Canada’s history contains numerous chapters of domestic extremism. In Quebec the FLQ once terrorized the province by kidnapping politicians and bombing political targets. During the Oka Crisis tensions between the Indigenous and the settlers boiled over in dramatic waves of violence. Canada is no stranger to extremes on our soil and the most prominent form of violent ideological expression gripping our country today is Islamic Terrorism.
E-International Relations is an online academic resource that offers free texts on a variety of topics. I was very impressed when I stumbled onto their collection. They cover a wide variety of subject matter including the ongoing situations in the Middle East, the conflict in Ukraine, and on Climate Change. Continue reading
For 50 years Canada’s homicide rate has been on a downward trend. The likelihood of dying by murder continues to fall lower and lower. Canadians cities are getting safer. This is something we need to both realize and appreciate. Let’s look at the stats.
In many countries around the world pornography is legal. Once someone reaches the age of consent, typically age 18, they are allowed to enter the porn industry. The porn industry can vary in its content ranging from minor nudity, to very violent, aggressive, and taboo sex scenes.
The Russian government has repeatedly demonstrated that it is against freedom for the internet. The Russian government views the internet as a tool to control and monitor the public. Continuing in this trend, the Russian government has recently passed new laws restricting the internet, forcing internet companies to store and share client data with the government, and cracking down on dissent and protesters. Continue reading
The Olympics are the pinnacle of sportsmanship and athletic competition. The Games allow athletes from around the world to compete and earn their glory. The host nation of the Olympic games shares in this pursuit of glory. The Olympics act as a way for host countries to celebrate their culture, display their cities and structures, show off their infrastructure and technology, and to earn prestige in the international sphere. Continue reading
The Online Mind’s mission is to spread information and ideas. Part of this project is to interview individuals and groups that we agree with, and others that we do not. We sat down with Canada’s most notorious anti-abortion group in order to get a glimpse of their perspective. The Online Mind has left this interview open ended, the statements and opinions are not of our own. We wanted to dive into the minds of one of Canada’s most controversial groups who partake in actions such as using posters with aborted fetuses to spread their message. Here is how Jonathon Van Maren, Communications Director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform has responded to our questions.