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Some Filipinos blame politics and industry for monster typhoon
As the world turns its eyes on the Philippines after the worst recorded typhoon in history ravaged through the country, Filipinos are pointing fingers at the Harper government for creating the...
Nov 12th, 2013
Typhoon Haiyan rips off roofs in the Philippines
Filipinos braced themselves for yet another natural catastrophe that will ravage the country until Saturday. Super storm Haiyan, or Yolanda, as it is called in the Philippines, lashed through the...
Nov 7th, 2013
Filipina women ‘triggered’ by avatar used as bait to catch pedophiles
An online anti-trafficking campaign put together by a Dutch human rights group attracted more than 21,000 men to chat with a virtual 10-year old Filipina girl they named “Sweetie.” A thousand...
Nov 7th, 2013
Jaguars are the zombie’s natural predator
According to naturalist David Mizejewski, the zombie invasion is doomed to fail. In this sense, Mizejewski is an apocalypse denier. A radical voice for sure, but at least it is a voice informed by...
Oct 29th, 2013
Historic lawsuit launched against UN over negligence in Haitian cholera epidemic
An unprecedented lawsuit has been launched against the United Nations.
Oct 19th, 2013
Feminism and the weapon-wielding women of The Walking Dead: spoiler alert
Let's take a look at two of The Walking Dead's kick-ass female characters, Andrea and Michonne.
Oct 12th, 2013
Sexy Halloween costumes are okay, now let's stop mocking them!
Halloween should be a time of year that you can dress however the hell you want, without any judgement
Oct 9th, 2013
We've never seen anything like it
Canadians are speaking up in their tens of thousands against extreme U.S.-driven Internet Censorship proposals in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Oct 1st, 2013
Kick Ass female characters don't get the credit they deserve
While "Kick Ass 2" shows that women can be powerful characters, it falls short by taking center stage away from them. Should "Kick Ass" really be named "Hit Girl"?
Sep 17th, 2013
Kid Cudi kills it at Vancouver concert
Kid Cudi, wearing a space suit, danced, rapped and "killed it" for a few thousand fans at UBC's Thunderbird arena last night. The 29 year old rapper from Cleveland, Ohio, told the audience he...
Linda Solomon Wood
Sep 11th, 2013