Current Profession: Student, going into her first year of University
Knowledge of the issue or personal background: She was born in the U.S. and currently still lives there.
Step One & Two:
What does the word nation mean to you?
People who are bonded together by connections they have with each other
Who do you think would benefit from nationalism?
No one. People don't care about peoples opinions nowadays. Especially regarding nationalism. Everyone thinks their nation is this best.
When do you think nationalism goes too far?
Most people would say "when people resort to violence" but in my opinion, it's when people compare its nation to another nation. That's when it goes too far. Yes, genocide and all that stuff is horrible. But it's the beginning stages that start all that which is the comparison between each other. There is no "too far".
Why is nationalism important?
My opinion is going to be based of the American way. But it's a way to brainwash the nation into being loyal to its country and to be able to "fight for it" and to become a unity which will "decrease civil wars" but also because of the industrial revolution. Ever since then people have been competing to see who is better and who is making better goods. So to encourage the the people to keep innovating and making materials, nationalism will come into play. Which is why nationalism is important. Nationalism is either all about money or the government.
Where do we see nationalism expressed today?
We see nationalism, depending on each nations culture and traditions for an example, Fourth of July, Canada Day, and Cinco de Mayo. Another way could be found in sport events such as Olympics and the Fifa World Cup. A more mere example we see today is the loyal pride to their country. Americans think of themselves as Americans first before explaining that they're from California or where ever. All of us express nationalism to the ones that "belong" to us.
Gay parade gets flashy
Tushar Joshi Jan 24, 2012, 12.00AM IST
Gay Pride march| community (Gay parade gets flashy )
The Mumbai Pride March will have its first flash mob today.
Flash mobs have become the new way of expressing solidarity and support for a cause. The Queer Azadi March (QAM) is organising its first flash mob today at Marine Drive between 6 and 7 pm.
The initiative marks the beginning of the celebrations leading up to the Gay Pride March on Saturday. One of the volunteers Kamlesh says, "It's about having fun and pointing out that despite the oppression faced by the community, we are still optimistic about bringing about change. Around 50-60 members have rehearsed for weeks to prepare the act. It will be on a medley of songs that will demand equality and rights for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community."
Vikram Doctor from GayBombay gives an insight into the march this year saying that it will throw light on Article 377, due to be heard in the Supreme Court in February. "We want people to send a message to the SC saying, 'Don't turn back the clock! Uphold the Naz India judgement.' The flash mob is part of events happening this week leading up to the march."
May 25, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.
Organizers said "March Against Monsanto" protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Los Angeles where demonstrators waved signs that read "Real Food 4 Real People" and "Label GMOs, It's Our Right to Know."
Genetically modified plants are grown from seeds that are engineered to resist insecticides and herbicides, add nutritional benefits or otherwise improve crop yields and increase the global food supply.
Most corn, soybean and cotton