3) Watch what happens when we build walls and fences to keep people out (Via Quartz Oct. 10, 2016)
It’s been over a year since Donald Trump announced his US presidential run in a speech that promised to build an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall” along the US-Mexico border. At the same time, Europe was confronted with its worst refugee crisis since World War II. Read the full article
4) The Walrus Talks: Making New Traditions from Our Old Ways (Via The Walrus, Oct. 7, 2016)
Kevin Kablutsiak, executive director of the Arctic Inspiration Prize, grew up in Arviat, Nunavut and, after high school, spent a year in the Nunavut Sivuniksavut Training Program in Ottawa. Within the last ten years, he’s been a broadcaster with CBC North in Iqaluit, first as a reporter and then as host of the morning show Qulliq. Kevin also spent three years with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Canada’s national Inuit organization, where he led a group studying the feasibility of a standard Inuit-language writing system.
5) The Syria war: a history (Via Vox, Oct. 11, 2016)
A brief history of how Syria fell into a war that, since 2011, has killed 250,000 and sent half the population fleeing — including 4 million refugees. Read full article