Taliban Allow Small Women’s Protests for Show, Ignore Demands

Afghanistan’s Taliban allowed a small group of women’s rights activists to stage a protest in Kabul on Thursday despite having largely suppressed the liberties advocated by the feminists — such as the right to “work, freedom, and equality” — since seizing control of the country in mid-August.

Taliban fighters stand guard on a vehicle as Afghan women protest at Shahr-e Naw in Kabul on December 16, 2021, demanding the right to education, jobs and political representation from the Taliban government. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Canadian PM Trudeau Vows to Criminalize ‘Anti-Vax’ Hospital Protests

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed Monday to criminalize protests outside hospitals in Canada if reelected in an upcoming parliamentary vote after hundreds of citizens opposed to Trudeau’s latest Chinese coronavirus vaccine mandates staged peaceful demonstrations and candlelight vigils outside health centers nationwide in recent days.

Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at TVA following the Face-a-Face 2021 french debate in Montreal, Quebec on September 2, 2021. - This is the first of three official debates to be held, and the first of two in French. Canadian Prime Minister Justin …