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People against Plants: How land development and use policy is affected by native populations in Manu National Park

Manu National Park is a park in Peru that has been around since 1973 and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site while also being the largest park in Peru by area and thus the way that the Peruvian government sets its policy in protection if this land will set precedent for the other […]

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The European Union’s One for One Deal

In wake of the Islamic State seizing control of Middle Eastern countries, the European Union has had to address the issue of refugees fleeing the controlled areas to seek refuge in European countries.  This has led to Greece receiving countless illegal refugees that have retreated into the country seeking their assistance.  This resulted in the […]

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Atena Farghadani: The New Revolution

         This is a cartoon drawn and posted on Facebook by Iranian artist and political activist, Atena Farghadani. It depicts members of Iranian parliament as monkeys and goats as a response to the recent decision to restrict contraception and ban certain birth-control methods. She was arrested in August 2014 when her home […]

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Yemen O’ Yemen

Throughout the fall semester, our Yemen class instructed by the notorious Gary Scudder collaborated in a Twitter tweet fest. Each week, we had to tweet 5 tweets or participate in conversations via Twitter and then write brief statements about out tweets or our conversations. This allowed us to connect to others throughout the world and […]

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America’s Biggest Concentration Camp

Tent City Jail is a large, low-budget prison complex in the desert on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona that was established by Joe Arpaio, the longtime sheriff of Maricopa County, which Phoenix is part of. Sheriff Arpaio takes great pride in the poor conditions that the prisoners must face, claiming roughly the same living conditions […]

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