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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
Image: Wikimedia Commons

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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Dec 8, 2017

Canada should be doing more to help Sufis

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The November attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt and Erdogan's crackdown in Turkey both signs that Canada should recognize Sufis as an oppressed religious minority and grant them refugee status.

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