How the Internet can Save the World: Opinions on the Internet as a Revolutionary Tool

The United States Congress is considering passing a bill that would severely restrict internet freedom (see http://campusprogress.org/articles/the_terrible_horrible_no-good_very_bad_internet_censorship_bills1/). While its stated intent is to prevent the illegal uploading and downloading of copyrighted materials, the bill itself is considered by many to be too broad and general: with its current format, it would fail to reach its stated intent but manage to confine the internet to specific patterns of use (for more information, see http://www.tehelka.com/story_main51.asp?filename=Op171211proscons.asp). The internet has become a key component in how the world functions day-to-day. As a widely used [Read More]

 

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Progress: Did Dolores Umbridge Get it Right?

In A Short History of Progress, Wright (2005) describes that repeatedly throughout history; societies have sought progress only to collapse as a result of unsustainable goals. In the book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Professor Umbridge states: “…for without progress there will be stagnation and decay. There again, progress for progress’s sake must be discouraged, for our tried and tested traditions often require no tinkering. A balance, then, between old and new, between permanence and change, between tradition and innovation because some changes will be for the [Read More]

 12 December 2011  Posted by 360Lexie perspectives , , ,  No Responses »
 
1% of our population

This link shows the 1% of our population that controls 100% of our food standing up for what they believe in. It is an interesting change and a refreshing addition to the occupy movement as the voices of local American farmers have been missing until now. These farmers are not hippies arguing for a cause that they have no interest in, but instead are hard working Americans who believe that the system is flawed and things need to be changed. This article ties in the “food systems” sections of the blog to the larger occupy movement discussions. [Read More]

 
Don't Pay My Tuition: Considering Sensible Goals for the Occupy Movement

This video, lists some of the statistics that might be important to those who are looking to become informed about the Occupy movement. While quite simplistic, the video correctly describes the situation being protested by people across the globe. The figures describe unemployment in the USA and the great inequality between the wealthiest and the poorest people in the nation. It portrays the underlying socioeconomic problems being confronted by ‘occupiers’. It demonstrates a clear purpose in comparison to some of the vague and unreasonable demands seen throughout the movement. I [Read More]