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Is the age of globalization also a new era for protests?

A spate of studies and meta-analysis in recent years depict how large-scale citizen mobilisations have been intensifying for more than a decade, reaching a new peak in the past five years. 227 more words

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today is my birthday, and this year it falls on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Today our media portrays him as a Civil Rights Activist, who led the movement for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 691 more words

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Pennsylvania Rebound Act

I can’t be the only one who heard of the news of Wal-Mart’s move of over a couple of thousand of stores. This displacement will affect the lives of an equal score of American Citizens, and I feel tremendously bad for them. 507 more words

Politics

I Hate White Privelege-- I Don't hate White people!     


It’s interesting to me how often (some) White people are quickly offended when Blacks bring up White Privelege. Just the other day I seen a tweet about White Privelege and someone responded with, “It’s cool to hate White people now.” I had to resist the urge of responding because I wanted badly to explain that hating White Privelege isn’t hating White People. 514 more words

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Poverty is great in its manufacture of fear
a consequence of material deprivation
is pride in it
to proudly proclaim the lowly status
as superior: rural, redneck, ignorant… 173 more words

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Poverty or Affluence? Contrasting Perceptions Across the Globe

by Will Jones, VSO ICS volunteer 

There is an International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. While efforts have been made all over the world to work towards this goal, it is important to think about what the word poverty actually means to different people. 506 more words

The Invasion of the Wealth Snatchers

“The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty. The communist nations were a classic example, but by no means the only example.” 1,046 more words

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