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Zoo dumps plastic waste in aquarium to highlight ocean pollution problem

A zoo in Hungary has tipped plastic waste into an aquarium to draw attention to the destructive impact of ocean pollution.<p>Yoghurt pots, plastic bags, fishing nets and flippers are just some of the pieces of rubbish staff at Pecs Zoo have dumped in their empty tank, which is normally home to …

Pollution

Indigenous Australians Take Fight Against Giant Coal Mine to the United Nations

By Noni Austin<p>For tens of thousands of years, the Wangan and Jagalingou people have lived in the flat arid lands of central Queensland, Australia. …

Canada's Tax System Is Rigged To Help The Rich, 9 In 10 CRA Professionals Say

“Never before has the concept of tax fairness been so prominent in the Canadian public’s consciousness."<p>Canadians have long suspected that the …

Canada

Why is the far right dominated by men? | Cas Mudde

What if male identity, rather than racist ideology, is the most important reason why people join far-right groups? That is the central claim made by Michael Kimmel, a US sociologist, in his new book Healing from Hate: How Young Men Get Into – and Out of – Violent Extremism, which studies why young …

Masculinity

800 students learn to "combat racism and ignorance" through blanket exercise

Nearly 800 students from Lutheran and Anglican churches across Canada gathered at Lakehead University's Thunder Bay campus on Thursday afternoon to …

Canada

The un-celebrity president: Jimmy Carter shuns riches, lives modestly in his Georgia hometown

Jimmy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosalynn: “C’mon, kid.”<p>She laughs and takes his hand, and they walk carefully through a neighbor’s kitchen filled with 1976 …

The White House

Asian Games: Indonesia police kill dozens in criminal crackdown

<b>Indonesian police have fatally shot dozens of "petty criminals" in the lead up the 2018 Asian Games, rights group Amnesty International says.</b><p>The group condemned the deaths, calling for an investigation into the "shoot first and ask questions later policy".<p>At least 77 people have reportedly been …

Asia

Georgia police Taser 87-year-old woman using knife to cut dandelions

A Georgia police chief said an officer was justified in using a Taser to stun an 87-year-old woman after she didn’t obey commands to drop a knife in …

Crime

Not all unkindness is bullying. Here’s why we need to teach kids to differentiate.

In my work as a teacher I’ve noticed in recent years that parents frequently default to the term “bullying” to describe a lot of undesirable interactions their children have with peers. Bullying is tragically real, with devastating consequences in both the short- and long-term. But bullying also …

Parenting

The internet is loving this make-up brand for numbering their darkest foundation shades first

Beauty Bakerie was founded in 2011 by Cashmere Nicole, who built an indie make-up brand into a $5 million dollar business, all whilst being a single mum and battling breast cancer.<p>After starting with a range of liquid lipsticks, Beauty Bakerie has now expanded into complexion with the launch of …

Makeup

Men "Brought Down" by the #MeToo Movement Are Back

Meanwhile women who experience sexual harassment have careers that are derailed forever.<p>In light of the #MeToo movement, we hear a lot from men about how allegations ruin lives.<p>Whose, precisely?<p>Al Franken is considering a return to politics after being caught on camera groping a woman and being …

Me Too movement

Weedkiller found in wide range of breakfast foods aimed at children

Significant levels of the weedkilling chemical glyphosate have been found in an array of popular breakfast cereals, oats and snack bars marketed to US children, a new study has found.<p>Tests revealed glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weedkiller brand Roundup, present in all but two of …

Glyphosate

Alberta A&W allegedly called cops on customer who tried to buy meal for Indigenous senior

A&W Canada has apologized after a staff member at one of its Alberta locations allegedly called police when a man tried to buy a meal for an elderly, …

Canada

Woman arrested with daughter in Dubai over drinking wine is released

A woman who was detained in Dubai with her four-year-old daughter after drinking a complimentary glass of wine on a flight from London has expressed her relief after she was cleared by authorities and allowed to return home.<p>Ellie Holman, a dentist originally from Sweden who lives in Sevenoaks, …

Human Rights

Teenaged Syrian refugee 'saved the day' after rescuing toddler from Hamilton rooftop

When Khalid Tabateb saw a toddler walking unsteadily along the edge of a Hamilton rooftop he didn't stop to think. He leapt into action.<p>The …

War

One man's suffering has exposed Monsanto's secrets to the world | Carey Gillam

It was a verdict heard around the world. In a stunning blow to one of the world’s largest seed and chemical companies, jurors in San Francisco have told Monsanto it must pay $289m in damages to a man dying of cancer which he claims was caused by exposure to its herbicides.<p>Monsanto, which became a …

Pesticides

Man Spends 40 Years Planting a Tree on Barren Island Every Day, Now It’s a Giant Forest

In 1979, Jadav Payeng—a then-16-year-old resident of Assam, India—made a startling discovery: several dead snakes scattered along the sandy banks of the Brahmaputra River's Majuli Island. Having been displaced by flooding, the creatures were then killed due to the island's lack of shade.<p>This …

Ecology

Dads demand more change tables in restaurant bathrooms

A Quebec dad’s fight to get a change table in his local Tim Hortons has reignited a campaign by some fathers to make the folding baby stations a standard feature in men’s bathrooms across the country.<p>Jeremy McCall of the London, Ont.-based parent group Dad Club London says he’s inspired by the …

Tim Hortons

The truth about income inequality, in six amazing charts

It has become fashionable in recent years to downplay the growth of income and wealth inequality in the developed world, especially in the United States — and also its consequences.<p>It’s not surprising that the naysaying comes mostly from spokespersons for the 1%, who, after all, are the chief …

Income Inequality

11 Impressive Questions To Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview

Make sure you stand out when you're asked, "Do you have any questions?"<p>No matter how prepared you are, a job interview is a nerve-wracking experience. You have to answer a torrent of questions on the spot and sell yourself to a hiring manager — sometimes even a room full of strangers. And when it …

Employment

The Massacre of Black Sharecroppers That Led the Supreme Court to Curb the Racial Disparities of the Justice System

The sharecroppers who gathered at a small church in Elaine, Arkansas, in the late hours of September 30, 1919, knew the risk they were taking. Upset …

Black History

Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

Happiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”<p>PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as …

Happiness

French student slapped for standing up to harasser

A French woman was violently slapped in the face after standing up to her harasser in Paris.<p>Marie Laguerre, 22, was walking home on Saturday when she said a man crossing her path sexually and verbally harassed her. In response, she yelled “shut your mouth” in French to rebuke the man’s insults. …

Sexual Harassment

Canada Is Raging Against Gun Violence—But Not Like America

After a shooting in Toronto, the country is debating a total ban on handguns.<p>Like so much else in Canada, the debate over guns typically happens more quietly than it does in the United States. But on rare occasions, a tragic moment will come along and propel the issue to the top of the public …

Guns

Ford's Toronto council shake-up leaves candidates in the dark

Premier Doug Ford's announcement that he will introduce legislation to shrink the size of Toronto city council from 47 seats to 25 — three months …

School Administration

This 12-Year-Old Girl Scout Is The Feminist Hero We All Need Right Now

This Girl Scout’s viral letter will make you want to give her a standing ovation<p>A 12-year-old Girl Scout from Ohio is the feminist hero we all need …

Feminism

'I cannot condone the misogyny, the racism': Oregon Republican becomes Democrat, citing Trump

A devout Republican commissioner in northwest Oregon says she can no longer stand by the party because of Trump's "racist tactics" and changed her political affiliation to become a Democrat.<p>Lori Stegmann left a long explanation on her Facebook page on Wednesday for her sudden choice after spending …

Donald Trump

Hundreds of separated children not reunited by court-ordered deadline

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As a court-ordered deadline to reunite all eligible families the Trump administration separated at the border elapsed, one in three children still remained away from their parents, with no clear indication when they would be reunited.<p>According to a court filing, the government …

Immigration

A Woman Tweeted About A Male Stalker And The Replies Are Chilling

A woman’s tweet about a male stalker prompted so many terrifying stories<p>When you’re a woman, walking home late at night can be a very scary, tense …

Jimmy Carter: The US has 'lost its place' as a leader in human rights

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter says the United States has "lost its place" as a global leader of human rights.<p>"We should be the champion of human rights. We're a superpower, not based solely on military power; part of that definition should be a commitment to human …

Human Rights