A water bottle sits on the table in front of Chief and NDP candidate Rudy Turtle during a visit by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Oct. 5, 2019 on the Grassy Narrows First Nation, where industrial mercury poisoning in its water system has seriously affected the health of the community.
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A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages may be intended to improve health, but for Indigenous consumers, such a tax would be unethical, contravene tax law and undermine Indigenous rights.
Courts have failed to understand the role childhood trauma can play in adult criminal behaviour.
The execution of Lisa Montgomery in the U.S. earlier this year demonstrates how society misunderstands the effects of mental illness and trauma on criminal behaviour.
Blockchain can support the dissemination of open educational resources on a global scale.
Open-educational resources are critical for increasing global learners’ access to education during COVID-19 and beyond. Blockchain technology can address concerns about plagiarism in resources.
The Dead Sea scrolls show scribes using the theme of four kingdoms (Babylon-Persia, Greece, Rome and the kingdom of God) as a flexible way to prophecize.
There is a long history of recalculating historical prophecies and projections based on the theme of four kingdoms.
Democrat Sen. Chris Coons, pictured right, says Democrats should talk more about faith. Here, Coons prays with U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican Sen. James Lankford (left) during the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.
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Spirituality may not align with scientific values, but even psychologists say ‘peak’ experiences can change people. Will society allow the entire language of religion to be owned by conservatives?
Unavoidable crises will upend the world we live in.
Unavoidable crises will upend the world we live in but a shift from addictive accumulation to sustainable living may improve our quality of life.
A religion sociologist discovers that his criticism of the Church is based on lies.
The real lessons of Jesus Christ as outlined in the Bible are socialist. But the Church, a veritable old boys club, doesn’t teach us that.
An immigrant child from Guatemala is seen at a facility in Texas on June 21, 2018. President Donald Trump’s policy to separate children from their parents at the U.S. border is an example of an incident that could result in toxic socialization.
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We must work to protect our children from Toxic Socialization, violent experiences in their lives that do lifelong damage.
An addiction to accumulating money is every bit as powerful and destructive as a drug addiction.
Wealth addiction is as powerful as any other, but instead of urging addicts to get help, we often admire them. Yet they do much more damage to the world at large than your average coke fiend.
In this November 2017 photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with a group of entrepreneurs and innovators in St. Louis. Zuckerberg is preparing to testify before U.S. Congress over Facebook’s privacy fiasco.
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Why are the masses not disconnecting from Facebook despite the litany of revelations that the company’s brass has long viewed them as dumb sheep?
Eric Trump said his father’s assault-talk, it is just what happens when “alpha personalities are in the same presence.” Here, President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018.
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Some recent bad behaviour has been explained as being alpha but the scientist who coined the phrase discredits that theory. Instead, Prof. Sosteric suggests alphas are raised on toxic socialization.
Women chant and raise their signs during a rally, part of International Women’s Strike NYC, a coalition of dozens of grassroots groups and labor organizations, on IWD, March 8, 2017, at Washington Square Park in New York.
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Historical and structural inequalities that long flourished have been recently exposed through the North American based #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Here are eight ways to get involved.
Kiara Romero, 20, from Rockville, Md., was one of the million who joined the Women’s March in D.C. and around the world on the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration to denounce his views and policies.
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The first anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington which took place last weekend in cities in the U.S., Canada and internationally indicates support is growing for a global feminist activism.
Time’s up: we need to work towards improving gender inequality now. Here: Oprah giving her rousing speech about women’s rights at the 2018 Golden Globes.
Time is up. Canadian women demand their rights. In 2018, human rights are women’s rights.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi grooms and prepares our minds for violence and war.
Star Wars is a carefully crafted religious experience. Just like Game of Thrones and other epic stories between good and evil, these stories prepare us for violence and war.
Human memories are malleable. U.S. President Donald Trump seems aware of this truism as he effectively moulds and shapes American minds with deceptions and exaggerations.
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He’s not dumb. He’s not crazy. Donald Trump is instead a mind manipulator, using his Twitter magic wand to exploit so-called malleable memory effect that helps him achieve ultra-right goals.
Isabel Daniels weeps as she speaks of her murdered cousin, Nicole Daniels, at the opening day of hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Winnipeg in October 2017.
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Canadians should be listening closely to stories coming from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We need to hear the truth and then help justice move forward.
There’s a global war going on, and a global arms race to go with it. It’s not a race for physical weapons, it’s a race to develop cyber weapons of psychological, emotional, financial and infrastructure attack.
Hostile foreign powers and even tech companies are not attacking us with bullets and bombs; they’re doing it with bits and bytes. It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month, so what to do about the third world war being waged in cyberspace?
Those who grow up in toxic environments are up to 12 times more likely to experience addiction, depression and to try to commit suicide.
World Suicide Prevention Day draws attention to the rising tide of teenagers taking their own lives. “Toxic socialization” involving emotional and physical abuse in families is a major cause.
The World Social Forum believes ‘Another World is Possible’.
The decision to hold the 2016 World Social Forum in Canada made it inaccessible to many activists from the geopolitical south. But it also highlighted the false simplicity of the north-south dichotomy in social justice activism.