Sochi Protest

IOC Sends Pussy Riot A Message

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - The IOC says it would be "wholly inappropriate" for the Russian punk group Pussy Riot to protest at Sochi Olympic sites.International ...

Sochi-Bound Activist Gets 15 Days For Swearing In Public

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - A Russian activist who has reported on the environmental fallout from construction for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games has been detained f...

Sochi Gets Sued

CP | Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - Two Russian activists have filed a lawsuit against the Sochi Olympics organizers after they were barred from attending the games, thei...

From Sochi to "Blurred Lines": Why Boycotts Are Bullshit

Angelina Chapin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Politics
Angelina Chapin

Like most thinking people, my relationship with Robin Thicke's racy summer anthem Blurred Lines is complicated. Love that baseline. Hey-hey-hate the lyrics and video. But I won't stop listening to it. And neither should you. With demands to boycott everything from the Sochi Olympics to the novel Ender's Game to the entire state of Florida after the George Zimmerman verdict, people continue to insist abstention is a prescription for change. But saying you plan to effect change with your boycott is kind of like saying you're moving to Hollywood to become famous. Only your mother will believe you.

Russia Is Like Nazi Germany, Says British Icon

CP | Rob Harris, The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada

LONDON - British actor and writer Stephen Fry has called for the 2014 Winter Olympics to be taken away from Sochi in a protest against Russia's new an...