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We are all told, “live your life to the fullest”; I am here to do just that. MORE serves as a vessel to project my passions, and clue in my loyal readers as to what inspires me in this crazy world, from different ways in which we can all help reduce our carbon footprint to up-to-date news on the latest issues and social injustices happening all around us, from globalisation to human trafficking. So, sit back, relax, and read on.

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The forgotten history of Japan’s ‘comfort women’

Tens of thousands of women from China, Korea and other occupied countries were forced to become sex slaves for the imperial Japanese army between 1932 and 1946. Although military brothels have existed in the Japanese military since 1932, their prevalence dramatically increased after the horrific events of December 13th 1937 in Nanking, the capital of Nationalist China at the time. On this day, a six-week massacre of civilians and soldiers at the hands of Japanese troops began

Eyes of the world: Israel-Palestine conflict

Recently, the eyes of the world have been watching as the most recent Israel-Palestine conflict has unfolded between the State of Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas, mostly in the territory of Gaza. While a ceasefire was agreed on the 21st of May (despite both sides claiming victory), many people see this ceasefire as just another plateau point on this 100-year-old issue; a break, not an ending. But why? What’s the history behind this conflict? And can it ever be res

Trapped: dolphins and whales in captivity

The 8th of May was World Empty the Tanks Day. This is a campaign set up by Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project, the longest-running anti-captivity dolphin and cetacean organization in the world. The Empty the Tanks mission is to use education to end cetacean captivity and promote ocean conservation worldwide to eventually end all cetacean captivity. A cetacean is a marine mammal of the order Cetacea; a whale, dolphin, or porpoise. As they state on their website, their aim is to: “…

Why does Canada continue to invest so much in their failing seal industry?

Justin Trudeau’s government has been under pressure for years to ban seal hunting after it emerged they spend more on the sealing industry than they receive from its exports- for example, in 2014 the industry’s export figure was $500,000, while Canada spends around $2.5 million a year to monitor and subsidise the seal hunts that occur in the remote north-east. Every year, Canada sets seal quotas of more than 400,000 harp, hooded and grey seals, which is much higher than other

Who are the Oromo people and what's happening to them?

Who are the Oromo people? The Oromo people are an ethnic group and nation native to western Africa, primarily Ethiopia. They speak the Afaan Oromoo language. They are also the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, representing 34.5% of the country’s population- in 2020, their population size was estimated to be about 35,175,000 people in Ethiopia alone. They are also located around the world in Kenya, Somalia, the USA, Australia and Canada. The Oromo people are engaged in many oc


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