activism

Grassroots campaigns have proven instrumental in bringing about political, social or environmental change; you've got to start somewhere-might as well start here.

ovaryactivist LW9 months ago
The Thing About Homelessness and the Rejected Products of a Broken System
The thing about homelessness is that it is a product of a blatantly inefficient society. Few in power recognize it as an existing problem or something they can help solve. But the sooner we acknowledg...
Iria Vasquez-Paez9 months ago
The Environmental Hazards of Chemical Pollution
Chemical pollution exists. Some right-leaning people would like to deny this exists. This type of pollution can affect soil, water, and the air itself. Organic pollutants serve as endocrine disruptors...
Iria Vasquez-Paez9 months ago
The End of the World
While an apocalyptic event is not newsworthy, we humans are great at one thing: destroying our planet. Star visitors laugh at our ignorance daily. In the United States, at least, we are not tackling c...
Jenna Deedy9 months ago
Want to Save Marine Life? Let's Ban the Plastics
Right now, our oceans need more help than ever. This is because recent studies have shown that there tens, if not, thousands of pieces of plastic products that floating around in the oceans. Yet, the ...
Dylan Rae9 months ago
Sissy That Protest: The Political Power of Drag
Drag has been used as a form of protest for decades with drag queen and activist Marsha P. Johnson taking a prominent role in the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Ever since, drag has been a big middle finger...
Beth Gibbons9 months ago
The Townhouse Issue in Ottawa
There is a large issue happening in Ottawa that does not seem to be getting much attention at the moment. It certainly isn't getting any attention from government and is getting not much attention fro...
Little Onion9 months ago
Yulin Dog Meat Festival Outrages Animal Rights Activists
All around the world, animal rights activists, including comedian Ricky Gervais, have been outraged by China's annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival. This 10-day dog meat festival sees hundreds of dogs slaughtered and butchered before being prepared for cooking and eating by locals and visitors to the event. Dogs are eaten in various countries across Eastern Asia but contrary to belief, the eating of dogs is not endemic to China where the Yulin Dog Meat Festival takes place. Those that back the Yulin F...
Isabella S9 months ago
Troubled Waters
The ocean is in great danger. The ocean needs our help along with the thousands upon thousands of species that cannot speak for themselves. Ocean pollution is a problem that is mainly caused by human ...
Victoria Gawlik9 months ago
Internet, a Broken Tool
It connects everyone, it starts revolutions, provides access to places across the world in seconds, it entertains and informs you, and it gives you a voice. The internet is something that has taken th...
Stephen Walden9 months ago
You Are Becoming the Oppressor
History provides countless examples of genocide rising while citizens allowed it to do so by their silence and inaction. Germany, Rwanda, and the Native Americans come to mind. I, for one, will not be...
Stephen Walden9 months ago
White Silence on Juneteenth
Today is Juneteenth, a celebration of the day on which the last remaining slaves were made aware of their freedom in 1865. However, it must be noted that not long after this was accomplished, an entir...
Iria Vasquez-Paez9 months ago
First Amendment Rights
Some people do not respect First Amendment rights such as the right to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of protest (assembly), and petition the government for a negotiation of grievance...
Stephen Walden9 months ago
What Pride Month Means in the Age of Trump
We're halfway through Pride Month in America, and it's time to take our temperature or run the risk of burning out. The current administration has recognized June as National Ocean Month, National Car...
Ethnicity Still Influences the Equality of Minorities Despite the Laws ​Protecting Them
Individuals belonging to majority groups can experience an informational gap regarding ethnic minorities, referred to as the limited knowledge about facts, where the only principle that is known mostl...
Iria Vasquez-Paez10 months ago
The United States Has a Long History of Racism
Nothing shocks me more than what I saw in the newspapers following the Charlottesville protest, pictures of white men with torches marching in a long line, a few inches deep, thick and foreboding. The...
Iria Vasquez-Paez10 months ago
Covert Racism vs. Overt Prejudice
Covert racism or bullying is underhanded while overt prejudice is obvious such as name-calling. Prejudicial behavior never helped anybody. It means I hate you because “of the way you look” or outward ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez10 months ago
Health Care Rights
Currently, patients have limited rights. Our healthcare system in the United States is barbaric and one huge monster besides. We willingly pay huge bills every time something goes wrong. Why are we so...
Iria Vasquez-Paez10 months ago
To Racists
Racism is silly, and it revolves around hating somebody for their skin color? It used to be a very popular sentiment before the Civil War. But these days, we are more enlightened and there are many pe...