A new children’s book about glaciers aims to make activism second nature

A new children’s book about glaciers aims to make activism second nature

CNN  —  Today’s kids have the power and skills to change the world. But when it comes to topics like the climate crisis, reaching children in a way that sparks their interest — and empowers them to believe they can truly make a difference — can be tricky. “Kids need to hear about climate change. … Read more

Vancouver police identify pair who poured syrup on Emily Carr painting

Vancouver police identify pair who poured syrup on Emily Carr painting

Vancouver police say they’ve identified the suspects who threw maple syrup on an Emily Carr painting and glued themselves to a wall at the Vancouver Art Gallery over the weekend. Sgt. Steve Addison says an investigation is underway and officers will be speaking to witnesses, reviewing security video and assessing the cost of the damage. … Read more

Egypt faces criticism over crackdown on activists ahead of COP27 climate summit

Egypt faces criticism over crackdown on activists ahead of COP27 climate summit

CNN  —  Egypt is facing a barrage of criticism over what rights group say is a crackdown on protests and activists, as it prepares to host the COP27 climate summit starting Sunday. Rights groups have accused the Egyptian government of arbitrarily detaining activists after Egyptian dissidents abroad called for protests to be held against President … Read more

Gujarat, India: Bilkis Bano’s rapists are now free, and she’s in hiding

Gujarat, India: Bilkis Bano’s rapists are now free, and she’s in hiding

New Delhi CNN  —  Standing in a row outside the gates of Godhra remand center in Gujarat, western India, the 11 middle-aged men could have been mistaken for visiting dignitaries receiving sweets and blessings from local admirers. In reality, they were part of a 2002 Hindu mob who had just been released after serving 14 … Read more

Meet the women using beauty and fashion to reveal the ugly truth about military rule in Myanmar

Meet the women using beauty and fashion to reveal the ugly truth about military rule in Myanmar

As an activist, Sophia Sarkis is no stranger to delivering passionate speeches through a microphone.  But this week, she’s doing it in a sash and 6-inch high heels. The mother-of-three is a finalist in the Mrs Universe Australia pageant, a competition for women who are or have been married. “This is not about beauty … … Read more

How Iran’s protests transformed into a national uprising

How Iran’s protests transformed into a national uprising

CNN  —  Nearly a month after the start of nationwide protests, parts of Iran now bear the hallmarks of battle zones, with flares lighting up skies, gunfire ringing out and bloody scenes recorded in video footage. “I am recording this video about the situation in Sanandaj,” said one demonstrator, his face covered with a black … Read more

UN Human Rights Council: Rights activists hail Venezuela’s departure

UN Human Rights Council: Rights activists hail Venezuela’s departure

CNN  —  Venezuela has lost its seat on the United Nations Council of Human Rights — a development hailed on Tuesday by activists and human rights defenders in Venezuela as cause for celebration. The Council, a 47-member multilateral body, is tasked with promoting human rights and addressing abuses around the world, though it has come … Read more

Mama's Boy | Official Trailer | HBO – HBO

Mama's Boy | Official Trailer | HBO – HBO

Mama’s Boy | Official Trailer | HBO  HBO Dustin Lance Black Shares First Trailer for Mama’s Boy Documentary  PEOPLE View Full coverage on Google News

Over 50,000 gather near Toronto in freedom rally for Iran

Over 50,000 gather near Toronto in freedom rally for Iran

Iranian and Canadian flags fluttered over the masses of protesters in Richmond Hill Saturday afternoon as thousands chanted “Mahsa Amini,” the name of a young Iranian woman who died following her arrest by the country’s morality police. Signs were held high showing her face accompanied by impassioned calls to “say her name.” The rally north … Read more

Abortion access in Europe isn’t universal. This network helps people receive care in the Netherlands

Abortion access in Europe isn’t universal. This network helps people receive care in the Netherlands

Editor’s Note: This story is part of As Equals, CNN’s ongoing series on gender inequality. For information about how the series is funded and more, check out our FAQs. Amsterdam, the Netherlands CNN  —  It’s early evening in an affluent neighborhood in the Dutch city of Haarlem and bed and breakfast owners Arnoud and Marika … Read more