Was 2012 the year of Barack Obama, Usain Bolt, PSY, or Kony 2012? This past year’s headlines were filled with both uplifting and tragic news, but there are other reasons to celebrate: never in the history of the world has there been less hunger, disease, poverty, or inequality. The developing world’s economies are growing, global life expectancy is rising, and AIDS and malaria are declining. Thanks to globalization and relative global peace, 2012 can literally be measured as the best year ever – and not just because Jersey Shore ended. Now let’s turn back the clock and check out the headlines. Continue reading
This past April, the late great Jack Layton described Stephen Harper’s crime policies as a “hashtag fail”. Many Canadians most likely responded, “what’s a hashtag?” Well, according to Twitter, the hashtag is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet, all indicated by the symbol #. Here are ten of 2011’s most hyped hashtags. Continue reading
By: Julian Uzielli and Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood
2011 was a lively year in politics. Between deaths, wars, revolutions and riots, the global political landscape over the past year was nothing if not captivating. Here are the mitZine’s picks for the top 10 political events that held our attention in 2011.
Cairo Tahrir Square. February 8, 2011. It takes almost 400 lives and over 6,000 injuries to get Mubarak to step down.
Getting the president of a fascist regime to step down is always a positive thing. But martial law is still in place, allowing police to act as if they are above the law because the state is in an ‘emergency’ situation. Martial law has been in place for 53 years. It seems as though Egypt still has a lot more to fight for.
That aside, Egypt was still victorious that day.