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World Politics & Affairs

The Resurgence of Nationalism: A Social Science Perspective

The most well-known definition of nationalism was proposed by Professor Anthony Smith (2001) who defined it as “an ideological movement for attaining and maintaining autonomy, unity, and identity for a population which some of its members deem to constitute an actual or potential ‘nation’.” Nationalism, such defined, is gaining momentum globally in the form of […]

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Culture & Religion

The Hypocrisy of “All Lives Matter”

In 2013, the Black Lives Matter movement began in an attempt to fight against violence and systemic racism against the black community in countries around the world, a campaign that currently is much more predominant in the US. However, once the campaign rose to popularity, it was met by backlash and led to the creation […]

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Canada Culture & Religion

It’s time for the Canadian Justice System to Acknowledge its Perpetuation of Institutionalized Racism

Outrage broke out in a Saskatchewan courtroom on February 9th, as farmer Gerald Stanley was charged not guilty for the death of indigenous man Colten Boushie after “accidentally” shooting him with his gun in August 2016. Stanley was a white man, who faced an all white jury, in a community known to be racist against […]

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Culture & Religion World Politics & Affairs

Review: The Open Veins of Latin America

Disclaimer: This is a re-adaptation and translation of a book review I wrote for one of my graduate seminars back in 2015. My assignment was originally written in Spanish. This article’s purpose is to provide a review of a relevant work in the history and politics of Latin America for those who want to learn […]

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Opinion United States

Call White-Supremacist Violence What it Is: Terrorism.

“It must be understood, that I am in no way sympathetic to criminals no matter their race,”

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United States

John Kelly and Donald Trump: Charlottesville Showdown

One month ago, I wrote an article called  “Why don’t we hear more about Reince Priebus?”, where I speculated that the unremarkable White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, a man apparently lacking any of the characteristics that have made previous Chiefs of Staff successful, would be relevant again on the national stage within a […]

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United States

Chaos in Charlottesville: Racism, Violence, and Nazism in the USA

For many, the new image of America isn’t a peaceful one; it’s one filled with outraged protesters and crowded mobs. To these people, it seems that for a long time, there have been increasing political tensions in the United States of America. In particular, race and racism have continued to prove to be decisive issues […]

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Canada

CSIS Sued for Discrimination

The CSIS have been sued for workplace misconduct against the employees for up to $35 Million Dollars. The allegation stems from 5 employees who claim that the CSIS supervisors encourage discriminatory behaviours which they describe as  Islamophobic, racist and homophobic. In the statement of claim, the plaintiffs state the breach of their rights under the Canadian Right […]

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Canada Culture & Religion

Whose Values are ‘Canadian’ Values?

A City Councillor in Brampton, the ninth-largest city in Canada, with 51% of its population being immigrants, wrote in an email to his fellow councillors and a constituent that, “People of all races, colour, and creeds are eager to come to Brampton and Canada because the white people of this nation have developed a great […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Macron’s Modern–Imperialist Comments on Africa

The issues facing Africa are a direct outcome of economic, political, cultural and social exploitation of Africa, its natural resources and its manpower during the colonial era. France had a very extensive colonial empire throughout Africa especially in the larger parts of North and West Africa. The atrocities including wanton economic exploitation perpetrated by France are well documented.