Globalization: Social & Geographic Perspectives

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Blog 3- Ohio CSNY

May 18th, 2011 · 4 Comments

One of the most famous protests ever in America, definetly the most famous student protest, was the Kent State University protests against the war in Cambodia and Vietnam. The video begins show pictures of the four students who were tragically shot by United States soldiers during this protest. It continues to show pictures of the […]

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Blog 2-“Crosby Nash still young”

May 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

This video was very disturbing. The video starts out in a middle eastern country with American soldiers spending time with young native children. Some of the pictures you see are nice pictures of the soldier sharing a smile with the young child. But some of the pictures are one’s I would never think to see. […]

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Blog 1-Libya Border/ABC-FOB

May 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Libya Border As I watched the video about people crossing the Libya border leaving Libya, I was very disturbed. These people are leaving Libya with not much at all, mostly blankets. They are leaving their whole life behind to flee the detoriating state of Libya cause by Colonel Gadaffi. The people who were interviewed as […]

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Blog #4

May 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments

CSNY May 4th, 1970, National Guardsman shot unarmed students who were protesting. It was in Kent State University, where four students were killed, and 9 of them were permanently paralyzed. The students were protesting against the American invasion of Cambodia, which President Nixon announced on April 30. This resulted in a four million student strike. […]

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blog # 4 the role of religions

May 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Tariq Ramadan a professor at Oxford.was banned by the United States by homeland security. He speaks about visions of reformist Islam’s and the association of Islam and the west. He was banned from 6 countries. Ramadan refers to Islam as a western religion and explains how we should go beyond perceptions.  He states how Muslim’s […]

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Blog#3

May 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment

When a Jew is not Jewish enough, is a problem people who moved to Israel are experiencing. Jonathan Levitt migrated to a Jewish state, to serve, in the idea that he believes in the Jewish people. The lady behind the desk wasn’t able to put in his id that he was a Jew. The problem […]

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Blog # 3 not jewish enough

May 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments

In the audio “In Israel, When a Jew is Not Jewish Enough” we are introduced to a young Jewish man who is not considered a Jew. Although he feels very Jewish, his mother was not born a Jew, she was converted therefore he is not Jewish enough. In Israel, religious life is orthodox so he […]

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Blog#5 2 CSNY Videos

May 17th, 2011 · 6 Comments

On Monday May 4th, 1970, National Guardsmen opened fire on unarmed students protesting on the ground of Kent State University. Four students were killed and nine were injured. Some of the injured students weren’t even involved in the protest. They had been watching from afar or walking to classes. The shooting resulted in a Nationwide […]

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Blog 2 Manning, Human Rights

May 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Human rights has been long fought for, taken away, and given back to different area of the world, but what will happen in the time of war. How can we as a government penalized the people that betray us. Do we treat them with a gold platter and treat them like kings, or do we […]

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Blog 1

May 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The overall opinion for the debate between each parties was very opinionated from both sides. In my opinion they did not reach the real issues on this topic. The fact of the matter is that no matter what part of the world your from or live in people will consider it taboo when they see […]

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Assignment #2

May 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Media and sovereignty was shown during the impeachment trial of Philippine President Joseph Estrada. The corrupt congress of the country ruled to exclude importance evidence that would work against him. This infuriated the people of the Philippines and they took to the street, which was mainly orchestrated via forwarded text messages, which read, “Go 2 […]

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Blog #5

May 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments

In “Meet the Yes Men, the Political Satirists Who Punked GE”, I was shocked to learn of the financial situation of GE. They had earned so much money, yet they weren’t paying taxes and on top of that received a 3.2 billion dollar tax benefit. Its mind boggling to me how that could have happened. […]

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Protests on Israel’s Borders for Nakba

May 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments

To add to all the chaos that has been going on in the Middle East these past few months, there were protests that happened on both the Israel-Syria border and the Israel-Lebanon border. Yesterday was Nakba, or the day of “Catastrophe” according to the Palestinians. It is a day of mourning that marks the birth […]

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Blog #5: Countering Neo-liberalism and Corporate Global Domination

May 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In our globalised world much is made of the neo-liberal corporate dominating establishment. The hegemonic institutions that dominate markets through the use of technology; subsequently, shrinking borders and redefining national sovereignty. Economist  Peter Evans argues that, “transnational connections can…be harnessed to the construction of more equitable distributions of wealth and power.” Simply put that globalisation […]

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Blog 5

May 12th, 2011 · 5 Comments

As a Muslim women reading the article “Obedience versus Autonomy: Women in Fundamentalism in Iran and Pakistan” the first section of the article made me sad learning about the many misconceptions of women in Islam. It disappointed me rediscover that this view is held by many people. I feel that the authors view is negatively […]

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