Lebanon’s Civil Marriage Not Civil War — Social Media in Action!

A secular state is a concept of secularism, whereby a state or country purports to be officially neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion. A secular state also claims to treat all its citizens equally regardless of religion, and claims to avoid preferential treatment for a citizen from a particular religion/nonreligion over other religions/nonreligion.

Idea & Objectives:

The Lebanese Civil War was a multifaceted civil war in Lebanon. The war lasted from 1975 to 1990 and resulted in an estimated 130,000 to 250,000 civilian fatalities. Another one million people (one fourth of the population) were wounded, half of whom were left with lifetime disabilities. Read more on Wikipedia

Lebanese Civil War

Lebanese Civil War

Therefore, “Civil marriage, not civil war” was one of many banners carried by the mostly young, educated protesters who gathered in response to a campaign on Internet social networking sites. It was Lebanon’s first such demonstration in favor of secularism.

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The Tax Cannabis Campaign – Learn Social Media By Example

March 34th, 2010:

Sacramento, CA – The California Secretary of State announced that the Initiative to Control and Tax cannabis has qualified for the November ballot.  Reflecting the Initiative’s broad and diverse support, the Secretary of State revealed that vastly more than enough signatures were submitted from voters from across the state in near-record time.

The Idea & Objectives:

The campaign aims to change California law to legalize Marijuana and allow it to be regulated and taxed . Mainly allowing people 21 years old or older to possess and sell marijuana for personal use. For more details on the Act, click here.

This campaign follows the footsteps of an older campaign called “Yes We Can..nabis”, which shared the aim of pushing for legalizing cannabis under certain conditions.

It is worth mentioning that the “Yes We Can..nabis” campaign featured Obama and had a dedicated site, which is still up and running, for selling related items and products.

Yes We Cannabis

Yes We Cannabis

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Amnesty’s “Reach Out for Kenya” Campaign – Learn Social Media By Example

Stepping out of the ordinary and into a more viral and unique venue, Amnesty International decided to harvest the power of social media in order to promote its “Reach Out for Kenya” campaign.

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