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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Silent Movement On Toronto Street

Posters on lampposts condemning discrimination
Rahman Mohamed

The war in Syria has brought many actions to Toronto including funds being raised by the Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union (ACSSU), raising awareness of Syrian culture and current survival conditions, and displaying the life of a Syrian refugee by imitating it.   Recently a silent movement has appeared; a series of posters has appeared on lampposts at Spadina, south of Bloor.  The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre is at the corner of Spadina and Bloor, across from the TTC Spadina Station.  Further down the street is the University of Toronto Multi-Faith Centre.  Along the way there are a series of posters promoting acceptance of Muslims and encouraging an end to fascism
Featuring silhouettes and short text a set of three simple paper posters are seen along Spadina on lampposts covering regular sale and help wanted signs.

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Discrimination: Alive in 21st Century North America

More than ever before
Rahman Mohamed
Updated 5 March 2017

Prejudice: judgement based on a single aspect; considering someone to act and behave in a certain way because of a certain quality. Discrimination: dividing a group of people into multiple groups using prejudice.  Ableism: creating an us and them using disability, a prejudgement of persons with disability second-class to “normal” people or people without a visible disability is a relatively new form of discrimination.  North America has battled discrimination since the landing of the Europeans.  Aboriginals, Indigenous persons, Inuit, and others were classified as second-class.  Although it as made strong gains in attempts to silence discrimination it is still alive in North America, both within society and among social leaders in Canada and United States. Continue reading