2. GAZA: FINGER-POINTING OVER BLASTED HOSPITAL It’s horrible whoever attacked it.
3. GAZA: CAN WE JUST HAVE A FUCKING TRUCE? The UN would like one, please.
4. SASKATCHEWAN NEWS ROUND-UP The North American Indigenous Games wrap up, a high-speed chase ends at Corner Gas, the Leader-Post talks to a right-wing, opposes-everything-except-tax-cuts business group spokesperson about Regina’s forthcoming recycling program, and Saskatoon had a fun nerd convention.
5. CONSERVATIVES DELETE WOMEN WHO FIGHT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS What a surprise.
6. FORD FEST BRINGS OUT THE BIGOTS Disgraced Toronto mayor Rob Ford held a controversial, election-rule-skirting event in Toronto this weekend. Protesters turned out, because duh, Ford has repeatedly shown hostility towards Toronto’s Queer community and he’s earned such protests. Some of the Rob Ford supporters responded with ugly, ignorant slurs. More here.
7. “EVERYBODY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE OKAY WITH HOMOSEXUALS” Okay, just one more report from Ford Fest. And you know what? Yeah, you kinda do have to be “okay with gay people”, in exactly the same way you have to be “okay” with First Nations people, Asian people, female people and disabled people. You have to be okay with the basic biological realities of human beings and if you’re not, you’re an ignorant bigot who’s going to be called out.
8. THIS MEANS YOU TOO, VIRGINIA Another gay marriage ban is struck down in the United States.
9. DOES AMERICAN SURVEILLANCE THREATEN FREEDOM OF THE PRESS? Yes, yes it does.
10. PUSSY RIOT TAKES RUSSIA TO COURT The free-speech activists sue Russia for damages.
VIDEO: OMFG COUNTRY MUSIC IS SEXIST WTF? Watch this and raise your consciousness!