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Politics, Society

Trudeau fell silent for 21 seconds after being asked about Trump

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hesitated for 21 seconds on Tuesday before answering a question about President Donald Trump’s threat to use military force to quell protests gripping the United States. After several attempts to utter something, Trudeau eventually spoke without »


Rachel Perez was injured from rubber bullets during protests in Minneapolis

Rachel Perez is pictured with bruising around her eye and a plaster on her forehead, injuries sustained from rubber bullets during protests yesterday, while standing a distance from a burning vehicle at the parking lot of a Target store as demonstrations continue after a white police officer was caught on a bystander’s video pressing his knee into the neck of African-American man George Floyd, who later died at a hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Economy, Politics, Society

Alberta minister finds silver lining in a crisis: no pipeline protests

Sonya Savage says the time is absolutely right to build a pipeline. Not especially surprising, given that she is Alberta’s energy minister and was speaking on a podcast hosted by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors. “Now is a »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Toronto sees largest anti-lockdown protest so far

Even as Canada’s most populous province,Ontario, prepares to ease some of the emergency health restrictions, Toronto saw its largest anti-lockdown protest this past weekend. About 500 people came out on a sunny Saturday in a non-violent protest against the lockdown »


A health worker demonstrates in Barcelona

A health worker is seen through a sign, as she demonstrates with her co-workers to get back the 5 percent of the salary that was cut ten years ago in front of Vall d’Hebron Hospital, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Barcelona, Spain, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce »


A German protestor wears a bag reading “I am stupid and believe everything!”

A protestor wears a paper bag reading “I am stupid and believe everything!” in Reeperbahn red-light district during a May Day demonstration, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Hamburg, Germany May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Reaction to blockades: Alberta proposes tougher anti-protest law

In the face of rail and road blockades across Canada, the western province of Alberta is proposing tougher legislation against protesters engaged in blocking infrastructure.. The many blockades across the country are in support of a small group of Indigenous »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Railway and other blockades continue across Canada in spite of injunctions

Even though Ontario Police removed one of the most crippling rail blockades yesterday at the Tyendinaga reserve near Belleville, Ontario, other blockades continue. It’s all in solidarity with a small group of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in northern British Columbia. Five »

Indigenous, Politics

Conservative leader calls on pipeline protesters to ‘check their privilege’

Canada’s outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said protesters, blocking railway traffic across Canada in support of a small group of hereditary Indigenous leaders fighting construction of a natural gas pipeline through their traditional territory, need to “check their privilege” and »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Anti-pipeline protests continue across Canada

9th day of blockades, most rail service cancelled The anti-pipeline protests over a natural gas line in northern British Columbia continue in several cities and areas across Canada today. While the main issue centres on the pipeline dispute, the issue »