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Sunday July 19th, 2020 morning edition

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Piracy incidents across... People march during an unsanctioned protest in support of Sergei Furgal, the governor of the Khabarovsk region in Russia's Far East.

Tens of thousands gathered Saturday to protest the arrest of a regional Russian governor in an eighth consecutive day of anti-Putin unrest.

The protests come after a referendum earlier this month allowing Putin to stay in power for up to 16 more years.

The demonstrations have morphed into a rallying cry against the constitutional change, The Wall Street Journal reported.

“My attitude to Putin is extremely negative,” demonstrator Mikhail Potapenkov, 27, an IT systems administrator, told the Journal.

Residents of the region in Russia’s far east, near the China border, also are angered by rising unemployment and poverty.

But the protests have “become for the most part an occasion for a surge of discontent among citizens.”. »

Poll finds 79% of Canadians think masks should mandatory in public - BC News

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A new poll finds that the majority of Canadians believe government should make the wearing of face masks mandatory in public places.

According to a new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News, 79% of Canadians agree that masks should be made mandatory in public places (42% strongly/ 37% somewhat).

Nearly three quarters of Canadians agree that they support vaccinations against COVID-19 being mandatory once a vaccine is developed, unchanged since this question was first posed to Canadians in May. »

Trump May Use DHS Stormtroopers To Stop People from Voting

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Last night I wrote about Trump’s use of ICE and Border Patrol stormtroopers under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security to detain and intimidate peaceful protesters.

The result of the suit was a 1982 consent decree between the Democratic and Republican parties.

If Trump and his cronies can create authoritarian chaos on Election Day to intimidate Democratic voters, they likely will. »

Despite medical clearance, Kelowna woman kicked off plane for not wearing mask - Kelowna News

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The reason, says Bibby, she can't, for medical reasons, wear a face mask, which is now required on all domestic flights.

"I can't wear a mask because I have severe claustrophobia, which leads to anxiety and panic attacks to myself," Bibby told Castanet News.

In fact, she says, before boarding the flight from Vancouver to Ottawa a week ago, an airline manager contacted an Air Canada doctor, who cleared her. »

Opinion | The Problem With ‘Anti-Racist’ Movie Lists

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The 1913 film “Lime Kiln Club Field Day” features the Black minstrel performer Bert Williams wearing blackface makeup, and complicates our understanding of the art form.

His presence alongside non-blackfaced Black actors draws focus to the performative, rather than racist, aspects of blackface.

How different might our understanding of the history of film be today, had these been the starting point for what we imagine Black film was, is and can be yet?. »