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How to Deal with Workplace Bullies

I have just finished the last day of my Asia book launch at the Manila International Book Fair and many people were asking me after my talk, “How did you do it?” How did you manage to stay in your job after years and years of abuse and discrimination?” Well there is no ‘one size fits all’ … Continue reading »

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Defend. Protect.

When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose … We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage. That’s why our founders enshrined the press and its freedoms in our Constitution. – Meryl Streep, Golden Globes, Jan. 8, 2016 Our lives are built on information. We interpret it. … Continue reading »

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Far right “Thugs” are just as bad as terrorists

It was just as sickening seeing all those far-right thugs hijacking the memorial event in Brussels last weekend as hundreds paid their respects to those who died in last week’s terror attacks in the Belgian capital. The far-right thugs was fighting those who had come to pay their respects and shouting slogans such as “This is … Continue reading »

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Should Donald Trump be barred entry into the UK?

Here in the UK, tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling on MPs to impose a bar on Mr Trump. It follows the Republican frontrunner’s call for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”. Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric extended … Continue reading »

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Obama marks 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’s bus boycott

President Obama on Tuesday marked the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’s famous bus boycott, a seminal moment in the Civil Rights movement. “Rosa Parks held no elected office. She was not born into wealth or power. Yet sixty years ago today, Rosa Parks changed America,” Obama said in a statement. Parks is widely credited for … Continue reading »

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Support for Paris Does Not Mean You’ve Forgotten Everyplace Else

Some poor, confused minds are completely misinterpreting the Black Lives Matter movement in their approach and reaction to the terrorist violence in Paris that killed at least 129 and injured 352 last Friday in an attack immediately claimed by ISIS. The world is standing shoulder to shoulder with Paris by sending their condolences and support. … Continue reading »

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Charleston shooting — hate crime or act of racial terrorism?

On the evening of June 17, 2015, a mass shooting took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, United States. The church is one of the United States’ oldest black churches and has long been a site for community organization around civil rights. Nine people were killed, including the senior … Continue reading »

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Texas pool party cop changed my mind about the World Police and Fire Games

I’ve decided not to go to compete in the World Fire and Police Games after seeing a video posted to YouTube showing the police response to reports of fighting at a pool party in Texas, USA. Just days after that video went viral online showing him yanking a 14-year-old bikini-clad girl to the ground and kneeling … Continue reading »

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Story behind the viral video: Mother beats son for throwing rocks at police in Baltimore

A Baltimore mother saw her son throwing rocks at police on television during the recent riots. When Michael Singleton’s mother spotted him joining Baltimore protesters wielding a rock and wearing a mask on Monday, the world witnessed his punishment. Toya Graham pulled at and slapped her son as news cameras rolled. The incident was caught on camera and … Continue reading »

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South Carolina Officer Is Charged With Murder in Black Man’s Death

I just read in the New York Times yesterday  that a white South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder after video emerged of him shooting a black man running away from him.  Authorities say victim Walter Lamer Scott was shot after the officer had already targeted him with a stun gun. The article in the NYT … Continue reading »

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