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Violence and the Fight Against It - During a freedom march on May 29, 1964 in Canton, Mississippi a boy by the name of McKinley Hamilton was brutally beaten by police to the point of unconsciousness. One of the witnesses of this event, and the author of the autobiography which this paper is written in response to, was Anne (Essie Mae) Moody. This event was just one of a long line of violent experiences of Moody’s life; experiences that ranged from her own physical domestic abuse to emotional and psychological damage encountered daily in a racist, divided South....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Fight Against Child Abuse - Could you imagine how children must feel when they are abused by someone that is supposed to love and protect them, and nothing is done to help them. For this reason, it is important to realize there are legislative laws protecting child abusers from hate crimes, and excuses certain people from mandated reporting abuse. In fact, almost 5 children die every day as a result of abuse (Child Help, 2011). Also, money is spent to convict and imprison child abusers which could be put towards programs that help people to recognize and prevent abuse....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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The Fight Against Malaria - The Fight Against Malaria The scorching temperature of the hot sun beats down on the sandy ground. Flies and mosquitoes roam the air, and the sound of suffering children fill the atmosphere. This is sub-saharan Africa, and the noise of the children in agony is due to a deadly parasitic disease known as malaria. Every year, nearly one million deaths occur because of it (World of Health). Fortunately, this sickness was eradicated in the U.S. through various techniques. They used DDT utilization to areas that were known to have malaria present there in latter years....   [tags: mosquitores, children, sub-saharan africa]
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The Fight Against Homelessness - Have you ever been stuck. So stuck you have nowhere to go, no money, and nobody that is willing to help you. Well, thousands of people around the world are in the same shoes as you are. There are millions of people sleeping outside on the streets every single day and night, starving and sleeping in cold and awful conditions. Imagine sleeping in an alley or starting a fire in a trash can just to keep warm, but then getting taken to jail because you are disrupting the peace on the streets. Who to turn to when everybody has given up on you is going to be a hard decision....   [tags: Poverty, Assistance] 840 words
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Canada's Fight Against Terrorism - The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines terrorism as “the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal” (“Terrorism”). Terrorism is a problem that all countries should be concerned with. Canada has been one of the countries that are concerned with the safety of people against terrorist attacks. Canada is very concerned with the issue of terrorism, it has a very specific position of counter-terrorism, it believes that violent extremists are the leading cause of terrorism, it has ways that the international community should respond, and it is willing to contribute to make the problem of terrorism end....   [tags: Terrorism in Canada]
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The Fight Against Pollution in China - Polluting companies around China might be forgiven for feeling under pressure: they have good reason to be after China announced the latest measures to fight environmental damage. On February 11, news came out that in 2013 China's environmental watchdog blocked 32 projects – the combined value of which amounted to 118.4 billion yuan ($19.5 billion) - on the ground that they had broken rules protecting the environment. Zhai Qing, the vice-environment minister, portrayed a grim future for industrial polluters....   [tags: Environment, Government] 642 words
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The Fight Against School Violence - ... Self defense classes can teach new techniques that will be more efficient in aiding escape. Confidence is also a key component taught in these classes. It is a confidence booster to be able to practice the new skills learned within the classroom, so each individual knows what they are truly capable of (Gavin). Schools should not only offer, but enforce each student take a defense class. If it were only an option, not many would take advantage of the class. It gives every student the fair chance to learn how to protect themselves in a situation....   [tags: weapons, crime, bullying]
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The Fight Against Hate - In the summer of 1998, James Byrd Jr. was chained to the back of a pickup truck and dragged for two miles along a dirt road by a group of people who were prejudice against his race. Four months later, two young men beat Matthew Shepard with a pistol and left him tied to a fence all night in near freezing weather because he was gay. These two attacks sent outrage throughout the country and inspired tougher punishments against hate crimes. (A hate crime is any crime that is committed due to a bias towards a particular group of people.) Currently, forty states and the District of Columbia have passed hate crime laws....   [tags: Crime Laws, Discrimination, Sexual Orientation]
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The Fight against Stress and Depression - “Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy inner peace” by Remez Sasson In today’s hectic and busy life we find ourselves dealing with stress almost every day. According to some studies we get 50,000 to 80,000 thoughts per day and the sad part is most of these thoughts are negative, unproductive or simply monotonous. Such thoughts play a greater part in causing stress and depression, influence productivity levels and affect our feeling. In brief, they upset the quality of life....   [tags: finding peace, positivity and happiness] 579 words
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The Government's Fight Against Crime - The Government's Fight Against Crime “The planned introduction of identity cards proves, if further proof be needed, that this government is committed to the crime control model of criminal justice” In every nation the authority and dedication of the government towards doing its work is challenged again and again....   [tags: Papers] 1045 words
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The World's Fight Against Microbes - The World's Fight Against Microbes      Many infectious diseases that were nearly eradicated from the industrialized world, and newly emerging diseases are now breaking out all over the world due to the misuse of medicines, such as antibiotics and antivirals, the destruction of our environment, and shortsighted political action and/or inaction.      Viral hemorrhagic fevers are a group of diseases caused by viruses from four distinct families of viruses: filoviruses, arenaviruses, flaviviruses, and bunyaviruses....   [tags: Research Papers Science Biology Essays]
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Security versus Liberty in the US Fight Against Terror - ... The critics pointed a finger at the fact that the Congress only had 15 minutes to read the Patriot Act before they would vote for or against it, even though they would need the United States Laws and several hours to fully understand the act. (Calabresi and Crowley, 2013) This is not the first time new acts would increase security on expense of liberty. History shows us that in times of war, the government has often restricted personal freedom in the name of national security. Already in 1798 in the French-American war they passed an act that allowed deportation and dentations of aliens and prohibited criticism against the government....   [tags: privacy is important for freedom of speech]
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The Fight Against Lynching at the End of the Reconstruction Era - As Reconstruction came to an end in the 1870’s in the South, there was a renewed sense of white supremacy, especially since African Americans were working to and actually gaining rights despite the color of their skin. Unfortunately for African Americans living in the south during this period, this meant they were about to be targeted even more. According to the Victorian Race and Gender System white women were dainty, fragile, and pure and it was up to white men to protect a white woman’s purity from the lustful, violent monster that was the black man....   [tags: blacks, rape, rights] 547 words
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The United States and The Fight Against Mexican Immigration - In the United States it should be a crime not to speak English and Spanish, yet in today’s society Spanish is the second dominant language in the world. There are job posting hiring bilinguals who speak English and Spanish, and are willing to pay top dollar salary for people abilities to do so. The United States should take Spanish in as a second language, by committing these types of actions would then lead the United States raining supreme over other countries in the world, by having two dominant languages....   [tags: Immigration, Laws, Spanish] 721 words
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John Wooden's Fight Against the Status Quo - John Wooden’s Fight Against the Status Quo When somebody thinks of a person that went against the world or changed it, some specific ones come to their mind like Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King Jr. These people fought for civil right. Though it was hard for them to overcome it, they had lots of support. John Wooden actually also was a famous person that was for civil rights. In 1947 his team was invited to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball National Tournament in Kansas....   [tags: Civil Right, Martin Luther King, Lincoln]
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The Fight Against Tuition - Many college students depend on grants from the government to pay for their college education. Unfortunately, now more than ever, students are going to depend on those grants, because the Arizona Board of Regents has approved the raise of tuition at ASU, U of A, and NAU. The meeting for this approval took place on April 4, 2013. Regents gathered, and after the vote took place, the choice to spike up tuition was made. The incoming students at Arizona’s three major universities face a tuition rise of 3-5%; depending on which university they will attend (Associated Press)....   [tags: college, education, state funding, Arizona, funds]
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Phillis Wheatley’s Fight against Slavery - Phillis Wheatley is a gem of her time; the first African-American woman to have her poetry published. Though purchased as a slave, her life was far from most African-Americans during the 17th century. She was educated and became deeply rooted in her faith: Christianity. From an outsider, her life may be viewed as an adopted child rather than a slave to the Wheatley family. However, she did not forget where she came from or those less fortunate than herself. Wheatley used the education she was afforded and her new-found spirituality to fight against slavery through the use of words (751)....   [tags: Phillis Wheatley’s Poetry]
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The Effects and Fight Against the Red Scare - After the World War II, Red Scare was a period in the 1940's and 50's that came to Hollywood in which the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) attested that Communists had penetrated the film business, particularly were utilizing this stage to pass on their messages. This started an alternate need that communists were setting subliminal messages into Hollywood motion pictures. A further concern was that Communists were in a position to place negative pictures of the United States in films that may have wide widespread dissemination....   [tags: communists, hollywood, boycotting] 728 words
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Targeted Killings in the Fight Against Terrorism - Introduction Just ten years ago the United States publically condemned Israel’s use of targeted killings against Palestinian terrorists. Martin S. Indyk, the former American ambassador to Israel, said in a statement on 5 July 2001, '‘The United States government is very clearly on the record as against targeted assassinations…they are extrajudicial killings, and we do not support that.’' However, after September 11th, the US makes frequent use of the controversial tactic in the global war on terrorism....   [tags: Terrorism]
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The Fight Against Segregation and Racial Discrimination - Martin Luther King, Jr. marched along with his supporters in order to protest against the discrimination that the Black Americans were facing. All were arrested and put into jail because of this demonstration. Due to these demonstrations, the Governing Administration of Birmingham city composes a letter in which they appeal to the black people to stop their act of violence. This letter appeared in the Birmingham Newspaper. In response, Martin Luther King, Jr. drafted a document to the white merchants of American Administration to remove the racial prejudice that prevails upon Black Americans from its roots, which would mark the turning point of the Civil Rights movement and provide endurin...   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr.]
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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, by Dylan Thomas - Dylan Thomas was born in the Britain in 1914. He was a Welsh poet and writer who wrote exclusively in English. According to Poets Organization,” His father was an English Literature professor at the local grammar school and would often recite Shakespeare to Thomas before he could read” (1). The home education developed his writing style which led him to have his first piece of work published in 1925. The poem,” Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” was written by Dylan Thomas in 1945 during the last illness of his father's life....   [tags: fight against the coming death] 1183 words
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Efforts to Fight Against World Hunger - World hunger was and is continuing to be a worry all around the world. Many people are dying everyday from malnutrition. We need to unite together and conquer this horrible problem. World hunger is the malnutrition and under nutrition in a country. World hunger is a problem mostly in still developing countries such as some places in Africa. There are two issues that must be taken into consideration when evaluating the progress in ridding the world of hunger: estimations of hunger, and goals set....   [tags: malnutrition, homelessness, volunteer ]
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Psychology of Terrorist Group Recruitment - ... It may apply techniques such as developing terrorist literature in someone’s house and circulating it to a broader audience covertly (Reich, 1998). It may also involve use of websites that are password-protected and restricted to chant groups on the internet. This form of recruitment has been popular with Al Qaeda after 9/11 since the group as a means of recovering from the loss of proximate and private channels. Some policy experts claim that this form of terrorist group recruitment of Al Qaeda is virtual jihad, as the group uses websites with restricted chat groups and websites that are password protected (Chaliand & Arnaud, 2008)....   [tags: the fight against terrorism, profiling]
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The First Amendment and the Fight Against God - The First Amendment and the Fight Against God On September 11, 2001, our nation experiences a terrible tragedy when four terrorist-controlled airplanes flew into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. Over 3,000 people were killed, and thousands more were affected. In an effort to promote patriotism and unite the nation, citizens began displaying American flags, holding memorial services, and attending church. County High School also made an effort to bring together its students and faculty....   [tags: Argumentative]
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Abandoning the Constitution in the Fight Against Terrorism - Abandoning the Constitution in the Fight Against Terrorism   During his terms as governor of Texas, George W. Bush made it clear that he was ignorant of the Constitution by denying due process to the people he executed and refusing effective counsel to indigent inmates.  As president, Bush, terrorized by terrorists, is abandoning more and more of the fundamental rights and liberties that he-and his subordinates-assure us they are fighting to preserve. On Thursday, November 15, William Safire-The New York Times' constitutional conservative-distilled Bush's new raid on the Constitution: "Misadvised by a frustrated and panic-stricken attorney general, a president of the United States has...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1656 words
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Patrick Henry: Fight against the Constitution - Patrick Henry: Fight against the Constitution Although Henry refused to serve on the Constitutional Convention, Madison needed Henry's persuasive ways. Henry had a way to make people agree with his ideas. Even though Henry didn't serve on the Constitutional Convention, he was still present to put in his word. As soon as the meetings opened, Henry began to argue against the Constitution. This argument went on for three weeks. Henry was aware that the new government had to be strong, but felt that the Constitution made the central government too powerful....   [tags: American America History] 515 words
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The Perpetual Battle Against Censorship -  "There is more than one way to burn a book," (176) says Ray Bradbury when explaining the reason he wrote Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury at the time was upset about "condensed books", or books which had been simplified for easier reading. Luckily, this fad seems to have passed. However, he was also upset about people who wrote asking him to change the role of women or African-Americans to make them more or less dominant in some of his works. One of the major themes in Fahrenheit 451 was just that; a society where everyone got what they wished and literature was eliminated entirely so it wouldn't offend anyone....   [tags: The Fight Against Censorship 2014]
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The Fight Against Child Pornography -        In recent years, pornography has established itself as perhaps the most controversial topic arising out of the use of the Internet. The easy availability of this type of sexually explicit material has caused a panic among government officials, family groups, religious groups and law enforcement bodies and this panic has been perpetuated in the media.             One of the unique challenges to regulating or settling on the appropriate way to regulate is that there is no concrete definition of pornography....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Internet Porn]
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The Global Fight Against Terrorism - Despite spending billions of dollars to fight endless wars, global terrorism rose 43% in 2013. As a result, terrorism has been brought to the fore of not only the American mentality, but the international mentality as well. Consequently, we must do a few things in order to maintain our sanity, dignity, power, and security. We must retaliate forcefully and successfully. We must garner support for our cause and give other countries a reason to want to stand behind America. We must reassure the world of our confidence as a great power, and our ability to retain that status....   [tags: Islamic State ISIS Essays]
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The Patriot Act: An Integral Part of the Fight Against Terrorism - September 11, 2001. 19 terrorists killed 2,976 people in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Over 400 police officers and firefighters lost their lives trying to rescue people from the World Trade Center (Encyclopædia Britannica). The firefighters and police officers could only do so much to save the people. Senators and Representatives realized the incredible risk of future attacks and took action. The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (Encyclopædia Britannica), more commonly known as the Patriot Act, was their response....   [tags: National Security]
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America's Futile Fight Against Terrorism and ISIS - From the perspective of the West, the war on terror can seem to be as never-ending as battling Hydra. For every terrorist leader struck down, three more arise from the dust to take his place, and themselves take positions of power in numerous countries. It’s difficult for Western powers to understand that it is the cutting down of that one leader that gives rise to the others. In the wake of 9/11, the American approach to the war on Terror has poured oil on what was once a small fire of fundamentalist fervour....   [tags: global issues, terrorism]
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Feminist: A Women´s Fight Against Discrimination - As a man I never knew what it felt like to be treated unequal in the sense of not being able to work the same job as other men do, or being stigmatized and frowned upon for being a male. This was the story for women in the United States until the 1800’s. This was the era in where women that felt like they should be treated equally in society finally grew the courage to fight for what they believed in. They wanted to show everyone that people are entitled to their freedom and liberty no matter their gender....   [tags: freedom, libertay, discrimination] 1190 words
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The Young Turks Fight Against the Decline of the Ottoman Empire - Between 1301 to 1922, in the region north of present day Syria, was known as the Ottoman empire. It was rooted in the belief that Islam as an ideology should be in power. One territory held by the Ottoman empire was their homeland of Turkey. In 1907, the Sultan Abdul Hamid II, wanted for the most part to have people who were educated outside of the country limited in what they could do, and if not then they were expunged, as he thought that they were the cause of his land’s plight and decline. This resulted in him becoming very unpopular with his people, thus having many secret societies created practically under his nose....   [tags: muslim, death marches, genocide] 1081 words
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The Struggle of Overpopulation: China’s Fight Against Numbers - With the largest population of any country in the world, much attention has been focused on China's ability to handle the overwhelming crowds in such a dense area. China bolsters a population of 1.38 billion citizens, many of whom are unable to live in under proper conditions. Overpopulation has led to unhealthy living conditions that can lead to severe health problems. It is easy to look at the positives of having many people to form a workforce and build the country’s infrastructure....   [tags: Government, Policy, Birth]
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Needle-Exchange Programs and The Fight against HIV/AIDS - This paper will be concerned with the issue of having needle-exchange programs (NEPs) in the United States, for the purpose of encouraging injection drug users (IDUs) to engage in safer practices. Specifically, this paper will address the question of whether or not such programs are a desirable policy for reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS. This topic was chosen because it is evident that something needs to be done to stop the spread of AIDS, a problem that has reached epidemic proportions in nations around the world....   [tags: Injection Drug Users, Prevention, AIDS, HIV]
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Vaclav Havel´s Fight Against the Communist Regime - ... “Individuals need not believe all these mystifications, but they must behave as though they did, or they must at least tolerate them in silence, or get along well with those who work with them. For this reason, however, they must live within a lie. They need not accept the lie. It is enough for them to have accepted their life with it and in it. For by this very fact, individuals confirm the system, fulfill the system, make the system, are the system.” One of Havel’s major points is that for the system to work at all the individual citizens must be willing to “live within the lie”....   [tags: regime, rights, critiques, strategy] 1645 words
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Taking a Brief Look at the Cold War - The Cold War turned into a prevailing impact on numerous parts of American social order for a great part of about second half of the twentieth century. It heightened because of enemy values between the United States, supporting Democracy and Capitalism, while the Soviet Union supported Socialism and Totalitarianism. Being the two overwhelming powers after WWII, disputes between the Americans and Soviets turned into a worldwide clash. The Korean and Vietnam Wars are significant samples of when America had stopped the spread of Communism in other countries....   [tags: the fight against communism] 726 words
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Overview of Tajikistan and Its Fight Against Poverty - Research Paper- Tajikistan Tajikistan has been known to be “one of the poorest republics of the Soviet Union.” (J Falkingham) “Before independence, the per capita income in Tajikistan was one of the lowest among the soviet republics and also the percentage of poverty living in poverty was one of the highest.” (The World Bank) Poverty in Tajikistan is nothing new. “Tajikistan has been highly recognized as one of the poorest republics in the Soviet Union.” (J Falkingham) “In Tajikistan in 1989, right before the “transition”, 51 percent of the population had a per capita monthly income below seventy-five rubles compared to 33 percent like it was in Kyrgyzstan, 16 percent in Kazakhstan, and 5...   [tags: Economic Structure, Family Size]
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Necessary Action to Fight Against Global Warming - One of the major challenges the Earth is facing is Global Warming. Global Warming is the slow rise of temperatures caused by high levels of fossil fuels such as carbon dioxide, added with deforestation [the reduction of trees in the forest], and combined with the sun’s radiant heat, all to be put in the Earth’s atmosphere. It is also called the Greenhouse Effect since generates adverse effects for our environment. To address this matter, we must take action and “Go Green” by using recyclable and inexhaustible resources such as wind, sunlight, and water....   [tags: co2, melting, recycling, ] 597 words
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Don Brewster: A Fight Against Sex Trafficking - Mr. Don J. Brewster was the pastor for a catholic church in Sacramento,California. He went on his first trip to Cambodia in 2005 was to see the missions his church has been supporting for years. Upon arrival to Svay Pak the only issue only seemed to be poverty, he played with the children, visited the pastors from the missions, and went back on his way home. The next day, after he arrived home he turned on the news and the headline story on NBC was “Children Four Sale”, it was about children in Cambodia being sold for sex on the nights' streets....   [tags: pastor of a catholic church in Sacramento, CA] 677 words
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Martin Luther King and His Fight Against Racism - Martin Luther King and His Fight Against Racism The person whom I respect who fought for what he believed is a person whom we celebrate every year, on the third Monday in January. He was an American Clergyman and Nobel Prize Winner, one of the principal leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement and a prominent advocate of non-violent protest. That is right, it is Martin Luther King Jr. The reason I admire this man so much is for everything he has done for this country, in the way of racism....   [tags: Character Analysis, Social Isssues, Legal Issues] 321 words
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Problems and Solutions in the Fight Against Urban Poverty - Problems and solutions in the fight against urban poverty Introduction – the advent of capitalism and the resultant economic inequality There can be no talk of modern poverty without talking first of capitalism, and as such, the capitalist model of production and the exploitation of labor is where I will begin my paper. Capitalism evolved from the feudal system, which was incorporated into western European societies hundreds of years ago. Under the feudal system, serfs worked the land and handed the surplus of their production over to the nobles, who owned the land and accumulated the surplus....   [tags: Urban Decay, Urban Poor]
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We Must Fight Against Water Pollution - Over two thirds of Earth's surface is covered by water; less than a third is taken up by land. As Earth's population continues to develop, people are putting stress on the planet's water resources. In our oceans, rivers, and other inland waters are being "compressed" by human activities. Poorer water quality means water pollution, it means one or more substances have built up in water to such an extent that they cause problems for animals or people, there are many causes in our world that needs to be fixed in Health care or else the human world will be in chaos, which extinction will occur to animals and diseases will spread to human beings that cannot be cured.40% of water got polluted and...   [tags: Drinking Water Contamination]
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Medicine in the Fight against HIV/AIDS and Cancer - Medicine in the Fight against HIV/AIDS and Cancer Conventional (allopathic) medicine has been the mainstream Western approach to medicine ever since the early twentieth century. Previous to the widespread popularization of the allopathic tradition, other more holistic traditions of medicine were accepted and practiced without bias. The founding of the American Medical Association (AMA) brought with it a swift turnabout for other traditions and placed the monopoly of the industry solely in the hands of allopathic physicians....   [tags: Medical Treatment Chinese Papers]
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UNICEF and Children's Welfare - ... These hardships include illness and death. Of the estimated 1.7 million [1.5 million–1.9 million] people who died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2011, 230,000 [200,000–270,000] of them were children under 15 years of age.” In over 190 countries, UNICEF specializes in HIV prevention, protection, care and support for babies, children, young people and mothers affected by the virus. The “Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS Campaign” is dedicated to reversing the HIV and AIDS epidemic by 2015....   [tags: community, fight against poverty]
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The United States Has NO Comprehensive Terrorism Policy - Introduction Terrorism brings about serious problems in a government which take a long time to be resolved. People have lost their lives, some have been displaced, properties destroyed and the government in general is affected as people live with fears of attack. The war on terrorism is a big challenge faced by most governments as they look for ways and means of controlling it. More efforts have been put in place to fight the war on terrorism but the outcome is not as effective as it is supposed to be since the attackers continue to develop new strategies as the current technology advances by day....   [tags: Government Fight Against Terror Attacks]
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The African National Congress and the Fight Against South African Apartheid - The word “apartheid” means “separateness” in Afrikaans Language. Human Rights, according to “Article 1, UN Declaration of Rights” states that “ All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in spirit of brotherhood”. The native Africans were being segregated from the whites and were treated as second class citizens. The black residents felt that the apartheid policies violated their rights. Human rights of South African natives were violated when a racial segregation system, called Apartheid, based upon skin color was established by the South African government....   [tags: South Africa Apartheid Essays]
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Beauty Is In The Eyes Of The Beholder: The Fight Against Appearance Based Workplace Discrimination - Discrimination happens all around us, and in many different forms. When it comes to being employed, there are laws in place to protect us against certain methods of discrimination. According to a website used by many lawyers, businesses, and individuals, discrimination is “Unfair treatment or denial of normal privileges to persons because of their race, age, sex, nationality or religion” (“Discrimination”). However, there is nothing specifically to protect us when it comes to our appearance. As children in the U.S., we are raised with a certain idea of what being attractive is....   [tags: Discrimination, Work Place]
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United States Involvement in the Korean War - United States involvement during the Cold War began with the Korean War. The War started on June 25, 1950 when troops from North Korea entered the 38th parallel, which was the boundary established after World War II between North Korea and South Korea. The North was supported by the Soviet Union and People’s Republic of China while the South was later supported by the U.S and its allies. Their attack was one of the first military measures of the Cold War (“Korean War”). Once North Korea invaded South Korea, U.S....   [tags: Cold War, fight against communism] 955 words
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Bush's Fight Against Terrorism in Response to September 11, 2001 - Bush's Fight Against Terrorism in Response to September 11, 2001 President George W. Bush marked the six-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with a plaintive appeal for the world's nations to keep an unflagging commitment to the fight against terrorism. With flags of many world nations at his back on an enormous stage, Bush said the global coalition must not weaken in the face of terrorists who are brazen enough to try attacks similar to those carried out in New York and Washington last fall....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 417 words
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