Social Commentary

19 Feb 19
New Delhi Times

Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar’s snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren’s opening campaign video was a bit odd. Take it from an unlikely armchair pundit sizing up the 2020 Democratic field: President Donald Trump. In tweets, public remarks and private conversations, Trump is making clear he is closely following the campaign […]

19 Feb 19
Antinuclear

Adani’s new law firm put forward ‘trained attack dog’ strategy for waging legal ‘war’   https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-19/adani-law-firm-put-forward-trained-attack-dog-strategy/10821470?pfmredir=sm&fbclid=IwAR0vOmyhhAWM3VjluLNby1RdjRC2WzreUxr465GFLLyT2oO8Qy-5kRB7od8    BY JOSH ROBERTSON  Lawyers for mining firm Adani proposed waging “war” on opponents of its controversial Queensland mine by using the legal system to pressure government, silence critics and financially cripple activists, according to documents obtained by the ABC. Key points: Law […]

19 Feb 19
Stabroek News

Dear Editor, Despite positive growth in recent years, Guyana’s economy seems stuck in the Lower Middle Income trap characterised by a low growth scenario. In recent years economic growth has failed to reach its targeted level despite downward revision on a number of occasions. The last five years (2014-2018) saw real growth fall below the […]

19 Feb 19
The New Flesh horror movie podcast

Welcome to the new Flash podcast. My name is Brett Arnold, brettredacted on Twitter. Joe Avella. Be sure to follow us on Instagram of the New Flesh podcast or maybe New Flesh podcast and Instagram search it, you know how search options work and today we are talking about Final Destination 3 working our way […]

19 Feb 19
Russia News Now

The transnational region of Balochistan risks becoming another Kurdistan-like fault line as long as Iran continues to be tricked into worsening relations with Pakistan, with the worst-case scenario being that the Golden Ring’s weakest link undermines the entire geopolitical project that it has such a serious stake in securing. “Blood Borders” Iran’s uncharacteristically bellicose rhetoric […]

19 Feb 19
Set The Tape

One of the recurring traits of Star Trek is the notion of first contact with a different species – heck, they even named one of the movies after it. It usually ends up tending to go awry in one way or another; sometimes, the new culture is corrupted and becomes something like mobsters or Nazis, […]

19 Feb 19
The Barnabas Connection

David Wilson Jesus spoke a lot about the Kingdom of God but the terminology just doesn’t fit in our culture when it comes to a description of what the church is called to be in the world. The word Kingdom has many negative connotations of dominance, abuse of power, and inequity, just for starters. Over […]

19 Feb 19
Streeter's Generic Blog

The two readings for this week I feel have taken two fairly unrelated viewpoints on literacy and technology. Baron gives his take on literacy and technology. He highlights that the two develop, intertwine and often new technologies succeed even though many oppose change. The other by Wysocki missed the mark for me personally. I was […]

19 Feb 19
jae's

Zaatari’s definition of patriarchy is the anti-modern masculinity coupled or promoted through nostalgic notions of ideal systems of justice, family, and mas- culinity/manhood that are in direct contrast to the failures of the nation/state to deliver in the pre-Arab Spring context , the show’s promotion of an ‘anti-modern’ masculinity capable of delivering justice on the […]

19 Feb 19
Consequence of Sound

The Primus frontman’s strange journey from wannabe clarinetist to his new Claypool Lennon Delirium album.

19 Feb 19
Long's Short Takes

~Harry H Long BECOMING ICONIC: JONATHAN BAKER 2018 / Random Media / 89m / NR This documentary – or more properly vanity project – is being presented as consisting of interviews with “iconic” directors on the subject of their first day on the set of their first feature film. Now it strikes me some license […]

19 Feb 19
Stand Up for Social Justice

By: Chantelle Persad Lisa Kimmel, president of Edelman Canada reveals concerns about the #MeToo movement and the downside to what started out to be a positive program for change. What is #MeToo? The #MeToo movement emerged in October 2017 when the hashtag went viral internationally, conveying the message of sexual assault and harassment. The online […]

19 Feb 19
NNSL News

Sci-fi, satire and surrealism aren’t words we usually associate with Black History Month every February. But on a Sunday afternoon at the Yellowknife Public Library, as a projector plays Sorry to Bother You, a 2018 film about telemarketing, the failings of capitalism and half-man-half-horse hybrids created by a nefarious multinational corporation bent on productivity, it’s […]