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Protesters Challenge Skeptics: The Earth is Round and Climate Change is Real

by smteixeirapoit

The United Nations Climate Change Conference is taking place in Copenhagen from December 7th to 18th. Prior to the start of the conference, members of an action group, Stop Climate Chaos, organized demonstrations encouraging world leaders to advance a world climate change agreement. 285 more words

Political, Economic And Urban Sociology

Don't blame the Internet: Reevaluating the decline in American journalism

By Rachael Liberman

In a recent article from The Nation, heavyweight media scholars John Nichols and Robert McChesney remind readers that the current crisis in American journalism does not necessarily mean that the industry is fated to fail. 622 more words

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Telling the Truth: Immigrants and their communities

by ChristinaBlunt

Today, December 2, Maryland pastor Lennox Abrigo will be at the White House to discuss immigration reform. According to the New York Times, Abrigo and other pastors across the state have witnessed increases in the number of immigrants in their congregations as well as increases in the problems that these individuals face. 342 more words

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Portable pornography in the public sphere: Convenient, offensive or hazardous?

By Rachael Liberman

It’s one thing to experience the pornification of culture through public advertising (billboards, subway adverts), among other mediated formats. But what if someone sitting next to you on the subway is watching pornography on their iPod? 514 more words

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Smuggling Tunnels in Gaza Strip

by smteixeirapoit

Palestinians have created hundreds of tunnels under the Gaza Strip-Egypt border to circumvent the Israeli blockade. In the border town of Rafah, Palestinians secure employment in these tunnels, smuggling goods such as food, livestock, appliances, and electronics. 240 more words

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election day and attributing blame

By Dena T. Smith

In elections, we determine who to vote for via a number of factors: party affiliation, the economy, the character of the candidate, advertising, etc. 614 more words

Political, Economic And Urban Sociology

Fat Taxes and Foucault

by bmckernan

In recent months, proposals for “fat taxes” have gained growing popularity amongst certain academic and political circles. Proponents for such measures suggest that such policies would help lower America’s obesity rate and/or help fund a public healthcare plan. 487 more words

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