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Ontario woman arrested, jailed in U.S. for driving with a Canadian licence

An Ontario woman is looking for an apology from the Georgia police officer who arrested, handcuffed and charged her because she was driving with a …

Crime

To understand America’s race issue, look at its fast-food chains

Waffle House is in hot water—again.<p>The US restaurant chain, which spans 25 states, has been rocked by four racial incidents in the past 12 days alone. Some of these were recorded. In one video, a police officer is seen choking and slamming a young black man who was at a Waffle House after taking …

Justice

This allegedly wasn't the first time this white Yale student called the cops on a person of color

<b>(CNN) —</b> A second black Yale University student has alleged that the same white student whom officers admonished this week for reporting a black student asleep in a dorm common room called police months ago to report his presence in the building.<p>Reneson Jean-Louis this week shared on Facebook his …

College & University

The white woman who called the cops on a black Yale student is waking the US to an ugly truth

It’s a familiar story. A black person is minding their own business. A white woman notices them and calls the cops.<p>The latest event in a long historical pattern took place at Yale University this week (paywall). A black graduate student, Lolade Siyonbola, was taking a nap in her dorm’s common room …

Women of Color

Woman yelling at group of men in Alberta Denny’s shows racism is part of Canada’s character | The Star

“You’re not Canadian,” she tells them. “No, you’re not Canadian,”<p>“Yes, we’re all Canadian,” says a male voice. “You’re a human being, I’m a human …

Canada

Happy birthday, Karl Marx: We could have done without the millions dead

On Saturday, Karl Marx turns 200 years old. A German dissident who spent most of his days in exile, Marx devoted his life to the notion that a …

Human Rights

The Trial That Wasn’t: The Sentencing of Omar Khadr

A layer of mold covered my tent in "Camp Justice" at Guantanamo last week. It was on the walls, on the thick yellow cables that bring in power from …

Trump is bracing for a subpoena from Mueller. His options sound pretty rough

U.S. President Donald Trump is confronting the extraordinary possibility of being compelled to testify via grand jury subpoena. And any way you slice …

Donald Trump

Bible Loved by Christian Fundamentalists Written Using Method They Hate

The King James Bible’s creation was guided by the Holy Spirit and miraculously agreed upon, fundamentalist Christians say. Newly discovered texts say …

Theology

Why It Matters That A White Woman Called The Police To Starbucks

“Hi, I have two gentlemen at my cafe that are refusing to make a purchase or leave. I’m at the Starbucks at 18th and Spruce.”<p>That’s what the manager of the Philadelphia Starbucks told the dispatcher when she called 911. It was 4:37 p.m., two minutes after Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson had …

Black History

"But slavery was so long ago"

Originally commissioned as a wrist tattoo, the simple and powerful chart showing how recent black freedom is in America is now also a t-shirt.<p>"...but …

Black History

Syrian refugees in 10 cities donate blood to show thanks to Canada

From Halifax to Vancouver, Syrian-Canadians gave blood on April 14 for Syrian Canadian Donation Day.

Middle East

Asifa Bano: The child rape and murder that has Kashmir on edge

<b>The brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Indian-administered Kashmir has put the restive state on edge. Sameer Yasir, an independent journalist based in Srinagar, reports on how the investigation has split the region along religious lines.</b><p>On the morning of 17 January, Muhammad …

India

Will Gina Haspel, Trump’s nominee to head the CIA, be rewarded for torture?

<i>Erna Paris is the author of</i> The Sun Climbs Slow: The International Criminal Court and the Struggle for Justice<p>Although ordinarily somnolent, the black dog of unaddressed history will sometimes warn about obscured misdeeds. U.S. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to head the Central …

Cross purposes: The battle for Christianity in Canada

Michael Coren is the author of <i>The Future of Catholicism</i>, <i>Why Catholics Are Right</i> and <i>Epiphany: A Christian’s Change of Heart and Mind Over Same-Sex Marriage.</i><p>For much of its four decades on the air, 100 Huntley Street was a familiar address on the Canadian TV dial – a place where many people seeking a …

Buddhist monks 'storm UN shelter’ to attack Rohingya refugees

Buddhist monks stormed a shelter for Rohingya Muslims in Sri Lanka run by the United Nations, demanding that the refugees be sent back to Burma where …

‘Everybody was kicking me’: Alleged beating by Canadian man at D.C. protest leads to condemnation of Jewish Defence League

TORONTO — Videos showing men in Jewish Defence League shirts beating a Palestinian-American college instructor in Washington, D.C., have led to …

Facts about migration and crime in Sweden

In recent times, simplistic and occasionally completely inaccurate information about Sweden and Swedish migration policy has been disseminated. Here, …

Sociology

Employers' Replies to Racial Names

<i>"Job applicants with white names needed to send about 10 resumes to get one callback; those with African-American names needed to send around 15</i> …

The dark reasons so many rich people are miserable human beings

It’s no picnic having a massive bank balance<p>Mo money, mo problems.<p>New research shows the richer we get, the less happy we become. A study, published …

Israel moves to annex the West Bank — this is how the two-state solution dies

<b>Benjamin Netanyahu (Getty/Andrew Burton)</b><p>While the media focuses on Trump, Netanyahu imposes a “solution”: There will never be a Palestinian state<p>Steven A. Cook<p>January 7, 2018 1:00pm (UTC)<p>In between anti-government protests in Iran and President Donald Trump’s tweets about the size of his nuclear …

Israel

Boris Becker wants 'consequences' after AfD lawmaker's racist tweet

German tennis legend Boris Becker says he wants AfD lawmaker Jens Maier to face the full consequences after the latter directed racist abuse at his …

President steps in over Islamophobic abuse of Austria's New Year Baby

Austria’s president was forced to intervene yesterday after the first child to be born in the country in 2018 was subjected to a torrent of racist online abuse when it emerged the new-born's parents were Muslim.<p>President Alexander Van der Bellen, a 73-year-old liberal green politician, pointedly …

Europe

Lemon water can actually improve your health — here's the best time to drink it

What do you drink first thing in the morning? If it doesn't involve water and a lemon you might be missing out on some pretty fantastic benefits for …

Nooses and the N-word. Student at suburban high school says racism is rampant

Pleasant Grove High School senior Rachael Francois said she felt no shock hearing her classmate making hate-filled remarks about black people in a …

Education

Two famous mothers, one black, the other white, denounce racism, but only one is taken seriously; the advantage of whiteness even in denouncing racism

Actress Taís Araújo with her son João Vicente – Actress Giovanna Ewbank with her daughter Titi<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>In today’s post, we revisit a</i> …

Brazil

Why Europe’s wars of religion put 40,000 ‘witches’ to a terrible death

It was a terrifying phenomenon that continues to cast a shadow over certain parts of Europe even today. The great age of witch trials, which ran between 1550 and 1700, fascinates and repels in equal measure. Over the course of a century and a half, 80,000 people were tried for witchcraft and half …

George Mason

Portuguese town encourages children to smoke at Epiphany

VALE DE SALGUEIRO, Portugal (AP) — The Epiphany celebrations in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro feature a tradition that each year causes …

Solstice

The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World by Catherine Nixey

“The theologian,” wrote Edward Gibbon in his classic <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire</i><i>,</i> “may indulge the pleasing task of describing Religion as she descended from Heaven, arrayed in her native purity. A more melancholy duty is imposed on the historian. He must discover the …

Roman Empire