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Hundreds of Police Make Arrests in Ottawa to End Anti-Government Siege

"These illegal blockades and occupation cannot be allowed to usurp the authority of democratically elected governments," said the Canadian deputy prime minister.

Julia Conley ·


The Suicide Trucker Convoy

The "Freedom Convoy" in Canada wants to spread its anti-government, antisocial, and ultimately self-defeating messages far and wide.

John Feffer ·


Police Effort to End Anti-Vax Blockade in Canada Results in 'Block Party Atmosphere'

A militarized show of force was on display early in the day to confront protesters who had snarled traffic and blocked the key trade crossing in Windsor, Ontario.

Jon Queally ·


Court Empowers Police to Break Anti-Vax Bridge Blockade in Canada

"We've heard you," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the truckers and other protesters. "It's time to go home now."

Brett Wilkins ·


Ontario Premier Declares State of Emergency Over Anti-Vax 'Siege'

"It's an illegal occupation," said Doug Ford. "It's no longer a protest."

Julia Conley ·


Belligerent Right-Wingers in Trucks Given Free Rein Over Ottawa

The foreign-funded truckers behaved like they’d been handed keys to the city, which in a way they had.

Linda McQuaig ·


First Nations Land Defenders File Submission to UN Human Rights Council

"Wet'suwet'en is an international frontline to protect the rights of Indigenous peoples and to prevent climate change."

Brett Wilkins ·


Far-Right, Anti-Vax Factions in US and Beyond Rally Around Ottawa 'Siege'

With the so-called "Freedom Convoy" in its second week, similar protests are reportedly being planned in the U.S. and throughout Europe.

Julia Conley ·


After Decades of Delay, Canada's National Child-Care Plan Proves Strong Public Systems Are Possible

Once implemented, social programs quickly become popular, making it difficult for conservative governments to scale them back.

Linda McQuaig ·


Québec Premier Vows Health Tax for the Unvaxxed

"We heavily tax cigarettes and alcohol," said one Canadian doctor. "So makes sense."

Brett Wilkins ·

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