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    a new political order, as part of Boko Haram. Religion is less of a cause than a justification for the activities of Boko Haram. After the extrajudicial killings of the group’s leader - Mohammed Yusuf, Boko Haram vowed revenge. Since they regrouped in April 2010, its attacks have grown in sophistication, intensity and geographic…

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    INTRODUCTION Amnesty International is a global movement of people campaigning for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected. A worldwide voluntary based membership organization holding more than 3 million supports, members and activists from across 150 countries and territories. The amnesty international is one of the world’s largest organizations campaigning for human rights, consisting of sections, affiliated groups and individual members. It is a non-profit Non…

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    have seen the movement of #BlackLivesMatter, the organization defines themselves as, “a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society. Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes.” This movement was created in 2012 after the murder of Trayvon Martin. And his killer George Zimmerman was free of the crime. But the death of Trayvon martin would only be the beginning to what…

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    Isms In The Movie Crash

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    In the film “Crash” the “Isms” were played out from the beginning. The first “Isms” I noticed was the car accident scene and the Chinese women tells the police officer “Mexicans don’t know how to drive” and the scene where the two African American males were walking out of the restaurant and one of the say that he wasn’t going to pay for a service where they didn’t offer him coffee because of his skin color, the other male individual was stating he didn’t get coffee because he did not ask for it…

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    adolescent was strangled to death by a police officer, and though stark racial injustice was demonstrated by the actions of the officer, no chargers were pressed (Jee-Lyn García and Sharif, 2015). This organisational movement goes beyond the extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. ("Black Lives Matter": Constructing a New Civil Rights and Black Freedom Movement, 2016). The movement continues to learn from past social movements, and further adopt new strategies by…

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    The basic human rights awarded to all human individuals in this world include, first and foremost, the right to equality and the right to life. Yet, these rights have been violated for centuries, escalating in the twentieth century “an era characterized by a phenomenal increase in the frequency and intensity of human rights violations…” (Ferllini 2008, 7). This period essentially caused the establishment of legal parameters, through the intervention of international law, in order to prosecute…

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    Purple Hibiscus Analysis

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    Purple Hibiscus is an intense tale about a dejected family and Nigeria’s slow recovery from colonialism told through the eyes of a 15- year old, Kambili. The book addresses some of the issues evident during the postcolonial era, which includes domestic violence, silencing of the victims and the multiple embodiments of postcolonial feminism. The author, Chimamanda Adichie, born in 1977 in Kambili’s hometown of Enugu, is of Igbo descent and is a Catholic and used her own childhood experience to…

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    Throughout the 20th century, there were many sources of major conflict. From World War I, to World War II, to the Cold War, the world has often been at war, both ideologically and militarily. After the 9/11 attacks in 2001, American President George W. Bush declared a new war, called the War on Terror, a fight against terrorist groups in the Middle East (The White House's Coalition Information Center). A coalition lead by the United States is at war with one of these terrorist groups known as…

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    Military Drones

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    Drones, An Issue Of Democracy? Military drones are an amazing piece of technology that allow the U.S. to battle combatants that it would otherwise be unable to target due to hostility of the combatants and the distance of the combat zone. The military’s advancement in drone technology has increased exponentially in the last decade, and continues to seek improvements. They’ve only recently researched into problems that can arise from implementing the technology into current U.S. military…

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    drivers were much more likely than whites to be asked during LAPD stops to leave their vehicles and submit to searches” (Christensen/Hamilton). This eventually leads up to the movement #BlackLivesMatter, a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of African American people by police and…

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