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by / on June 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012

Obama Refuses to Deport Undocumented Youth…Sort of

…o we can win again and bigger. The under-reported story is that in the week before this new policy, undocumented youth occupied Obama campaign offices in over a dozen cities and went on hunger strikes to demand that Obama end the deportation of immigrant youth. We may not have heard about these bold and coordinated actions, but Obama certainly did. Courageous DREAMers, like Hernandez, Gomez, Abdollahi, and many more, risked prison, hunger and dep…

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by / on April 6, 2012 at 6:00 am / in Campus

Political Minutes: Ban Ki-moon speaks at WLF

…other members of the Columbia community. His address focused on the topic of this year’s Global Colloquium: the youth population surge throughout the world. Ban Ki-moon, who recently called for the appointment of a Special Advisor on Youth to the United Nations, spoke of three E’s to consider when addressing the needs of youth: education, employment, and empowerment. He said that the potential for large economic growth exists when there are thre…

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:09 am / in Europe, Uncategorized, World

Independent Goals

by by Chloe Blanchard Pre-game // Antes del Partido // Abans del Partit “There cannot be much doubt that the whole thing is bound up with the rise of nationalism – that is, with the lunatic modern habit of identifying oneself with large power units and seeing everything in terms of competitive prestige.” —George Orwell, “The Sporting Spirit” (1945) “It’s a defeat, not a humiliation,” insisted new Real Madrid coach José Mou…

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by / on October 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm / in Opinion, World

“Socialismo, Patria, te moriste”

by A 2002 anti-Chavez rally, from Wikimedia Commons I’ve been meaning to write about the Venezuelan elections for a while, but I never truly found the incentive to do so until I ended conversing with a group of students with close ties to Venezuela on the eve of the elections. Although most of them do not live there anymore, they spent significant time growing up in the country and hold strong ties to it. As we spoke of tomorrow’s dem…

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by / on June 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm / in Interview, Opinion, World

Interview: #Yosoy132 Organizer Valeria Hamel

by Editor’s Note: CPR’s Andrea S. Viejo had the opportunity to converse with Valeria Hamel, one of the spokespeople of the #YoSoy132 student movement in Mexico advocating for freedom of the press. She gave us insight into the upbringing of this movement and what it was like to organize the first independent student run presidential debate in the history of Mexico ahead of the July 1 election. Valeria is a 22-year-old law student…

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by / on December 2, 2007 at 5:04 am / in Europe, Issue, Main Menu, World

Reading Letters

…, the first place Sarkozy made reference to the letter was on the campaign trail last winter. In a speech to the Youth for UMP (Sarkozy’s political party) in 2006, he used Guy’s efforts and experience as an example of the great potential of youth. An adviser to Sarkozy, Henri Guaino, suggested that he continue to allude to Guy and his letter during the campaign to express the candidate’s own values. Sarkozy subsequently made reference to Guy at l…

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by / on November 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

The Grand Old Problem

by photo from Wikimedia Commons President Obama has been reelected to a second term, bringing the lengthy and often nauseating 2012 election to a sound close. As of this writing, President Obama managed to bag all the states he won in 2008, except for Indiana and North Carolina (while it seems like Florida will also go to Obama, they’re still counting votes — no surprises there…). In other words, despite the lengthy and anemic recover…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:52 am / in Cover Story

Grooming the Globe

by Illustration by Daryl Seitchik One can hardly fail to notice the growing “cornflake-ification” of politics in the midst of the 2012 Republican primaries. Ideology has become irrelevant; the focus is now on personality. A candidate’s hairstyle counts as much as his views on immigration – or on, say, Libya. The voter is the consumer, the candidate the product. Behind this growing business lurk some of the most powerful men of the mod…

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by / on July 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

The Crisis in Gaza

by On June 12th, three Israeli teenagers—Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel—were kidnapped in the West Bank. The kidnappings set off a firestorm of controversy and accusations, and tensions only heightened when, on June 30th, the bodies of the three teens were found in shallow graves, murdered by members of Hamas. And sadly, revenge was sought: six Israeli extremists were recently captured and charged with the retaliatory m…

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:31 am / in Cover Story, Middle East, World

The Ultimate Gamble

by by Sida Chen In June of 2013, Iran will elect a successor to its two-term president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It will be the first presidential election to take place since the Green Revolution of 2009, the scene of mass protests in response to the direct manipulation of Iranian electoral outcomes. As they gained momentum, the protesters were brutally suppressed by Iran’s security forces. Establishment forces in Iran, represented by th…

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