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Saving the animals is important, but saving the Africans is more important.

Recently, there has been heightened interest in the welfare of African wildlife. Many charities and major newspapers like the Guardian andTimes, among others, have highlighted the need to save African wildlife. Thanks to social media, new online campaigns – complete with adorable videos of baby elephants rolling in the mud or mountain gorillas nursing their babies – have won over the hearts and minds of just about everyone who has seen them. The problem, however, is that the campaign to save African wildlife has made it easier for governments in Africa to crack down on indigenous populations, whether evicting them from their ancestral lands or shooting them on sight from helicopters in the name of stamping out poachers (as is...

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The role of apparel in influencing social justice

It’s time for us to take back our world. It’s time for a social movement that will engage everyone – regardless of age, gender or race - with affirmative messages that resonate within society. Artivism – the blend of fashion, art and activism under a single banner of change – is that movement. It is based on a single premise – apparel can play a role in influencing social justice.With just a single t-shirt, you can help to take back the world. And you can do it in a way that’s not confrontational, threatening or exclusionary. Instead of pitting “us vs. them,” or “outsiders vs. “insiders,” Artivism considers us all from the vantage point of being fellow Earthlings. It is...

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Hello World !

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your...

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