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Dear Editor, with love from Outraged of Maida Vale

These are times of outrage. There is outrage on the streets that President Trump is visiting London. Game of Thrones fans in China were outraged because the finale was delayed. Jeremy Kyle’s stock and trade was outrage. There is enough to be outraged about, that’s for sure. I’m outraged about the Alabama abortion bill and…
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Doris Day: an unlikely hero for our times

The outpouring of grief over the death of Hollywood icon Doris Day says much about the state of world affairs. It seems as if we long for an era when our universe seemed calmer and more ordered. Hers was an age of innocence, where there was hope for the future. America then, we tell ourselves,…
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Canadians are taking over the world: a Canadian writes…

As famous Canadian media theorist and philosopher Marshall McLuhan said in 1962, the world is a ‘global village’. From academia to zoology, Canadians shape the way we think. It’s so much harder to play the ‘name ten famous Canadians’ game because Canadians invented Trivial Pursuit. The name on everyone’s lips at the moment is Stephen…
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My life growing up with a psychiatrist

In May we’ll mark Mental Health Week, so now feels like a good time to write about what it was like to grow up as the daughter of a psychiatrist. To begin, I thought, I would do a bit of research to see how others have covered the topic.  I didn’t have to look far…
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Israeli elections, Justin Trudeau and the meaning of inclusivity

Quite possibly the best thing to come out of the Israeli elections is the brilliant quote by an Israeli journalist, “To Bibi or Not To Bibi”. The spectre of the elections pales in comparison to Brexit; both were pretty much off the menu at this week’s Muslim News Awards for Excellence, which I attended. There…
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Genocide is genocide, no matter where it happens

Silent screams and distorted faces fill the streets of Kigali on the anniversary of those who remember the genocide. On the evening of 6 April 1994, the plane carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi en route from Dar es Salaam to Kigali was shot down in a rocket attack. On 7 April, Radio Milles…
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