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Some warm fuzzies to see you into 2019.
Photoshop is a hot topic in media today. From Kerry Washington's InStyle cover, to Cindy Crawford's unretouched Marie Claire image to Beyonce's leaked L'Oreal photos -- everyone is talking about the role of photo retouching in the media. But what's the real impact?
The dogs were a bit ahead of us but within sight. Suddenly, George yelped and I knew he was in trouble. The dogs had been lured to a baited kill-trap and George's head was caught. He died a slow death while I struggled unsuccessfully to free him.
Skeptics take heed: to dismiss online activism as mere slacktivism is to ignore one of the very real positive social benefits of the internet. But a warning to activists as well: e-petitions can help you change the world, but only when mixed with a little old-school elbow grease.
For most countries, a citizen receiving the prestigious Nobel Prize is a source of pride and honor. But it was not so for China when the Nobel committee honored Liu Xiaobo for his nonviolent efforts to promote democracy, reform, and openness in China.
On October 9, millions were shocked to hear that 15-year-old Malala Yusufzai, the Pakistani girls' education rights advocate, had been shot in the head by a Taliban gunman. Tarek Fatah, decided to take a few minutes to put up a petition on Change.org asking the Nobel Foundation to select Malala for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. He never counted on helping to mobilize nearly half a million people around the world.
We did it! After tens of thousands of Canadians and even more people from around the world signed my petition on Change.org, we got every single party leader to get behind the campaign to unanimously nominate Malala Yousufzai for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. I had never imagined that not one, but all of our federal parties and leaders would end up supporting the campaign to support a girl halfway around the world.