UK teenager arrested for anti-war Facebook post

 

March 17, 2012

A British teenager has been arrested and is expected to appear in a UK court after he posted about the injustice of the occupation of Afghanistan on his Facebook page.
Following the death s of six UK soldiers in Afghanistan earlier this month, Azhar Ahmed from Ravensthrope left his comment on the social networking site in order to indicate the hypocrisy of praising the UK soldiers, while thousands of Afghan civilians killed at the hand of western troops who have occupied the country for over ten years claiming to protect the civilians.

“What about the innocent families who have been brutally killed?” he posted on his page. “The women who have been raped, the children who have been sliced up?”

“Your enemies were the Taliban not innocent families,” he continued.

According to the official figure, foreign troops killed 410 civilians and injured 335 just in 2011. There are scores of cases of the foreign troops who carried out various sexual related crimes on Afghans and female soldiers. Earlier in January, two British soldiers were detained over allegations that they sexually abused two 10-year-old children and filmed the event to show it off to their fellow soldiers.

On the same day Ahmad posted his remarks, a Facebook page was created titled “Azhar Ahmed Scumbag” and reported the comments of the 19-year-old to the police. The next day Ahmed was arrested and charged and is to appear in Dewsbury magistrates’ court on March 20th.

A spokesperson for Yorkshire police said that Ahmed was charged with “racially aggravated public order offence,” admitting, “He didn’t make his point very well and that is why he has landed himself in bother.”

Keelan Balderson from Wide Shut website wondered whether the British troops are a race. “He did not use any racial terms. Or is that he himself is not British bred? In that case who is stirring up the racial hatred? Ahmed or the police trying to pigeon hole the incident?”

“Although we do not have a crystal ball I’d make the bet that if his name was David Smith he probably wouldn’t have been charged.” Source

Everyone should Realize that everyone is under Surveillance by the UK that go to Facebook.  They also monitor other social media I would imagine.

It is also obvious the people in the UK, have lost their Freedom of Speech as well.

If there is any racial profiling happening it is against Azhar Ahmed.

Many people have said many of the same thing he did.

He is correct in saying a lot of praise goes to soldiers and not enough is said about the innocent victims who have been killed by soldiers.

In 2009 however

A senior British Army officer has been arrested in Kabul and faces charges under the Official Secrets Act for allegedly leaking figures about civilian casualty figures in Afghanistan to a human rights group. For the rest of that story

It does seem that ll governments involved have wanted  that kept a secret.–

Between Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen,  etc millions of civilians, have been killed.

Like Libya,  Syria is now being invaded by outsiders and the So called Rebels are being given weapons also from outsiders. 

Syria is being invaded by other countries.

Don’t beleive all the propaganda, being dished out by some of the main stream media. They are not telling you the truth.

Journalists walked out, because they were made to lie or not report the truth. Basically the same thing.

Al-Jazeera journalists quit channel citing bias on Syria coverage

Syria did have a referendum. They will be having Elections.

The majority of the people in Syria, support their leader.

Millions were out in support of their leader, a few days ago.

Millions went out to protest against NATO in Libya, but that was never aired on the main stream media.

The Rebel/Terrorists are killing many, innocent civilians.

Syria it attempting to keep the people safe, They are not murdering their civilians.

The Terrorist invaders are.

Don’t believe everything you are told by deceptive media.

Above all protect your Freedom of speech.

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Warning Facebook Strikes again, this time a Virus

March 24 2010

Facebook Sent someone elses Password and a Virus

Today I received two emails from Facebook.

This one was sent to me with my email address on it. But I don not have a Facebook account and it had a Virus to boot. Not very impressed. I can’t say for sure these emails came from Facebook or from somewhere else. Don’t know, don’t really care. So either there is a scam going on or Facebook really messed up. Do be warned however this can happen. So if you get something from Facebook it may contain a Virus.
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This was sent to me, but had another persons e-mail address on it. I have sent said person and e-mail to inform them of the mistake. This time of course there was no virus in it. Yes I checked. So now one has to wonder why I received the password for someone else. Click on screen shot to enlarge.

Seems odd that the new passwords comes in a Zip File as well. I didn’t open it to see what was actually in the file. Don’t really want someone’s password for Facebook anyway. So if and When the other person gets back to me, if they are even a real person or not is yet to be known. They like myself may not even have a Facebook account. If they do get back to me, I will update this and let you know what is happening. Until then be aware something fishy is going on.

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Facebook Virus

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Many users are receiving emails or links to the Facebook virus and the UPS virus which, once downloaded and extracted, compromise users PC Security. There is nothing new about these but the contents do vary.

Emails apparently from ‘Facebook Security‘ inform users that their password has been changed and they need to open the attached .zip file for the details, or from ‘Your Facebook Support‘ informing users that users must ‘ submit a new, updated account agreement‘ and again need to open the attached .zip file.

Sadly, many are doing just that and finding that their computer security has been compromised.

The UPS virus also comes in a .zip file attached to an email. I have received a number of these and in the past 24 hours have received no less than 9 of them, all informing me that ‘a parcel from 20th June could not be delivered to the addressee’……not that I was expecting one anyway!

Unsuspecting users download the .zip file to ‘fill in the details‘ only to find that there are no details but they do get a malware infection.

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Seems this Virus is still getting around.

Some have also complained that Facebook has sent them e-mails to update their accounts as well.  Be careful.

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Facebook: What you don’t know about it could get you in a whole lot of trouble

Judging someone who is mentally or physically ill by what they do on Facebook is beyond me. On your profile it doesn’t say how many drugs you are on. It doesn’t detail what your Doctors say. Most people would not put Doctors files or how many drugs they are on in their profile.

Looking at a picture of a person does not always tell us how sick they are.

That being said.

If you are smiling insurance companies can say you are not depressed. Well people taking drugs smile. Even if it is a pain medication. Pain medication can and does make people smile but it doesn’t mean if you see a person smiling that they are well. The same goes for anti Depressants. The whole point to taking them is to relieve your problems.  Some just so the person doesn’t commit suicide.

A picture on a profile of a person smiling or doing something simple does not mean they are well enough to work however. It is just a picture and pictures do not always tell the whole truth about a persons personal problems.

Most people do not put a picture of themselves looking horrid and decrepit on their profiles..  Well do you?

Everything you do on Facebook it saved in their computers forever, they are “data mining”.

A judge has ordered a woman to provide details of her movements on Facebook, to use in order to determine, if she can go back to work.

Well on Facebook if your on drugs and you make a mistake no problem but in a workplace if you are on drugs, it can in itself cause problems.

In some jobs if you were working and on drugs you could in fact make a mistake and kill someone.

If you work in  the medical field, a typo could mean the difference of a patient living or dieing.

Even Statin drugs  used to lower blood cholesterol levels can mess you up pretty good, like the pilot could forget how to fly the plane. Statin drugs can mess with your memory, among other things. Just a little fact to always consider.

Drugs affect everyone.

If you were working with machinery you could kill yourself.

Even if you spent an hour or so on line at Facebook does not mean you could work a 40 hour week in and workplace. There are many factors which could cause the person problems in a workplace that being at home you wold not experience. One cannot compare the two.

There are too many factors involved that would have to be taken into consideration.

Anyone at home in bed could use Facebook.

Anyone in a wheel chair could use Facebook.

People who are mentally ill can probably use Facebook.

Even Seniors can use Facebook.

That in no way means they can work a 40 hour week now does it…?

Well the Judge thinks it’s OK to use that as a factor in a court case.

Facebook what you do and say on it can and will be used against you in a court of law.

Turn over Facebook history, judge orders

A New Brunswick judge has ordered a Miramichi woman to reveal how often she uses the social-networking website Facebook to a man she’s suing after a 2004 car crash.

Rosemary Carter is fighting Herbert Connors for damages after the two were involved in a collision in the northern New Brunswick community five years ago.

In her lawsuit, Carter has said she hasn’t been able to return to work full-time as an administrative clerk at the Miramichi Hospital.

During the discovery process, when each side in the dispute asks for evidence, Conners’ lawyer asked Carter to turn over her internet records from Bell Aliant and specifically to disclose her Facebook activity.

She refused, saying turning over that information would violate her privacy.

Connors’ lawyer asked a judge to order her to turn them over, a request that was granted by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Fred Ferguson on Dec. 2.

He wrote in his decision there’s a low threshold for disclosing evidence and it met the “semblance of relevance” test required when deciding if information will be turned over during discovery.

“It does so, by possibly providing a window into what physical capacity the plaintiff has to keyboard, access the internet and communicate with family friends and associates on Facebook and thus what capacity she may have to work. In that sense: ‘It may lead to the discovery of admissible evidence,’ the threshold required for the evidence to be produced,” the judge’s decision said.

“Incidentally, it must not be forgotten that this legal action was commenced by the plaintiff and in launching it she has implicitly accepted certain intrusions into what otherwise might be private information, the disclosure of which would ordinarily be left to her own personal judgment.”

Ferguson’s decision also cited a British Columbia ruling in which a Facebook account was used to determine if a car accident victim was still able to play sports.

The judge also said he’ll make sure during the trial that Connors doesn’t use the information too intrusively.

Quebec woman lost insurance over Facebook photos

Carter’s case raises similarities to another high-profile Canadian example of how a person’s Facebook account has become the centre of a legal fight.

In November, Nathalie Blanchard, 29, said her disability pay for depression was cancelled because of her Facebook profile.

Blanchard took sick leave from her job at IBM last year, after she was diagnosed with major depression. In that time, she took various approaches to treat her mood disorder, including prescription medication and therapy.

Blanchard also tried to have fun, which was also recommended by her physician.

However, photographs of that fun — a beach holiday last year, a night out on the town with friends — are part of the evidence Manulife used to stop payments this fall.

Blanchard said the insurance company told her that she looked well enough to work based on her Facebook photos.

Manulife stopped paying her sick-leave benefits, and her mortgage company, Desjardins, ended her insurance payments

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DOCUMENT: N.B. Court of Queen’s Bench decision regarding disclosure of Facebook use

Now here we have a rather intensive interview with a Facebook employee a must to read. They go into some interesting details including the fact that employees can go into anyone account. They also could change anything in “YOUR” profile if they wanted to. Do go and read the rest it is all very interesting.  Facebook is data mining your every move.
Facebook tracks your every move. Of course if a family member was using your account or doing something for you, Facebook would not know that. Just because a profile has new updates, does not mean the persons who’s name is on the account actually did the updating.

Even Facebook employees can update you profile lest we forget.

Anonymous Facebook Employee: Everything You Do Is Tracked And Stored Forever

The other problem that happened not so long ago.

Compliments of AT &T Seem AT&T was logging their customers onto other peoples Facebook accounts. So strangers were in strangers accounts. They could update add photos whatever one would do in their own account.

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Privacy commissioner looking at how Facebook gets data

January 18 2010

TORONTO — Canada’s privacy commissioner is launching a series of public consultations to investigate how personal data is being mined online through social networking sites.

The public has until March 15 to file written submissions to Jennifer Stoddart, who is examining the privacy risks associated with the tracking, profiling and targeting of consumers online.

The consultations are being done in the lead-up to a review by Parliament of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

Stoddart, who was not available for comment Monday, said in a statement that she hopes to examine “issues that we feel pose a serious challenge to the privacy of consumers, now and in the near future” and to promote debate about “the impact of these technological developments on privacy.”

She cited Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and Foursquare as examples of websites that collect mounds of personal information from users, mostly voluntarily.

The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, which complained to Stoddart about some of Facebook’s policies in 2008, applauded the decision to proactively investigate possible privacy concerns linked to some of the web’s newer technologies.

“If people want to use these sites they should be able to do it but you want to be able to make sure they’re aware of (how it works) — it’s about matching up user expectations to what’s actually happening online,” said staff lawyer Tamir Israel.

He said there are advantages to websites having access to detailed information about users.

“It helps, for example, (for websites) to be able to monetize themselves through advertising revenues instead of charging customers — we think that’s good,” he said.

“But we think there really needs to be protections in place because you are basically using the visitors’ personal information and making money off it.”

Emerging social media trends include mobile access and location-based features. Foursquare encourages users to share details about where they go on a daily basis, including which shops and restaurants they frequent.

With many phones now using GPS locators, “it’s going to be very easy to know where everybody is at every moment and I think there’s going to be a lot of problems around that,” Israel said.

“Law enforcement can access this kind of information if it’s on someone’s server, often just by asking or with some type of warrant. So they’ll be able to know where everybody was at any given time.”

Public discussion panels are being organized in Toronto in April and Montreal in May.

A future consultation will also examine the privacy implications of “cloud computing,” which stores users’ data online rather than on personal computers. Examples include Google’s popular Gmail service and its suite of Google Docs applications — including a word processor and spreadsheet maker — which work entirely online.

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So now we move onto this little tid bit.

Facebook decides they want you name so they can make a deal with a company for money of course why else would they do it.

Facebook Snatches User’s Vanity URL And Sells It To Harman International

By Michael Arrington
January 23, 2010

This looks really, really bad. An avid Facebook user named Harman Bajwa says that his Facebook vanity Url – Facebook.com/Harman – was unceremoniously revoked yesterday for violating Facebook’s policies. His new Facebook URL is the much less memorable facebook.com/profile.php?id=538612932.

Facebook then apparently did a sales deal around the vanity URL with Harman International.

The notice from Facebook (also in image at bottom of post):

Please Read This!
Warning

The username you selected was removed for violating Facebook’s policies. A Facebook username should have a clear connection to one’s identity. In addition, impersonating anyone or anything is prohibited. If you see other people with usernames that do not accurately represent their real names, it is only because they have not yet been removed for misuse.

To select a new username, please visit the following link:

http://www.facebook.com/username

Thanks for your understanding,

The Facebook Team

There’s just one problem. “Harman” as a vanity URL is perfectly appropriate as a username for someone named Harman Bajwa. Facebook’s VP Global Sales Mike Murphy has /mike, for example, much to my personal annoyance.

And while we’re on the topic of Mike Murphy, he may actually be the guy behind all of this. It turns out that the reason Facebook wants to take back that /Harman vanity URL may be more about money and less (much less) about policy violations.

That’s because Harman also received an email yesterday from a representative of Harman International, which is apparently “working with Facebook” to take the /Harman username for a initiative they’re doing around the Grammy Awards. They’re offering “promotional items” to Harman to hand the name over willingly:

From: Tyler Bahl
To: Harman Bajwa
Sent: Fri, January 22, 2010 11:25:21 AM
Subject: Harman

Hi Harman,

Thanks for accepting my friend request on Facebook.

I’m the emerging media strategist at Carat in Boston and I work on the Harman International account. We’re launching our first initiative in partnership with the GRAMMYS on Monday. Harman International is looking to obtain the vanity url facebook.com/harman for their Facebook fan page.

We are currently working with Facebook to reclaim (http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=896#/help.php?page=899) the username, but I wanted to explore opportunities to work with you to acquire the name. In the past, we have offered product in exchange for social domain names. One case in mind was for the new movie Avatar , we were able to give promotional items to the owner of twitter.com/avtr for Coke Zero.

We’ve reached out to Facebook PR for comment, although the evidence, unless fake, sort of speaks for itself. This is actually one of those times that I’m hoping that we’re being duped somehow, because telling users they’ve done something wrong when really all you’re doing is pursuing a sales quota is really, really distasteful. We’ll update with any comment.

Harman, to his credit, isn’t all that angry. “It would be great if I get my User name back,” he said in an email to me, adding that he’s working on a startup that will launch next summer.

Rest assured, Harman, we’ll be covering it.

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Update: Facebook Gives Harman His Name Back, Apologizes

Only because they got Caught. LOL

Now other things that could happen. When one thinks of all those photos on Facebook one must think of this incident with a Spanish Lawmaker who had his photo snagged off line by the FBI and used it to update Bin Laden’s picture.  Well they also updated 17 other people who are most wanted. Question is did they use YOUR photo to do the updates.

Spanish lawmaker’s photo used for bin Laden poster

Question would something you put on Facebook be used to say you are anti semitic. This new law Harper Gov is considering is totally unnecessary, as Canada already has laws to cover this. Anything anyone says against Israel is considered anti Semitic however no matter how innocent it is.  Even the media gets bombarded by stupid e-mails over nothing. They just want to shut people up. They even try to shut up those on blogs, you tube, Human rights organizations etc etc etc.  This new law would only take away Canadians Freedom of Speech.

Freedom of speech has been removed in this context in many countries. Do you want to give them even more power, I think not.

News agency’s have been affected in any that have a comment section the comment section is most times not, been put into a story about Israel. Loss of a freedom right there. So if there is something that you find inaccurate about what is said in the News story you cannot comment and say your bit. This in a lot of the media I and others have noticed. Do we want them using things like Facebook to track what you say. The answer would be no. If this law was passed they most certainly would use it against you. Many times people just say things out of anger that doesn’t mean you hate all Jewish people however.

Do you want it forbidden to talk about Israel if it does something that may be a war crime or a crime against humanity. Absolutely NO NO NO.

Israel: Attempting to take away Canadians Freedom of Speech

This child had her photo taken from a news agency I assume and it was used for all the wrong things. Could be they snagged her photo from Facebook even.  So if a person posted this story on Facebook could they be charged with being anti Semitic under the new Canadian Law if it ever gets passed. Probably.

In may countries if you deny that Holocaust happened they way they say it did, You go to jail. Getting the drift. So they are forcing us to believe something we may not even believe.  “They even invade our freedom of thought”.

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One thing leads to another. Always think way ahead.

When they take away the freedom from one person or a group of people they are also taking that very freedom away form YOU…….

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U.S. military monitors Twitter, YouTube

August 10, 2009

WASHINGTON — As the Pentagon warns of the security risks posed by social networking sites, newly released government documents show the military also uses these Internet tools to monitor and react to coverage of high-profile events.

The U.S. Air Force tracked the instant messaging service Twitter, video carrier YouTube and various blogs to assess the public backlash to the Air Force One flyover of the Statue of Liberty this spring, according to the documents.

While the attempts at damage control failed — “No positive spin is possible,” one PowerPoint chart reads — the episode opens a window into the tactics for operating in a boundless digital news cycle.

This new terrain has slippery slopes for the American military. Facebook, MySpace and other social media sites are popular among service members, including those in Iraq and Afghanistan who want to keep in touch with friends and family. The sites are also valued by military organizations for recruiting or communicating with other federal agencies.

But posting information on them makes it vulnerable to being lost or stolen, according to Pentagon officials. On Thursday hackers shut down Twitter for several hours, while Facebook had intermittent access problems — an indication of the shortcomings of relying on these services.

The Marine Corps’ computer network blocks users from accessing social media sites, which service officials say expose “information to adversaries” and provide “an easy conduit for information leakage.”

That prohibition might extend to other parts of the U.S. military pending a top-level review ordered in late July by Deputy Defence Secretary Bill Lynn. In a memo, Lynn said such sites are important tools but more study is needed to understand their threats and benefits.

Air Force officials are already aware of the potential benefits.

According to the Air Force One documents released through the Freedom of Information Act, a unit called the Combat Information Cell at Tyndall Air Force Base in the U.S. state of Florida monitored the public fallout from the April 27 flight over the Statue of Liberty and offered recommendations for dealing with the fast-breaking story.

The presidential plane took off for New York from Andrews Air Force in the state of Maryland accompanied by two F-16 jet fighters. The purpose of the flight, which wasn’t publicly announced, was to get new photos of the specially modified Boeing 747 with the statue in the background.

The mission became a public relations disaster as panicked New Yorkers, fearing another 9/11-style attack, emptied office buildings. In the aftermath, Louis Caldera, director of the White House military office that authorized the flight, was fired.

The Combat Information Cell’s first assessment of the event said “Web site blog comments ‘furious’ at best.” Local reporting of the flyover was “very critical, highlighting scare factor,” it added.

A Twitter search revealed a rate of one “tweet” per minute about a pair of F-16s chasing a commercial airliner. A tweet is a text message of up to 140 characters delivered to the author’s subscribers, who are known as followers.

Media coverage over the next 24 hours “will focus on local hysteria and lack of public notification,” the cell predicted. “Blogs will continue to be overwhelmingly negative.”

“Damage control requires timely counter-information,” but the opportunity for that had passed, the assessment said. The cell recommended acknowledging the mistake and ensuring it didn’t happen again.

An update on April 28 said the story was still “reverberating, surprisingly resilient.” The tweet rate had grown to three per minute and the words “New York” had been pushed into Twitter’s high-frequency topic category. Videos of the event posted on YouTube had been viewed more than 260,000 times, it said.

1st Air Force spokesman Al Eakle explained that the command had no role in planning or co-ordinating the Air Force One flight. But the units tracked social networks and blog traffic “to obtain what lessons we might learn so as not to repeat them in the future.” The assessments were sent to the command’s leadership so they’d know how the public was reacting, he added.

John Verdi of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington said gray zones can emerge while monitoring social networking sites because participating is based on trust.

“Lots of times individuals upload private or sensitive information that they expect to share with their friends or family and not the whole Internet world,” Verdi said. “It would certainly be a major problem if the government were accessing that information under false pretenses.”

Paul Bove, an Air Force digital media strategist, said service personnel are instructed not to do that. Nor are they to use aliases or represent a position that’s beyond the scope of what they do.

“We always tell people, ‘Stay in your lane and don’t talk about something that you’re not qualified to talk about,”‘ Bove said.

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Students bring awareness to Congo

Day of Action, November 27 2008

by Jillian Steger
News Writer

November 25 2008

There is an unparalleled humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today. Five UBC students are taking a stand and have created the Africa Canada Accountability Coalition. Their goal is to call students to action. I spoke with Annabel Wong, one of the founding students of the operation.

J: What was it that interested you in this cause?
Annabel: It was because of this course I’m taking, POLI 360 Security Studies. For a project we were doing I chose to study the DRC and now I question why we don’t hear more about it. The first and second Congo Wars killed approximately five million people and it’s basically World War Three. It involves a regional dynamic. Each of us is a participant in this war, mainly those of us who own cell phones. As part of the larger problem we think we are learning world history when we are mostly learning about Western Europe. Also conflict erupted as we were doing our proposal so I found that we have the responsibility to do something.

J: What has your coalition established so far?
A: We have been talking to MPs. We have established a letter with three points we want the Canadian Government to address. We have been in contact with MPs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo area and Peter MacKay. We have been talking to Philip Lancaster, who was Romeo Dallaire’s right hand man, about the realities on the ground. We have been talking to professors and a lot of NGO’S. And we have our petition up so sign it!

J: Tell me generally about what your coalition hopes to establish.
A: In our letter we have established three points which are humanitarian aid; basically increasing CIDA’s funding, training personnel about sexual violence and ending the misdoings of Canadian companies in the region.

J: Are women’s issues important in this conflict? What is the connection between rape and the conflict?
A: I believe the situation in the DRC has incited the UN to declare rape a weapon of war. You really have to think about what that means. It’s not just a matter of semantics. It’s impactful to me that humans are used for sex and then they’re further stripped of their dignity. The rapists of a lot of women put a gun in their vagina in a way that they don’t die. I think that this is trying to send a message of threat. All forms of sexual violence can be found in this conflict. I think that’s so unfair.

J: What can UBC students do to support your cause?
A: Sign our petition and join our Facebook group. Talk to your politicians, friends and politician friends. Come out to our day of action on Thursday November 27 at 10:55am outside the SUB.

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I think this is wonderful that students, take the time to build awareness to this crisis.

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