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Portfolio

Samer Ahmed  Heiba  900092145   This  is  a  portfolio  that  contains  the  assignments  done  during  Summer  2012  

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Cover letter  

I’m  writing  this  letter  to  introduce  to  you  a   timeline  for  the  semester  where  these   assignments  where  done.  I’ve  organized  the   assignments  in  an  ascending  order  according  to   the  time  they  were  done,  as  I  believe  this   organization  shows  the  progress  that  I’ve  been   going  through.  This  course’s  theme  is  analysis,   which  was  the  main  reason  for  choosing  it  as   I’ve  done  it  before  and  I  know  that  it  will  be   useful.  Although  it’s  my  third  time  to  take  this   course,  I  really  enjoyed  it  this  time  and  it  was   very  useful  more  than  any  other  time.  This   course’s  contents  are  three  essays,  free  writes   and  a  collage,  which  is  also  part  of  the  process  of   the  analysis.  I  hope  that  you  find  the  analysis   process  vivid  through  these  assignments.                          


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Table of  Contents   FREE  WRITES  

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COLLAGE (  FIRST  ASSIGNMENT)  

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SECOND ASSIGNMENT  (ANALYZING  THE  CURRENT  SITUATION  IN  EGYPT)  

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THIRD ASSIGNMENT  (ANALYZING  YOUR  OWN  PERSONALITY)  

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FOURTH ASSIGNMENT  (ANALYZING  AN  ISSUE:  SWEAT  SHOPS)  

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Free Writing   Organized  according  to   date  


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First Free  writing:  Introduce  yourself.        


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Second Free  Writing:  Write  at  home.    

     


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Third  Free  Writing:  Analyze  the  current   situation  in  Egypt.  

   


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Fourth  Free  Writing:  Be  a  flower.  

     


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Fifth  Free  Writing:  Writing  a  letter  to  your   father  asking  for  his  car  (Letter  1).    

 


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Sixth  Free  Writing:  Writing  a  letter  to  your   father  asking  for  his  car  (Letter  2).  

   


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Seventh  Free  Writing:  Father  reply  to  son’s   request.    

 


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Eighth  Free  Writing:  Hopes  and  Fears  (about   yourself).  

   


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Ninth  Free  Writing:  Analyzing  an  issue.  

     


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Ninth  Free  Writing  (Continued).  

     


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Tenth  Free  Writing:  Instruction  for  folding  a   paper.  

   


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The  result  of  folding  the  paper.

     


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The  Collage  (1st  Assignment)     Collage  

Samer Ahmed  Sayed  Ismail   900092145  

**************** In  the  philosophy  class  we  were  told  that  rhetoric  is  a  weapon  that  politicians   use.   ****************     “  A  man  with  good  rhetoric  skills  is  ……”  I  can’t  remember  now  but  it  was   something  strong.   ****************     rd 3  time  and  it  feels  like  hell,  especially  when  you  are  the  eldest.  They  are  looking   at  me  as  if  I  am  a  role  model  what  they  really  don’t  know  that  my  rhetoric  is  not   stronger  than  them  at  all   ****************     I’ve  seen  this  before;  the  only  change  is  the  issuu  thing,  even  the  flower  was   there  before.  Even  the  pathos  and  ethos  and  this  quote”  Rhetoric  is  the  good  man   speaking”  or  something  like  that   ****************     Tremendous:  a  word  that  I  use  excessively  to  describe  a  big  amount  of  anything   anywhere  and  any  time.  I  am  having  this  “  tremendous  using  fever”  since  ELI.   ****************     Its  very  weird  how  a  human’s  life  can  end  like  this.  Its  like  there  is  a  switch  up   there  where  you  just  get  switched  off.  Just  like  that.    ****************     I  feel  like  I  am  riding  a  camel,  the  roads  are  so  bumpy.   ****************     A  letter  that  I  would  send  for  my  father   Dear  Dad,     I  would  like  to  take  your  new  car  for  the  weekend.   Thank  you.     The  letter  I  should  send  should  contain:   These  problems  will  be  solved,  I  give  you  my  word.   “I’ll  take  care  of  it  as  if  it’s  a  son  of  mine”  I  don’t  have  a  son  yet  so  I  lied  :D  .  


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****************     “SCAF”  what  a  shitty  word  full  of  shitty  sick  power  searching  people.   ****************     All  these  old  bastards  trying  to  control  the  poor  minds  of  the  people.   ****************   Tyrant:  a  good  word  to  describe  hosni,  the  SCAF  and  shafiq.   ****************   Why  in  hell  should  74%  of  our  GDP  get  spent  in  the  army  and  were  not  even   getting  into  war?   ****************   The  people  should  have  believed  us  from  the  beginning  when  we  said  that  it’s  a   play  made  by  the  scaf  in  order  to  stay  in  power.   ****************   Although  both  might  be  bad,  but  I  wont  definitely  elect  a  murderer  a  man  who   can  say  a  whole  phrase  without  hesitating,  Boycotting  is  the  worst  option.  The   coming  president  will  be  an  elected  president  so  trying  to  get  rid  of  him  will  be   unsuccessful.   ****************   “You  should  study  hard  without  any  reward  and  if  you  don’t  want  to  study  hard.   It’s  your  future  that  you  are  messing  with.”  My  dad.   ****************   Flourish   ****************   It’s  a  sunny  day  where  I  can  flourish  and  show  my  beautiful  colors.   ****************   I  hate  fall,  I  feel  dead  at  fall,  my  petals  are  grey  and  no  one  looks  at  me.   ****************   I  wish  I  wont  end  up  being  a  lover’s  gift  or  used  as  an  accessory    on  a  girl’s  hair  or   some  guy  plots  me  so  he  can  ask  his  students  to  write  using  my  voice.  

                 


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Analyze  Egypt’s  Current  status  (2nd  Assignment)   First  Draft     Died  in  vein  

“We the people have legitimate demands and we would like to tell

the government what to do. Our freedom is not up for negotiation. Secondly how can you negotiate with a regime that is killing its people? When the regime tries to counter a peaceful demonstration by using thugs, some of whom are police officers in plain clothes – we've seen their IDs – there are few words that do justice to this villainy and I think it can only hasten that regime's departure.” The person who said that is the one who should’ve been egypt’s president. He’s Mohamed ElBaradie. This man warned us before from the SCAF and everyone called him a traitor and that he had a foreign agenda, while nowadays people wish that they have believed him. In the last few weeks Egypt have seen a lot, we encountered too much to an extent we can’t differentiate. At the first elections, I thought that Morsi and either Amr Moussa or Aboulfotouh would make it to the seconf round, but I was really surprised by the amount of “ flool “people that elected shafiq. I know that “ flool “ word might be racist but whoever elected Sahfiq can be described so. What actually disturbs my that you can never find a person who elected shafiq is really convinced by him or by his plan, most of them are seeking stability and safety, others are afraid of the islamists forcing women to wear hijab, others for the airport which really SUCKS!! And others for loving Mubarak and being anti revolutionists. Moreover, whenever you speak to any Shafiq supporter you pitty him as they say things that no any sane man can believe, like saying that the ikhwan are having weapons and they’ll destroy the country afterwards. Back to the main topic, which is the SCAF’s reaction towards the elections. Everyone was surprised by what the SCAF did last week, they did everything that can be done to stop the revolution. They first began with letting Shafiq run for presidency after being suspended for 3 times as being Mubarak’s last prime minister which should be done as he was part of his dictator ship, he was one of his tools which makes him a dictator like him. I once listened to a story, which was about a man who was against the ruling of a tyrant; the tyrant imprisoned him and sent a man to torture him. While the man was torturing him he apologized to the revloutionist as he told him he’s just a servant. The wise man replied if it weren’t for you, this tyrant would not have been in his position till now. The morale of the story is that whoever worked with


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a person who’s doing something wrong and didn’t try to stop him is his partner. The problem is Shafiq and the SCAF didn’t even bother leaving his system, actually they were proud for being a part of it. In other words, neither Shafiq nor the SCAF have any right to legislate new laws or run for any positions. They can’t use people’s ignorance and poverty to stay in power. The SCAF also has no right in dissolving the parliament as if we go back to the 11th of February 2010 we remember that the SCAF was assigned by Mubarak!! Mubarak the ugly bad man who had us ruled by emergency rules for 30 years, the man who killed our freedom. And when we protested against his insanity, he killed us and when it comes to killing, we have to stop him and revenge. People died because they demanded him to leave from a place that we didn’t choose him for and now people are not only sympathizing with him, they’re choosing his system for the second time as if the people died in vein were XXXXX I cant find the word to describe. People aren’t you fed up with the whole secret police and amn el dawla. Aren’t you enough with the emergency law? The problem is that when people protested against the SCAF I was skeptic about what they’re doing as the elections were months away, but after what the SCAF did I regret every moment I cursed these people and stood against them. When Hazem Salah Abu Ismail said that the elections will be manipulated and that he’ll send every SCAF member to trial for killing protesters, he was kicked out of the race for being the son of an American citizen. If you really try to judge what happened and how Hazem was very fierce about running for presidency while knowing that his mom is an American citizen, which prevents him running for presidency especially that he’s a lawyer, you’ll find that that man was oppressed. This man tried to run again for presidency, as Shafiq did, they didn’t accept his grievance and 3 days ago the court said that there was no enough evidence that his mother had another citizenship. They announced that after the elections, after 59 days and 18 hour, while when Sahiq tried to run again for presidency, the court agried in less than 3 hours. And still people elected shafiq so that they can enjoy their midnight scotch and wear their bikini’s ignoring how many people die daily because of hunger.

             


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Second  Draft  

Died in vein

“We the people have legitimate demands and we would like to tell the government what to do. Our freedom is not up for negotiation. Secondly how can you negotiate with a regime that is killing its people? When the regime tries to counter a peaceful demonstration by using thugs, some of whom are police officers in plain clothes – we've seen their IDs – there are few words that do justice to this villainy and I think it can only hasten that regime's departure.” The person who said that is the one who should’ve been Egypt’s president. He’s Mohamed El-Baradie. This man warned us before from the SCAF and everyone called him a traitor and that he had a foreign agenda, while nowadays people wish that they had believed him. In the last few weeks Egypt have seen a lot, we encountered too much to an extent we can’t differentiate who’s on our side and who’s not. At the first elections, I thought that Morsi and either Amr Moussa or Aboulfotouh would make it to the second round, but I was really surprised by the amount of “ flool “people that elected shafiq. I know that “ flool “ word might be racist but whoever elected Sahfiq must be described so. What actually disturbs the most that you can never find a person who elected shafiq who’s really convinced by him or by his plan, most of them are seeking stability and safety, others are afraid of the islamists forcing women to wear hijab, others for the airport which really SUCKS, and others for loving Mubarak and being anti revolutionists. Moreover, whenever


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you speak to any Shafiq supporter you pity him as they say things that no any sane man can believe, like saying that the ikhwan are having weapons and they’ll destroy the country afterwards or we will be like Iran.

Back to the main topic, which is the SCAF’s reaction towards the elections and the tremendous incidents that we’ve been passing through the past few days. Everyone was surprised by what the SCAF did last week; they did everything that can be done to stop the revolution which was broadly mentioned by in his article “The surprise delay intensified a power struggle between the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s military rulers. It came just days after the generals who took over upon the ouster of Hosni Mubarak reimposed martial law, shut down the Brotherhood-led Parliament, issued an interim charter slashing the new president’s power and took significant control over the writing of a new constitution”. They first began with letting Shafiq run for presidency after being suspended for 3 times as being Mubarak’s last prime minister, who should be done as he was part of his dictatorship, he was one of his tools which makes him a dictator like him. I once listened to a story, which was about a man who was against the ruling of a tyrant; the tyrant imprisoned him and sent a man to torture him. While the man was torturing him he apologized to the revloutionist as he told him he’s just a servant. The wise man replied if it weren’t for you, this tyrant would not have been in his position till now. The morale of the story is that whoever worked with a person who’s doing something wrong and didn’t try to stop him is his partner. The problem is Shafiq and the SCAF didn’t even bother leaving his system, actually they were proud for being a part of it as he once mentioned on TV. In


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other words, neither Shafiq nor the SCAF have any right to legislate new laws or run for any positions. They can’t use people’s ignorance and poverty to stay in power. The SCAF also has no right in dissolving the parliament as if we go back to the 11th of February 2010 we remember that the SCAF was assigned by Mubarak!! Mubarak the ugly bad man who had us ruled by emergency rules for 30 years, the man who killed our freedom. And when we protested against his insanity, he killed us and when it comes to killing, we have to stop him and revenge. People died because they demanded him to leave from a place that we didn’t choose him for and now people are not only sympathizing with him, they’re choosing his system for the second time as if the people died in vein were XXXXX I cant find the word to describe. People aren’t you fed up with the whole secret police and amn el dawla. Aren’t you enough with the emergency law? The problem is that when people protested against the SCAF I was skeptic about what they’re doing as the elections were months away, but after what the SCAF did I regret every moment I cursed these people and stood against them. When Hazem Salah Abu Ismail said that the elections will be manipulated and that he’ll send every SCAF member to trial for killing protesters, he was kicked out of the race for being the son of an American citizen. If you really try to judge what happened and how Hazem was very fierce about running for presidency while knowing that his mom is an American citizen, which prevents him running for presidency especially that he’s a lawyer, you’ll find that that man was oppressed. This man tried to run again for presidency, as Shafiq did, they didn’t accept his grievance and 3 days ago the court said that there was no enough evidence that his mother had another citizenship. They announced that after the


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elections, after 59 days and 18 hour, while when Sahiq tried to run again for presidency, the court agried in less than 3 hours. And still people elected shafiq so that they can enjoy their midnight scotch and wear their bikini’s ignoring how many people die daily because of hunger.

Many people were skeptic about the Muslim brotherhood declaring that they won the elections, but I find it a very brilliant move so that the people would have some pressure on the councilors and the SCAF to avoid any sort of manipulation. On the other hand, Shafiq in return announced that he’s the winner without having any evidence. This was mentioned in the article “has also declared himself the winner. A former air force general and Mr. Mubarak’s last prime minister, Mr. Shafik campaigned as a strongman who could keep the Islamists of the Brotherhood in check. His campaign has filed complaints with the election commission charging the Brotherhood with systematic violations of the electoral laws.” His statement simply implies that he will send us 2 years back by sending his opposition to prison, which violates the simplest rule of democracy, just as his mentor Mubarak did. His campaign also accused the brotherhood for celebrating their what they called “ Fake results” while they actually had the proof. The accusations were very devastating especially that many people had a glimpse of hope in Morsi and that we finally might frop the Military rule. The article also mentioned another incident that happened in the midst of all these problems which is Mubarak’s health “the state news agency said Tuesday that Mr. Mubarak was being relocated from a Cairo prison to a military hospital because a stroke and a


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heart attack had left him near death or even “clinically dead.””. No one actually paid attention to this as the SCAF might have been using all these changes as a cover to soften Mubarak’s prison time and send him to one of the nation’s best hospitals. The officials never mentioned this, which shows how loyal they are still to Mubarak. This loyalty is very clear as the results have been postponed several times, which actually shows how the commissioners are trying to help Shafiq. The dilemma here I that if shafiq won it will insult the judges themselves as the count was public and if they announce that there is any manipulation it will show that the judges themselves cannot be trusted and they’re not doing their job well.” The commission said it had received more than 400 appeals, including allegations about the printing of premarked ballots, polling places with the number of ballots different from the number of voters, repeat voters and dead voters.” Also “the commissioners — a panel of judges who were appointed by Mr. Mubarak — appeared to put their finger on the scale in favor of Mr. Shafik and against Mr. Morsi of the Brotherhood.” These allegation show the threat that the remains of the old system are afraid off and that the muslim brotherhood will not let the dissolving of the parliament pass easily, as the same person who dissolved this parliament didn’t dissolve the 2010 parliament which came with neither free nor fair election. Although the new parliament might not meet the standards but it came by free elections so it should be dissolved by free elections also.” Brotherhood officials called the delay of the results a power play by the governing military council. In television interviews, Mohamed Beltagy said the generals were holding back the final results to threaten the Brotherhood with the loss of the presidency if the group did not accept the dissolution of the Parliament.” These statements


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made by El Beltagy shows how the SCAF is interfering in the political life without considering the people’s choice.

                                         


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Final Draft     Samer Heiba Rhet 101-02 Dr. Michael Gibson Assignment 1 25 June 2012 Died in Vain

“We the people have legitimate demands and we would like to tell the government what to do. Our freedom is not up for negotiation. Secondly how can you negotiate with a regime that is killing its people? When the regime tries to counter a peaceful demonstration by using thugs, some of whom are police officers in plain clothes – we've seen their IDs – there are few words that do justice to this villainy and I think it can only hasten that regime's departure.” The person who said that is the one who should’ve been Egypt’s president. He’s Mohamed El-Baradie. This man warned us before from the SCAF (Supreme court of the Armed Forces) and everyone called him a traitor and that he had a foreign agenda, while nowadays people wish that they had believed him. In the last few weeks Egypt have seen a lot, we encountered too much to an extent we can’t differentiate who’s on our side and who’s not. At the first elections, I thought that Morsi and either Amr Moussa or Aboulfotouh would make it to the second round, but I was really surprised by the amount of “ *flool “people that elected shafiq. I know that “ *flool “ word might be racist but whoever elected Sahfiq must be described so. What actually disturbs the most that you can never find a person who elected shafiq who’s really convinced by him or by his plan, most of them are seeking stability and safety, others are afraid of the islamists forcing women to


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wear hijab, others for the airport which really SUCKS, and others for loving Mubarak and being anti revolutionists. Moreover, whenever you speak to any Shafiq supporter you pity him as they say things that no any sane man can believe, like saying that the ikhwan are having weapons and they’ll destroy the country afterwards or we will be like Iran.

Back to the main topic, which is the SCAF’s reaction towards the elections and the tremendous incidents that we’ve been passing through the past few days. Everyone was surprised by what the SCAF did last week; they did everything that can be done to stop the revolution, which was broadly mentioned by DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK in his article Egypt Delays Declaring Winner of Presidential Election “The surprise delay intensified a power struggle between the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s military rulers. It came just days after the generals who took over upon the ouster of Hosni Mubarak reimposed martial law, shut down the Brotherhood-led Parliament, issued an interim charter slashing the new president’s power and took significant control over the writing of a new constitution”. The SCAF first began with letting Shafiq run for presidency after being suspended for 3 times as being Mubarak’s last prime minister, who should be done, as he was part of his dictatorship, he was one of his tools which makes him a dictator like him. I once listened to a story, which was about a man who was against the ruling of a tyrant; the tyrant imprisoned him and sent a man to torture him. While the man was torturing him he apologized to the revolutionist as he told him he’s just a servant. The wise man replied if it weren’t for you, this tyrant would not have been in his position till now. The morale of the story is that whoever worked with a person who’s doing something wrong and didn’t try to stop him is his partner. The problem is Shafiq and


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the SCAF didn’t even bother leaving his system or even show rejection, actually they were proud for being a part of it as he once mentioned on TV. In other words, neither Shafiq nor the SCAF have any right to legislate new laws or run for any positions. They can’t use people’s ignorance and poverty to stay in power. The SCAF also has no right in dissolving the parliament as if we go back to the 11th of February 2010 we remember that the SCAF was assigned by Mubarak!! Mubarak the ugly bad man who had us ruled by emergency rules for 30 years, the man who killed our freedom. And when we protested against his insanity, he killed us and when it comes to killing, we have to stop him and revenge. People died because they demanded him to leave from a place that we didn’t choose him for and now people are not only sympathizing with him, they’re choosing his system for the second time as if the people died in vein were XXXXX I cant find the word to describe. People aren’t you fed up with the whole secret police and “amn el dawla” thing? Aren’t you enough with the emergency law? The problem is that when people protested against the SCAF I was skeptic about what they’re doing as the elections were months away, but after what the SCAF did I regret every moment I cursed these people and stood against them. When Hazem Salah Abu Ismail said that the elections will be manipulated and that he’ll send every SCAF member to trial for killing protesters, he was kicked out of the race for being the son of an American citizen. If you really try to judge what happened and how Hazem was very fierce about running for presidency while knowing that his mom is an American citizen, which prevents him running for presidency especially that he’s a lawyer, you’ll find that that man was oppressed. This man tried to run again for presidency, as Shafiq did, they didn’t accept his grievance and 3 days ago the court said that there was no enough evidence that his mother had another citizenship. They announced that after the elections, after 59 days and 18 hour, while when Sahiq tried


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to run again for presidency, the court agreed in less than 3 hours. And still people elected shafiq so that they can enjoy their midnight scotch and wear their bikini’s ignoring how many people die daily because of hunger. Many people were skeptic about the Muslim brotherhood declaring that they won the elections, but I find it a very brilliant move so that the people would have some pressure on the councilors and the SCAF to avoid any sort of manipulation. On the other hand, Shafiq in return announced that he’s the winner without having any evidence. This was mentioned in the article “has also declared himself the winner. A former air force general and Mr. Mubarak’s last prime minister, Mr. Shafik campaigned as a strongman who could keep the Islamists of the Brotherhood in check. His campaign has filed complaints with the election commission charging the Brotherhood with systematic violations of the electoral laws.” His statement simply implies that he will send us 2 years back by sending his opposition to prison, which violates the simplest rule of democracy, just as his mentor Mubarak did. His campaign also accused the brotherhood for celebrating their what they called “ Fake results” while they actually had the proof. The accusations were very devastating especially that many people had a glimpse of hope in Morsi and that we finally might drop the Military rule. The article also mentioned another incident that happened in the midst of all these problems which is Mubarak’s health “the state news agency said Tuesday that Mr. Mubarak was being relocated from a Cairo prison to a military hospital because a stroke and a heart attack had left him near death or even “clinically dead.””. No one actually paid attention to this as the SCAF might have been using all these changes as a cover to soften Mubarak’s prison time and send him to one of the nation’s best hospitals. The officials never mentioned this, which shows how loyal they are still to Mubarak. This loyalty is very clear, as the results have been postponed


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several times, which actually shows how the commissioners are trying to help Shafiq. The dilemma here I that if shafiq won it will insult the judges themselves as the count was public and if they announce that there is any manipulation it will show that the judges themselves cannot be trusted and they’re not doing their job well.” The commission said it had received more than 400 appeals, including allegations about the printing of premarked ballots, polling places with the number of ballots different from the number of voters, repeat voters and dead voters.” Also “the commissioners — a panel of judges who were appointed by Mr. Mubarak — appeared to put their finger on the scale in favor of Mr. Shafik and against Mr. Morsi of the Brotherhood.” These allegation show the threat that the remains of the old system are afraid off and that the Muslim brotherhood will not let the dissolving of the parliament pass easily, as the same person who dissolved this parliament didn’t dissolve the 2010 parliament which came with neither free nor fair election. Although the new parliament might not meet the standards but it came by free elections so it should be dissolved by free elections also.” Brotherhood officials called the delay of the results a power play by the governing military council. In television interviews, Mohamed Beltagy said the generals were holding back the final results to threaten the Brotherhood with the loss of the presidency if the group did not accept the dissolution of the Parliament.” This statement made by El Beltagy shows how the SCAF is interfering in the political life without considering the people’s choice, which is against their mission, which is protecting the revolution, as they claim. I hope that we can, as politicians say, “ Get out of the bottle’s neck” and finally enjoy our freedom. We’ve been suffering for 60 years from a group of greed ignorant soldiers who can’t think except of money. I know that Morsi wasn’t anyone’s favorite choice but the situation we’re dealing with obliges us to vote for


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him. Boycotting is not the solution, we’ve suffered a lot to have free elections and have the right to express our selves and now we decide to boycott and recall the old system. At least if I have a problem with Morsi I will enjoy protesting against him, but if I try with Shafiq, it will be just be a Deja Vu. “The generals, for their part, began deploying tanks and troops on Wednesday at the entrance to Cairo in their own show of force.” The author mentioned a very suspicious thing about the prevalence of tanks in the streets, which shows that something fishy will happen. The question is did the SCAF issue the interim charter as they knew the results already or as they claimed that it’s a normal step?


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Works Cited Kirkpatrick, David D. "Egypt Delays Announcement of Election Results." The New York Times. The New York Times, 21 June 2012. Web. 24 June 2012. <http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/world/middleeast/egypt-delays-announcementof-presidential-runoff-winner.html?_r=1>.

                                         


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Analyze Your  Personality  (3rd  Assignment)   First  Draft     The  mirror     Self-­‐analyzing  isn’t  an  easy  thing  to  do.  You  can’t  just  stand  in  front  of  the   mirror  and  start  analyzing  yourself,  it’s  a  human  nature  or  people  would  have   become  perfect.  If  everybody  could  have  analyzed  his  behavior  and  identified  his   cons  or  his  points  of  weakness  we  should  have  been  angels.  A  person  can  analyze   a  very  small  part  of  himself  that  he  thinks  that  he  needs  to  change  or  a  thing  that   distinguishes  him  from  the  others.  If  I  come  to  analyzing  myself  I  find  that  I  am   very  contradicted  person,  I  live  a  life  that  I  shouldn’t  be  living.  Maybe  this  is   because  the  surroundings  are  actually  contradicted.  For  example:  My  GPA  is  high   while  I  actually  start  studying  before  the  exam  by  maximum  of  three  days.  Is  it   because  I  am  smart  or  if  the  doctors  are  lean  or  is  it  that  our  university  itself  is   easier  than  others?  Our  college’s  average  GPA  is  on  of  the  highest  worldwide   which  shows  that  either  the  students  are  bright  or  the  instructors  are  generous   enough  to  give  them  grade.  My  major  is  very  lean  actually,  we’ve  got  thehighest   average  GPA  in  university  which  might  be  because  our  major  is  very  hard  so  the   students  who  dare  and  join  it  are  real  tough  workers  or  the  instructors  are  trying   to  help  us  o  that  when  we  graduate  we  might  get  a  better  chance.  I  am  a  very   rationale  person  I  like  to  think  a  lot  before  I  act,  I  never  did  anything   spontaneous.  I  literally  calculate  everything;  I  always  have  this  timeline  going  on   im  my  head  to  an  extent  that  I  really  get  disturbed  that  when  I  am  with  my   friends  we  decide  to  do  random  things  I  get  really  mad  and  frustrated.  I  have  this   phobia  of  the  future  where  I  always  want  to  be  ready  for  it.  I  have  this  rule  that  I   should  have  atleast  50  LE  in  my  wallet  or  otherwise  I  stay  at  home.  

                     


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Second Draft     The  mirror     Self-­‐analyzing  isn’t  an  easy  thing  to  do.  You  can’t  just  stand  in  front  of  the   mirror  and  start  analyzing  yourself,  it’s  a  human  nature  or  people  would  have   become  perfect.  If  everybody  could  have  analyzed  his  behavior  and  identified  his   cons  or  his  points  of  weakness  we  should  have  been  angels.  A  person  can  analyze   a  very  small  part  of  himself  that  he  thinks  that  he  needs  to  change  or  a  thing  that   distinguishes  him  from  the  others.  If  I  come  to  analyzing  myself  I  find  that  I  am   very  contradicted  person,  I  live  a  life  that  I  shouldn’t  be  living.  Maybe  this  is   because  the  surroundings  are  actually  contradicted.  For  example:  My  GPA  is  high   while  I  actually  start  studying  before  the  exam  by  maximum  of  three  days.  Is  it   because  I  am  smart  or  if  the  doctors  are  lenient  or  is  it  that  our  university  itself  is   easier  than  others?  Our  college’s  average  GPA  is  one  of  the  highest  worldwide   which  shows  that  either  the  students  are  bright  or  the  instructors  are  generous   enough  to  give  them  grade.  My  major  is  very  lean  actually,  we’ve  got  the  highest   average  GPA  in  university  which  might  be  because  our  major  is  very  hard  so  the   students  who  dare  and  join  it  are  real  tough  workers  or  the  instructors  are  trying   to  help  us  o  that  when  we  graduate  we  might  get  a  better  chance  or  is  it  because  I   have  two  families  as  my  parents  are  divorced  where  every  family  is  very   different  from  the  other.  For  example,  my  mom’s  side  is  very  religious  and  very   strict;  it’s  the  side  that  I  prefer  may  be  because  I’ve  been  living  with  my  mother   since  I  was  born.  While  my  father’s  side  is  very  lean  and  open  minded  and  away   from  religion.  The  problem  is  that  each  side  is  very  extreme  which  is  really   contradicted.  My  father  was  a  Shafiq  campaigner  and  was  very  convinced  by  him,   while  my  step  father  and  mother  are  very  anti-­‐Shafiq.  My  stepfather  and  mother   are  very  successful,  while  my  father  is  off  track  a  little  bit  which  shows  great   contradiction.    I  am  a  very  rationale  person  I  like  to  think  a  lot  before  I  act,  I   never  did  anything  spontaneous.  I  literally  calculate  everything;  I  always  have   this  timeline  going  on  in  my  head  to  an  extent  that  I  really  get  disturbed  that   when  I  am  with  my  friends  we  decide  to  do  random  things  I  get  really  mad  and   frustrated.  I  have  this  phobia  of  the  future  where  I  always  want  to  be  ready  for  it.   I  have  this  rule  that  I  should  have  at  least  50  LE  in  my  wallet  or  otherwise  I  stay   at  home.  I  wake  up  every  day  knowing  exactly  what  I  should  do  while  having   back  up  plans  in  my  head.    I  chose  to  be  an  engineer  on  my  own;  I  always   admired  the  idea  of  being  able  to  build  things  from  scratch.    I  always  wanted  to   be  a  recognized  person,  money  was  never  my  goal  but  being  distinguished  is  my   goal  as  winning  the  Noble  prize  would  be  the  jackpot,  not  the  money  but  the   achievement.  I  am  a  very  moody  person  where  people  can  recognize  my  mood   from  my  facial  expressions.  My  mood  can  differ  very  quickly  or  I  can  just  wake   up  feeling  bad.  I  am  a  person  with  a  great  will  as  I’ve  quitted  every  type  of   smoking,  which  was  really  tough  and  harsh  especially  that  my  life  is  unstable   because  of  my  family.  Many  people  admire  that  I  didn’t  get  into  drinking  and   smoking  as  if  anyone  was  in  my  shoes  would  definitely  do  so.    

 


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Final Draft     Samer Heiba Rhet 101-02 Dr. Michael Gibson Assignment 1 3 July 2012

The Mirror Self-analyzing isn’t an easy thing to do. You can’t just stand in front of the mirror and start analyzing yourself, it’s a human nature or people would have become perfect. If everybody could have analyzed his behavior and identified his cons or his points of weakness we should have been angels. A person can analyze a very small part of himself that he thinks that he needs to change or a thing that distinguishes him from the others. But actually people analyze them selves from time to time in order to make a better person of them selves. A person must confront himself with his mistakes and his habits and how he should deal with it in order to become a better person. If I come to analyzing myself I find that I am a person who can be manipulated easily. Many people benefit from be without giving any thing in return. I sometimes feel like I am having a very weak personality. I’ve encountered several abuses before especially from girls. People come to me asking for assignment, notes and even rides home. Many people just treat me very well till they get what they are looking for and then they just act like they never knew me. I knew that very beautiful girl that I really liked; she used to ride with me every day to university for a whole semester. Although our lives and characters may differ a lot, but I thought that we could’ve been great friends, which eventually didn’t happen.


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We rarely saw each other at university, which made me ask myself if she knows me just for the ride or for my self. I never had the courage to ask her which made me till now ask the same question over and over again. What actually made me think like this is that when we had our summer break she never called, neither did I, so I didn’t arrive till now to a solid answer that if she knew me for this semester just for the ride or if she’s actually mad at me that I never called after this semester. Which brings me to a further question about my personality, which is hesitation. I am always afraid of facing the reality; I always loved to live in my small humble dream. I am a great dreamer actually, which made me prefer the fake life that I built to the reality. I always have these great fantasies about life that never happen, which controls my mood. My hesitation is a major drawback in my life, which made me till now have many questions that were never answered. This fear from the future made me a very rationale person who minds his every step and calculates every thing. I never  did   anything  spontaneous.  I  literally  calculate  everything;  I  always  have  this  timeline   going  on  in  my  head  to  an  extent  that  I  get  really  disturbed  when  I  am  with  my   friends  if  they  decide  to  do  random  things;  I  get  really  mad  and  frustrated,   sometimes  I  even  leave.  I  have  this  phobia  of  the  future  where  I  always  want  to   be  ready  for  it.  I  have  this  rule  that  I  should  have  at  least  50  LE  in  my  wallet  or   otherwise  I  stay  at  home.  My  phone  never  goes  off  or  I  feel  very  cold  and  have   these  weird  goose  pumps  that  something  bad  will  happen  and  I  will  not  be  able   to  get  out  of  it.  I  sort  of  inherited  this  phobia  from  my  mom  that  she’s  always   worried  about  me  because  if  anything  happens  to  me  she  will  be  helpless  as  we   had  several  problems  in  the  past  due  to  the  divorce  of  my  parents.  We  were   alone  for  a  long  time,  so  we  faced  several  security  issues.    I  wake  up  every  day   knowing  exactly  what  I  should  do  while  having  back  up  plans  in  my  head.    I  am  


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also a  very  pessimistic  person;  I  always  expect  the  worst,  which  might  be  the   reason  for  my  moody  personality  that  my  mood  is  always  bad  and  gets  better  if   any  small  thing  goes  right.  May  be  I  have  all  these  problems  because  I  always   think  that  my  personality  is  weak  and  I  always  think  of  my  self  as  a  bad  person   who  cant  change  or  maybe  I  really  have  a  weak  personality  due  to  the  way  I  was   raised.  I  was  raised  in  a  very  bad  environment  as  I  had  only  one  source  of   everything,  which  is  my  mother.  I  never  saw  my  father  before  I  was  10  due  to   their  divorce  and  when  I  saw  him  things  got  worse  as  I  was  confused  to  choose   which  family  shall  I  stay  with.  People  at  this  age  shall  be  raised  at  a  very  stable   environment  that  they  should  stick  with  but  I  had  this  problem  that  both  families   were  very  different  from  each  other.  Each  one  of  them  had  there  own  way  of   living  and  thinking.  I  was  very  confused,  as  I  wanted  the  good  things  that  each   one  had  which  is  tremendously  tough.  For  example:  I  would  like  to  be  successful   as  my  mother  and  my  step  father  are  but  I  would  also  like  to  be  free  and  open   minded  as  my  father  and  enjoy  life  as  he  does.  For  an  instant  I  was  able  to   achieve  this,  as  I  could  pray  all  the  five  prayers  and  still  hang  out  in  a  bar,  which   was  very  contradictory  and  I  didn’t  like  at  all  as  I  felt  like  I  am  trying  to  be   someone  else.   Looking  at  the  positive  side  of  my  personality  I  find  that  I  am  a  very   patient  person  that  my  patience,  which  unfortunately  makes  people,  abuse  me,   as  they  know  my  reaction  would  be  simply  nothing,  but  I  hope  someday   acknowledge  me.  I  always  think  of  the  best  of  the  people  around  me,  I  never   expect  from  them  any  thing  bad.  I  never  harmed  anyone  in  my  life  on  purpose  as   I  simply  couldn’t.  It’s  like  I  always  translate  their  bad  treatment  to  something   good  or  find  any  excuses  for  them.  Also,  I  am  a  person  with  a  great  will.  I  was  


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able to  lose  twenty  five-­‐kilo  grams  and  get  in  shape  in  just  four  months.  I  was   able  to  quit  every  type  of  smoking,  which  was  tremendously  hard.  If  I  have  a  goal,   I  could  do  anything  to  achieve  it  even  if  it  would  cost  me  my  life.  I  never  tasted   alcohol  or  any  type  of  drugs  although  most  of  my  friends  are  addicts;  they  all   respected  this,  as  although  I  am  having  many  issues  with  my  families,  I  never   tasted  any  of  these  things,  while  if  any  one  else  were  in  my  shoes  they  would   have  been  an  addict  by  now.  May  be  this  is  because  my  mother  was  very   conservative  with  me,  which  might  have  harmed  me  as  well  as  benefiting  me.   Compared  with  the  negative  things  in  my  personality,  I  might  not  find  a  lot  of   positive  things  in  my  personality  may  be  because  I  misjudge  my  self,  which  is   also  a  bad  habit  that  I  am  never  confident  of  my  self  and  I  always  think  that  I  am   wrong  and  others  are  right.  That  is  why  when  I  express  myself  I  do  it  wrong  as   inside  of  me  there  is  a  person  who’s  always  letting  me  down.   “  If  you  know  your  fate,  would  you  change  it?”  a  question  that  I  heard  two   days  ago  and  my  answer  was  no.  I  always  had  faith  in  God  and  I  knew  everything   happens  for  a  reason  and  I  am  sure  that  someday  something  will  happen  that   would  help  me  change  my  personality  and  become  a  better  person.  I  know  that  I   should  have  some  self-­‐confidence  but  avoid  being  arrogant  at  the  same  time  or  I   should  accept  myself  as  it  is  and  stop  trying  to  be  someone  else  or  learn  how  to   differentiate  between  people.

       


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Analyzing an  Issue  (4th  Assignment)   First  Draft  

Sweatshops   In  poor  countries,  workers  are  being  abused  and  manipulated  for  just  one   dollar  per  day.  They  don’t  have  any  one  who  can  stand  for  their  rights.  Factories   there  treat  them  as  animals  due  to  the  excess  amount  of  unemployment  and   poverty  there.  They  abuse  the  worker  tremendously  as  they  know  if  they  kick   him  they  will  find  millions  who  can  die  for  this  job.  They  make  them  work  for  16   hours  and  more  which  is  against  the  simplest  human  rights  but  who  cares.  The   human  rights  them  selves  as  an  organization  always  need  to  keep  their  bank   account  full  so  that  they  could  enjoy  the  fancy  buildings  and  cars  and  hiring   people  with  good  skills  so  that  they  could  pay  them  a  lot  in  order  to  show  the   world  the  massive  role  that  human  rights  organization  play  in  saving  humanity   which  they  in  the  beginning  stood  watching  it  getting  devastated.  In  other  words,   they  let  people  in  poor  countries  work  as  animals  without  securing  for  the   smallest  right  and  then  they  get  paid  by  these  major  countries  so  that  they  could   take  this  money  and  feed  this  worker’s  family  for  him  and  show  their  good   incentive.  For  example:  apple’s  factories  in  China  where  you  have  250,000   workers  their  sweating  like  monkies  and  getting  simply  nothing,  where  apple’s   products  are  known  worldwide  for  they  high  cost  stuff.  I  believe  that  Carl  Marx’s   once  said  that  capitalism  is  a  dirty  game  played  by  the  rich  to  abuse  the  poor.  He   said  that  there  will  be  an  army  of  unemployed  people  who  can  kill  each  other  to   gain  a  job  and  once  these  unemployed  people  understand  the  dirty  game,  they   will  revolt  and  create  a  classless  society  and  socialism  will  emerge.          

                   


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Second Draft     The dirty game Sweatshops are a pretty inhumane thing on earth nowadays. They are the filthiest way for abusing poor people as they make them for like monkeys and pay them nothing. Nowadays china is considered having one the world’s biggest sweatshops due to the poverty and the lack of human rights there as the investor’s greed is playing a dirty game tremendously there as they are using china’s identity for being the factory of the world to fulfill their needs. The government there is not trying to solve the problem as they are trying to attract investors as much as they can so that they can enhance their economy according to their “China’s Industry Oriented Economy” plan. The government’s lack of attention and the investors’ greed are the main reasons for the spread of sweatshops in eastern Asia especially in china. Although china’s strategy to end poverty might be working well till now, they need to stop and regain the rights of their own people. In the article “China, the sweatshop” the writer mentioned china’s progress by saying, China, over all, has done well with its export-dependent strategy based on cheap labor and a cheap currency. Gross domestic product per person trebled over the last 10 years, to $7,200. The share of the population living on less than a dollar a day fell to 16 percent in 2005, from 36 percent in 1999 which shows that being a sweatshop was china’s strategy so that it can offer an army of unemployed migrant people to work for really low salaries, as mentioned earlier, so that they can bring investors as much as they can. China’s government has been trying to provide a lucrative industrial atmosphere for major companies as according to the article: “consumer spending in China amounts to merely 36 percent of its gross domestic product. In the United States, that percentage is more than 70 percent. In


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Europe and Japan, it is almost 60 percent.” Which shows how the workers there are being discriminated and treated harshly and how companies are able to maximize their profit by paying less wages as the investors know that these workers have no one to cover their back and that there is an unemployed army out there who can do anything for just a dollar per day. Capitalism’s greed is very vivid there as the person with the money there can do whatever he wants. In other words, capitalist people or investors always urge for more money so they need to spend less but instantly maximize their profit. In order to do so, they need to spend less on the product’s cost while keeping the good quality so they go to any poor country and build a massive factory with thousands of workers where every workers just does a very tiny job as these workers may by illiterate and cannot handle these hi-tech products in other words, build a huge assembly line. To achieve this gigantic profit they need to spend less on the factories itself, as they are not obliged to provide a good working atmosphere to these workers as they know their government will not interfere, they don’t even have to care about their safety. A vivid example is apple’s factory as mentioned in the article “Apple still shamed by China's iPod sweatshops SIX YEARS after Mail on Sunday exposé” by SIMON WALTERS as he mentioned that “The Mail on Sunday’s investigation revealed how Apple workers in China had to work 15 hours a day for £27 a month, and were made to sleep in dormitories and do push-ups as punishment.” Which show the harsh and inhumane environment that they work at. He also mentioned how apple was very proud of maximizing its profit ignoring the thousands of discriminated workers who are the main reason for this“ Apple’s profits have soared more than tenfold – and last month the company reported a record £8.2  billion first-quarter profit. But the Chinese workers, employed by companies such as Taiwanese-based Foxconn, have seen little benefit. “ The factory there


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doesn’t meet the standards as many incidents occurred there as mentioned in the article “More than 100 workers have been injured by toxic chemical exposures.”, “including employees regularly working more than 60 hours a week, underage workers, falsified records, wages below minimum levels, pay withheld as punishment and improper disposal of hazardous waste.” And “137 workers at an Apple supplier in Eastern China were injured after they were ordered to use a poisonous chemical to clean iPhone screens.” Still and the Chinese government didn’t act as if the workers there are not their people whom they are supposed to serve and protect. The communist thinking is still there in the Chinese government, as they want to become a super power and show their power to the whole world while ignoring their own people. They want to become the world’s strongest economy while still having 36% of its population living on less than $2 per day and in order to control the world’s economy, they must control the investment and production segment, which they are very close to accomplish. The main cause for sweatshops is the migration of Chinese people from rural areas to urban areas so that they can work at factories as these migrants are considered the cornerstone of the Chinese industry-oriented economy as they form the majority of the workers there. These types of workers are the preferred ones as they came crawling for a dollar and they don’t find any trouble to work in harsh environments and to work without providing employment contracts. These workers don’t receive any benefits or health insurance; they’re treated as animals that can be thrown away without considering the harsh life they will endure. In the past, China had many constraints about migration as the employee’s rights as pension and insurance are provided only in the place of birth, which is the main reason why these workers who migrate are treated like this. Not only the government is watching this happen without


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acting, they also put constraints on labor unions to an extent that they sometimes dissolve them so that they can reach their goal of being a super power who controls the world economy. What’s really happening in china is as if you have a product that costs you $10 and you are trying to sell it for $11 while the person beside you is trying to sell it for $5 while it also cost him the same $10. This person is not only harming himself but also you. This is what china is exactly doing; they’re attracting major investors by providing to them cheap labor, which affect their own people and the employees worldwide. The US suffers tremendously from this as the unemployment rates there have increased extensively which is ruining the world economy.

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Final Draft     Samer  Heiba   Rhet  101-­‐02   Dr.  Michael  Gibson   Assignment  3   11  July  2012   The  Dirty  Game  (Economic  Analysis)    

Sweatshops are  the  place  where  the  capitalist’s  greed  meets  with  the  

communist’s insanity.  It’s  the  only  place  where  their  intentions  can  be  fulfilled   ignoring  people’s  lives.  Sweatshops  are  a  pretty  inhumane  thing  on  earth   nowadays.  They  are  the  filthiest  way  for  abusing  poor  people  as  they  make  them   for  like  monkeys  and  pay  them  nothing.  Nowadays  china  is  considered  having   one  the  world’s  biggest  sweatshops  due  to  the  poverty  and  the  lack  of  human   rights  there  as  the  investor’s  greed  is  playing  a  dirty  game  tremendously  there  as   they  are  using  china’s  identity  for  being  the  factory  of  the  world  to  fulfill  their   needs.  The  government  there  is  not  trying  to  solve  the  problem  as  they  are  trying   to  attract  investors  as  much  as  they  can  so  that  they  can  enhance  their  economy   according  to  their  “China’s  Industry  Oriented  Economy”  plan.  The  government’s   lack  of  attention  and  the  investors’  greed  are  the  main  reasons  for  the  spread  of   sweatshops  in  eastern  Asia  especially  in  china.    

Although china’s  strategy  to  end  poverty  might  be  working  well  till  now,  

they need  to  stop  and  regain  the  rights  of  their  own  people  and  start  to  protect   them.  In  the  article  “China,  the  sweatshop”  the  writer  mentioned  china’s   progress  by  saying,    


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which shows  that  being  a  sweatshop  was  china’s  strategy  so  that  it  can  offer  an   army  of  unemployed  migrant  people  to  work  for  really  low  salaries,  as   mentioned  earlier,  so  that  they  can  allure  investors  as  much  as  they  can.  China’s   government  has  been  trying  to  provide  a  lucrative  industrial  atmosphere  for   major  companies  as  according  to  the  article:  “consumer  spending  in  China   amounts  to  merely  36  percent  of  its  gross  domestic  product.  In  the  United  States,   that  percentage  is  more  than  70  percent.  In  Europe  and  Japan,  it  is  almost  60   percent.”  Which  shows  how  the  workers  there  are  being  discriminated  and   treated  harshly  and  how  companies  are  able  to  maximize  their  profit  by  paying   less  wages  as  the  investors  know  that  these  workers  have  no  one  to  cover  their   back  and  that  there  is  an  unemployed  army  out  there  who  can  do  anything  for   just  a  dollar  per  day.  Capitalism’s  greed  is  very  vivid  there  as  the  person  with  the   money  there  can  do  whatever  he  wants.  In  other  words,  capitalist  people  or   investors  always  urge  for  more  money  so  they  need  to  spend  less  but  instantly   maximize  their  profit.  In  order  to  do  so,  they  need  to  spend  less  on  the  product’s   cost  while  keeping  the  good  quality  so  they  go  to  any  poor  country  and  build  a   massive  factory  with  thousands  of  workers  where  every  workers  just  does  a  very   tiny  job  as  these  workers  may  by  illiterate  and  cannot  handle  these  hi-­‐tech   products  in  other  words,  build  a  huge  assembly  line.  To  achieve  this  gigantic   profit  they  need  to  spend  less  on  the  factories  itself,  as  they  are  not  obliged  to  


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provide a  good  working  atmosphere  to  these  workers  as  they  know  their   government  will  not  interfere,  they  don’t  even  have  to  care  about  their  safety.  A   vivid  example  is  apple’s  factory  as  mentioned  in  the  article  “Apple  still  shamed   by  China's  iPod  sweatshops  SIX  YEARS  after  Mail  on  Sunday  exposé”  by  SIMON   WALTERS  as  he  mentioned  that  “The  Mail  on  Sunday’s  investigation  revealed   how  Apple  workers  in  China  had  to  work  15  hours  a  day  for  £27  a  month,  and   were  made  to  sleep  in  dormitories  and  do  push-­‐ups  as  punishment.”  Which  show   the  harsh  and  inhumane  environment  that  they  work  at.  He  also  mentioned  how   apple  was  very  proud  of  maximizing  its  profit  ignoring  the  thousands  of   discriminated  workers  who  are  the  main  reason  for  this“  Apple’s  profits  have   soared  more  than  tenfold  –  and  last  month  the  company  reported  a  record   £8.2 billion  first-­‐quarter  profit.  But  the  Chinese  workers,  employed  by  companies   such  as  Taiwanese-­‐based  Foxconn,  have  seen  little  benefit.  “  The  factory  there   doesn’t  meet  the  standards  as  many  incidents  occurred  there  as  mentioned  in   the  article  “More  than  100  workers  have  been  injured  by  toxic  chemical   exposures.”,  “including  employees  regularly  working  more  than  60  hours  a  week,   underage  workers,  falsified  records,  wages  below  minimum  levels,  pay  withheld   as  punishment  and  improper  disposal  of  hazardous  waste.”  And  “137  workers  at   an  Apple  supplier  in  Eastern  China  were  injured  after  they  were  ordered  to  use  a   poisonous  chemical  to  clean  iPhone  screens.”  Still  and  the  Chinese  government   didn’t  act  as  if  the  workers  there  are  not  their  people  whom  they  are  supposed  to   serve  and  protect.  The  communist  thinking  is  still  there  in  the  Chinese   government,  as  they  want  to  become  a  super  power  and  show  their  power  to  the   whole  world  while  ignoring  their  own  people.  They  want  to  become  the  world’s   strongest  economy  while  still  having  36%  of  its  population  living  on  less  than  $2  


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per day  and  in  order  to  control  the  world’s  economy,  they  must  control  the   investment  and  production  segment,  which  they  are  very  close  to  accomplish.    

The main  cause  for  sweatshops  is  the  migration  of  Chinese  people  from  

rural areas  to  urban  areas  so  that  they  can  work  at  factories  as  these  migrants   are  considered  the  cornerstone  of  the  Chinese  industry-­‐oriented  economy  as   they  form  the  majority  of  the  workers  there.  These  types  of  workers  are  the   preferred  ones  as  they  came  crawling  for  a  dollar  and  they  don’t  find  any  trouble   to  work  in  harsh  environments  and  to  work  without  providing  employment   contracts.  These  workers  don’t  receive  any  benefits  or  health  insurance;  they’re   treated  as  animals  that  can  be  thrown  away  without  considering  the  harsh  life   they  will  endure.  In  the  past,  China  had  many  constraints  about  migration  as  the   employee’s  rights  as  pension  and  insurance  are  provided  only  in  the  place  of   birth,  which  is  the  main  reason  why  these  workers  who  migrate  are  treated  like   this.  Not  only  the  government  is  watching  this  happen  without  acting,  they  also   put  constraints  on  labor  unions  to  an  extent  that  they  sometimes  dissolve  them   so  that  they  can  reach  their  goal  of  being  a  super  power  who  controls  the  world   economy.  What’s  really  happening  in  china  is  as  if  you  have  a  product  that  costs   you  $10  and  you  are  trying  to  sell  it  for  $11  while  the  person  beside  you  is  trying   to  sell  it  for  $5  while  it  also  cost  him  the  same  $10.  This  person  is  not  only   harming  himself  but  also  you.  This  is  what  china  is  exactly  doing;  they’re   attracting  major  investors  by  providing  to  them  cheap  labor,  which  affect  their   own  people  and  the  employees  worldwide.  The  US  suffers  tremendously  from   this  as  the  unemployment  rates  there  have  increased  extensively  which  is   ruining  the  world  economy.  The  dilemma  with  sweatshops  is  us  the  consumers   as  we  always  look  for  the  cheaper  product  without  taking  into  consideration  how  


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it’s made  and  whenever  we  know  it’s  made  in  sweatshops  we  try  to  ignore  this   reality.  “  Ignorance  is  a  bliss”  is  the  strategy  that  we  comply  with  as  we  were   raised  in  a  very  selfish  and  greedy  environment  that  prevents  us  from  helping   other  human  beings.      

When it  comes  to  money,  human  rights  are  neglected.  People  with  money  

become superior  over  the  other  ones  so  they  start  abusing  them  till  the  gap   between  them  widens  up  as  if  the  relationship  between  the  crave  for  gains  and   human  rights  is  inversely  proportional.  People  just  want  to  enjoy  their  life  and   their  hi  tech  gadget  without  knowing  how  or  where  they  were  done  and  if  you   try  to  tell  them,  they  ignore  you  and  just  continue  on.  The  question  here  is  that   shall  we  boycott  these  products  and  return  to  the  Stone  Age  again  or  shall  we   force  these  companies  to  avoid  sweatshops  and  afford  the  increase  in  cost?        

                 


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