LAX, California, USA. January 3rd, 2013. I was returning to UCLA after spending my winter break in Dubai with my family. “Passengers, please prepare for landing,” announced the air hostess over the speakers. As everyone around me began to check themselves in the mirror to make sure they still look mildly presentable to whoever was…
On Nov. 7, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) held a “The Time is NOW: A Moral Case for Divestment” panel that brought out the week’s biggest audience. The event began with a clip by Tim Ngubeni, the founder of the divestment campaign on South Africa at UCLA in the 1970s. It is no secret…
On Oct. 25, the UCLA chapter of Young Americans for Liberty held a bake sale on Bruin Walk that was a satirical and critical stance on the policy of affirmative action in admission decisions. The premise of the bake sale was to equate prices for Diddy Riese cookies to the apparent benefit that affirmative action…
Egyptians are divided between viewing this as a military coup or as a revolution facilitated and protected by the armed forces. For the opposition groups that demanded a suspension of President Morsi from his duties, the main goal is to remove the Muslim Brotherhood from power in Egypt. They believe that the military will not try to gain power, and they are confident that should that arise, they will be able to go back to the streets.
FEMEN’s recent protest, “International Topless Jihad Day”, drew condemnation from Muslim women across the world. By and large, the ethos of non-Muslim feminists have been antithetical to Muslim women.
Youssef is pushing at the boundaries of freedom of expression in Egypt and voicing the frustration many have with Egypt’s leaders and institutions.
Last month, lives were lost, homes were destroyed and thousands were evacuated when Hurricane Sandy took its toll on the East Coast. Of course this isn’t the first hurricane or natural disaster this nation or planet has faced. And it definitely will not be the last.
UC Irvine students pass historic legislation urging divestment from human rights abuses in Israel
(IRVINE, CALIF., 11/13/2012) – In an historic move that could initiate a domino effect across America’s campuses, the Associated Students of UC Irvine voted unanimously to divest from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestine, including from companies that contribute to illegal settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territories.
In Photos: Elections 2012 results in the re-election of President Barack Hussein Obama.
Rumors were speculating after the end of the first debate about whether President Obama purposefully raised his white flag in order to better examine his opponent or if his campaign had lost its previous passion and vigor that was seen in the elections of 2008. Would the President be able to reclaim his momentum after falling in the first round?