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Pictures are Louder – Love is Louder; the Social Movement

Love is Louder is a movement that was started by MTV, The Jed Foundation, and celebrity Brittany Snow (Love is Louder). It was founded to show support for anyone who is ever “feeling mistreated, misunderstood, or alone” (Love is Louder, Facebook). This social movement has been used to address issues with discrimination, depression, loneliness, bullying,  more »

“Legalizing Love”: Political Endorsement and the LGBT Movement

In the online video campaign above titled “Speak With One Voice”, Legalize Love, a social movement organization, outlines the importance of legalizing same-sex marriage within the United States. As a smaller branch of the gay rights movement, the legalization of gay marriage remains highly controversial among Americans due to a clash between groups who oppose  more »

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Anti-Impaired Driving Movement and MADD

An alternative social movement is a social movement that seeks limited change in society, and targets a small group and a specific behaviour. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is an example of an alternative social movement because it targets the specific behaviour of drunk driving. It is an organization a part of the Anti-Impaired Driving  more »

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WildAid: Star Power in Shark Defense

Our oceans have long been protected by various factions and organizations that have primed themselves as front-line, direct-action defense against those that would do them harm.  And while patrolled waters are protected from illegal cargo ships, out-of-bounds fishermen, and pernicious pirates, these efforts have neglected something very important – the integrity of our ocean ecology.  more »

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Panic Over the Drug Violence in Mexico

CBC News has framed the drug and violence problem in Mexico by focusing on the spectacle of the broader issue which is the anti-drug movement. They have highlighted the deaths of Canadians visiting Mexico instead of presenting the issue as a whole to give readers the appropriate context. These Canadian deaths are part of a  more »

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Through the Viewing Glass: Marineland Protesters

On October 7, 2012, protesters staged a demonstration at Marineland to raise awareness and in an attempt to shut the theme park down to stop the unfair treatment of animals.  Marineland, located in Niagara Falls, ON, is an aquatic life theme park that includes attractions like rides, aquariums, and animal performance shows.  Earlier in August  more »

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Aboriginal women are missing, who cares?

“In the past three decades, 520 known cases of missing or murdered Indigenous women have been recognized based on a report issued by Amnesty International Canada”(ipsmo.org). However, the actual number could be much higher than that (ipsmo.org), “the horrific violence these women suffer is rooted in racism, class oppression and sexism, and the majority of  more »

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The Politics of Hate vs. the Revolution of Love

“Love is the felt experience of connection to another being. An economist says ‘more for you is less for me.’ But the lover knows that more of you is more for me too. If you love somebody their happiness is your happiness. Their pain is your pain. Your sense of self expands to include other  more »

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Rainforest Alliance: Sustainability within the Status Quo

Slowly, people are becoming increasingly aware of their environmental footprints. We are taking small steps in the right direction in order to live more sustainably. However, for many large corporations, environmental conservation isn’t on the top of their to-do list. The Rainforest Alliance (RA) has taken note of this, and is striving to turn awareness  more »

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POSCO and India – Multinationalism, Capitalism and People

Multinationalism and globalisation is par for the course in the business landscape of today. Corporations will look across boarders for the resources that they need, setting up in foreign countries to enhance their profitability. The governments of these countries frequently see the benefits of allowing these corporations to operate within their borders, and allow them  more »

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