Grassroots campaigns have proven instrumental in bringing about political, social or environmental change; you've got to start somewhere-might as well start here.
By Bashir Muhammad Akinyele “Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.” -Allen Ginsberg As Afrikan people, we need to establish more cable news media platforms in America - to force the world to respect the diversity of Black perspectives, especially the radical, progressive, socialist, communist, Afrocentric, Black nationalist, and Pan-Afrikan views.
My dad grew up in Spain under the Franco dictatorship. To this day, Spaniards of that era still remember the day, Feb 23rd, 1981, when armed Guardia Civil officers stormed the Congress of Deputies in an attempt to overthrow Spain’s first democratically elected government.
Did you know that the U.S. government, in entirety, consists of less than 1% of the American population? It is true. I added up the most recently published populations of congress, local governments, police, and military for a calculated sum population of about 2.1 million. If you take out the military of 1.3 million, the “government” is only about 800,000 people. In retrospect, according to data in 2020, the total U.S. population is currently about 331 million. How does such a small number of people, have so much power and hold so much authority over such a massive population?
Social stratification is the way society categorizes its people into socioeconomic strata, based on factors of their occupation, wealth, income, and either social status or any form of derived power (Lumen Learning). Social stratification sets limits and boundaries on what certain groups of people or societies have access to, including healthcare and education, both which are essential components of one’s well-being. Sociologists have recognized that stratification is a society wide system which makes inequalities present in a given society especially apparent. Social stratification peaks a special interest in sociology because of the fact it represents a larger social pattern.
'This is an unlawful assembly' Police Chief Harris declared over the loudspeaker of his patrol car. The words fell out of his mouth and landed on the ground with such disdain for the people he was talking to. 'You are to disperse; you are ordered to disperse. Go home or go to your church.'
COVID-19 first came as whispering rumours of an infectious disease. Then it slapped us in the face and incarcerated us. It was YOUR fault. Don’t you dare throw this responsibility into anyone’s arms. Climate change has struck us for many years. Bit by bit, the environment and us are being affected. However, have you ever thought of the species that contribute the most to this mess? Humans. Experts have even said that reducing the human population is a way to reduce the effects of climate change.
I always find it necessary to debunk misconceptions. The media tends to overuse and even use the global organization "Black Lives Matter" to display protests against the murders of black males. The issue that falls upon many of the common myths are that dangerous attachments can form in relation to a liberating and humanitarian network! As apart of my duty to get more Americans and all people coming into political consciousness aware of the facts I will specifically define the intentions and a more authentic interpretation of the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
"Yes, but did you use a reliable source?" If you have ever taught ELA in middle or high school (or required your students to write an essay), then you have said this phrase thousands of times. Weeks dedicated to teaching my students to read reliable news sources and to base their opinions on facts. Hours dedicated to teaching them how to find the author's name and validate their professional standing.
Questions about Life-Long Obligations to Movements Written by Laura Flores - December 15, 2020 If Martin Luther King Jr. were still alive today, would he be allowed to retire? At what point are we done advocating for causes, preaching about our movements, and pushing the envelope to make the next generation better off? Is it permitted to set a goal, achieve it, and then carry on with life without spending every waking moment finding more causes to stand behind?
Food loss for disadvantaged people and reduction of waste can play an important role in advancing the SDGs, especially those related to adequate food and nutrition and environmental sustainability.
Australia is home to just over 25 million people, and around 200,000 different animal species, 386 of which are mammals native to Australia. Not only do the bushfires threaten civilization and the well-being of Australian residents, but the natural aspect of the country as well. With fires spreading all over the area, affecting every state, centring in New South Wales (which is the main habitat for koalas) and Victoria, scientists and biologists are concerned about the negative impacts of bushfires on the environment. Ecosystems could be at stake, and the state of the country could be in extreme danger, considering the maintenance of biodiversity and the preservation of habitats. Thousands of people are awaiting evacuation, and the firefight efforts need more support. No matter how far away you are, or how impossible you might think it is, there is always a way to help. But first, we need to look at why it is such a pressing matter.
I understand why protests get violent and peace turns to riot. Anybody who’s ever had a relationship with an oppressive or abusive person can understand the logic behind it. If you’ve never experienced it, here is my best explanatory breakdown, modeled from my own experience: