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  • Opinion: Wretched Humanity

    Opinion: Wretched Humanity

    Ashen faces of children not opening their once sparkle-filled eyes, ashen faces of mothers who have lost their babies, fathers desperately digging to find life underneath the rubble. Only to find muffled screams, lifeless bodies – passing on, leaving hell in the hopes to find heaven? A land they...
  • Opinion: Decolonizing Empathy

    Opinion: Decolonizing Empathy

    They fear love because it creates a world they can’t control. George Orwell, 1984 Power has always been an enforcer of fear, hate, division, polarization in order to control. The narrative has always been about us versus them. With the influx of information, spiced with dis-info, mis-info, propaganda and linguistic...
  • Opinion: On the Systematic Poisoning of Public Channels of Information

    Opinion: On the Systematic Poisoning of Public Channels of Information

    Shock waves reverberated all around the globe on October 7th, 2023 when an occupied, colonized and oppressed people – living in the largest open air ghetto – rose in rebellion. There is no going around it. Indeed, there can never ever be justification for taking lives! That said, it...
  • On Media, Citizen Engagement & Alternate Digital Social Spaces

    On Media, Citizen Engagement & Alternate Digital Social Spaces

    The digital realm has played a pivotal role in how we create, ‘interact’ with and amplify the written word. From Gutenberg to computers and the Internet, each has been instrumental in not just building pathways to knowledge, enabling the reader to think and be informed, much to the dismay...
  • Step Out of Line, Ladies!

    Step Out of Line, Ladies!

    In 1873, a 273-meter long suffrage petition was presented to the New Zealand Parliament that not just led to the sanctioning of voting power of women, becoming an inspiration for suffragists globally – it eventually led to the appointment of Jacinda Ardern (not the first female PM), one of...
  • Image of women working on data

    Data – The Genetic Code of Empowerment

    It is almost curtain time for the year 2019. Another decade is coming to a close showcasing numerous breakthroughs that have improved lives of many. The driving force behind this progressive change has undoubtedly been the deluge of information reaching every nook and corner of the world at the...

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