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An easy introduction to the genocide that has now escalated greater than the holocaust.

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A welcome reminder encouraging people to ethically protest the detaining of Uighurs without being racist to Chinese people.

In December 2020, the UK chief rabbi wrote a piece to The Guardian, claiming he can “no longer remain silent about the plight of the Uighurs”. Indeed, history has a regrettable tendency to repeat itself, and an atrocity similar to the holocaust is happening right before our very eyes whilst the rest of the world remains silent, helpless, or in some cases, complicit in it.

One thing we must not do, however, is remain clueless about it. So my intention in writing this article is to give an overview of…


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Photo by Bret Kavanaugh on Unsplash

Our confused notions of self cause serious damage when considering people with dementia. Let’s change that.

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Dementia is commonly seen as a disability “strik[ing] at the cognitive capacities which are central to our identities and our sense of self”.

As a result, the way people with dementia are treated by others around them often reflects that they are ‘lost-causes’. They are considered completely unable to reconcile their identity which once existed, and now exist “increasingly devoid of content, an unbecoming of the self”, some theorise.

Even though it is undeniably true that elements of one’s selfhood are deeply affected during the progress of dementia, I’ve often…


Disclaimer: COSY does not endorse the use of illegal substances. This article is intended strictly for educational and harm reduction purposes.

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It’s a fictional label, but looks pretty cool.

As we all know, the Coronavirus pandemic has detrimented so many areas of modern life. But I believe mental health services may have been neglected the most, particularly in the UK.

Speaking to some friends, I learned that the waiting list to have an initial enquiry with a councillor through the NHS had been eight months.

This was a frightening fact for me, considering just how many of us…


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Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Making a seemingly impossible leap in my diet and reaping surprising realisations.

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Last year, I made a thorough analysis of my lifestyle habits. Despite seeming like a healthy and functioning adult, it appeared that I was silently addicted to a lot of things I didn’t realise.

Reading more about how addiction generally worked by triggering dopamine, leaving one with a relinquished thirst for “more, more, MORE!”, I began to address each one of my possible addictions. …


Taking a closer, more objective look at the so-called ‘date rape drug’.

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Disclaimer: COSY does not endorse the use of illegal substances. This article is intended strictly for educational and harm reduction purposes.

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Photo by Марьян Блан | @marjanblan on Unsplash

What if I told you there was an alternative to alcohol which was cost-affective, more euphoric, promoted clear-headedness over a hazy stupor, and had virtually no hangover?

Without sounding like a drug advertisement, GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) is probably that candidate. It’s a central nervous system depressant which works and feels similarly to alcohol. …


And how a healthier masculinity can be adopted by turning plant-based.

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Photo by Darya Tryfanava on Unsplash

In 2016, the Vegan Society reported there were twice as many female vegans (63%) than men (37%) in the UK. One could suggest many reasons why that might be the case.

Women are generally considered to have more empathy and consideration about wider issues like animal welfare, the environment, and some suggest they are less stubborn than men when it comes to re-evaluating their beliefs and habits, particularly in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.

But I would argue this statistic, among others where vegan men are shown to be a…


Including backstory, lyric video, and a post-reflection interview.

Writing can manifest itself in so many ways, and one particular avenue I enjoy walking down is songwriting. On my new album, I transformed my love for poetry into rap to create a true authentic expression of self; titled ‘HAIDERNISM’.

Since this project is lyrically dense (and relates to many themes in previous articles), I suddenly thought it might be fitting to be ‘that guy’ and plug my music here — but also, use it as an opportunity to offer further elaboration.

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made by sumire, 2020.

Backstory

After looking at that entropic album cover, I appreciate some context is needed. …


Deconstructing Britain’s history and rise of racial oppression against Brown people.

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by Alisha Wildflowa

“Call someone a Brit, nobody bats an eye, Call someone from Pakistan a ‘Paki’, and there’s outrage. There shouldn’t be double standards here”, went a tweet by the Blackpool North and Cleveleys Young Conservatives in England. But they are not alone in thinking this.

It reminds us that many English people consider the racial slur ‘Paki’ to be casual innocuous banter, or a harmless abbreviation of the word ‘Pakistani’. …


5 undeniable reasons to switch to dry herb vaporisation.

Disclaimer: The following article does not encourage or endorse use of illicit substances, but implores healthier means strictly for harm reduction education.

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Stoners are quick to point out the medical benefits of weed to justify its legislation — often to ludicrous degrees. Though scientific studies support medicinal benefits of marijuana significantly lessening tremors in Parkinson’s disease, the overconfident claims of cannabis being the ‘missing cure for cancer’ are trivial at best.

Without a shadow of a doubt, weed has been misunderstood by governments all around the world as a dangerous…


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Understanding and confronting my quietest killer.

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From the exterior, many assume I have a happy, successful life. My external achievements are mostly responsible for this rash assumption. I have just turned 23 years old, and I am freelance pursuing a publication on Medium with my partner, I have graduated with a distinction in a Masters degree in Philosophy, I create and produce music which is one my biggest dreams, and I generally seem like your typical happy go-lucky guy.

Throughout my life, I have always heard from afar:

“What isn’t there to envy about this guy?”

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