Protest Power

Rahman Mohamed
The secrets of powerful protesters

When people think of protests the first image is often people holding signs, chanting, and walking in a circle or just standing still.  Protesting is an art.  It’s used to fight the authorities (those who have more power than you) so you can get what you want.  Many protests are similar – chanting and holding signs, often in front of a place related to the authorities they’re challenging.  The most successful have had their own style and image.

If anyone wants proof that there really is a method in any field, you just have to find experts.  Experts are people in their field who know the best way to do something; expert protesters (aka activists) are people who have got what they want, made changes to better their lives and the lives of others.

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Many Words of Donald Trump

In depth: An inside look at the President’s most recent statements and messages
Rahman Mohamed

Since his entry into the American Republican primaries Donald Trump ignited an interest in American politics.  When Kevin O’Leary entered the Canadian Federal Conservative primary he did the same.  O’Leary’s entrance was restricted to Canada, Trump has become an interest worldwide.  His victory in the primaries was expected by many.  Shocking the world, he upset the election, defeating Hillary Clinton and adding President of the United States to his resume.

Today he is a topic in daily conversations, media, and social media.  He uses Twitter on a regular basis to express his views.  He has also makes controversial remarks considered racist and divisive.  Many consider President Trump to be speaking in a non-presidential manner that divides America.

On 21 August 2017 Donald Trump gave a speech centered on the USA’s strategy in Afghanistan.  It is part of a growing list of behaviour that some call a reformation of Trump.

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Smiling Siblings

The laid back Aussie and polite Canuck
Rahman Mohamed

Both nations are on the world map.  Both have a population based on immigration. Within each there is a record of mistreatment of Natives when the lands were colonized. The Land Down Under and The Great White North started as British colonies; Australia was actually the British Empire’s Guantanamo Bay; they sent their prisoners down instead of keeping them jailed.  Today both are part of the Commonwealth; they “honour” the Queen and use “zed”.

The two lands differ in climate; Australia is a perpetual summer while Canadians live in a constant winter.  Their mode of acceptance contrast but both have accepted large numbers of refugees and asylum seekers.  They differ in sports, Australians favouring cricket and football (soccer) compared to Canadians choosing ice sports and growing track and field.  So why are they so similar? Continue reading