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  What Russia Thinks About Globalization

For many years Russia has been transitioning from a socialist country to a capitalist country and from a dictatorship to a democracy. While these political changes have been taking place, the government has benefitted from high energy costs around the …

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  Is Beauty Globalized?

“It’s something we have internalized, and it’s propagated by everyone since we still have this colonial hang-up that white is better, white is wealth, white is someone rich enough to never toil in the sun.”1 Nikki Dugal, an Indian graphic …

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  The Internet and Cellular Entertainment Revolution and the Writer’s Strike

“In a decade, or five years, seven years, two decades, (Internet) will be the primary source of scripted television with maybe a replay on ABC.”1 Michael Eisner  The Internet has the potential to completely change the viewing habits of television …

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  What Pakistanis thinks about Globalization?

What Pakistanis thinks about Globalization? President Musharraf of Pakistan recently became a civilian president. He has promised that Parliamentary elections will still take place in January, despite the current “State of Emergency” that has suspended Pakistan’s constitution. Pakistan’s intellectuals and …

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  Human Rights Abuses in a Globalized World: Burma Case Study

The world watched this fall as Buddist monks protested in Burma and as policemen arrested the protestors. Ordinary citizens told their stories to the world by using cell phones to videotape rallies and subsequent police clashes. Blogs and social networking …

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  Violence Against Women and the Global War on a Global Issue

Darfur A recent media report1 told the story of Aziza, a 17-year old girl in a refugee camp of victims displaced by the Darfur conflict in Sudan. Aziza was gathering firewood outside her camp one day in October when three …

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  The U.S. House of Representatives Says No to Net Neutrality

The U.S. House of Representatives Says No to Net Neutrality FCC Scraps Net Neutrality The Internet is a worldwide, publicly accessible computer network that links government agencies, educational institutions, commercial enterprises, and individual users together. It allows for the easy …

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  The World’s Game: Football

A Sport with Universal Appeal What sport has the power to create a significant loss of business productivity in England,1 threaten to have half the workers in the Czech Republic to call in sick,2 or create peace in war-torn Ivory …

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  Free Music, Free Software, Free Medicine: Debates on Intellectual Property

Aziz Ridoun, an 18-year-old immigrant high school student in France, living with his mother in subsidized housing, spent his school vacation in May 2006 meeting with members of the French Parliament, speaking at dozens of media appearances and leading a …

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  The Globalization of Obesity

Before globalization, the foods people ate were local and seasonal. Due to trade, maize from Mexico became the staple food of eastern and southern Africa. Wheat from the Middle East became the dominant crop in North America. Rice from Asia …

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