Tag: protest

EDITORIAL

It’s Best To Stand For Something

“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” — Malcolm X The killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man by a white police officer, kneeling on his neck for almost eight minutes, while the black man pleads for his life and repeatedly cries “I can’t breathe,” has forcefully brought to the fore man’s inhumanity towards each other, […]

COMMENTARY

The Dialogue — Black Lives Matter?

There are some things that being right about an outcome is not cause for celebration or even consolation. Those same things if you are wrong may even delight or reassure that you are not subjected to or a candidate for the certainty of fate. But, if being right is not to your advantage, and being wrong has you giving praise, […]

NEWS

President Trump — “People Liked My Walk…”

U.S. President Donald Trump, who was widely criticized for using the church and Bible for a photo-op, defended his position by stating, “People liked my walk to this historic place of worship!” Police officers had earlier cleared protesters outside the White House so that the President could pose for photographs outside a church damaged in the unrest gripping Washington DC. […]

NEWS

India Pushes Ahead With Population Survey Despite Protests

The Indian Government has approved funds for a population survey despite weeks of protest over the citizenship law that critics have described as anti-Muslim. According to the Indian authorities, the updated National Population Register (NPR) will be a comprehensive list of all residents. However, critics say it will be a list from which “doubtful citizens” will be asked to prove […]

NEWS

New Bill Breeds Protests In India

Photo credit: DiplomatTesterMan People took to the streets to protest a new citizenship bill passed by the Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. The new law excludes Muslim immigrants from becoming citizens. The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) will fast-track citizenship for religious minorities, including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians, from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Opposition […]

POLITICS

Canada Issues Travel Advisory For Haiti

The Government of Canada has warned nationals to avoid traveling to Haiti as violent protests and widespread civil unrest have been taking place across the nation for several weeks. The advisory statement noted that the situation in the French-speaking Caribbean country could deteriorate quickly, and massive demonstrations are scheduled to take place from November 4 to 6. “In addition to […]

NEWS

Fox News Tucker Carlson Under Fire!

Popular Fox News conservative talk show host Tucker Carlson is in a spot of bother as thousands of Americans have turned to social media calling for his dismissal. The call comes against Tucker’s utterances, following the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Carlson called Americans’ growing concerns about the rise of white supremacy and white nationalism […]

NEWS

Hong Kong Gets Warning!

The chief of the Chinese military garrison in Hong kong Chen Daoxiang has warned protesters that the army will not stand idly by while China’s sovereignty continues to be threatened. The chief’s warning comes against the background of a proposed controversial extradition bill which would allow for the transfer of suspects from Hong Kong to the jurisdiction of mainland China. […]

NEWS

Russians Protest Government Digital Sovereignty Bill

Russia’s plan to introduce a cyber-security bill that involves tighter restrictions on Internet use has met with stout opposition from Internet users. Consequently, thousands of protesters took to the streets to protest the government’s latest action. The government, however, has justified its action by stating that the new bill is a means of improving cyber-security and stopping the country’s Internet […]

NEWS

Protests In Zimbabwe Spell Death For Some Protesters

Protesters turn out in large number in the streets of Zimbabwe to oppose the government’s increase in the price of fuel. However, some did not fare well as they were met with a violent crackdown by government security forces. Local rights groups have reported at least 12 people had been killed and many more beaten by security forces. The current […]