Results for April, 2011

culture shockers: Re-enactment of Chinese immigrant exclusion and recent quelling of protests show a future without diversity and freedom

“The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don’t agree with.” – Eleanor Holmes Norton, civil rights activist and Democrat Delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia. The freedom to disagree forms the bedrock of a thriving democratic society. Today, as we [...]

April 26, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Tax day, Passover week: labor, migration & justice, now…and in 2049

On this year’s Tax Day that has just passed, several organizations including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), MoveOn, Daily Kos and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) joined forces for ‘Tax Day: Make Them Pay.’ The groups organized peaceful protests around the country outside the offices of big corporations and [...]

April 18, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: America 2049 joins the fight as violent headlines loom this Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Around 2 a.m. on Sunday, April 10, several neighbors along Clinton Street in the Lower East Side (Manhattan) heard Sarah Coit’s incessant screams. The screaming lasted for around 20 minutes, yet no one was able to figure out where it was coming from. Less than half an hour later, a man named Raul Barrera showed [...]

April 15, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Fox News’ awkward reaction to SNL’s “Fox & Friends” spoof

“Fox News: Coffee, smiles, fear and terror!” On April 9, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) actors Taran Killam, Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan played the presenters of Fox News’ morning talk show ‘Fox & Friends’ Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade, respectively.  The cast discussed several current issues starting with the federal budget showdown [...]

April 12, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: Rise in online learning stirs debates over future of education

With the internet rapidly penetrating almost every aspect of our lives, its role as an educational medium is now firmly under the spotlight. As more and more schools across the U.S begin integrating online courses into their academic infrastructure, critics and advocates are locked in an intensifying debate over the quality of education that online [...]

April 8, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough’s new Facebook game, America 2049, featured in TIME, Wired

Breakthrough is pleased to present our ground-breaking new Facebook game, AMERICA 2049! (Twitter hashtag #America2049) The game has already been featured by TIME.com and Wired.com and this is just the beginning! We invite you to play by becoming an agent, charged with the responsibility to protect the future of our country. The game features appearances [...]

April 5, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Mainstream media take note, “The Good Wife” breaks stereotypes

CBS has been in the news as of late about the troubled Charlie Sheen.  While fascinating, we’re more excited when mainstream media is used to shed light on important issues our country is facing today. But when CBS announced that ‘Ugly Betty’ star and Emmy and Golden Globe winner America Ferrera had temporarily joined the [...]

April 1, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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