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Oct 12, 2018
Cindy Sheehan, Director of The Women's March on the Pentagon. Photo by Jacob Appelbaum/Wikimedia Commons

Peace movement is on the march again

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Peace organizations haven't been in the news much for a decade or so. But after a year with Trump in the Oval Office, peace is a high political priority again.
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Oct 4, 2018
Sir Tim Berners-Lee at Open Data Awards 2015. Photo: Open Data Institute Knowledge for Everyone/Flickr

Digital activists are fighting to reclaim the web

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World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee is set to unveil a new commercial-free platform. He's part of a growing movement to decentralize the web and break down online inequality.
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Sep 29, 2018

Kavanaugh hearing puts misogyny on trial

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After Christine Blasey Ford's harrowing testimony on Thursday, President Trump ordered an FBI investigation into allegations against his Supreme Court nominee.
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Sep 25, 2018
TV reporter interviews FEMA expert. Image: Walter Jennings/FEMA Photo Library via Wikimedia

Standards make the medium in journalism

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The Toronto Star has unveiled a new ethics code, one of many available. Reviewing journalism society standards shows a wide variation in priorities and emphasis.
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Aug 14, 2018
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As global anxiety grows, antidepressant use soars

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Did you ever get the feeling the world is going to hell in a handbasket? Statistics show depression rates are rising globally. At least, more and more people are taking prescription antidepressants.
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Aug 6, 2018

Finding the right exit door for Trump

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With the Mueller investigation ongoing and the Manafort trial shaping up, the upcoming midterm elections may well be the most important elections in U.S. history.
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Jul 27, 2018
Many kinds of money, banknotes and coins

Donald Trump is neck deep in Putin's swamp

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After Helsinki, it seems clear that money, not compromising material, is likely to be the hold that the Russians have on the U.S. President.
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Jul 3, 2018

Je suis Capital Gazette

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Three years after Charlie Hebdo, Trump leads attacks on news media. While Trump furthers his own ends by encouraging distrust of the media, he also raises the risk level for journalists on the job.
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Jun 4, 2018
North Korea Leader Kim Jong Un meets South Korean union leaders

North Korea's mysterious melting mountain

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Trump's posturing has dominated headlines about the Korean peninsula lately, while it's possible that North Korea's test site has collapsed and is leaking radiation.
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Apr 30, 2018
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Femicide in the streets

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With the recent Toronto van attack and the Parkland shootings, the perpetrators seemed to be aiming at women. Femicide has become public.
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Apr 5, 2018
Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson present brief to UN. Image: Bill Casey, Member of Parliament for Cumberland—Colchester, Nova Scotia

Re-defining torture at the UN

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Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson lobby for UN Committee on Torture to recognize sexualized violence as a form of torture.
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Mar 22, 2018
Cambridge Analytica logo. Image: Thought Catalog/Flickr

WTF? Say 50 million Facebook users

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Facebook is just the latest and most sophisticated medium to sell our eyes and attention to advertisers. There's a new media saying that crops up over and over again, a variation on "buyer beware."
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Feb 23, 2018
Image: Marvel studios

Black Panther blockbuster brings depth to superhero

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The futuristic Afro-centric film opens public debates and opportunities. Welcome to the gamechanging movie that gently subverts the superhero genre to make it more meaningful.

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