Global Issues Essay

2077 Words Aug 17th, 2011 9 Pages
Global Social Issues and Change Paper Vincent Valenzuela, Chuck Pennington, Steven Stoney
SOC/100
July 19, 2011
John Gomez

Global Social Issues and Change Paper
Global social issues are present in all areas of the world affecting world economies, its environment, our capabilities as humans, and our processes for making decisions regarding cooperation at the global level. These issues affect a large number of people around the world, directly or indirectly. It is estimated that some 1.1 billion people are affected currently by violent conflict or at extremely high risk of being affected in the future. The persistence of conflict has ripple effect far and wide. These issues have prompted world leaders to initiate new measures,
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If news or media groups didn’t give terrorist groups the coverage they strived for, then it wouldn’t be as prevalent. But we see in today’s society that when modern governments are pushed with terrorist acts within their countries that their citizens want action. And soon we see the terrorist groups get what they want, attention.
We also see some of our world leaders and influential people take sides or speak out against terrorism. “When I say that terrorism is war against civilization, I may be met by the objection that terrorists are often idealists pursuing worthy ultimate aims -- national or regional independence, and so forth. This is not an acceptable argument and neither a terrorist can ever be an idealist, or that the objects sought can ever justify terrorism. The impact of terrorism, not merely on individual nations, but on humanity as a whole, is intrinsically evil, necessarily evil and wholly evil.” (BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, International Terrorism) “Terrorism [takes] us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.” (JACQUES CHIRAC, speech, Sep. 24, 1986) “The big threat to America is the way we react to terrorism by throwing away what everybody values about our country--a commitment to human rights. America is a great nation

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