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Ontario’s Deceptive And Noxious Election Campaign

By Rupert Johnson Once again, toxins pervade the current political environment in Ontario, filling the air with noxious campaign fumes. And once again we should protect ourselves against the odours of lies, deceptions, and hypocrisy. These are the odious gases ...

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Dr. Maya Angelou: A Quintessential Renaissance Icon

Dr. Maya Angelou: A Quintessential Renaissance Icon

By Rupert Johnson Dr. Maya Angelou was indeed an inspiration to everyone. Her embodiment of the renaissance has certainly transformed this remarkable woman into a quintessential icon. Her omni competence and amazing accomplishments can attest to this fact. She was ...

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Will Maya Angelou’s Legacy Live On?

The late, great Maya Angelou once wrote, “I’m a black ocean, leaping and wild. Welling and swelling, I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear: I rise. Into a daybreak that wondrously clear: I rise. Bringing ...

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The Perpetual Plight Of Females Throughout The World

By Rupert Johnson The mistreatment, harassment, and general denigration of females is not a recent phenomenon, it is as old as the inception of the human race. Although there has been concerted efforts, particularly in Western societies to curtail and ...

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OP-ED: Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It!

By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka UN Women’s Executive Director UNITED NATIONS, New York (IPS) – Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women. There, 189 governments adopted a visionary roadmap for gender equality: ...

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Economic Inequality And Democracy

By Roberto Savio IPS Founder In this column, ROBERTO SAVIO, founder and president emeritus of Inter Press Service (IPS), writes on persistent inequality and the failure of “trickle down” economy.  ROME, Italy (IPS) — Not a day goes by without ...

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