The Naked Grape


peeling into the truth

Zombie Apocalypse! Canadians being “Canadians”

By: Oscar Chi

Today’s Canadian Political media is saturated with government sponsored materials. However, Canadian media takes only a small portion in the industry, whereas American media takes up the majority. Most people living within the urban areas do not notice the extent to which they are affected.

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“Behind” Closed Doors: Canada and ACTA

By: Oscar Chi

Nothing says freedom like a good old fashioned Internet; the internet itself is a medium now we go to for our everyday uses. News can now be spread across the globe almost instantly. It brings great amusement to me to see authorities screw up and then later instantly “flamed” at for their misdemeanors.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was originally struck down on July 4, 2012 fearing that it would hinder democracy’s Internet Freedom. ACTA would ban all pirating, which would milk more money from the poor and make the rich even richer, which is something that is frowned upon by the majority of us.

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Delusion, or Truth?: The pejorative view on the Houla Massacre

By: Oscar Chi

Depiction by Emad Hajjaj, (In Arabic the word Houla, which is the name of the Syrian town where the massacre took place, also means cross-eyed)

As most of us would know, the Houla massacre that took place in Syria on May 25 will be another instance where justice, equality, and human rights are disregarded. Much like the Rwanda Genocide, this event has targeted innocent civilians.

So far, there are at least 108 people dead where children and women were the main targets. Where of course, the goal was to overthrow the existing government and to get NATO’s attention. For obvious reasons, much like the ones that will be introduced in this post, NATO simply does not want to get involved in such a complex matter.

Today, I will not be talking about why they did this, but rather, how misunderstood we are as bystanders to this event.  

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Ecological Concerns: Frankenfish and our Freshwater food supply

By: Oscar Chi

Does anyone really care about the ecosystem until they are actually affected? Recently, the Snakehead in Central Park located in Burnaby had stirred up some hostility towards fish keepers and hobbyists. The snakehead fish is native to African and Asian freshwaters and is a predatory fish that can reach up to 2 to 3 feet.

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