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Twittering Revolutionaries

Posted by seumasach on July 16, 2009

“The United States, ironically, appears to be engaging in the concept of permanent revolution, a Marxist idea, but it is now doing so twitter style.”

Philip Giraldi

16th July, 2009

The twitter and text message explosion has changed the face of revolution.  Thousands of messages can be sent out in seconds to tell protestors where to gather or what spots to avoid because of heavy police presence.  The internet enables the disaffected and politically marginalized to organize and plan.  The authorities are clearly worried.  One of the first things that the Chinese and Iranian governments did when confronted recently by popular unrest was to limit access to the internet and shut down cell phone transmitters.

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Concerned Africa Scholars’ Jacob Mundy

Posted by smeddum on March 18, 2009


By Stephen Gowans

March 17, 2009



A member of the executive committee of the scholars’ organization that has accused Mahmoud Mamdani of falling for the anti-imperialist rhetoric of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, has volunteered and worked for pro-imperialist organizations and has given briefings to the US State Department and Intelligence Council. (1) Read the rest of this entry »

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Human Rights Watch in Venezuela

Posted by alfied on September 29, 2008

Human Rights Watch in Venezuela

Lies, Crimes and Cover-ups

By James Petras

28/09/08 “ICH ” — – Human Rights Watch, a US-based group claiming to be a non-governmental organization, but which is in fact funded by government-linked quasi-private foundations and a Congressional funded political propaganda organization, the National Endowment for Democracy, has issued a report “A Decade Under Chavez: Political Intolerance and Lost Opportunities for Advancing Human Rights in Venezuela” (9/21/2008 The publication of the “Report” directed by Jose Miguel Vivanco and sub-director Daniel Walkinson led to their expulsion from Venezuela for repeated political-partisan intervention in the internal affairs of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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The War over South Ossetia

Posted by smeddum on September 5, 2008

The War over South Ossetia Gowanswordpress
Filed under: Civil Society, Color Revolutions, Georgia, NGOs, Rose Revolution, Russia, South Ossetia — gowans @ 10:36 pm
By Stephen Gowans
On August 4, 2008, Russia’s deputy foreign minister Grigory Karasin phoned US assistant secretary of state Daniel Fried to complain about the build-up of Georgian troops in the vicinity of South Ossetia. [1] Two days later, South Ossetian leader Eduard Kokoity, having evidence that Georgia planned a military strike before the month was out, told Denis Keefe, Britain’s ambassador to Georgia, that a Georgian invasion was imminent. [2] Read the rest of this entry »

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