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- Canada is set to discuss the use of gender-neutral options on ID cards, according to Canadian prime minister (and self-proclaimed feminist!) Justin Trudeau. “We have to remember the importance of safe spaces and safe communities, like the Pulse was, is something to uphold,” Trudeau told CP24.
- Several police brutality related deaths occurred last week, from Alton Sterling, to Philando Castile, society is showing yet again that they feel Black Lives don’t Matter. It is now possible, however, to monitor the rates of these atrocities via the following websites.
- A gruelling eight days after the official poll, Australia finally has word on who won the 2016 federal election. The Liberal-National coalition, thought short 76 seats to get the majority, is now set to get 74 seats in Parliment.
- An extremely dangerous situation between a sniper and the Dallas police force came to a bloody conclusion on Thursday when 5 police officers were killed alongside the attacker. Strawman arguments against the Black Lives Matter movement have circulated as a response, but activists are sure that there is more to the situation than meets the eye.
- It’s the hope of parents everywhere that their children will grow up to be heroes, and the members of the GenerationOn Kids Care Club are taking that literally. As part of the Capes for Kids campaign, the Care Club are hard at work making sure that kids at the Detroit Rescue Mission in Michigan feel powerful and confident, with snazzy capes.
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