Protest - Revolt

Daniella Barreto
An officer with a body camera in Manchester, UK. Body cams are common in many police forces across Europe, and the VPD plan to outfit their officers with them by 2025. But critics point out body cams record police violence — they don’t stop it. Photo via Shutterstock.

Feb. 1, 2023

Especially for Black people.

Audrey Tung and Kendall Fraser
Christy was a community researcher who spent her final months advocating for herself and others who have experienced homelessness. Illustration by The Tyee.

Feb. 2, 2023

At 60, she took her own life after receiving an eviction notice in a system that wasn’t designed for her.

Kenny Stancil
Protesters march in Paris on January 31, 2023. (Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP via Getty Images)

Jan. 31, 2023

"It's not often that we see such a mass mobilization," said leftist leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

Hundreds of thousands of enraged workers across France walked off the job and hit the streets Tuesday to protest President Emmanuel Macron's unpopular plan to raise the nation's official retirement age from 62 to 64.

George Monbiot
‘If Rishi Sunak’s new proposal is passed, protests can be stopped before they begin on the grounds that they might be ‘disruptive’.’ Photograph: Janine Wiedel Photolibrary/Alamy

Jan. 18, 2023

In relationships, controlling and coercive behaviour is now a criminal offence. In British politics, it is glorified

Don’t let them talk to you about freedom. This government is stripping out fundamental liberties with the speed and determination you would expect in the aftermath of a military coup. Knowing that their days in office are numbered, the Conservatives seem to be snuffing out democracy as quickly as they can.

Anjali Appadurai
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January 18th 2023

The new year opened with a significant step forward for Canadian climate policy as the Glasgow Statement takes effect. Canada signed onto the policy, which promises to end international public support for the oil and gas industry, with an accompanying pledge to tackle the much higher domestic support for the industry by mid-2023.

Gary Wilson, Struggle La Lucha.
Photo: Workers gather on Place de la République in Paris, Jan. 19.

Jan. 21, 2023

French President Emmanuel Macron’s retirement and pension cuts sparked more than 200 mass demonstrations and strikes across France on Jan. 19. Labor unions said more than 2 million people took part nationwide, including 400,000 in Paris.

David Keyton & Masha Macpherson
Climate activist Vanessa Nakate of Uganda, left, reacts beside Greta Thunberg of Sweden at a press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Photo by The Associated Press/Markus Schreiber

Jan. 19, 2023

Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg on Thursday slammed corporate bigwigs meeting in Davos, Switzerland, for “fueling the destruction of the planet” by investing in fossil fuels and prioritizing short-term profits over people affected by the climate crisis.

Merlyn Thomas
False claims about German police arresting Greta Thunberg have been circulating online

Jan. 18, 2023

German police have denied being "extras for Greta Thunberg" after false claims that her detainment at a protest in western Germany was staged.

A viral post falsely claimed the climate activist being held by police was "all set up for the cameras".


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