Politics

Here’s How Those Fast Food Ads Trick You!

Here’s How Those Fast Food Ads Trick You!

The fast food you see on advertisements or posters takes a considerable amount of time to prepare. The video below is a segment from the popular series “Buy Me That.” We’ll meet a “makeup artist for food,” who surprise us with a behind-the-scenes look at how burgers and fries are made to look their best for television. Here […]

Norway Seeks to Criminalize Begging

In one of the world’s richest countries, it may soon become illegal for homeless individuals to beg for money or other means of assistance. In fact, 60% of Norway’s population believes that begging should be a crime. The country aims to ban begging, and those who are caught may be fined with up to three […]

Snowden gets German Fritz Bauer award for exposing US intelligence

Snowden gets German Fritz Bauer award for exposing US intelligence

Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been awarded the Fritz Bauer Prize of the German Humanist Union, a prominent civil rights organization, for exposing the controversial surveillance practices of the NSA and its accomplices. “Edward Snowden showed exceptional moral courage in exposing illegal surveillance practices,” the national chairman Werner Koep-Kerstin said on Saturday in Rastatt. […]

YouTube Could be Permanently Removing Your Favorite Artist’s Videos Over Licensing Disputes

YouTube Could be Permanently Removing Your Favorite Artist’s Videos Over Licensing Disputes

The future of the internet has been uncertain in recent years as governments seek to censor and limit internet activity, and corporations seek to further monopolize the industry.  With all of the constant debate, possible legislation and changes to large websites, it is nearly impossible to keep up on how the war for the internet […]

250,000 People Forcibly Removed From Their Homes For World Cup in Brazil

250,000 People Forcibly Removed From Their Homes For World Cup in Brazil

In recent years, government subsidized sporting events like the Olympics and the World Cup have drawn a great deal of criticism, due to the horrible treatment of workers, and the negative impact that is sustained by local communities. This week it was reported by The Washington Times that an estimated 250,000 people were evicted from […]

Child Brides and FGM: Giving A Voice To The Powerless

Child Brides and FGM: Giving A Voice To The Powerless

The F-word: divisive, controversial, and frequently misunderstood. But what does feminism actually mean, and why does a concept so crucial to girls and women often cause such negative reactions? To find out, we interviewed Maz Kessler, founder of Catapult. This inspirational crowd-funding site has a special focus on hot topics affecting females around the world- from […]