Protest

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...

Standing Rock demonstration takes Queen’s students to Toronto

Hand drumming beneath skyscrapers, Queen’s Native Students Association President Lauren Winkler led a busload of Queen’s students to a Dakota Access Pipeline protest in Toronto.Continue...

Queen’s Socialists hold affordable tuition event

When AMS President Tyler Lively walked into the AMS offices on Saturday morning, he noticed that “there were stickers and posters everywhere”. After reading their messages, he labelled it an act of vandalism.Continue...

Queen’s students protest pipeline expansion at Parliament Hill

On Monday, 99 young people were briefly detained during a protest against pipeline expansion, taking place on Parliament Hill. Among them were two Queen’s students and one Queen’s alumni.Continue...

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