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Gary Pieters

Educator, social-policy commentator, community animator and volunteer with a focus on equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights

Gary is an educator, writer, media/subject expert, diversity change agent, equity leader, community volunteer and history scholar. He has previously served as a member of the Toronto Star Community Editorial Board. His interests in various social policy includes cannabis legalization, natural health industry, dismantling anti-Black racism, Internet of Things (IOT), Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how innovations in these creative technology sectors are transforming every aspect of society and daily life.
We Can't Afford To Slow Down the Fight For Human

We Can't Afford To Slow Down the Fight For Human Rights

The fact is that our world was built on massive violations of human rights. The trans-Atlantic slave trade was matched in its brutality by the slave labour of indigenous people in the silver and gold mines of South America -- millions died in the Pitosi mine alone. The first joint-stock corporation, the Dutch East Indies Company, included enslaving of indigenous people in its business model.
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