Syed Younus Imam

Rising Gun Violence In Brampton And Mississaug: What It Means For Canada

Gun violence has risen dramatically in the Peel Region over the last few years. 54 incidences of firearms being discharged in Brampton and Mississauga were recorded in 2016, according to a Peel Regional Police report. As of October 31, 2017, there has been 56, leading to one gun death a month. […]

Lives Saved: The Importance Of Effective Public Communication During Heat Waves

As the approaching spectre of climate change threatens to shift the world’s delicate systems out of balance, one type of emergency that is easily underestimated, yet highly impactful, is the complications of heat waves. Though one may scoff at the possible detriment, such attitudes have had severe consequences in the […]

Weapons Divestment: A Short Profile On Universities That Have Divested From Arms Manufacture

Universities are typically seen as beacons of learning and enlightenment, a place where dialogue and knowledge trump violence and hatred. Anti-war and civil rights movements have often been spearheaded by universities. The boycott movement against South Africa, adopted by many universities, is credited with being a factor in ending apartheid […]

YU Divest: The Movement To Remove Weapons Investing From York University

For over two years, York University student activists have supported  a new campaign to divest from weapons manufacturers. YUDivest campaign aims to gather political support around campus to get the York University Board of Governors to fully divest from companies such as BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Hewlett Packard, […]

Syrian Refugees In Canada: Government/Community Action And What The Average Citizen Can Do To Help

As the conflict between the Free Syrian Army, the Axis of Resistance and ISIS takes more lives, more refugees are leaving the region. Trudeau’s administration is spending an estimated $472 million U.S. (or $680 million Canadian) on airlifting and transporting refugees to Canada.

Charlie Hebdo Depicts Dead Three-Year-Old as a Possible Sex Offender

Last year (2nd September), the three-year-old Alan Kurdi, a Syrian child, was found drowned on a beach in the Mediterranean Sea. The powerful images taken by Turkish journalist Nilufer Demir helped to galvanize the global public into action to support the refugees by showing the devastation the war was causing. […]

Oregon Militia Men Seize Federal Wildlife Preserve

A group of armed militia men in Harney County, Oregon have taken over the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. They are accusing the United States of violating the constitution by illegally seizing land from citizens, in particular, that of the Hammond family. In 2001, Dwight and Steven Hammond, a father/son team of ranchers, set […]

The Shadow Of London – The “Bromley Batman” Comes Forward: A Meditation On Real-Life Vigilantism

  In recent weeks, several eyewitnesses have reported the exploits of a masked vigilante who has been active in the London boroughs of Lewisham and Bromley, earning him the moniker of “the Bromley Batman.” Standing at 6 feet and dressed in a mask, wearing combat trousers, a muscle top, a […]