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Canada

How Colonialism is Still Endangering Indigenous Women in Canada Today

Since the point of contact, Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited (Indigenous term encompassing LGBTQ+ identities) have been instrumental in solidifying settler colonialism in North America. Such is especially true in the Canadian context. Historically, Indigenous two-spirited people and women were removed from positions of stability and power by colonial legislation that enforced patriarchy and European […]

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Health

The Importance of Self-Care in our own Self-Development

Over the past few years, the perception of wellness has shifted from a focus on physical health to a holistic approach that includes both psychological and physical well-being. Notably, the term “self-care” has been widely used. It is important to note that wellness carries different meanings to not only different cultures, but even individuals within […]

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Culture & Religion United States

How the US Education System Feeds a Culture of Sexual Violence

Within modern education is a reflection of rigid societal values. Pertaining to such affairs of publicly assumed anathema, is an associated measure of relevancy a subject obtains within active measures of institutional manipulation, as a direct result of national values and issues taboo in their nature. Given the self reflective nature of an essential national […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Citizen Diplomacy to the UN: an Interview with Patrick Sciarratta

“(Your) mission is so important, and… you are accomplishing remarkable things. Best wishes to you and everyone at the foundation!”  President William Jefferson Clinton for Patrick Sciarratta. Patrick has gone through a fantastic life path: from a simple student and the creator of a rock band back in 1969 to a famous person and leader […]

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Policy Analysis World Politics & Affairs

The Evolution of Consulate Diplomacy and International Law

Humans, by nature, have always felt the need to communicate. This started with the need to communicate with those in the local vicinity, which then progressed to those in neighbouring regions. And as humans came together and formed groups, societies grew over time and nation-states developed. As these nations became gradually more sophisticated, they needed […]

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Environment & Climate Change World Politics & Affairs

Corporate Responsibility in the Climate Crisis

In Seattle, Washington, there was a ban placed on plastic straws and utensils in 2018. This ban disallowed the use of plastic straws in local businesses, with a plan to phase them out and to encourage consumers to purchase reusable metal straws to use as a replacement. In Seattle, there is also a tax on […]

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Policy Analysis World Politics & Affairs

The Belt and Road Initiative: China’s Blueprint for Global Domination

The Silk Road was a network of ancient trade routes that spanned Eurasia, enabling the flow of goods, ideas, and people between the East and the West. Named after the Chinese silk that was traded along the route, the Silk Road fostered trade between ancient civilizations and established long – lasting political, economic and cultural […]

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Policy Analysis United States

What do Recent Abortion Laws Mean for the Future of Women in America?

Throughout different historical periods female sexual desire has often been perceived as inherently evil; an attribute that must be repressed at all costs. However, opinions regarding female sexuality have fluctuated as social customs and fashions have fundamentally changed over time. Significantly, in the past century the struggle for female emancipation has been frequently discussed and […]

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Culture & Religion

How “Queerbaiting” is Harmful to the LGBTQ+ Community

Minorities are often used as “aesthetics”. Think of the accusations of blackface rippling across the internet, or the stereotypical doll-like Japanese schoolgirl. The latest victim of this fad? The LGBTQ+ community. They must have been able to count the other’s eyelashes. The camera cuts to black just before the two women’s lips touch, but the […]

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Policy Analysis World Politics & Affairs

Is the Ugandan State on the Road to Totalitarianism?

At the start of May 2019, Uganda, the so-called Pearl of Africa, has faced yet another political crackdown on journalism and freedom of speech. The current regime through the Uganda Communications Commission issued a letter to suspend 30 journalists on Friday, May 3, 2019. “Uganda’s press regulator ordered 13 local media groups to suspend news […]