Tag Archive: Political Issues

Feb 14

Voting and political campaigns

How do political campaigns influence voting turnout? During electoral periods, the average citizen is encouraged to vote and make a political decision. Media and government encourage us all to vote. I claim that media and politicians should not be the ones responsible for encouraging voting because their encouragement is inherently biased. When politicians encourage voting, …

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Feb 07

An Unlikely Election

Last year a province in China called Guangdong made headlines as the residents rioted over a land dispute with the local officials in December 2011. The village residents of Wukan were upset that local officials were taking their farmlands and selling them to large companies for profit. The month long protests led to the corrupt …

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Oct 11

Inspirational Women: Wangari Maathai

On September 25, Wangari Maathai, the environmentalist, politician, human rights activist and Nobel peace prize died in Kenya. She was 71 and left a big legacy behind her. She is best know for founding and leading and environmental non-profit, the Green Belt Movement. The Green Belt Movement (GBM) advocates for human rights and supporting good governance …

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