Category Archives: Social Justice

Authoritarian elitism and popular movements in Brazil

  Can a president institute radical popular change alongside structural inequality and a militarized elite? The Brazilian case suggests that a progressive political party requires more social movement mobilization, not less. “We fought and participated in a dream to build a better Brazil, we learned a lot. We did a lot of nonsense, but that […]

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Democracy in Pakistan

  Of the elite, by the elite, for the elite The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) surprising victory in the recent by-election in Punjab where the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) was favored to win is an interesting development as the country prepares for the next general elections. The National Assembly seat which the ruling party won a […]

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The politics of social justice

  Op-ed: Groups like Black Lives Matter have distorted Mideast reality, pushing many African-Americans to make assumptions and conclusions based on falsehoods and misinformation. BLM statements are anti-Semitic because it selectively chooses the Jewish state out of all states in the world to demonize. On October of 1967, Martin Luther King underscored that “when people […]

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Just conservation is where environmental issues and social justice commingle

  Date: March 1, 2018 Source: Michigan Technological University Summary: Social justice and environmental conservation are considered great values in our society. However, in some conservation efforts, conflicts arise. More people, limited resources. Environmental ethicists consider best practices for conflict resolution and fairness when people and the environment are at odds. Conservation is increasingly stymied […]

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Women’s Movements Are Facing Internal Divisions. History Shows That’s Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

  Women’s voices — their anger, their protest, their pain — have moved to the center of the national conversation in the United States. The extraordinary Women’s Marches kicked off 2017, bringing millions of women into the streets to demonstrate. At the end of the year, this magazine chose The Silence Breakers — the women, and some men, […]

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