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‘I wasn’t marching down the street asking for this pay raise. Now I’m worse off’ Employees at an Ontario Tim Hortons owned by the children of the chain’s founders say they have been told to sign a document acknowledging they are losing paid breaks, paid benefits, and other incentives as a result of the province’s […]

Robert Mugabe to black Zimbabwe citizens – You Will Appreciate Me More When I Am Gone My fellow Zimbabweans, I am writing this letter and hope that all of you will read it and share it. My days on this earth are numbered, but I know that once I am gone, you and your children […]

DEADLY Aussie Flu is headed for the UK and could be more fatal than the 1968 flu pandemic that killed over a million worldwide, a professor warns. Dr Chris spoke about the virus on This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Phil Scofield. Dr Chris addressed the nation’s worries about so-called Aussie flu on This Morning […]

With the evolution of hip-hop and urban culture over the past 30 years, there have been so many arguments about the origin of sagging pants. Of course, most people have probably heard that “the word “‘saggin’ spelled backward spells niggas” and all types of other things. But most people think of rap music when they see sagging […]

Danielle Young and the Rev. Jesse Jackson (courtesy of Danielle Young) In all truth, I was originally never going to tell this story. Because for the longest time, I didn’t even know if there was a story. I didn’t take what had happened to me seriously. Sexual harassment, unwanted sexual attention, grabby or flirtatious old […]

“What the military will say to a reporter and what is said behind closed doors are two very different things — especially when it comes to the U.S. military in Africa.” So writes investigative reporter Nick Turse in his latest book, Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa. Adapted from a series of […]

Ernest and Mollie Burkhart married in 1917. Unbeknownst to Mollie, a member of the Osage tribe, the marriage was part of a larger plot to steal her family’s oil wealth. Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoman Collection/Courtesy of Doubleday Generations ago, the American Indian Osage tribe was compelled to move. Not for the first time, white settlers […]

This Know Your Rights guide is the second in a series aimed at helping you understand your legal rights to free expression and privacy. The Know Your Rights series is partially funded by IFEX and is part of PEN Canada’s Canadian Issues program. A GUIDE TO CELL PHONE SEARCHES IN CANADA PHONE WALLPAPER Download this […]

In order to receive development assistance, Tanzania has to give Western agribusiness full freedom and give enclosed protection for patented seeds. “Eighty percent of the seeds are being shared and sold in an informal system between neighbors, friends and family. The new law criminalizes the practice in Tanzania,” says Michael Farrelly of TOAM, an organic […]

According to the UN Economic Commission for Africa, about $1trillion has been stolen from Africa to western countries illegally. Vera Songwe, new Chief of UN Economic Commission for Africa by  Mathew The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) says an estimated 50 billion dollars leaves the shore of the continent illicitly mostly to the Western […]


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