Observations of an Expat: What if We Voted on the Issues?

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Tom Arms

Sitting on the Eastern side of the Atlantic, the Trump/Clinton battle seems more like a race to the Senate dock than to the door of the White House.

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Energy sector development in British Columbia, Canada putting indigenous women at risk

Amnesty International Canada

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Amnesty International

Decades of unchecked energy sector development and government policy failures have put the lives of indigenous women and girls at risk and strained the social fabric of communities in Canada’s British Columbia province, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report published.

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Is Absolute Democracy A Danger To Society?

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Joe Khamisi

Democracy, said the former US President Ronald Reagan, is worth dying for, because it’s a deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.

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My Papillon-Like Obsession!


Mansour Rad

From the very beginning, I mean when I was a child and my father took me to a movie theater in Tehran, screening ‘Papillon‘, the great 1973 movie, I felt it was something that I had never experienced and when we were leaving the salon among the crowd of people, I was unable to say even a word about it, despite prior times that I used to immediately question my father in a row about the movie we had watched.

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Remember, remember the 5th of November

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Hazel Speed

If young people and children living in the UK were asked if they knew the meaning of Remember, remember, the 5th of November!  – would they know to what it referred? I guess a lot would depend on the ‘cut off’ point regarding age group, and interestingly enough, the North-South divide also.

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