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Kony 2012

Who are you to end the war; I’m here to say. Who are you not to? – Jason Russell

The ‘Stop Kony 2012 was a campaign, predominantly utilizing social media in order to carry out their message and ethos in preventing children from becoming soldiers in the conflict regions: Uganda and Sudan. 226 more words


Super Bowl XLIX

It’s the morning of Super Bowl XLIX, and the excitement has never been higher. Nachos, chicken wings, and freedom fries are bound to be consumed in record setting quantities across North America. 295 more words


Let's Be Alone Together

“Let’s be alone together.”

A song lyric, and one that reflects a strong sentiment in our culture today, rings loud and passionately in the song “Alone Together” by Fall Out Boy. 1,283 more words


does "raising awareness" help or hurt?

The world of NGOs is pretty diverse. There are organizations that specialize in aid and development (CARE, UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières), organizations that focus on advocacy (Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International), and increasingly some that do both. 946 more words

Humanitarian Industry

Slactivism: Activism in your PJ's

The internet gave birth to some strange personalities and even stranger jargon. For example, “trolls” lurk about on your favorite forums, submarining conversations with meaningless and often incendiary comments. 1,130 more words

Lex Dennis

J. Assange

“One of the best ways to achieve justice is to expose injustice. […]  The internet has become a political space. I think that is one of the most important developments in the past decade.” 26 more words

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