In Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict, Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan review the scholarly literature on campaigns of popular and usually nonviolent resistance to undemocratic regimes in modern nations, including Iran, Burma, Palestine, and Israel. A table at the end and an online appendix refer to many other instances of nonviolence.
|By: BevW Sunday August 10, 2014 1:59 pm|
|By: cocktailhag Thursday August 7, 2014 8:00 pm|
College activism brought down Apartheid in South Africa, and it will, eventually, bring down Apartheid in Israel, too. The Israel Lobby recognizes this, and that’s why Salaita had to go.
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday August 5, 2014 7:50 am|
Using health care as a cover for U.S. espionage activities creates significant risks, not only for local populations but globally. Its execution is often clumsy, and it accomplishes little either for health or for intelligence needs.
|By: Elliott Friday June 6, 2014 11:18 am|
The Central Intelligence Agency ups their social media presence with a cheeky first tweet on the usurped* account, @CIA.
|By: wendydavis Monday May 26, 2014 7:15 pm|
Afghanistan Air Force Prepared (after twelve short years).
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Wednesday April 23, 2014 4:17 pm|
Social media engagement!
Everybody’s doing it, but some are definitely doing it better than others.
|By: kspopulist Saturday April 12, 2014 12:00 pm|
Yesterday it felt like I’d stumbled onto a political battlefield and I’m still trying to make sense of it all. Not an actual or even virtual battle. Yet, in what I saw was still a struggle in how difficult it often is, to simply make sure good information gets to the people who can make a change.
|By: DSWright Friday April 4, 2014 6:45 am|
Remember, we’re broke. While the US government can not find money for greater public investment and is cutting food stamps it does have the resources to troll Cuba on twitter. Because that is the government’s job for some reason.
|By: DSWright Thursday April 3, 2014 12:51 pm|
Our partners in peace in Saudi Arabia (where most of the 9/11 hijackers came from) has now made it a crime to not believe in God. In fact, not just a crime, an act of terrorism.
The kingdom has issued a public order that labels all atheists as terrorists.
|By: Peter Van Buren Thursday April 3, 2014 11:46 am|
In 2010, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), best known for overseeing billions of dollars in reconstruction money in the successful campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, decided to create a bare-bones “Cuban Twitter,” using cellphone text messaging to evade Cuba’s Internet restrictions. It was called ZunZuneo, apparently slang for a Cuban hummingbird’s tweet. Like Twitter, get it?
To hide the U.S. government’s involvement in all this, fake companies were established in the Cayman Islands, while DNS spoofing and other naughty tricks were employed to disguise the origin of messages, all with the goal of making sure neither the Cuban government nor the Cuban people knew this was a U.S. propaganda ploy.