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Rwanda and Sri Lanka: A tale of two genocides

Rwanda and Sri Lanka: A tale of two genocides

Source: Sharry Aiken, Associate Professor of Law, Queen's University, Ontario / The Conversation A Tamil man who was paralyzed by shelling during the final...
Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee, 1968

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Social Democracy

Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee, 1968. (AP / Jack Thornell) By Robert Greene II, The Nation — Gone was the optimism of 1963. It...
Trumps to Send 1,500 Troops to Middle East

Trumps to Send 1,500 Troops to Middle East

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images)President Trump proclaimed earlier this month that he wasn’t going to war with Iran. Then, in less than fortnight,...
Watch out, that cookbook might give you salmonella

Watch out, that cookbook might give you salmonella

Source: Jeffrey M. Farber, Professor of Food Safety, University of Guelph / The Conversation Foodborne pathogens account for about four...
Ontario's child-care cuts will hurt low-income parents working or studying full time

Ontario’s child-care cuts will hurt low-income parents working or studying full time

Source: Linda A. White, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Toronto / The Conversation Ontario’s recent provincial...
NYC Chancellor Richard Carranza's Efforts to Battle Systemic Racism Met With Criticism, Potential Lawsuit

NYC Chancellor Richard Carranza’s Efforts to Battle Systemic Racism Met With Criticism, Potential Lawsuit

Photo: Richard Drew (AP Photo)New York City schools chancellor Richard Carranza has made it his mission as the city’s top education administrator to...
Why decarbonizing marine transportation might not be smooth sailing

Why decarbonizing marine transportation might not be smooth sailing

Source: Tony Robert Walker, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University / The Conversation About 60,000 merchant ships sail the world’s oceans, including...
Are we witnessing the death of liberal democracy?

Are we witnessing the death of liberal democracy?

Source: Ian McKay, Director of the Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University / The Conversation All over the world,...
Topshop to Shutter All U.S. Stores

Topshop to Shutter All U.S. Stores

A Topshop store window on London’s Oxford Street.Photo: Dinendra Haria (SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)By now, we’re all well-acquainted with the power of...
Health Canada committees swimming in financial conflicts of interest

Health Canada committees swimming in financial conflicts of interest

Source: Joel Lexchin, Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Management, York University, Emergency Physician at University Health Network, Associate Professor of Family and...
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Ghana: Gyamfi Making the Headlines in U.S. Soccer

One of Ghana's gifted youth players, Emmanuel Gyamfi, is making waves in the US Premier League with Gam United FC. Nicknamed Sky, the 19-year-old player...
When did gay liberation come to mean equality?

When did gay liberation come to mean equality?

Source: Elise Chenier, Professor, Simon Fraser University / The Conversation The Royal Canadian Mint recently released a coin, “Hold onto...
Corin Wells Creates Twitter Thread of a Black 'Game of Thrones'

Corin Wells Creates Twitter Thread of a Black ‘Game of Thrones’

(L-R): Isaac Hempstead Wright in Season 8 of Game of Thrones ; Corin Wells ; Jaden Smith attends the Louis Vuitton show as part...
Soil is the key to our planet's history (and future)

Soil is the key to our planet’s history (and future)

Source: Derek Lynch, Professor of Agronomy and Agroecology, Dalhousie University / The Conversation The English language is full of phrases...
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Kenya: Huawei Sanction Likely to Hit Safaricom, Kenyan Government

By Charles MwanikiThe US's blacklisting of Chinese tech giant Huawei could potentially filter through to the Kenyan market due to the high exposure by...
The unintended consequences of Québec's Bill 21

The unintended consequences of Québec’s Bill 21

Source: David Pfrimmer, Professor Emeritus for Public Ethics and Fellow at the Centre for Public Ethics, Martin Luther University College, Wilfrid Laurier University...
Judge Unseals Records in Jussie Smollett Case

Judge Unseals Records in Jussie Smollett Case

Jussie SmollettPhoto: GettyA Chicago judge ruled Thursday to make public the arrest records and ultimate case dismissal for Jussie Smollett, the Empire actor...
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Somalia: U.S. Military Targets Isis-Somalia in Fifth Airstrike Since April

The US targeted ISIS fighters in Somalia for the fifth time since mid-April, killing two terrorists in an airstrike Wednesday, US Africa Command said...
The new NAFTA's assault on public health

The new NAFTA’s assault on public health

Source: Ronald Labonte, Professor and Canada Research Chair, University of Ottawa / The Conversation The negotiations were strained and at...
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Africa: China Doesn’t Want Trade War But…

opinion By Zhou PingjianChina-US trade talks are catching the eye of the Nigerian media recently. Around the world, there have been widespread concerns over the...
Will India's 'divider in chief' win again?

Will India’s ‘divider in chief’ win again?

Source: Anil Varughese, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University / The Conversation Spread over a month and...
$44 Million Civil Settlement Reportedly in Works in Harvey Weinstein Case

$44 Million Civil Settlement Reportedly in Works in Harvey Weinstein Case

Harvey WeinsteinPhoto: Drew Angerer (Getty)Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has reportedly reached a $44 million deal to settle claims brought against him by...
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South Africa: ‘Business As Usual for Huawei in South Africa’

By Savious KwinikaJohannesburg — HUAWEI, which is contending with a ban from the United States (US), said it had for some time been working...

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