Martial Arts School Hosts Self-Defense Classes for Members of the LGBTQ+ Community

A study released by the Canadian Human Rights Commision in 2015 shows that 70 per cent of trans youth aged 19 to 25 in Canada claim to have experienced discrimination because of their gender identity. On a global scale, statistics from The Trans Murder Monitoring Project from 2015 and 2016 show that the murders of... Continue Reading

When Remembering Marielle Franco, We Must Reflect on What Caused Her Death

More than a year has gone by since the violent execution of Rio de Janeiro’s councilwoman and human rights activist Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes in the central region of Rio, and many questions remain unanswered. Marielle was one of the few politicians to speak out against the militias who took control of... Continue Reading

In Post-Election Brazil, Hate Overshadows Reason

On Oct. 28, Jair Messias Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party was elected president of Brazil with 55 per cent of valid votes. His opponent, Fernando Haddad of the Workers Party, left the race with only 44 per cent of valid votes. That’s a difference of about 10 million votes, though around 42 million people... Continue Reading

Political Instability in Brazil Threatens the Financial Security of International Students

Since the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in 2016, political polarization has kept the country divided and in perpetual conflict. On the one hand, there are those who regard the impeachment as an undemocratic coup to conceal third-party interests. On the other are those who support the impeachment, claiming to be fed up with... Continue Reading