It seems every time one racially-charged incident ends, a gender or religious controversy takes its place; Ruminate on the issues dividing our nation and world.
Canada, Land of The...Not So Free.
It is no surprise we are in a global pandemic, Covid-19 has disrupted many lives and killed thousands. This disease is horrible, but what is even more horrible is the classist attacks and police state Ontario's Ford government is creating.
Australia’s News Media: An Anglo-Celtic Panopticon
HOW’S DIVERSITY coming along in the Australian news media? Not so much. A study by the non-profit Media Diversity Australia, entitled Who Gets to Tell Australian Stories? and released August 2020, details just how white Anglo-Celtic the Australian news media is. But it was not surprising — not for someone from a non-English speaking background who’s been a journalist in Australia for 34 years: everywhere I’ve worked in the country, it’s been a wall of white Anglos as far as the eye could see.
India says no headway in China Latest News Pakistan
The Indian Defense Minister said on Wednesday that negotiations between India and China continue to move forward to end the conflict in the disputed Himalayan border area, as there are tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides facing the harsh winter in the mountains.
Seaspiracy - Raising Questions About The Fishing Industry
Last night I had takeaway fish and chips. Today I watched Seaspiracy and wish I could return the fish and chips. Fish has always been a big part of my diet, especially since I gave up red meat. I thought it was fine to eat fish as long as it came from sustainable sources and was certified as dolphin friendly. After watching Seaspiracy, I’m questioning if any fish is safe to eat.
The US is currently under four-pronged pressure in Afghanistan
The US was to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by April. But there are no signs of it. Instead, the US is delaying the withdrawal. U.S. troops will withdraw if the Taliban refrains from terrorism under the terms of a peace deal signed under President Donald Trump. Last month, US President Joe Biden expressed uncertainty over the withdrawal of troops. Biden's remarks raised doubts about the implementation of the peace deal.
Hong Kong beat SARS in '03. Their experience has paid off in 2021.
In a stretch of time that has been all too literally plagued with troubles, the world has witnessed varying degrees of public health success and shortcoming. For much of the Western hemisphere - particularly in the US - COVID-19 has wreaked havoc, with cases piling on daily for much of the last year.
Politics: the New "Birth Control"?
There was an episode of Law & Order:SVU where a man and a woman were about to engage in coitus, until one of them mentioned their political affiliation. The woman was a democrat and the guy was a republican. Either way, they immediately stopped and no longer wanted to engage in any carnal activity. This is something that some can look over, but a question I have is this: Is it easy to look over a political affiliation of a partner? While there is an old saying that one should never ask for political views of any, I can understand one wanting to know what their potential partner is affiliated with. It is basically a taboo for some to date someone of a different political affiliation, especially in the past few years. I became curious about this and I have wondered if this can be a problem with finding a partner.
Diversify or Darken your campus, what's the difference?
Someone famous and important and most likely white once said, 'A crowd is the main place you can simultaneously be surrounded by people and yet, feel utterly alone.' I hate using quotes to spread a point, but sometimes another person's words are just better than your own and you have a less likely chance of sticking your foot in your mouth in front of your peers. By no means am I a master communicator either, so quotes are the way to go. As a black, low-income student at my predominantly white university, feeling alone in a large crowd is one of the struggles we have to deal with in our educational system.
Why is the cancel culture so scary? The first amendment allows for freedom of speech and religion. The first amendment guarantees you the right to have an opinion, even if it differs from others. Now, the cancel culture wants to do away with it. The first amendment is backed up by the second amendment which allows you to keep and bear arms, which shall not be infringed. Again, what part of shall not be infringed do politicians and the gun grabbers not understand.
Cancel Culture and the intellectual right
In the Plot Against America (an HBO series) a fictional retelling of history sees Charles Lindberg elected as president, instead of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In truth, Lindberg was part of the infamous America First movement of the 1940s. America First felt American intervention in a European war (World War 2) was a bad idea, and the U.S. was best to invest in domestic policy. Charles Lindberg was a famous populist, a US Postal airmail pilot turned celebrity by completing the first trans-Atlantic flight. In reality, Lindberg never ran for president, but his America First ideals had seeped into mainstream society as the debate abounded whether or not America should enter World War 2. In the series, the Lindberg presidency isn’t overtly anti-Jew, but the sentiment that American men shouldn’t die liberating European Jews leads to a racist outpouring in America.
10 Years of the Civil War in Syria.
The Syrian conflict started 10 years ago in March 2011. Before the conflict began many Syrians were not happy with rising unemployment, corruption, and a lack of political freedom under president Bashar al-Assad who had succeeded his father.
Evil spirits from the pillbox
After Ayao has chosen a t-shirt with colorful prints, white pants, and fake kappa sandals, he pulls a comb through his short curls, distorting his face in pain. Quickly, the 16-year-old fishes two white Tramadol tablets out of his trouser pocket and put them in his mouth. “If I take this, I can do anything,” he says. “Nothing seems impossible.” Then Ayao, who has a different name, leaves his parents’ simple house on the outskirts of Lomé, Togo’s capital, to go to work. With a motorbike rickshaw, he delivers drinking water to shops.