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El Salvador’s gang truce: a lost opportunity?

This article was originally published on openSecurity’s monthly Sustainable Security column on 18 May 2015. Every month, a rotating network of experts from Oxford Research Group’s Sustainable Security programme explore pertinent issues of global and regional insecurity. 2,111 more words


Tobacco users increase their own marginalization in society

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research shows a new dimension to the marginalization of smokers: people who smoke are less likely to vote than their non-smoking peers.

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When she opened her box, Pandora released all the evils it contained out into the world, and only hope was left at the bottom. I was often reminded of the mythical box when watching Emmanuelle Bercot’s Standing Tall , with the difference that hope, too, seems to have fled from the film. 474 more words


Ableism and Academia: Chronicling the Past 4 Years

Well, it’s official: I am now a university graduate.

I am relieved to say that after four long and painful years, I am no longer a student at Mount Saint Vincent University. 3,298 more words


Love one another as I have loved you

“Jesus said to his disciples:
“As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.” (Jn 15:9)

Jesus asks us to love one another in the same way that Jesus loves us. 609 more words


Media Coverage of Baltimore Silences Voices

Images from Baltimore[1] of individuals looting stores and rioting in the streets, cars and buildings set ablaze, and injuries sustained by members of the police force have inundated television screens and social media feeds across the nation this week. 680 more words


Diversity is More than a Pie Chart

I wrote the following for the Fil-Am Courier.  It appeared in the April 2014 edition of the publication.  It can be accessed here.

Too often we limit our understandings of diversity to a simple numbers game—one that is won by simply ensuring that individuals from a plethora of racial and ethnic backgrounds are present in a single social space. 468 more words