Turkey deploying 30 percent of army in Syrian border clampdown Turkey is tightening security at its border with Syria. A fresco on a barracks building at the Köprübatı checkpoint, which overlooks radical Islamic State movement (ISIL) territory, is emblazoned with the watchwords: “This border is our honour, protected with our hearts and strength.” The First Border Battalion is responsible for fending off infiltrators, smugglers and ‘terrorists’

Turkey deploying 30 percent of army in Syrian border clampdown Turkey is tightening security at its border with Syria. A fresco on a barracks building at the Köprübatı checkpoint, which overlooks radical Islamic State movement (ISIL) territory, is emblazoned with the watchwords: “This border is our honour, protected with our hearts and strength.” The First […]

The Threads of Trade

Today I went into town and went shopping, as per my regular MO.  I am looking into work and moving, and rather than have to bring boxes in and out of my rather cramped space more than once, I decided instead to buy another trunk to put my things in, which ran me $30.00 at […]

Fair Trade Principles in slow fashion and the economy

Fair trade principles state that through the intellectual and financial empowerment of individuals and through community building, advocacy and awareness campaigns, financial literacy and personal development programs, we can improve not just the quality of life but both industry and environmental standards. One of the primary difficulties I encounter while advocating for trafficking victims and […]

Operation Red Shawl – To REDDress the Missing and Murdered Women Issue in Canada

It crossed my mind today that there are a few universal symbols that transfers ideological dogmatic borders, one of which is the fact that International Humanitarian efforts during times of conflict must generally be organized from a grassroots level in order to make and continue sustained growth of the intersecting economic tangents involved in operations. […]

Another Rendition 

So it’s like 3 am and I’m thinking about torture, black sites, abolitionism, the Dark Web, and trying to figure out how to fund a life. It’s dark except for my smoke and the cell light here in Stormcage, just the way I like it, and all I can hear is The Hum.  They’ve been […]