Conflict in Africa

Africa; a continent rife with war and civil war. With the conclusion of yet another of these civil wars in the making we can hope for a stronger peace and a better future. We can also look to the improvement of the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces to help it along the way.  As the world…

Perhaps the most active seventy-seven year old.

3 time prime minister and ex-senator of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, is being charged with a number of crimes he has committed over the last couple decades while in office. He is also threatening revolution in Italy if they arrest him. 77 year-old Silvio Berlusconi had been prime minister of Italy from 1994-95, 01-06, and 08-11.…

Pope Attacks Large Salaries and Wage Gap

In his first peace message Pope Francis said that large salaries are the symptoms of an economy based in greed and inequality. In his message for the day of peace on Jan. 1st he calls for the distribution of wealth from the rich to the poor, in order to decrease the gap between rich and…

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30 People Under 30 That Will Make You Feel Bad about Yourself

As the end 2013 approaches, the world is listing everything. Lists dedicated to the greatest moments of 2013 are popping up everywhere detailing the accomplishments–both good and bad–of this year. The lists that make me feel particularly terrible about myself are the lists dedicated to the most influential people under age 30. I read these…

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Online Feminism Hard to Ignore

When Americans go online, they have been noticing more posts and videos about women’s issues and gender equality. The feminist movement has taken to social and online media in an effort to make and impact and spread the word about gender discrimination in our society. Feminist blogs and Youtube channels are on the rise. Topics…

French Intelligence can now monitor internet users in real time

In a law that passed wednesday, French officials can now monitor in real time what French internet users are viewing, without previous authorization. The new law passed with little notice from the public, “will enable a wide range of public officials including police, gendarmes, intelligence and anti-terrorist agencies as well as several government ministries to…