Protester with rainbow flag runs onto field at World Cup 2022

As FIFA pulls out all the stops to suppress any human rights campaigns at the World Cup in Qatar, one fan found a way to show his message to the entire world. As Portugal and Uruguay played the late-window match on Monday, a protester carrying a rainbow flag and wearing a blue Superman T-shirt that … Read more

Behind-the-scenes moments are being revealed at the Emergencies Act inquiry. Will they add up to a story Canadians can support?

OTTAWA—Public hearings into the big question of whether federal emergency powers were needed to end the self-styled “Freedom Convoy” blockades have now lasted almost as long as the wintertime occupation of downtown Ottawa did. Over 21 days, Justice Paul Rouleau has heard 44 witnesses testify about a 23-day crisis in the nation’s capital, and about … Read more

‘SNL’ writers to ‘boycott’ Dave Chappelle’s return as host

(NewsNation) — Dave Chappelle’s anticipated appearance as host of this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” is causing some unrest as many of the show’s writers are protesting his appearance. Some writers plan to sit out Chapelle’s episode due to the comedian’s recent string of what they call “transphobic and homophobic jokes,” according to a report from … Read more

Judge struggles at inquiry as convoy organizers testify

OTTAWA—A judge who gave the floor to key “Freedom Convoy” organizers to vent about personality conflicts, power struggles and fights over who controlled millions raised for their cause wrestled to keep Thursday’s hearing on track, as witnesses broke into tears recounting their frustrations — and their pride — about what they achieved in last winter’s … Read more

Ottawa police thought ‘Freedom Convoy’ would end quickly. Others didn’t

OTTAWA— The federal government produced daily intelligence briefings by RCMP and senior public servants on the so-called “Freedom Convoy’s” growing ranks and fundraising — reports that flagged rising concerns as copycat protests sprang up across the country and around the globe, and the Ottawa police appeared powerless to contain it. Unlike the Ottawa police — … Read more

Emergencies Act inquiry to hear from Pat King, other ‘Freedom Convoy’ figures on Wednesday

OTTAWA—The federal Emergencies Act inquiry is hearing Wednesday from more key figures in the so-called “Freedom Convoy” movement that staged a protest occupation near Parliament Hill last winter. After testimony from key organizers Tuesday, the ongoing public inquiry will hear from Keith Wilson, a lawyer for some of the protest organizers. The inquiry will also … Read more

Could Ontario use antistrike legislation to crush CUPE protests?

Ontario’s government plans to invoke the controversial notwithstanding clause for the second time in Doug Ford’s tenure and the province’s history, this time to force school support staff on the verge of walking out Friday to stay at work. The clause allows provinces to override certain parts of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms for … Read more

‘Our people are so alone:’ Iranian women express hope, despair

In the grim depths of the 1980s Iran-Iraq War, two 13-year-old girls found solace in friendship. Soraya, moved from her bombed-out village to shelter in the capital city, Tehran. At school she sat beside Yasmin, a girl reeling from memories of the Islamic Revolution and an Iraqi airstrike near her home. They pretended to support … Read more

‘Human chain’ forms along Yonge Street to protest Iranian government

A “human chain” stretched along Yonge Street on Saturday in support of protests against the Iranian government. People lined the sidewalk, chanting the name of Mahsa Amini, who died after being detained by Iran’s morality police in September. Online reports showed protesters gathered near Yonge-Dundas Square, at Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue, and at various … Read more

‘Human chain’ formed along Yonge St. to protest Iranian government

A “human chain” of protesters stretched along Yonge Street on Saturday in support of protests against the Iranian government. People lined the sidewalk in solidarity with the people of Iran. Protesters chanted the name of Mahsa Amini, who died after being detained by Iran’s morality police in September. Online reports show protesters gathered near Yonge-Dundas … Read more