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Trump is the ultimate example that extroverted personalities rule in North America, and that looking good is valued more than being good. And Trump is simply a reflection of many Americans' lack of critical thinking skills and empathy. Style has been valued over substance. Personality over character.
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It's not just the U.S. that is experiencing an increase in hate, it's been here at home -- Toronto -- for quite some time. And it's been landing on our doorsteps. It's the misogynist, racist, anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim and homophobic piece of garbage that calls itself the innocuous sounding "Your Ward News."
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As a teenager, I felt all giddy whenever I got new makeup -- I couldn't wait to try the newest cosmetic brands and make my friends a tad envious. Of course, I didn't know it then, but every time I washed the makeup off my face, I was participating in a vast system of global environmental pollution.
Armed with tools like Twitter, Facebook, and a stunning array of smartphones, a new generation of activists are pushing for social change in new and innovative ways. Technology has benefited social mo...
When B.C. filmmaker Velcrow Ripper started making Occupy Love in 2009, some of his activist friends weren't sure what to make of his questions. How can the crises we're facing socially, economically and environmentally become - of all things - a love story? But as he continued to film social movements from the Arab Spring to the European Summer, Occupy Wall Street and environmental movements, he started seeing a shift, with more and more people responding: "Of course it's a love story."
Marc and Craig Kielburger are the co-founders of Free The Children and Me to We, a social enterprise. They are authors of "The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care And Contribute," with jou...