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NAACP blames ‘white supremacy’ for Portland earthquake signs

A new city policy requiring public signs on brick buildings warning they might collapse in an earthquake is part of a long history of white supremacy aimed at forcing black people to move out of neighborhoods, the NAACP of Portland, Oregon, says.

The group on Thursday decried the policy affecting some 1,600 unreinforced masonry buildings that are on average 90 years old, many in areas with a predominantly black population, The Oregonian/OregonLive reports.

The policy “exacerbates a long history of systemic and structural betrayals of trust and policies of displacement, demolition, and dispossession predicated on classism, racism, and white supremacy,” the group said.


The new war on gender studies

In Ontario, the sex education curriculum has come under attack. Such straightforward things as teaching teens sexual consent and LGBTQ family structure have become political.

Social media companies have also engaged in moral panic. Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram have disproportionally limited online spaces of sex positivity and consensual erotic expression in the name of Community Standards.


Canada’s yellow vest movement looks like it’s here to stay — but what is it really about?

The yellow vesters call for building pipelines, demand a clampdown on illegal immigration and decry Canada signing the UN Migration Pact, a non-binding treaty that aims to improve global co-operation on international migration.

“This is a blatant attack on our national sovereignty and our individual freedoms as a nation state,” a speaker bellows to an excitable crowd at the Alberta Legislature grounds.

“You are going to pay! You are going to suffer a reduction in the quality of the taxpayer-funded services!”

Week to week, the crowd is fairly homogenous: mostly white, young or middle-aged men but there’s also a sizable number of women. The signs slamming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley are legion, showing an eagerness to attack personalities as well as policy.


5 Things Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t want you to know about the Green New Deal

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y, the self-described democratic socialist who has become a media sensation, is pushing for enactment of a radical plan called the Green New Deal that would ban the use of all fossil fuels from U.S. electricity generation, agriculture and manufacturing by 2030.

The Green New Deal would dramatically reshape the U.S. economy and add tens of trillions of dollars to the national debt.

The radical plan would force families to pay more to heat, cool and provide electricity to their homes. It would raise the same costs for businesses, farmers, government and organizations, driving up their operating costs – and raising the prices for just about all the good and services Americans buy.

She plagiarized Justin from Canada!


In pictures: Then and now: Brampton’s transformation over the decades

Brampton has evolved from a quaint farming community to Canada’s ninth-largest city.

Then-and-now articles are soon to be politically incorrect.

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