Late Night: Twitter Fight!

By: Saturday November 8, 2014 8:00 pm

It all started when Business Insider’s Julia La Roche tweeted a pic from Gasparino’s new he-man promo campaign.

 

U.S. Anti-ISIS Recruitment Videos: Why They Don’t Work

By: Friday November 7, 2014 8:06 am

The U.S., via the State Department, is spending considerable effort and money producing anti-ISIS videos and other media (actual example, left), the goal of which is to convince American and other would-be jihadis not to join ISIS. The efforts won’t work, almost can’t work. They fail to understand the way ISIS recruits and as such, can’t counter it.

Tweets From the Ferguson Frontline

By: Monday October 13, 2014 6:26 pm

Kevin Gosztola tweets from Ferguson, Missouri.

Late Night: Schooled

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 8:00 pm

The school board never knew what hit them. Search for the hashtag, and have fun!

Livestream and Live Tweeting From the Peoples Climate March

By: Sunday September 21, 2014 8:21 am

Live tweeting from the People’s Climate March.

Turn Left for Earth

By: Sunday September 21, 2014 7:01 am

I appreciate that there’s more happening than just a march for the climate today on the International Day of Peace, and I get the idea that keeping the safe and obedient march-to-nowhere separate from protests actually at the United Nations where our corporate overlords are determining the rate of the earth’s demise is intended to please all of the people some of the time, but I can’t help wishing that the march would just turn left instead of right when it reaches 42nd Street, in order to march to the United Nations rather than to nowhere.

This is not a radical idea.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Erica Chenoweth, Maria J. Stephan, Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

By: Sunday August 10, 2014 1:59 pm

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.

Late Night: Exhuming McCarthy

By: 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.

USAID Fake HIV Center in Cuba Undermines Global Health Efforts

By: 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.

CIA Unleashes Twitter Offensive: Usurps @CIA Account, Tweets to the Masses

By: 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.

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