Protest

Student-led protest blazes political trail

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to demand that residents of the region be able to choose their leader for the upcoming 2017 election — for which China has said they’ll be determining the candidates.Continue...

Canadian climate neglected

Climate change was a hot topic in September, with politicians and celebrities alike focusing on issues of sustainability and global protests highlighting a need for action.Continue...

Fine Arts students protest at Summerhill

BFA students to present motion at Board of Trustees tonightContinue...

Ontario Public Service Employees Union votes to reject College Employer Council’s offer to settle

On Nov. 16, the Ontario Public Services Employees Union (OPSEU) voted to reject the College Employer Council’s (CEC) Nov. 6 offer to settle ongoing disputes in a landslide 86 per cent vote against the proposed contract. OPSEU called the vote “historic.”Continue...

Students organize protest demanding anti-racism action from administration

This Thursday, the corner of University and Union saw a heated protest from students of colour directed at the University administration.Continue...

The ignored meaning of athletes’ protests

As it’s widely known by now, a majority of NFL athletes have decided to kneel in protest during the American national anthem. While some NHL and MLB players have joined their NFL counterparts, these protests have predominantly come from NFL athletes.Continue...

Freedom of expression includes athletes

Trump’s recent words criticizing the NFL and its players have sparked outrage from around the world.Continue...

Queen’s graduate delivers her final anti-racism protest at convocation

As Evelyna Ekoko-Kay walked across the stage of Grant Hall during her graduation in June, she yelled “racism can’t wait” for one last time in front of the convocation audience. Upon accepting her degree, Ekoko-Kay revealed to the auditorium a shirt underneath her gown that read: “Barry + Henry + DARE + DET + Woolf…? #175yearsofracism.”Continue...

At Conservative candidate events, Kellie Leitch met with protests while Lisa Raitt sees small turnout

With the Conservative Party leadership race ongoing, Queen’s University Conservative Association (QUCA) hosted two more candidates this week — following Kevin O’Leary and Michael Chong in past weeks — that sparked more protests on campus.Continue...

Students protest admin response to campus party

As Senate members and visitors entered Robert Sutherland Hall for their monthly meeting on Nov. 29, they were welcomed at the front doors by a crowd of students holding signs that read “my culture is not a costume” and “institutional silence is violence” among others.Continue...

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