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Survival Options

This is a nice article, but the following stood out:

“Nelson had been a prostitute for 38 years. She started working on the streets of New York City at the age of 14, after her mother committed suicide. 93 more words


Drill Down on Teachers’ Strike


Full disclosure before beginning. (1) I am not a teacher and have no family members in the teaching profession. (2) I have no children or family members in Ontario elementary or secondary schools. 1,004 more words


There are some people out there who want to frighten you

There are some powerful people out there who want to frighten you.

They want you to think that your neighbour, who has a beard, is nothing but a timebomb waiting for the right moment to explode. 194 more words


Is NTV Uganda the new Lokodo: Staff fired over nude leaks

Nude photos of Fabiola Kyalimpa leaked in February 2015: thanks to a local tabloid, the photos made rounds on social media. This afternoon NTV Uganda announced (internally) that Fabiola who was a TV show host at this station was… 599 more words


Liz Mays’ Politics Turns One Green

Turning green used to mean that one had smoked too much pot.  For almost ten years, Elizabeth Mays has beentrying to convince Canadian voters that she is the real /authentic green (as in environmental) champion. 737 more words


My Daughter Drew Me This Picture

My 10-year-old daughter drew me this picture and slipped it into my briefcase as a surprise.

Sometimes it is children who have the  strongest sense of justice. 30 more words

Human Rights

Steven Wise: Chimps have feelings and thoughts. They should also have rights - Filmed March 2015 at TED2015

Chimpanzees are people too, you know. Ok, not exactly. But lawyer Steven Wise has spent the last 30 years working to change these animals’ status from “things” to “persons.” It’s not a matter of legal semantics; as he describes in this fascinating talk, recognizing that animals like chimps have extraordinary cognitive capabilities and rethinking the way we treat them — legally — is no less than a moral duty.