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Hundreds march against sexual violence in New Delhi's "SlutWalk"

Protesters ditch the provocative clothes, make point that they get attacked even in ordinary attire.

Redefining success: an overachiever's view

My Planning 10 teacher taught the students in my class how to answer interview questions this year, but there was one question that particularly stood out to me: “Do you consider yourself successful...

Canada drops 240 smart bombs on Libya but reluctant to reveal cost of mission

Forces spokesman says Canadian warplanes have dropped 240 laser-guided bombs on Libyan targets since March 31.  The information comes from a weekly briefing on Canada's participation in the NATO...

This week in gay news

Epic FAIL from the United Nations leads this wrap up...

UNsuccessful: Canada rejected from the big world dance

What the world’s astonishing rebuke of Canada’s candidacy for a seat on the UN Security Council says about Harper’s foreign policy.

A survivor speaks about the attack on the 2010 flotilla to Gaza

During the tragic 2010 Flotilla attempt to bring humanitarian supplies and political goodwill to the people of Gaza, Ken O’Keefe was taken prisoner and wrongfully beaten by the Israeli army This has...

K'naan to play Stanley Park's Malkin Bowl tonight

Regardless of the recent charity controversy or the rain clouds hanging low in the sky, Somali-Canadian musician K'naan will bring his unforgettable mix of poetry, protest, and Somali-infused sounds...

Former UN Special Rapporteur Calls for National Housing Program for Canada

Speaking at UBC's Liu Institute on Thurs. Nov. 26, Miloon Kothari, a former UN Special Rapporteur, called for Canada to give greater legal recognition to housing rights and to undertake a national...

UBC's Blake Frederick Complains to the UN that Canadian Government is Violating Human Rights

For those of you who do not know, Blake Frederick is the current President of the Alma Mater Society, the official student society for the University of British Columbia. On Wednesday, Blake...