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January 29, 2017

SIMON MAINA VIA CNN 

The citizens of Burundi did not create a divisiveness as in the case of the US, but achieved the inverse and were united. They all saw the vices the President has, and what kind of consequences his election would bring to the country: insecurity, a lack of respect of Human rights, a decline in the country's economy etc. They became united to fight for democracy and a profound respect for the constitution.

A lot of people died in that battle, and more are being imprisoned, kidnapped then tortured or killed for what they are aspiring for: peace and justice. Before, there was a disguised partiality for the either the Hutu or the Tutsi. During the protest, and the period that followed up to now, there were no more ethnic groups, there were one people, Burundians, all ready to act against what they believed was wrong. They understood that for the well being of everyone, women, children and men, regardless of where they come from, those distinctions sho...

September 1, 2016

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Exploding your classmate’s locker is an unconventional way of befriending him. Usually when you want to make friends, you invite them to parties, chat about the recent episodes of Breaking Bad, or play World of Warcraft together. It would be even more peculiar if you desperately need his help to finish your homework; ruining his locker to induce his cooperation is probably a bit “rude” and ineffective. Well, Russia just did that to the United States. And few people seem to be caring much. In fact, the U.S government seems to be willing to work with Russia regardless.

According to the Washington Post, Russian air force in Syria bombed Special Operations facilities jointly run by American and British elite special forces in June. The strike came just a day after the British commandoes evacuated the area, resulting in the deaths of at least 4 Syrian rebels. It was alleged that despite repeated warnings from U.S Command Center, Russian air force bombarded th...

September 11th, 2001 reminds all Americans of a sinister day in the United States.  Almost 3,000 citizens were killed by an international terror organization attempting to gain influence and power on the world stage, Al-Qaeda.  Congress met the disaster with a decisive call to decimate this new force. 

Following many years of additional attacks, and with the progression of modern technology, a contemporary approach to fighting foreign threats such as Al-Qaeda had to be developed.  The idea of American troops in ground combat was counter to many’s wishes, as it placed the lives of loved ones in perilous situations, and, in some cases, was actually what the terrorists themselves wanted: a man to man war with Americans on their home turf.  Enter drones, the new groundbreaking, yet controversial technology that allowed Americans to engage with these terrorists while sitting behind a computer in the safety of their home land.  Over recent

months, this practice has drawn in...

July 27, 2016

2016 has been a monumental year in terms of spectacles and horrors. Scientists have landed a satellite on an orbiting comet, perceptions have shifted over women’s rights, and public ride sharing services like Uber have become household terms. At the same time, recent media has brought several atrocities to light, involving racial violence and shootings. What is it in the basis of human nature that can lead to both glorious and horrific situations in tandem? The role of authority in the form of policemen and civilians has become blurred, and many have begun to question the basis for the decisions made by these authority figures. This doubt changes the dynamic of the power figure in the local government and is playing a pivotal role in the irresolute landscape pertaining to human rights and the role of weapons.


In August 2014, the media focused around the events in Ferguson, Missouri. An African-American teenager was shot and killed by a police officer after a convenience store robbery a...

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