FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup submerged in political controversy
Sportswashing is a term used to represent the practice political world leaders or companies use to distract people at events, such as the World Cup, from the social and humane injustices in their country or corporation. Coined in 2018 after Russia hosted the 2018 FIFA World, sportswashing has come... Read more
Immigrants make up nearly a quarter of Canada’s population, StatsCan reports

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Artists across Canada raise their 
voices to the injustice in Iran
The civil unrest continues around the world after the death of Mahsa Amini at the hands of the morality police. And the indignation of the Iranian people is being shared through one of the most powerful tools to convey emotion; art. Mahsa Amini, 22, died on Sept. 16. She... Read more
Toronto reacts to Mahsa Amini’s death
Mahsa (Jina) Amini was murdered by police for wearing her hijab ‘incorrectly’ on Sept. 16 in Tehran, Iran. “Jina’s body is a living wound of entangled discriminations, a wound on my body, on ours. An open wound on the body of the street,” Feminists for Jina said. The murder... Read more
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Beijing Olympic spokesperson denies human rights criticism
Beijing, China (REUTERS) – Olympic spokesperson Zhao Weidong says the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics will turn attention away from criticism surrounding the host country’s human rights record. Several countries including the United States and Britain have announced a diplomatic boycott of the Games over China’s rights... Read more
Unofficial ban on critiquing minority cultures allows dictators to flourish: Banoo Zan
By Saloni Bhugra Three years after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated, an “unofficial ban” on critiquing minority cultures is allowing dictators to flourish, says Iranian-born poet and author Banoo Zan. On Dec 7, 2021, a suspect in the murder of Khashoggi was arrested in France. The arrest took place... Read more
Coffee prices are going up — here’s why trouble’s brewing
The price of a cup of coffee could get even higher. A devastating frost in Brazil — a top producer of coffee beans — is driving up farming costs, and it might cause a hike in prices at local cafes and grocery stores by the end of this year.... Read more
Advocates call for safer public spaces for gender minorities
By Saloni Bhugra On Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, a woman was harassed, groped, and raped in a SEPTA train near Philadelphia. Initial reports indicated that it happened in the presence of other passengers that filmed the incident and failed to intervene, though Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer later... Read more