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Fighting Is Political

Ali... political

Ali… political

There’s a segment of sports fans (generally middle class and higher, always white) that gets incredulous about the notion of athletes being “political.”

These, of course, are probably the same sort of people who’ve never had to experience any of the persecutions and injustices that have made these athletes speak to power.

Sarah explained why the combat arts are political in a story for Fightland.

To read it click here.

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An Introductory Guide To Nazi Punching

Nazi punching

Nazi punching

Nazi punching, it seems, is a practice quite in vogue these days.

Thing is, throwing some knuckles at Hitler youth has a history far longer than the recent news cycle.

Sarah wrote about some high-profile Nazi punches for Fightland.

To read her story click here.

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There Are People Who Really Don’t Like MMA

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan

There are a lot of people who really don’t like mixed martial arts.

These people often aren’t shy about letting their opinions about the sport well known.

Sarah gathered a number of these opinions together for a piece called “A Brief History Of Outsiders Insulting MMA.”

To read it head over to Fightland by clicking here.

 

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Rush, Metallica, Neil Young, More

Rush

Rush

I’ve been doing a bunch of stuff  over at the music-ish charity ‘n’ good news website Samaritan Mag.

Here’s a batch of news pieces in November and December:

Rush Donate $40k To Gord Downie Cancer Fund

Neil Young Calls on President Obama in Standing Rock Support Letter

What Is Giving Tuesday?

Heavy Metal Bowling Event In Ronnie James Dio’s Memory Raises Nearly $50K

Year-End: MusiCounts Donated $525K Worth of Instruments and Gear to 33 Community Groups

Metallica Doing Club Show in Toronto to Support Daily Bread Food Bank

Andy Kim Christmas with Nelly Furtado, Ron Sexsmith, Sloan and More, on Way to a Sell-Out

Russell Brand Advocates For Political Change, Optimism In New Video

Monster Truck Are ‘For The People’ With New Throwback Animated Video

World Diabetes Day Is Today, Frederick Banting’s Birthday

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‘The War Show’ Documentary Shows Impact Of Syrian War

The War Show

The War Show

It’s pretty easy for most of us here in the western world to bury our heads in the sand and ignore what’s been happening in Syria.

Part of this is distance and another part is perceived difference — if you don’t know these people it makes it easier not to care about them, right?

A new documentary called The War Show is helping illuminate what it’s like for the Syrian people and it’s… awful.

I spoke to The War Show co-director Andreas Dalsgaard about this when he was in town for TIFF.

To read the full interview click here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Tom Petty, Afghan Whigs, More

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

I’ve been doing a bunch of stuff  over at the music-ish charity ‘n’ good news website Samaritan Mag.

Here’s a batch of recent news pieces:

Tom Petty To Be Named MusiCares Person of the Year

7 Songs For Remembrance Day

Billy Talent Drum Kit Being Auctioned Off For MS Charity

Afghan Whigs to Perform Two Benefit Concerts For Guitarist with Inoperable Cancer

Stephen Colbert, Rob Lowe, Pearl Jam, and More Ramping Up #GoVote Campaign

Macklemore Talks ‘Drug Dealer’ And Opioid Addiction In WE Day Toronto Video

Eminem’s New Freestyle Has Social Justice Elements

Arnold Palmer’s Giving Legacy To Live On With Arnie’s Army Foundation

Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund To Further Reconciliation Efforts

International Day Of The Girl Theme Not Very Exciting but Crucial

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TIFF 2016: ‘Loving’ Thoughtfully Explores Civil Rights Abuses

Loving

Loving

One of the best movies Sarah saw at TIFF 2016 was the interracial relationship drama, Loving.

The film was a “thoughtful exploration of civil rights abuse” which follows Loving v Virginia, the United States Supreme Court decision that struck down the state’s anti-miscegenation laws.

Sarah wrote about the film for Consequence Of Sound.

To read the review click here.

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