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Nozomi Hayase is a contributing writer to Culture Unplugged. She brings out deeper dimensions of socio-cultural events at the intersection between politics and psychology to share insight on future social evolution.
Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Sentenced to 10 Years; His Idealism Remains at Large
On November 15, 28-year-old political activist Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release. This was the maximum sentence he could receive after his non-cooperating plea deal. Even though this young transparency activist is locked up, his spirit and idealism will be carried on by those he has inspired and continues to inspire.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013(1 comments)
Edward Snowden, True Hope for Change
Edward Snowden's revelations revealed how far we have drifted into a corrupt surveillance state. It also exposed what was concealed in the cynically packaged Obama campaign ads of 'hope and change', the hollow promise that now represents the ultimate in political hypocrisy. This article argues how Snowden's act of courage is bringing true hope to the people by reminding us of our own significance.
Thursday, July 11, 2013(1 comments)
NSA Spying; An Open Air Prism
We are now in an open air prism; a high tech prison where every move is monitored and creativity is smothered. Within this watchful eye, insidious control extends indiscriminately to everyone. When national security and heightened terror alerts becomes the new norm, we are not aware of how far our civil liberties are being eroded. Yet, with voices of conscience shining light on this deception and unconstitutional abuse of powe
Monday, July 8, 2013
Restore the Fourth: the Amendment and the Spirit of Independence Day
This article explores the nationwide Fourth of July protests aimed at restoring the Constitutional liberties of the Fourth Amendment. It examines how Edward Snowden's disclosures of NSA spying, as well as the US international manhunt for him, reveal the true imperial face of US foreign policy. Yet, people around the world are now looking to their own power to gain the very freedoms demanded in the Declaration of Independence.
Thursday, June 27, 2013(2 comments)
Edward Snowden Search for Asylum and How It's Tied to Global Uprisings
This article follows Edward Snowden's fight for asylum and looks at its significance in relationship to a trend of global uprising happening in countries like Turkey and Brazil. It examines how his battle is a call for solidarity for universal human rights and a citizen led globalization.
Friday, June 21, 2013(2 comments)
The Conscience of Edward Snowden, Courage Is Contagious
This article explores Edward Snowden's motives and their relation to other notable whistleblowers in the US. This shows how Obama's war on whistleblowers is not working and that courage of those who act out of conscience is contagious.