Monthly Archives: February 2013

Branding Imperialism

  In the fifth edition of World Politics in a New Era, the declaration is made, “The age of empire is over. … Empire has become politically incorrect, as the subjugation of foreign lands is no longer justifiable in terms … Continue reading

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Contact Zones in J. M. Coetzee’s “Waiting for the Barbarians”

     One of the most daunting tasks that literature of the Postmodern period undertakes is negotiating the relationship between the colonized and the colonizer. Postcolonial literatures attempt to apologize for the past, move forward into the future, while satisfying … Continue reading

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Ipod Infiltrators

Greetings Cybernauts These are the most recent additions to my playlist. Yesterday I almost launched myself off the treadmill trying to skip my way through my ipod shuffle in order to play these tunes over and over and over again. … Continue reading

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The Cyber Police

The Birth of SOPA and PIPA means the death of the Internet … On Jan. 18, 10,000 websites took part in what has been described as the “largest online protest in history.” High-traffic websites such as Wikipedia, Google, and Craigslist … Continue reading

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I used to be unique

I used to be unique. Kool-Aid hair dye and all. Boys wrote my name on bathrooms stalls. I swore at teachers. I drank vodka behind the bleachers. I puked at football games on cheerleaders. I had black eyes and cigarette … Continue reading

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There’s a Hole in the Bucket

Whistleblower website WikiLeaks has announced it will soon publish recent emails acquired from the servers of Stratfor, a clandestine U.S.-based intelligence firm stationed in Texas. One of WikiLeaks’ hacker organizations, known as Anonymous, claim they have obtained about 5.5 million … Continue reading

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An Eye on Syria

Ferzat Jarban was a Syrian journalist last seen being arrested on Nov. 19 by government authorities while videotaping a pro-democracy protest against President Bashar-al-Assad’s regime. His body was discovered on Nov. 20in Al-Quasyr, Homs Governorate, Syria. His eyes had been … Continue reading

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