#FeesMustFall: A Revolutionary Reform in South Africa

In a civic movement jarringly reminiscent of the 1976 Soweto Uprising, in which an estimated 176 peaceful student protesters were brutally killed by police forces in their demonstrations against Afrikaans being forcibly used as a medium of instruction in schools, a spate of student protests and mass rallies throughout South Africa have marred the already fragile educational landscape of the country.
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The Philippines Is Not Canada’s Dumping Site

In mid-2013 on a normal day in the port of Manila, a controversial hauling of over 55 containers of 40-footer large waste was received from an international plastic company in Canada and was seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Environmental activists, the general public, and even political adversaries were furious. They are deeply concerned on the fact that the only reason why this shipment pushed through was due to the misdeclaration of the contents.
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Hadiqa Bashir, child marriage

Hadiqa Bashir: Teenage Freedom Warrior

How good a wife, would I have been, had I been married off at the naive age of 12? It is a traumatizing thought, for all I knew, the only responsibility I had at that age was to complete my housework, and that’s the only responsibility there should be on those little shoulders. This is the remarkable story of Hadiqa Bashir.
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The Ice Bucket Challenge

How many ALS ice challenge videos have you watched? I bet you have been watching the videos, but didn’t know there was actually a cause behind the challenge. ALS known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a neurodegenerative disease attacking the nerve cells in the brain.
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Who is Pussy Riot?

We live in the 21st century, when the word feminism still has a negative connotation and people who dare identify as feminists are automatically labeled as ugly, hairy lesbians who burn bras in the name of their hate towards men. In reality, feminism is the belief that women should have the same political, social and economical rights as men. Feminism only promotes equality, yet so many people try very hard to distance themselves from that word, as if it’s an insult or a curse.
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Slacktivism

Slacktivism: A New Kind of Activism Through Hashtags?

Everyone with a computer or a mobile phone has heard the word “hashtag” by now. Hashtags are used in almost all social networks like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine and more. But in case you are not completely aware of what a hashtag is, it is a word or an unspaced phrase. The word or phrase if prefixed with the number sign (#). Now on to slacktivism.
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Venezuela protest

Venezuela: A Rise of The People Or A Hidden Agenda?

Protests have been happening in Venezuela now for over two months. While it has been said that the start of the protests was sparked by students irate over the human violation of a 21 year old young man allegedly raped with a rifle by military affiliates, it seems to have opened a Pandora’s box of many other issues.
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