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Time for brands to focus on social issues: Interview Special

Any brand can tweet, post or even run a campaign around a social issue. However, what matters is if this bandwagoning is in line with their overall mission, according to brand specialist Paul Vivant.

Japan cabinet approves bill allowing emperor's abdication

Toukyo - The Japanese government on Friday approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first such abdication in two centuries.

Japan cabinet approves bill allowing emperor's abdication

Toukyo - The Japanese government on Friday approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first such abdication in two centuries.

Op-Ed: Bay Area raises smoking age while ignoring the homeless

San Francisco - As housing prices in the Bay Area skyrocket so high that many can’t afford to live in the community, local governments are failing to properly address the crisis while focusing on trivial issues.

Op-Ed: Ted Cruz is part of a dying breed of social conservatives

Many Americans are taking on more liberal views but Ted Cruz is sticking with his social conservatism. But will his grassroots bible belt base be enough to get him elected in 2016?

Study reveals changes in the attitude of Americans to key issues

A new study reveals the changes in the attitude of Americans towards key issues such as religion, morality, politics and other social issues.

Gay rights in the US court, criminality in the rest of the world

As Facebook users in the United States change their profile pictures to the double-bar human rights symbol in support of gay rights and gay marriage, homosexuals remain persecuted around the world - particularly in Africa, where it is largely a crime.

Op-Ed: Harper's backbencher revolt on the abortion issue

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is facing a revolt by some of his backbenchers, who wish to reopen the abortion issue. The Members of Parliament (MP) have been told to toe the party line and say their rights as parliamentarians are being violated.

Obama to SCOTUS — Overturn California same-sex marriage ban

Washington - President Obama asked the Supreme Court of the US to overturn California's ban on same sex marriage. In a legal brief the Justice Department said that gay couples in California have equal protection right to wed, which voters were not empowered to ban.

Project Water rolls out water bottles to Toronto's homeless Special

Toronto - Toronto area agencies that deal with the homeless and at risk people got a hand up today as Project Water launched their 12th summer campaign.

Op-Ed: Sick of writing about global insanity? You’re not alone

As the two sickest places on Earth, the US and Middle East, wallow in the 11th century, complete with religious psychotics, poverty, endless wars and “representatives” of every known form of human hatred, some writers have had enough. Me, for one.

Op-Ed: UN report on Indigenous Peoples- 370 million living in hell

The UN report The State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is a tale of horror. 370 million people, more than the population of the United States, are in a state of what could only be called “situational genocide”.

Contemporary art: Cultural coffin, art for plutobrats, or what?

I wish the title of this article was a rhetorical question, but it’s a practical issue. Rather than “What is art?” we are now confronted with “Why is art?” As an artist and the son of an artist, I’d like to explore “Why?"

Op-Ed: Poll shows 81 per cent of Americans think U.S. is going the wrong way

Turns out most Americans can agree about something, after all. A New York Times/CBS poll has shown an almost universal dissatisfaction with the country’s direction. That’s unusual, given the left/right screaming match over the last few years.
 

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