’ on the native tobacco trade

Six Nations meeting rallies community against Bill C-10  by G. Ali Six Nations of the Grand River | “The introduction of Omnibus Bill C-10 is an attempt to criminalize the hard-working families and entrepreneurs of Six Nations and other territories,” Jonathan Garlow said to over two hundred people gathered at the Polytechnic of the Six...

Does CLASS get in the way of EDUCATION?

by Sadia Khan & G. Ali Please see full article: Education inequality shocks Thorncliffe Park residents. To get involved or to learn more about Thorncliffe Reach-Out Teach-In (TRT)’s community organizing efforts to challenge these inequalities, e-mail reachout.teachin@gmail.com, or visit the Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/ThorncliffeRT/

Education inequality shocks Thorncliffe Park residents

Community seeks to organize against inequality by G. Ali “It’s shocking! I am shocked!” said a parent attending a community meeting in Thorncliffe Park held last Sunday, December 22. She was responding to a presentation by Sadia Khan, a teacher and community organizer, about educational inequality between public schools in Thorncliffe Park and those...

Elections in Nepal and questions for people’s struggles

Op-ed by G. Ali The recent elections in Nepal appear to spell a heavy retreat for the country’s Maoist movement. After initiating a People’s War in 1996 that lasted ten years and saw it in control of the majority of the countryside, the popular Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) formed a front with mainstream...

Against Intervention in Syria: Not for the People, Not for the Peace

Editorial — by G. Ali War drums are beating in Western countries, sizing up Syria for some kind of military intervention. In Britain, parliament has voted against any military intervention – embarrassing the ruling Conservative party’s leader David Cameron – but that hasn’t stopped the US and French governments from carrying on with plans...

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