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    The Hypocrisy of the Hijab Ban in France

    France’s recent ruling on religious attire has highlighted its long history of Islamophobia and the colonial tendency to frame Muslim women as oppressed and in need of saving.

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    Spotlight

    EVENT RECAP. Censorship and Silence: A Conversation on the Uyghurs

    Disclaimer: While the panelists mostly mentioned the Uyghur people by name, they as well as Spheres of Influence and UBC International Relations Students Association recognize the oppression of other minorities in the region, including the Kazakh, Kygyz, and Hui, among others.  On March 24th, 2021, Spheres of Influence and the

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    Opinion

    Canada Labels the Proud Boys ‘Terrorists’ – is it Enough?

    Canada has been applauded for labelling the right-wing group the Proud Boys as a terrorist organization. A bold move, and arguably an important one, but hardly sufficient. The issue of extremist right-wing and white supremacist groups in Canada is not new nor is the Proud Boys an isolated anomaly. Its

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    Opinion

    The Paradox of Corporate Activism

    As activism becomes more mainstream through social media, major corporations like Bell have capitalized off growing public “wokeness” and have engaged in superficial social justice campaigns.

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