Free Software Movement

Image Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/christianpayne/6466311231/ Technology has come a long way and before we had a miniature computer the size of a cassette tape in our pockets we only had giant computers that we nowhere near mobile.  Home computers had been marketed since the mid 1970s and the internet was later created in the early 1980s....

Zapatista Movement

The Zapatista movement took place Mexico, in the state of Chiapas. It was led by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) often referred to as Zapatistas. The group is a revolutionary leftist political and militant group who has been in a declared war against the Mexican state since 1994....

The Hippie Movement

Every Halloween, there are thousands of people dressing up in these bright, loose, really “out-there” clothes with circle sunglasses with blue lenses and peace signs and tie-dye everywhere. They’re dressing up as hippies! What is interesting is that a majority of these people don’t know who the hippies really are. They were much more...

Civil Rights Movement

  The Civil Right Movement was the social movement to fight the hate and racial segregation against the African Americans during 1954-1968 in the United States. The segregation was in most part in the south of the country which for many years African Americans were used as the slaves of white families. Even though...

The Arab Spring

A huge movement against the Arab autocracy and dictatorships began on December 17th 2010 in Tunisia when a man, Mohamed Bouazizi, had set himself on fire as means of protest because was constantly tormented by police for not having a permit for his stall, and ignored by the municipal office when he went to...

Day Without a Woman: Anti-consumerism

International Women’s Day, commemorated this Wednesday, March 8, 2017, as seen publicly on Facebook and other social media sites, had a message, “Day Without a Woman.” A Youtube video by Mic was posted to list 3 ways to participate in the cause: Women (if able) should take the day off of paid and unpaid labor. Try to avoid...

Human Rights Movement

Image Credit: Andres Musta Can you imagine a world where you do not have the basic moral norms that you are entitled of?  Can you imagine your children being born without these as well? These rights that we are born with are our Human Rights. Every human being is entitled to these rights. So...

The Umbrella Movement

The main goal of the “Umbrella Movement” was to reinforce the political sovereignty of Hong Kong after China demanded electoral candidates be screened with them before running for Hong Kong elections. The primary participants of the protests were college students from Hong Kong. There was also support abroad with students in Macau, another country...

Baku & Sumgait Pogroms Demonstration

Above: Photo of myself leading the demonstration last year.   The main goal of this social movement is to bring awareness and voice against Azerbaijan’s ongoing anti-Armenian attacks and demand justice for the victims of Sumgait and Baku massacres as well as over 400,000 Armenian refugees expelled from Azerbaijan. The movement is led by...

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