I read Toronto rejects defunding police, talks reform instead https://ift.tt/31AwuZ5 Toronto will develop alternative community safety models in the wake of sustained protest against police brutality, city council agreed on Monday, but will not enforce any specific cut to the force’s 2021 budget and will in fact spend millions more on body cameras. via IFTTT

I read Corporate directors seen to be legally obligated to ensure firms manage climate risks https://ift.tt/2CTBLkg Directors of Canadian corporations are legally obligated to act on the risks posed by the climate crisis as part of the basic responsibilities of their jobs, even if they don’t personally believe in the science, according to a new […]

I read We desperately need social media literacy or the fascists will win https://ift.tt/3eNncg7 Fiona was telling me about an acquaintance who has build up a reasonable five-figure social media following which augments their business in an “influencer” kinda way who had run into some nonsense after posting something related to Black Lives Matter. via […]

I read Preservation group expresses concern over future of Odell Park in newest plan https://ift.tt/31ucKWY A group that focuses on the preservation of Odell Park, says it was never consulted by the city after it released a new management plan for the Fredericton park. via IFTTT

I read COVID-19 forces Fredericton to lose its only LGBTQ nightclub https://ift.tt/38f1n6S COVID-19 has forced a popular LGBTQ nightclub in Fredericton to close.  Boom! Nightclub’s drag performances, shimmery curtains and colourful parties featuring glow sticks and karaoke nights, have been a staple of Fredericton’s LGBTQ community for 15 years. via IFTTT

I read What Everyone Should Know About Reconstruction 150 Years After the 15th Amendment’s Ratification https://ift.tt/3gTGn9G Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929, more than six decades after the time of enslavement. To me, this comment underscored how closely Americans associate black history with slavery. via IFTTT

I read How Violent Protests Change Politics https://ift.tt/3ey2Re6 On Thursday night, thousands of people gathered in the streets of Minneapolis, and other cities across the country, to protest the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer. via IFTTT

I read You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument https://ift.tt/2YyGcJy NASHVILLE — I have rape-colored skin. My light-brown-blackness is a living testament to the rules, the practices, the causes of the Old South. If there are those who want to remember the legacy of the Confederacy, if they want monuments, well, […]

I read As calls to ‘defund’ police grow, some say it’s time for the RCMP to do less https://ift.tt/2YCGKhH The federal government is taking a closer look at the RCMP’s contract policing obligations — a review taking on new relevance as calls mount to reallocate police budgets across North America. via IFTTT

I read The Pirate Who Penned the First English-Language Guacamole Recipe https://ift.tt/3g1BkCD For all the perceived glamour of piracy, its practitioners lived poorly and ate worse. Skirting death, mutiny, and capture left little room for comfort or transformative culinary experience. via IFTTT