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The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia by Andrei Lankov

Having lived in Seoul, South Korea for a year, the North Korean lifestyle has become an area of fascination for me. The totalitarian North and capitalistic South have been in an armistice since 1953. 506 more words

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The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia by Andrei Lankov

Having lived in Seoul, South Korea for a year, the North Korean lifestyle has become an area of fascination for me. The totalitarian North and capitalistic South have been in an armistice since 1953. 498 more words

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Wounded vets and amputees told to verify condition and needs every 3 years - Politics - CBC News

Frankly, it’s outrageous that a double leg amputee, who is an Afghanistan veteran, has to verify his condition in order to receive financial and medical support from the country for which he lost both his legs, while serving as a soldier fighting to protect that country’s values. 17 more words

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Not All Incidents Are Created Equal: the Racism Card

I recently encountered an excellent CBC article written by Neil MacDonald, about the shooting of an unarmed man in a Virginia suburb. The unarmed man was not of an ethnic minority, was innocent of any crime at that moment, had his hands upraised, was complying with the police, and was shot by a trigger-happy cop with anger management issues. 1,076 more words

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An Alternate Lens on the Ukrainian Civil War

I was speaking with a friend of mine, whose intention is to circumnavigate the globe on his sailboat. He lives in his boat, in a canal, in a major European city. 580 more words

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POLITICAL STABILITY: Ukrainian Ceasefire (Round II)

After initial peace talks in September of 2014 failed to calm the fighting in Eastern Ukraine, negotiations once again commenced in Minsk last Wednesday. According to reports from the… 413 more words

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POLITICAL STABILITY: Ukrainian Ceasefire (Round II)

After initial peace talks in September of 2014 failed to calm the fighting in Eastern Ukraine, negotiations once again commenced in Minsk last Wednesday. According to reports from the… 427 more words

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