Protest against Donald Trump and his executive order on immigration

On February 4th, 2017, London’s Downing Street, where the official residence and office for the British Prime Minister Theresa May is, was the location chosen by human rights and political activists to end a protest that started at U.S. Embassy in Grosvenor Square.

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Women’s March on London

Women and allies around the world marched today Saturday, January 21st 2017, for gender equality and human rights, on the awakening of the first day for Donald Trump’s presidency of the United States.

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Thought provoking Wave

Movie review of the German sociopolitical thriller Die Welle (2008), shown at a movie night organised by TRU Intercultural Council to discuss acceptance in social groups, unity, conformity, bullying and the chances of a dictatorship in first world societies.

German movie Die Welle (The Wave) was shown on campus at the TRU Intercultural Council’s second monthly event, held Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Alumni Theatre in the Clock Tower.  Approximately 50 students and some faculty left studying for midterms and assignments aside to enjoy an evening of film and discussion with free popcorn and drinks.

The Intercultural Council, which aims to integrate domestic, international and aboriginal students into the university culture, organized a movie night after an on campus DJ event last month.

“We wanted to do something that would be interesting, thought provoking, entertaining and [with] a cultural relevance,” said Andrew Dalgleish, a TRU student and member of the Intercultural Council.

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Aleida Guevara, hija del Che Guevara, en la defensa de Cuba

¿Qué hace Aleida Guevara, pediatra y líder de la revolución cubana además de la mayor de los cuatro hijos del ícono político Ernesto Che Guevara, en una pequeña ciudad de Canadá?

Guevara ha sido una de las invitadas de la organización Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) – que lucha, desde Canadá, por la defensa de la revolución cubana – para unas conferencias que anualmente celebran entorno a la figura del Che.

El viernes, sábado y domingo se celebraron en Vancouver y ayer, lunes 5 de noviembre, viajaron hasta una de las aulas de la universidad Thompson Rivers University (TRU), en una pequeña ciudad de la que posiblemente no habéis oído hablar antes: Kamloops.

Además del superficial atractivo de conocer a la hija de uno de los iconos del siglo XX, la conferencia, bajo el título de Cuba’s Economic Reforms: Capitalism or Socialism?, buscaba exponer y debatir el modelo socioeconómico socialista en Cuba frente al capitalismo imperante en el primer mundo.

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