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Bill of Rights in Action Archives Current Issues

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Browse Archives by Subject: Current Issues | Economics  | LawU.S. Government  | U.S History  |  World History

Current Issues

Area Studies | Africa | Asia | Europe | Latin America |

Criminal Justice | Economic | Education | Election | Environment & Energy | Equality & Discrimination | Ethics | Foreign Policy | Free Expression | Gun Control | Health | Immigration | Intellectual Property | International | Labor | Legal | National Security | Religion | War

Area Studies

Africa

AIDS in Africa (18,1:01)
Africa: Trying for a “Second Independence” (14,4:98)

Asia

Communism, Capitalism, and Democracy in China (24:1:08)
Turkey: An Evolving Democracy in the Middle East (22:2:06)
Is Iraq on the Way to Democracy (21,2:05)
U.S. Involvement in Nation-Building Before Iraq (20,3:04)
The U.S. and Iran: Time for a New Beginning? (15,1:98)
Different Visions for Vietnam (20,3:04)

Europe

The European Union: Toward a “United States of Europe”? (21:4:05)
Ethnic Minorities in Eastern Europe Today (19,1:02)
Emerging Democracies in Eastern Europe and Russia (19,1:02)

Latin America

Puerto Rico: Commonwealth, Statehood, or Independence (17,4:01)

See also Foreign Policy and International.

Criminal Justice

See Criminal Justice in America Links, links on all aspects of the criminal justice system based on our popular text.

Economic

Patenting Life (23:4:08)
Media Mergers and the Public Interest (23:1:07)
Outsourcing Jobs to Other Countries (21,3:05)
Copying Music and Movies from the Internet: Digital Piracy and Fair Use (19,2:03)
Welfare to Work: The States Take Charge (14,3:98)

Education

The Cheating Problem (23:4:08)
More Monkey Trials: The Evolution Debate Goes Back to Court (22:2:06)
Should We Take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance? (20,4:04)
Should Students Have the Right to Lead Prayers at Public School Events? (17,1:00)

Election

Making it Easier to Vote vs. Guarding Against Election Fraud (24,2:08)
See also Election Central, a section of our website devoted to election issues.

Environment and Energy

Global Warming: What Should We Do About It? (18,4:02)
Oil and National Security (18,2:02)

Equality and Discrimination

Have Women Achieved Equality? (20,2:04)
The Military Confronts the Harassment of Women and Gays (17,3:01)

Ethics

The Cheating Problem (23:4:08)
Digital Piracy in the 21st Century (23:4:08)
Patenting Life (23:4:08)
Stem-Cell Research: The Promise and Pitfalls (22:4:06)
Is Torture Ever Justified? (22:1:05)
Copying Music and Movies from the Internet: Digital Piracy and Fair Use (19,2:03)
Animal Rights (16,4:00)
Should We Have the Right to Die? (16,1:99)

Foreign Policy

Is Iraq on the Way to Democracy (21,2:05)
U.S. Involvement in Nation-Building Before Iraq (20,3:04)
The Rise of Islamist Terrorist Groups (20,1:04)
The Bush Doctrine (19,3:03)
U.S. Involvement in Nation-Building Before Iraq (20,3:04)
The U.S. and Iran: Time for a New Beginning? (15,1:98)

Free Expression

The Rescue Movement: Pushing the Limits of Free Speech (16,3:00)
Young People and the Internet: Issues of Censorship and Free Expression (15,4:99)

Health

AIDS in Africa (18,1:01)
Should We Have the Right to Die? (16,1:99)

Immigration

See Current Issues of Immigration, a downloadable curriculum on immigration.

Intellectual Property

Digital Piracy in the 21st Century (23:4:08)
Patenting Life (23:4:08)
Copying Music and Movies from the Internet: Digital Piracy and Fair Use (19,2:03)

International

Global Warming: What Should We Do About It? (18,4:02)
Compensating the Victims of War (18,3:02)
New Threats to Nuclear Non-Proliferation (15,3:99)

Labor

Outsourcing Jobs to Other Countries (21,3:05)
Globalization and Worker’s Rights (17,2:01)

Legal

Detaining U.S. Citizens as Enemy Combatants (21,1:04)
Should We Take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance? (20,4:04)
The Patriot Act (19,4:03)
Copying Music and Movies from the Internet: Digital Piracy and Fair Use (19,2:03)
Should Students Have the Right to Lead Prayers at Public School Events? (17,1:00)
The Death Penalty and Human Rights: Is the U.S. Out of Step? (15,2:99)
An Independent Judiciary (14,2:98)
Voters and Judges (14,2:98)
An Issue of Consent (14,2:98)
See also Criminal Justice.

National Security

Oil and National Security (18,2:02)
Is Torture Ever Justified? (22:1:05)
Detaining U.S. Citizens as Enemy Combatants (21,1:04)
The Patriot Act (19,4:03)
What Is Terrorism? (18,1:01)
U.S. Involvement in Nation-Building Before Iraq (20,3:04)
New Threats to Nuclear Non-Proliferation (15,3:99)
See also America Responds to Terrorism, a section of our website devoted to issues of terrorism.

Religion

More Monkey Trials: The Evolution Debate Goes Back to Court (22:2:06)
Should We Take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance? (20,4:04)
Should Students Have the Right to Lead Prayers at Public School Events? (17,1:00)

War

U.S. Involvement in Nation-Building Before Iraq (20,3:04)
Compensating the Victims of War (18,3:02)
New Threats to Nuclear Non-Proliferation (15,3:99)