Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Get ready — Toronto’s next wave of Black voices will be more urgent, strident and radical:
“Unless you are a liar, you won’t be able to say you were not warned. You cannot plead ignorance to the perennial, century after century cannibalization of Black humanity and dignity in the pursuit of western civilization.
“You cannot say no one told us there is a problem; that the descendants of enslaved Africans are still considered less than human. ”
2. ‘I did not collude,’ Kushner says after meeting with U.S. Senate
“President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, emerged Monday from a private, two-hour-long meeting with congressional investigators and said his meetings last year with Russians were not part of any attempt by Moscow to disrupt the presidential election.
‘All of my actions were proper and occurred in the normal course of events of a very unique campaign,’ Mr. Kushner said on the White House grounds. ‘I did not collude with Russians, nor do I know of anyone in the campaign who did.'”
+1: Kushner jsut through Don Jr. under the bus – Washington Post
+1: What Jared Kushner’s statement reveals about Russian methods – The Atlantic
3. Polish president vetoes judicial takeover after 10,000s protest bill
Polish parliament had pass a controversial law to replace Supreme Court judges with government nominees.
4. Facebook cafeteria workers living in garage: challenges are right outside your door
“Working at a Facebook cafeteria is an enviable job in many ways. Nicole earns $19.85 an hour as a shift lead, while Victor makes $17.85 – well above the $15 an hour minimum for contractors that Facebook established in 2015. But in a region where software engineers earning four times as much complain about ‘trying to make ends meet,’ the family is struggling.”
5. The troubling return of Al Gore
“An Inconvenient Truth” turned the former vice president into a climate hero. Will he reclaim the mantle with “An Inconvenient Sequel”? Many activists in the environmental movement hope not.