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All eyes on the Wet’suwet’en: Indigenous community calls for UN intervention

In All Posts, Environment, Indigenous by Emelia Fournier1 Comment

Over 100 people joined hands circling around a drum circle on a brutally cold Thursday afternoon at Winnipeg’s blocked-off Portage and Main intersection.  The round dance was held in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people and was hosted by Aboriginal Youth Opportunities (AYO!). Some demonstrators held signs reading “Water is Life”, “No access without consent” and “All eyes on Wet’suwet’en”.   This may sound like a familiar scene – exactly one year prior, a Wet’suwet’en solidarity rally and round dance was held at …

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Saudi Arabia at the Helm of the G20 for 2020

In All Posts, Politics by Callum Goulet-Kilgour2 Comments

Saudi Arabia at the Helm of the G20 In a historic first, Saudi Arabia was recently announced as the president of the G20, an international organization comprised of  twenty developed countries. As the presidency of the G20 rotates annually, Saudi Arabia will hold this position for the year 2020. Since the country which  heads the G20 sets the agenda for the year ahead and hosts the annual summit, it is highly concerning that Saudi Arabia, with a notorious human rights …