“A significant purpose of this visit is therefore to repent and atone for where our relationships— Global Saskatoon (@GlobalSaskatoon) April 29, 2022
and actions have done more harm than good” says Welby.https://t.co/OoDwokQGxr
Members of James Smith Cree Nation lead the Archbishop of Canterbury into to community school for a meeting. pic.twitter.com/fpUUOoEV0J— Olivia Stefanovich (@CBCOlivia) April 30, 2022
“How can we dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery in a way that it can never be used again?” asks the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in James Smith Cree Nation. pic.twitter.com/FIzgCFeEUc— Olivia Stefanovich (@CBCOlivia) April 30, 2022
Here are some of his words of apology:
The Archbishop, holding an eagle feather, is now listening to survivors.— Nathaniel Dove (@NathanielDove_) April 30, 2022
I won’t tweet the specifics so will just say survivors are detailing a range of abuses they suffered, including physical, emotional and sexual.
“I am sorry. I am more sorry than I can say,” Welby said. “I am ashamed. I am horrified. I ask myself, where does that come from — that evil. It has nothing, nothing to do with Christ.”
BREAKING: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issues first ever global Church of England apology to residential school survivors here at James Smith Cree Nation. “I am sorry. I am more sorry than I can say. I am ashamed. I am horrified.” pic.twitter.com/nsKafz9ImO— Jason Warick (@WarickCBC) April 30, 2022
Honour song/dance performed for survivors at James Smith Cree Nation and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby following his apology. pic.twitter.com/bdPIIFIkgI— Jason Warick (@WarickCBC) April 30, 2022
I didn't watch very much of it, but I didn't hear about any pearl clutching moments.
“We are a great country. Our future is bright. It’s not guaranteed. Democracy is never guaranteed. Democracy has to be earned, defended, and protected.” Great line in a great speech! 🇺🇸❤️ #Biden #GoJoe #WHCD2022 #WHCA— Kath (@kathlovestennis) May 1, 2022
Though, of course, I'm sure the Repubs will search for something to be offended about. Three...two...one...
As Washington prepares for tonight's White House Correspondents' Dinner, I would like to take this moment to remind you of how this city lost its collective mind when Michelle Wolf made some jokes about Sarah Huckabee Sanders's eye shadow. #pearlclutchcity— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) April 30, 2022
Turning to the right, we see Rolling Blunder arrived in Ottawa today.
Trevor Noah ends with a charge to the press. "If Russian journalists ... had the freedom to write any word, to show any stories, or to ask any questions — if they had what you have, would they be using it in the same way that you do? Ask yourself that question every day..." #WHCA pic.twitter.com/qt6DJRKKUk— Cynthia McLennan 🗽💉😷🪟 (@cindymclennan) May 1, 2022
Freedom of speech for me but not for thee. It’s the Conservative way.— Philip MacQuarrie (@monkeynaut1966) April 30, 2022
My rough guess is that there's 2,000-3,000 people in downtown Ottawa right now. Some are watching the speeches (which are...assorted), many are lounging on the grass, others are arguing with counter-protesters.— Justin Ling (@Justin_Ling) April 30, 2022
Police outnumber bikers at 'Rolling Thunder' ceremony as speakers evoke memory of 'Freedom Convoy' protests - so far so good. No repeat of 'Freedom convoy' paralysis in Ottawa https://t.co/c6XsFVL7mT— Phil Gurski (@borealissaves) May 1, 2022
"The only thing standing between the perpetrators of Butcha, Borodyanka, Mariupol and their potential future victims at this moment are the Armed Forces of Ukraine." A reply to all who confuse peace with subjugation of #Ukraine. Furious #Thread /1https://t.co/PW6AgT8hHH— Ralf Fuecks (@fuecks) April 30, 2022
“Russian forces appear increasingly unlikely to achieve any major advances in eastern Ukraine, and Ukrainian forces may be able to conduct wider counterattacks in the coming days,” @TheStudyofWar says now.— Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦 (@IAPonomarenko) April 30, 2022
Now Ukraine is taking the fight to Russia, without announcing it:
The introduction of Western artillery is expected to accelerate a tactical shift by Russia and Ukraine to employ what is known as counter-battery fire, in which military forces seek out their enemy’s artillery, determine its location and attack.— Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) April 30, 2022
And I thought this was an interesting development:
A month into the war, Ukraine began attacks on Russian territory, fires at fuel and ammunition depots suggest, but Kyiv has a policy of ambiguity. The explosions are "just a completely wholesome, natural process. Karma is a harsh thing,” says one officialhttps://t.co/Jx5RcIWJI0— Andrew E. Kramer (@AndrewKramerNYT) April 30, 2022
The Russian war crimes are horrific. Russia is now shipping hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians to Russian concentration camps and onward into Siberia - perhaps all the better as they loot and pillage the captured Ukrainian towns and cities,:
Japan has been trying to get Southeast Asian countries to isolate Russia— Samuel Ramani (@SamRamani2) April 30, 2022
Japan appealed to Indonesia with a PM visit to get Russia out of the G20 and is now trying to counter Russia’s partnership with Vietnam, which is its strongest in Southeast Asia
Russia is establishing concentration camps in occupied territories in Ukraine where selections, or filtrations, are made. Torture and imprisonment, deportation or death are potential outcomes from the filtration process. https://t.co/hqb1ELh8KE— Anders Östlund (@andersostlund) April 30, 2022
The UN was able to send some trucks into Mariupol to get about 20 women and children out today.
Kutuzivka near Kharkiv was liberated from #Russia invaders on April 28th. People hug #UkrainianArmy. That’s what true liberation is.#StandWithUkraine️ #ArmUkraineNow #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/5Y9SbqPlLN— olexander scherba🇺🇦 (@olex_scherba) April 30, 2022
.@Polk_Azov on evacuation from Mariupol:— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) April 30, 2022
-ceasefire started 11.00; whole night, 🇷🇺artillery shelled Azovstal
-18.25: evacuation column arrived
-19.40: 20 civilians board for evacuation to Zaporizhia; Azov continue rescuing others from rubble
-🇺🇦WIA not taken; insists they must pic.twitter.com/Dvvksutf0U
I hope they can do more. And finally, Ukrainians are remembering those they have lost:
Sir, UN didn’t ask to evacuate, they TOLD Putin they will evacuate. And RU will do nothing.— Alex Bard 🇺🇦 (@BardsWork) April 30, 2022
This is an example of speak softly but carry a big stick.
(Wife worked at UN and still has friends there. This is a middle finger, in addition to humanitarian mission).
A person in Lviv this morning stares at portraits of people murdered by Russian soldiers.— Christian Borys (@ItsBorys) April 30, 2022
Many of the portraits are children. pic.twitter.com/zHBCjRkIiR