Putin’s Digital Grip + An Interview from PIA CEO Ted Kim

The Russian government has repeatedly demonstrated that it is against freedom for the internet. The Russian government views the internet as a tool to control and monitor the public. Continuing in this trend, the Russian government has recently passed new laws restricting the internet, forcing internet companies to store and share client data with the government, and cracking down on dissent and protesters.  Continue reading “Putin’s Digital Grip + An Interview from PIA CEO Ted Kim”

It Is Unethical to Allow Developing Nations to Host Mega Sporting Events

The Olympics are the pinnacle of sportsmanship and athletic competition. The Games allow athletes from around the world to compete and earn their glory. The host nation of the Olympic games shares in this pursuit of glory. The Olympics act as a way for host countries to celebrate their culture, display their cities and structures, show off their infrastructure and technology, and to earn prestige in the international sphere.   Continue reading “It Is Unethical to Allow Developing Nations to Host Mega Sporting Events”

An Interview with Canada’s Most Notorious Anti-Abortion Group

The Online Mind’s mission is to spread information and ideas. Part of this project is to interview individuals and groups that we agree with, and others that we do not. We sat down with Canada’s most notorious anti-abortion group in order to get a glimpse of their perspective. The Online Mind has left this interview open ended, the statements and opinions are not of our own. We wanted to dive into the minds of one of Canada’s most controversial groups who partake in actions such as using posters with aborted fetuses to spread their message. Here is how Jonathon Van Maren, Communications Director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform has responded to our questions.

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The Problem of Global Consumption

The human species’ growth and level of consumption is unsustainable. The purpose of this paper is to establish a broad analysis on global consumption patterns, more specifically, on over-consumption. Over-consumption is a global systematic problem in which the process of production and consumption is exploiting the natural world in ways that are unsustainable. This problem is severely draining natural resources and dramatically damaging the environment. Furthermore we are releasing unsustainable levels of greenhouse gases. This paper argues that in order to reduce global consumption, and therefor protect both humans and the environment from consequences, there must be radical and fundamental changes implemented.
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The Role of the Television in the 1960s US Civil Rights Movement

I Stared Into the TV and It Stared Back At Me

 The rise in consumer popularity of the television in the United States was a technological advancement with significant influence on public self-perception, the spread of information, the shaping of norms and standards, and the framing of social dialogue. This paper will examine how the role of television influenced and, was influenced by, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
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