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  Globalization Challenges at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Every two years when the Olympic season begins, new globalization controversies are brought to light. Many activists view the Olympics as the perfect platform to raise public awareness and pressure governments and corporations to behave more ethically.  Battles waged ahead …

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  Feminist Challenges around the World

From the Catholic Church deeming a confederation of American nuns “radical feminists” because they were focusing on helping the poor, rather than furthering the Church’s social agenda, to the struggling  feminist weekly, a first in Afghanistan, feminism is featured prominently …

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  Arctic Drilling

Many associate the Arctic with dramatic icy landscapes spotted by glaciers and floating ice caps and filled with polar bears, walruses, sea otters, whales and migrating birds. The World Wildlife Fund describes it as a “keystone ecosystem for the entire …

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  Drone Warfare: the Dehumanization of War

Tom Engelhardt, fellow at The Nation Institute writes, “first came professional war, then privatised war, then mercenary and outsourced war – all of which made war ever more remote from most Americans. Finally, both literally and figuratively, came remote war …

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  Will the Kony2012 Campaign Help Central Africa?

A 2012 media blitz highlighting Joseph Kony has taken the United States by storm. Invisible Children, an American NGO, are carrying out a social media campaign, Kony 2012, to raise awareness of the existence of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) …

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  Off to the Races: Presidential Elections around the World in 2012

With the 2012 presidential election in the United States heating up, it is difficult for one to avoid the media blitz that surrounds the contest.  Especially during the primary season, the news networks have become inundated with results, debates, and …

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  What Portugal Thinks About Globalization

Due to the European debt crisis and Portugal’s status as a debtor nation, Portugal has been covered in the media a lot in recent months. Beyond the immediate crisis, less is known about the impact of globalization on the country. …

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  Behind the New Burma

A thaw in relations between Burma and the West is underway. U.S. Secretary of State, United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary and other high level government officials from the West have recently visited this former pariah state. Europe eased travel bans for …

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  A Kim of a Different Il: Possible effects of North Korean Succession

Introduction and History On December 17, 2011, North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-il, died of a heart attack while on a train outside of Pyongyang.  As a result, his youngest son, Great Successor Kim Jong-un, was left in control of …

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  Torture in the U.S.: Shocking Disabled Children at the Judge Rotenberg Center

Home to approximately 200 children with severe disabilities, the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) located in Canton, Massachusetts is the only educational facility of its kind in the world to use aversive shock therapy.  Considered an act of torture, as defined …

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