Voting Rights In America

America is synonymous with the land of the free and home of the brave. Its national anthem says just that. And in many ways, it has proven to be true over the years. America’s rich history shows how the Americans fought for their rights and gained the freedom every American now enjoys. Early American patriots gave up their lives so that the future generation will be free to live as they wish, free from the influence of others.

As the country freed itself from the hands of the conquerors, it had to deal with various internal conflicts before it became the great nation that it is today. Slavery was a thing in the past and black people were not considered as equals by White Americans. Women were also not considered as equals and they had to fight for their right to be equal with men and to be able to exercise their right to suffrage as well. The journey was a long and challenging one and it is still a work in progress but Americans are active in protecting their rights, especially the right to vote for the leader …

The Battleground That Is Syria

We all heard of what happened and is still happening in Syria today. The Syrian civil war has been going on for six years but the end is still not in sight. The government and the rebel forces (now supported or funded by other nations) continue fighting each other and have managed to destroy their homeland. Most of its towns and cities are reduced to rubble and the casualty keeps on rising. The bloodbath has taken the lives of thousands to hundred thousands of innocent Syrian citizens, both young and old.

This all started when a few rebel groups expressed dissent over the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad but the government was adamant in wiping them out. Thus, this war dragged on for so long.  It is disheartening to see young kids dying over chemical warfare and Syrian refugees that are not welcome on many borders. There is no more life in Syria, only bloodbath, and more conflict. Unfortunately, the innocent civilians are the most affected of all as other nations join in on the bombings and deprive them of all hope of ever finding peace again.

 U.S. Ambassador Nikki

What We Need To Know About China’s Human Rights Abuse

China is fast becoming a force to reckon with in the global arena, whether in politics, the military or in the economy, the Chinese are in an upward momentum. When you look around you, everything is virtually “Made in China. If you look at it in that light, much of the world’s economy depends heavily on China. Labor is cheap and so are materials. In that way, businesses can save a lot of money and still make lots of profits. However, just from that alone stems a lot of human rights issues. From poor (even inhumane) working conditions to very cheap labor, the Chinese workforce is full of human right violations that can make you shudder if you hear about it for the first time.

The People’s Republic of China may be a socialist state but it is governed by the people’s democratic dictatorship that is led by the Chinese working class. It is among the handful of socialist states in the world that openly endorses communism. And as such, the Chinese people have to endure many forms of restrictions in their lives. There are restrictions on freedom of the …