Activists condemn Canadian cinema chain for screening anti-abortion film

Canadas largest cinema chain criticized for screening Unplanned, which is said to promote falsehoods about reproductive health Abortion rights defenders in Canada have accused the countrys largest cinema chain of hiding behind freedom of expression laws in order to screen made a decision based on money, not freedom of speech by choosing to screen Unplanned. ARCC executive director Joyce Arthur said: The movie theatres who are agreeing to show this film under the guise of free speech are publicly legitimizing anti-choice views. She told the Guardian: Why does much of civil society seem to think its still OK to allow public challenges of womens rights in the name of free speech? That would never be tolerated if it, for example, …

Dancing at sunrise: life in Mexico’s land of the artists a cartoon

In Aguascalientes, creativity bubbles up like hot water from its springs, says Ernesto Sin Ernesto Sin is a Mexican comic book artist and illustrator who also works in film and videogames. His work can be found on website If youre an illustrator or graphic artist with an idea for cities@theguardian.com Follow Guardian Cities on Facebook and our best stories or sign up for our Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Was Venezuela’s rebel cop executed? Leaked photos raise questions

Caracas (CNN)Oscar Perez knew death was closing in, but he was still trying to make a deal. Where did Oscar Perez come from? Before he died at age 36, Perez had been a well-respected police instructor, skilled helicopter pilot and actor in a Venezuelan action film, but was not known outside law enforcement circles. That changed on June 2017, when Perez stole a police helicopter and dropped stun grenades over the Supreme Court and Ministry of Interior in the heart of Caracas. He also released a video surrounded by hooded, armed men pledging to overthrow the “tyranny” of Venezuela’s socialist government. “We are carrying out a deployment by air and land with the sole purpose to return the democratic power …

‘He’s not a bad person, but ‘ scandal-hit Justin Trudeau turns voters off

In the Canadian prime ministers Montreal base the Lavscam imbroglio has taken a toll on previously staunch support Nicola Papadakis says he is done voting for Pierre the a consistent and sustained effort on the part of senior members of Trudeaus Liberal government to secure a deal for the company that would have seen it avoid criminal prosecution on bribery charges against which the company has said it will vigorously defend itself. Play Video 3:05 Quebec, which is a crucial political battleground in the general election this fall. Nowhere is that clearer than in Papineau. The multi-ethnic neighbourhood of 111,000 is home to recent immigrants and burgeoning gentrification and in many ways reflects Trudeaus conspicuous liberalism. It is also a …

‘Same rhetoric’: Bolsonaro’s US visit to showcase populist alliance with Trump

Brazilian president shares some of Trumps habits: he is active on Twitter and also dismisses negative media coverage as fake news Brazils president, showed the priority the government gives to building a solid partnership with the United States of America, while Trumps national security adviser, called the trip a historic opportunity (although the effect was somewhat undermined by a tweet in which he called the Brazilian president status, which could help it buy cheaper military equipment. President Bolsonaro brings a real energy to the relationship, hes determined to make progress, Bolton told TV Globo. Were really very excited about being able to partner on a number of issues internationally. The crisis in Venezuela is a priority, he said. The visit …