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Mutual aid in a global food crisis: Rural South African women work together

Elizabeth Vibert, University of Victoria Stark warnings of a looming global food crisis spark fear as millions of people will likely descend into hunger in the coming months. As the New York Times put it, for the global food supply “there are few worse countries to be in conflict than Russia and Ukraine.” Nearly 50 nations, many low-income and numerous in Africa, depend on these … Continue reading Mutual aid in a global food crisis: Rural South African women work together

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Failure to include Black communities in health policy public engagement perpetuates health disparities

Alpha Abebe, McMaster University and Rhonda C. George, McMaster University It is time for us to accept that policy failure and lack of community engagement in policy decision-making go hand-in-hand. The fact that the communities with the worst health outcomes are also the communities least likely to be meaningfully engaged in health policy decision-making should not be a surprise. As it stands, a growing body … Continue reading Failure to include Black communities in health policy public engagement perpetuates health disparities

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Close to home: The Canadian far right, COVID-19 and social media

Merlyna Lim, Carleton University and Brandon Rigato, Carleton University Weeks after the so-called “freedom convoy” protests ended, a familiar quietness has returned to the streets of downtown Ottawa. No more sounds of blaring horns and people partying into the wee hours. The only remaining visible traces are abandoned trucks in impound yards and barriers on streets. But these too will be cleared, just like the … Continue reading Close to home: The Canadian far right, COVID-19 and social media