Turkey: The Problem with Authoritarian Powers

Turkey: The Problem with Authoritarian Powers

Authoritarianism is a principle of blind submission to authority, as opposed to individual freedom of thought and action. In government, authoritarianism denotes any political system that concentrates power in the hands of a leader or a small elite who are not constitutionally responsible to the body of the people. Authoritarian systems do not allow freedoms of speech, press or religion.

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Why We Need to Look Beyond Avon

Why We Need to Look Beyond Avon

I have written the Beyond Avon section for three years hoping to inform RC students with news happening in the United States and around the world. I was lucky enough to be born in Belgium and live for seven years in England and two years in Australia. These experiences forced me to look at the world from many different points of view. I’ve seen the world through the eyes of the dramatic and pessimistic British, the outgoing but always chill Aussies and the proud and passionate eyes of my first-generation Icelandic grandma.

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Germans Urged Not to Scapegoat Migrants After Afghan Teen Arrested, Donald and Ivanka Trump Talk with Al Gore

Germans Urged Not to Scapegoat Migrants After Afghan Teen Arrested, Donald and Ivanka Trump Talk with Al Gore

A 17-year old Afghan boy under suspicion for raping and murdering a 19-year-old medical student in Freiburg, Germany this October was arrested. The German government, specifically Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has ordered Germans to not use the crime as an excuse to harm migrants or exploit the crime, “for incitement and conspiracy propaganda".

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Ohio State Attacker Was Somali Refugee and Ohio State Student, Dakota Access Pipeline Protestors Refuse to Leave

Ohio State Attacker Was Somali Refugee and Ohio State Student, Dakota Access Pipeline Protestors Refuse to Leave

18-year old Abdul Ali Artan, a Somali refugee living in the US and studying logistics management at the College of Business at Ohio State University, injured 11 people and one person critically by ramming his car into a group of pedestrians at Ohio State University then stabbing others before police shot and killed him on Monday.

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Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature, Three Men Accused of Plotting to Bomb Kansas Mosque

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature, Three Men Accused of Plotting to Bomb Kansas Mosque

Bob Dylan, the musician known for his protest and folk songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin” won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. He became the first musician to win this award creating a debate about the artistic value of song lyrics in comparison to poems and novels.

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