A Poem on Addiction: Paint Thinner Arts 

A Poem on Addiction: Paint Thinner

My heart murmurs with the hum of cicadas I’m on fire the way they made us   I spin in circles around and around again Huff down the air as the screams begin I’m unstoppable as I ride this night bus My fingertips graze along stars as my eyes set upon mars   I’m flying above, walking along the cusp The cracks upon the pavement fall from beneath  The descent of chemicals calls from Hell’s gates I am nothing, I am forced to wait   “I’ve come close so many…

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Ode to Trump (a satire) Arts 

Ode to Trump (a satire)

Very Very Close “Proud Boys stand back and stand by” Tremendous Tension   “Forest Management” “We need immaculate air” Oil Industry   “We are fighting it” “I caught it. I learned a lot”  “It’s going away”   “Prison reform bill” “criminal justice reform” “I took care of Black…”   “nobody tougher”  “on Russia than Donald Trump.” Good relationship   Mr. President “Did you just use the word smart” You forgot the name   By Hue Bean

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“Ramblings of a lunatic” Arts 

“Ramblings of a lunatic”

Going mad from writer’s block, hysteria at  1 am, the calm settles and   I let the words flow out of my brain, my fingers have a conscience of their own   I feel like I could go on forever, or at least until I fall asleep    the only time my brain is  silent, completely, utterly, silent.   By Sophie Dufresne This poem was inspired by the song “Ramblings of a lunatic” by Bears In Trees

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Zen 3 Launch and Zen History in Relation to Intel. Voices 

Zen 3 Launch and Zen History in Relation to Intel.

  (This article is for people who are already familiar with the basics of CPU’s. If you are not familiar, it may be challenging to understand.)   AMD, one of the largest tech companies, has recently unveiled their new CPU’s, which are based on the revised zen 2 architecture and have completely obliterated their biggest competitor, Intel. Ever since zen 1 came out, AMD has been getting better and better with every revision; zen 1 came out with more cores for less than the competition, but that did not mean…

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So Your Country Is on The Brink of War Voices 

So Your Country Is on The Brink of War

I’m an American, specifically from Florida. My citizenship seems to shock people, as I am not, as you say, a “bootlicker”. It has been years since I have returned to the states, though it will always be home. As I write this on election night, I must admit that I am filled with anxiety and fear. I fear that Fascism will overtake the country. I fear that a demagogue will be re-elected. I fear that my country will go back fifty years. I fear that more shall unnecessarily perish from…

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The Great Day of His Wrath:  Appreciating the beauty of chaos Voices 

The Great Day of His Wrath: Appreciating the beauty of chaos

  The painting on display at the Tate Museum in London is a personal favourite. I fell in love instantly when I discovered it. I immediately needed to know more about the artist behind the masterpiece.                        John Martin, a Romantic painter, is known for his depictions of Hell and Heaven, as well as for his paintings of Biblical scenes of apocalypse and chaos. I was always a fan of religious art because the various perceptions of the concept of…

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I’M NOT CELEBRATING THE DEMOCRATS’ WIN Voices 

I’M NOT CELEBRATING THE DEMOCRATS’ WIN

November 7th, 2020 will be a day to remember in History, or whatever the liberals said. In the United States of America, white supremacist, fundamentalist neofascism was soundly defeated. Sure, it was replaced by multiracial, authoritarian neoliberalism. Who cares? The Nazi’s gone.    Actually, as a prison abolitionist, feminist, leftist, human being, you name it, I care. I care quite a lot, frankly. After the Democratic party’s successful herculean efforts to stomp a grassroots, working-class led, progressive movement powered by Bernie Sanders and burned it to the ground in order…

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What is Happening in Nigeria with SARS News 

What is Happening in Nigeria with SARS

If you are somewhat active on social media, you may have heard of the term SARS, and no, I am not referring to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. In Nigeria, it stands for Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) and it is a special branch of their police force. Throughout Nigeria, citizens are calling upon the government to finally disband the squad and to acknowledge its human rights abuses.  SARS was founded in late 1992 to deal with armed robbery, car snatching, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and other violent crimes. However, critics say…

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So Why Are We Still Siding with Slippery Oil? Features 

So Why Are We Still Siding with Slippery Oil?

In the past months, the COVID-19 pandemic has reportedly made for record growth in terms of renewable energy capacity, and solar energy, as well as wind energy, are expected to be at the forefront of this movement by 2025. In fact, in Nova Scotia, advancements are being made in renewable energy, specifically by exploring the use of the ocean’s tidal waves. Despite such ecological and lucrative prospects, the oil industry continues to hold power on the global political and economic scale. Between a recent scandal on Twitter involving Shell asking…

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The Harsh Reality of Trans Women Features 

The Harsh Reality of Trans Women

Harmful misconceptions are rampant in society concerning the reality of trans women in prisons.  For example, if one searches the term “trans inmates” in Vanier’s database, the first five results will be about “male prisoners self-identifying as females,” who have supposedly raped female guards in female prisons.  These articles accuse trans women of pretending to be transgender in order to gain access to female prisons, only to then sexually harass guards and fellow prisoners alike. This is, unfortunately, the image a lot of people in society have of trans women…

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