Author: Sofiya Soufi

When hope is gone: Aboriginal youth suicides in Canada

Suicide amongst youth has been on the rise since the last few decades, but it has reached new heights of horror this April in Attawapiskat, a remote Aboriginal Reserve in northern Ontario, Canada. In what’s being called a suicide contagion, 11 people attempted to take their lives in a single

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Lips Sealed Shut: The American Jails For Political Prisoners

Political prisoners are not exactly what you would associate with the “freedom of speech loving United States.” This is probably why you have never heard of Communications Management Units or CMUs, which are basically prisons for these controversial captives. While the horrifying and inhuman physical tortures of places like Guantanamo

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Rise of Trump, Rise of Hate

Since its beginning, Donald trump’s campaign is nothing short of surprises and downright outrageous declarations. From announcing his plan to build a wall along the southern border and make the Mexicans pay for it, to saying all Muslims should be banned from America at least temporarily, his remarks pushed many

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The Dam Project That Must Be Stopped

  Peace is about to be disturbed once again in Northeastern, BC’s beautiful Peace River region. The land, rich in irreplaceable flora and fauna, and it’s fragile ecosystem is about to take another blow, which, this time, is due to the construction of the third dam of the region: Site

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Child Labour: A Shameful Reality In The 21st Century

  Child labour: Many in the past had hoped this phenomenon would have ceased to be a reality in our “futuristic” 2016 world. However, staggering statistics show that child labour continues to affect children worldwide, including developed countries like the United States. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), 168

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On the Brink of a Third Intifada? Palestine’s People Continue to Bleed

  Earlier this month, Riyad al-Maliki, the Palestinian Authority’s foreign minister, announced there would be no more direct negotiations with Israel.  Following these comments, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the Palestinian Authority was avoiding negotiations to avoid achieving peace. However, he has also criticized the French proposed International

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Russia Continues Military Intervention in Syria: Will it End?

Motives behind Russia’s military involvement in Syria have been the subject of ongoing debate and analysis. While Russia often points fingers at the West for using Bashar al-Assad as an excuse to avoid the ISIS problem, much evidence points to Russia’s so called campaign against ISIS as being no more

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