What’s Current: Vancouver’s Chinatown Action Group condemns anti-feminist smear campaign against local activist Yuly Chan

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Yuly Chan on Access Community Television in 2015.
  • Vancouver’s Chinatown Action Group — who successfully fought developers this year on behalf of working class residents — condemns the smear campaign against and no-platforming of organizer Yuly Chan.
  • Cate Blanchett joins the still-growing list of Harvey Weinstein accusers.
  • The founder of Dykes on Bikes Soni Wolf passed away of natural causes at age 69. She will be honoured at this year’s San Francisco Pride Parade on June 24.
  • Catherine Riddell, a 67-year-old victim of Alek Minassian’s van attack in Toronto, hopes for swift recoveryso she can face the perpetrator in court, saying, “He will answer to me.”
  • A man threw a cup of coffee at a woman, then pushed her violently toward the SkyTrain tracks in New Westminster. His motivation? She may have bumped into him while running to catch the train.
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  • That letter from Chinatown Action Group gives me hope. More and more people are speaking out strongly against no-platforming and harassment by these self-appointed victims.

  • Zoë Lafantaisie

    Too bad Cate Blanchett still doesn’t believe Woody Allen is a predatory child rapist. How much more evidence do you need Cate? He married his “daughter.”

    • Rachael

      Yep. I found it ironic she kept going on about being fearless yet her interview felt incredibly cautious to me

  • I was so glad to see the open letter from Chinatown Action Group. The bullying against Yuly Chan is indeed racist and sexist in nature. The three individuals who are bullying her pretend to be intersectional and progressive and yet they have no problem with bullying a working-class woman of colour who is fighting for liberation. This is absolutely despicable behaviour from them. I’d like to wish the best of luck to Ms. Chan in all her future organizing.