Sticky post

The Daily Ember comes to Apple Podcasts & Google Music!

We are glad to announce that our Anchor podcasts are now available on major platforms for you to subscribe to & listen to! Our Podcasts are now on Google Music & Apple Podcasts. In these episodes, we will cover daily news and have special interviews with activists & politicians. If you download the Anchor Podcast app you have the option to favorite our station & call-in … Continue reading The Daily Ember comes to Apple Podcasts & Google Music!

Spain to impose direct rule

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he has approved stripping Catalonia of its autonomous power. The government held a special cabinet meeting to approve Article 155 and impose direct rule on Catalonia. Mr Rajoy said regional elections will be held within six months in the separatist Catalan province and wishes to remove the current leadership. The plan still needs to be approved by the upper … Continue reading Spain to impose direct rule

Quebec bans coverings for public services

Quebec’s parliament passed a law that forces Muslim women from wearing religious coverings, such a niqab or burka, while using public services including public transit on Wednesday morning. Bill 62 was voted into life at Quebec’s National Assembly in Montreal and requires that citizens giving or receiving public services must do so with their faces uncovered. It encompasses provincial and municipal services. Federal services are still allowed … Continue reading Quebec bans coverings for public services

Solidarity rally rocks Humber Lakeshore

Hundreds of faculty, students and supporters turned out to a strike solidarity rally at Humber College’s Lakeshore campus.  Speeches, performances, and chants dominated the one-hour long event held on 23rd St meters down the pavement from Lake Shore Blvd. Those engaging the masses stood on the back of a pick-up truck organizers said had been provided by the union. JP Hornick, chair of the college union … Continue reading Solidarity rally rocks Humber Lakeshore

Suicide bomber targets Kabul mosque

Suicide bombers struck dual mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers killing a total of at least 60 individuals. A Shia mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul and a Sunni counterpart in the west of Ghor province. A man entered a Shia Muslim Mosque in Kabul, opened fire and detonated an explosive device killing at least 39 worshipers. People had been in prayer at the time … Continue reading Suicide bomber targets Kabul mosque

Thoughts on Healthcare

  Recently I have been interested in the healthcare debate that has been going on in many developed nations, but specifically the United States. As most people probably know, the United States is the only developed nation in the world without some kind5), despite the U.S. paying a substantially larger sum of money for its system (WorldBank, 2014). Obviously, the degree to which state control … Continue reading Thoughts on Healthcare

Iraqi, Kurdish forces exchange fire

  Iraqi and Kurdish forces have exchanged fire at a disputed town on the border between Baghdad’s federal territory and the Kurdistan Region, with reports saying it is still ongoing.  Iraqi forces push Kurds north  This comes after an offensive from Iraq pushed Kurdish forces from disputed territories such as the oil-rich Kirkuk province. Iraqi artillery slammed Kurdish positions north and south of Altun Kupri, … Continue reading Iraqi, Kurdish forces exchange fire

150 wildfires burn down Galicia

Around 150 wildfires have been recorded this past week in Galicia, an autonomous region in the north-west of Spain. Thousands of hectares of woodlands have been completely destroyed, and at least four deaths have been recorded. The fires, which originated in country fields and pushed through forests, even managed to make their way to the outskirts of important population centers like Vigo (300,000 inhabitants) or … Continue reading 150 wildfires burn down Galicia

25k Protesters in Paris get together voicing against controversial labor reform

Over 25,000 people reportedly got together in Paris on Thursday, in order to protest a controversial labor reform spearheaded by French President Macron. The overhaul of the employment policy sparked violent protests and nationwide strikes, which resulted in tens of thousands of people taking to the streets all over France. The law, adopted in August, gives more negotiating power to corporations, and cuts some of the workers’ … Continue reading 25k Protesters in Paris get together voicing against controversial labor reform

Official defends Trump’s comments to war widow

United States General John Kelly stood up to condemn a Congresswomen’s accusations that President Donald Trump made a soldier’s widow cry at Thursday’s White House press briefing. US Congresswoman Frederica Wilson claimed earlier this week that Mr Trump told the bereaved wife of Sgt. La. David Johnson that “he knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway.” Mr Kelly, who is … Continue reading Official defends Trump’s comments to war widow