This is a pretty insightful political cartoon that gets at the heart of the issue of how women are portrayed and viewed in different parts of the world. It also gives us some idea of why the two cultures don't necessarily understand on another at first glance.
An interactive online documentary about life in Shatila, a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon where thousands of people still live in limbo more than 60 years after it was created as a temporary refuge for those fleeing the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
Luke Walker's insight:
The reality of life as a Palestinian refugee. Some started this life in 1948, others were born into it as generations have passed since Palestine ceased to be a recognized state.
Things to Ponder:
What is the role of the failed Israel-Palestine partition plan of 1947?
What is life like for a refugee?
What is the role of the United Nations in this issue?
Are the UN Universal Human Rights recognized and protected here?
Israel on Wednesday launched the most ferocious assault on Gaza in four years after persistent Palestinian rocket fire, hitting at least 20 targets in aerial attacks that killed the top military commander of Hamas.
Click through these photos that document the 10 days surrounding the most recent violence in Gaza and current Arab-Israeli conflict.
With millions of devout worshippers, the Church of the FSM is widely considered a legitimate religion, even by its opponents – mostly fundamentalist Christians, who have accepted that our God has larger balls than theirs.
An interesting question, based on how we define religion can the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster be considered an actual religion?
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Rome was the first city with one million residents, with that occuring in 5 BC. Over a thousand years later, London and Beijing joined that group as industrialization became the impetus for wide-scale urbanization. Today we are seeing an explosion of "million cities" throughout the world.
Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry has always loved posting images on Facebook, most of them garnering just a few random likes from his friends. But on March 15, he posted an image that got a different kind of reaction.
With the country also known as Burma taking steps toward democracy and respect for human rights, Coke is returning after a 60-year absence. What are the two nations where it still won't be doing business?
Globalization has made many companies and products ubiquitious throughout the world. We take their presence as a matter of course, a sign that the largest brands are in essentially every country in the world--but not all. Until recently Coca Cola was not in three markets, all for political reasons. Now that Burma is becoming more democratic, Coca-Cola will bring their product to all countries of South East Asia. Any guesses on the 2 countries that still don't have Coke?
The world is becoming more and more interconnected. Globalization changes how people consume, work and live almost everywhere on the world. Today, many economic, political, cultural or ecological relationships are not explainable from a national perspective. At the same time, a controversial debate about the consequences of globalization has begun.
Questions to ponder: What are the driving forces behind globalization? What areas are most impacted by globalization? How does globalization benefit some, and adversely impact others? Why?
Tags: Globalization, economic, industry, NGOs, political, scale, unit 6 industry.
Ever wonder what a Turkish love song sounds like? Ever wonder what a Turkish love song about finding love on Facebook sounds like? Well WONDER NO MORE!
This is a great music video. I find it relates pretty well to notions of technology, communication and a globalized culture of social media:
Be sure to stick around for the ridiculous end of the world dance routine.
Here are the lyrics very roughly translated. I must admit I'm only a novice with my Turkish so I had to employ google translate for the rest.
I went to the internet cafe I went to Facebook I gave my name as a crazy Now I've been a member (im im) I met with one of the beautiful Writing in day to day Ointment is günlüme Now I've been loving But I love the price Her eyes were very beautiful It's a pretty hard to find Everyone asks where did you get I've been looking every day on facebook Facebook From there I found this girl on facebook Facebook As soon as hired facebook Facebook I think I'm in love with Facebook Facebook locomotive Gülşen Citi Piti birsen Oh, I promise you Gimcrack marbling Brown banu Tanışabilsen Beauties beautiful like this what you want According to everyone's tastes on Facebook handsome erkan charismatic serkan Souls burning, sympathetic ercan Crazy Ayhan, face, fan Whether friend, whether you're new love I've already found my love on facebook I've been looking every day on facebook Facebook From there I found this girl on facebook Facebook As soon as hired facebook Facebook I think I'm in love with Facebook Facebook
Many cities are large; the rate at which these ten cities highlight a distinct spatial pattern and separate them from the rest. Which regions have the fastest growing cities? Which regions don't? Why geographic factor account for the rapid growth?
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