Humanity

Chilean Students Vs. Police – The War For Free Education

On May 8, 2013, a reported 80,000 students rallied in the streets of Santiago Chile to demand free and quality education.  The “March for Education” organized by student organizations and unions, was the latest in two years of student marches over Chile’s  education crisis, one of the most contentious issues in the country, and a key electoral issue for November’s Presidential election. Local media called it one of the largest marches in Santiago in more than two decades. Chile’s major cities drew to a standstill as huge numbers arrived to…

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“Some things can’t be covered” – Saudi Arabia’s “No More Abuse” Campaign

Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia released the above image from their first ever anti-domestic violence campaign. The caption reads  “Some things can’t be covered. Fighting women’s abuse together.” This image is a part of Saudi’s “No More Abuse” campaign, released by the King Khalid Foundation, with an outlined objective to “achieve justice for all women and children exposed to abuse.” The campaign has received mixed reactions around the world. Many are praising the monumental step it symbolizes for the advancement of women’s rights in a country where all women, regardless of…

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Rapper Loses Endorsement Over Lyric

Rapper Rick Ross landed himself into some hot water when the single U.O.E.N.O was released. The track in question contains the lyric: “Put molly all in her champagne/she ain’t even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that/she ain’t even know it.” Ross attempted to apologize when people stated their outrage over the lyric by saying in a tweet, “I don’t condone rape. Apologies for the #lyric interpreted as rape. #BOSS.” Give me a break. Ross knew exactly what he was saying with the words he used and whether…

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Supreme Court Debates Gay Rights

Over the past couple of days the Supreme Court has heard two cases regarding gay marriage rights and the Defense of Marriage Act. The Defense of Marriage Act’s (D.O.M.A) Section 3 which prevents the government from recognizing any marriages between gay/lesbian couples for the purpose of federal laws or programs, even if those couples are legally married by their home state. Another section says that individual states do not have to legally acknowledge the relationships of gay/lesbian couples who were married in another state. In the case of Ms. Windsor,…

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Town torn by rape trial

Steubenville, Ohio is know as a town in love with its football teams. They hold they’re high school athletes at an untouchable level. In December of 2012 the hacker group Anonymous released tons of information, pictures, and videos to the public and media about the rape of an unconscious 16 year old female student. I will not go into detail about the nights events (you can search) which are truly too disturbing to go into, but I will say it involved several of the high school’s football players acting out…

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