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I predict a riot cop

I'm standing in front of a line of riot cops, arms raised to demonstrate my non-violent intentions, chanting peaceful protest, peaceful protest as their batons twitch menacingly two feet from my face. The 2,000 people around me are doing likewise well, apart from those busy staffing the compost toilets, powering the bicycles that make the microphones work, running the communal kitchen and being interviewed live on the BBC. It must be another climate camp.

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All Our Mothers Deserve a Little Peace and Justice

When my wife looked at me this past Monday with fear in her eyes and exclaimed. What day is Mother's Day? I had a good chuckle. About once a year we each have that moment: stricken with the thought that we've forgotten Mother's Day and will forever live in bad child purgatory.

So you think young people don't care about politics?

I went on the Put People First protest with my Dad, the oldest rocker in town, last month. He turned to me at one point, with genuine surprise in his voice, and said: 'There are loads of young people here!' I wasn’t surprised: I'm young and I was there.

To craft a new society

A divided society needs new answers and new identities, argues Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

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Peace offerings

Members of citizens’ groups for peace that attempt to bridge the Israeli-Palestinian divide talk with Hadani Ditmars about why working together brings its own rewards.

No room for bigots

Canadian multiculturalism is in rude health and has licked the kinds of problems that crop up in other countries. Haroon Siddiqui explains how.

Africa to Appalachia

Sissoko’s warm-toned vocals and fluid kora work, counterpointed by Stone’s banjo-picking make for a wonderfully expansive sound on Africa to Appalachia.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

Although Gandhi is a household name all over the world, Babasaheb Ambedkar, architect of the Indian Constitution and the first person to fight effectively for the rights of dalits.

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