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    1. THBT developing countries' debtswomen and men should be cancelledcompete in the same category for sporting events.
    General:
    https://www.theperspective.com/debates/living/women-compete-men-sports/

    For:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/4071535.stm
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marcelo-giugale/does-debt-forgiveness-wor_b_5318764.html
    http://www.statepress.com/article/2016/09/spopinion-female-atheltes-equality-co-ed-sports
    http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2012/07/should-men-and-women-be-segregated-in-professional-sports/

    Against:
    https://www.imf.org/external/np/exr/ib/2001/071001.htm
    http://www.economicsonline.co.uk/Global_economics/Debt_and_debt_relief.html
    http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/02/males_and_females_should_not_m.html
    http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-reasons-women-cant-play-sports.php

    2. THBT voluntourism doessocial media companies should not release the information of users to the government even when a law compels them to do so.
    For:
    https://www.techworld.com/social-media/facebook-shares-user-information-with-police-80-of-time-warrant-or-not-3658735/
    https://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/29/apple-vs-fbi-all-you-need-to-know.html
    Against:
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/should-law-enforcement-have-the-ability-to-access-encrypted-communications-1429499474
    https://iapp.org/news/a/should-law-enforcement-be-able-to-access-encrypted-communications/
    https://www.techworld.com/social-media/facebook-shares-user-information-with-police-80-of-time-warrant-or-not-3658735/
    https://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/29/apple-vs-fbi-all-you-need-to-know.html
    https://iapp.org/news/a/should-law-enforcement-be-able-to-access-encrypted-communications/
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/should-law-enforcement-have-the-ability-to-access-encrypted-communications-1429499474
    3. THW ban plea bargaining.
    For:
    https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/the-benefits-plea-bargain.html
    http://www.nytimes.com/1994/04/15/opinion/l-plea-bargaining-can-often-protect-the-victim-794066.html
    Against:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/innocence-is-irrelevant/534171/
    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2017/10/25/bias-plea-bargains-may-contribute-mass-incarceration-african-americans-study-finds/799022001/
    4. THBT first-world countries should take in
    more harm than goodrefugees.
    For:
    http://www.thecritique.com/articles/moral-obligations-to-refugees-theory-practice-aspiration-2/
    http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/09/08/we-should-all-be-competing-to-take-in-refugees-europe-syria/
    Against:
    https://publicpolicy.wharton.upenn.edu/live/news/1088-the-ethics-of-the-syrian-refugee-crisis
    https://www.politico.eu/article/politics-nationalism-and-religion-explain-why-poland-doesnt-want-refugees/
    5. THBT the media is our master.

    For:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-19546792
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/wadeshepard/2016/07/16/slum-tourism-how-it-began-the-impact-it-has-and-why-its-become-so-popular/#4948fd83db86
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439862/cable-news-social-media-are-making-us-stupider
    https://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2016/03/economist-explains-23

    Against:
    http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-03-15/inside-the-very-real-world-of-slum-tourism
    http://theconversation.com/slumming-it-how-tourism-is-putting-the-worlds-poorest-places-on-the-map-61320
    3. THBT whistle blowers should be granted political asylums
    For: (links)
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/apr/30/eva-orner-on-chasing-asylum-every-whistleblower-that-i-interviewed-wept
    http://www.dorfonlaw.org/2013/07/when-should-whistle-blowers-be-entitled.html
    Against: (links)
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2014/01/edward_snowden_doesn_t_deserve_clemency_the_nsa_leaker_hasn_t_proved_he.html
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/09/op-ed-why-president-obama-wont-and-shouldnt-pardon-snowden/
    4. THBT countries and their governments should actively preserve their native languages
    For: (links)
    https://www.ptreyeslight.com/article/why-preserve-native-languages
    http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/UN-Marks-Mother-Language-Day-as-Indigenous-Tongues-Still-Suffer-20170221-0024.html
    Against: (links)
    http://actualfluency.com/let-languages-die-enjoy-still-alive/
    http://www.kenanmalik.com/essays/die.html
    5. THBT it is in China's interests to take a hardline approach against North Korea
    For: (links)
    http://www.cfr.org/china/china-north-korea-relationship/p11097
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/nuclear-test-adds-strain-to-north-koreas-relationship-with-china/2013/02/12/7a573546-74f5-11e2-95e4-6148e45d7adb_story.html?utm_term=.49b4f343f819
    Against: (links)
    - http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/why-china-north-korea-relations-cant-be-broken/
    - https://www.ft.com/content/7b7e2608-f8d8-11dc-bcf3-000077b07658
    http://www.debate.org/opinions/does-the-media-control-peoples-minds
    http://socialrebirth.org/how-the-media-controls-your-reality/

    6. THBT cultural artefacts should be returnedTHW give reduced sentences to their countriescitizens living under the poverty line for crimes of originnecessity.
    For:
    - http://www.sciencebuzz.org/blog/should-ancient-artifacts-return-home
    - https://konnichiwadotcom.wordpress.com/the-cultural-artifacts-should-be-returned-to-their-own-country-of-origin/
    http://theconversation.com/is-it-really-criminal-to-steal-food-when-youre-destitute-59190
    https://www.robsoncrim.com/single-post/2018/01/15/Should-stealing-food-to-survive-be-considered-a-crime-a-1L-student-perspective

    Against:
    http://www.debate.org/opinions/returning-cultural-treasures-to-country-of-origin-should-artifacts-be-returned-to-their-country-of-origin-in-order-to-right-past-wrongs
    http://msharrissocialstudies.weebly.com/uploads/2/3/1/1/23115952/article_2-_should_ancient_artifacts_return_home_science_buzz.pdf
    www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/13587194.Hungry_Kidderminster_woman_stole_Mars_bars_after_benefit_sanctions_left_her_with_no_money_for_food/
    www.debate.org/debates/THW-not-punish-people-under-the-poverty-line-that-commit-economical-crimes/1/

    7. THBT the cultivation of nationalism in schools does more harm than goodTHW impose strict penalties on institutions which do not recycle.
    For:
    http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?/topic/421-nationalism-and-the-sch
    http://items.ssrc.org/reflections-on-the-rise-of-educational-nationalism/
    https://www.earthsfriends.com/why-recycling-important/
    https://www.veolia.co.uk/nottinghamshire/why-is-recycling-important

    Against:
    http://education.penelopetrunk.com/2015/01/12/school-is-for-nationalism/
    https://www.brigade.com/positions/14015
    https://listverse.com/2013/01/27/10-ways-recycling-hurts-the-environment/
    https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/recycling-is-not-answer

    8. THBT a hardline approach against the purchase, sale and consumption of drugs is detrimentalTHW ban all medically non-essential cosmetic surgery.
    For:
    http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/enough-is-enough-its-time-for-an-evidencebased-approach-to-drug-policy/
    http://www.globalcommissionondrugs.org/the-hardline-approach-to-drugs-must-end-by-richard-branson/
    http://www.debatepedia.com/en/index.php/Debate:_Cosmetic_surgery
    https://www.enotes.com/homework-help/why-should-cosmetic-surgery-banned-469321

    Against:
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/methamphetamine-crime-skyrockets-taking-a-hard-line-to-stop-our-children-dying/news-story/e7dbd63a6dcbd5fce4350525c4f88993
    https://writepass.com/journal/2016/09/the-war-on-drugs-is-a-hard-line-approach-working-to-combat-the-use-of-harmful-drugs-discuss-arguments-for-and-against-current-systems-of-drug-control/
    http://www.debatepedia.com/en/index.php/Debate:_Cosmetic_surgery
    https://healtheappointments.com/cosmetic-surgery-should-not-be-banned-essays/

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