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Nonviolent warfare: Questioning ends, not means

Posted by smeddum on August 21, 2009

Nonviolent warfare: Questioning ends, not means

August 20, 2009


By Stephen Gowans

Brian Martin, a professor of social sciences at the University of Wollongong in Australia, has written a reply to my article Overthrow Inc.: Peter Ackerman’s quest to do what the CIA used to do and make it seem progressive. Martin is the author of a number of books and articles on nonviolence, including Nonviolence against Capitalism, Technology for Nonviolent Struggle, and “Nonviolent strategy against capitalism” (in Social Alternatives, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2008, pp. 42-46.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Zimbabwe and the Battle of Ideas

Posted by smeddum on September 30, 2008

Zimbabwe and the Battle of Ideas

By Netfa Freeman
September 26, 2008 Africaspeaks

The U.S. admits to actively engaging in efforts for regime change.

Cuban revolutionaries often point out the significance of what they call the “battle of ideas” and they explain how “ideas are worth more than weapons.” It stands to reason then that the goal in such battles is to win the hearts and minds of people. Because the so-called Western World dominates the most sophisticated and pervasive methods of information today, people should carefully scrutinize ideas pushed and popularized by these sources. This means we should never take for granted anything we read or hear and only half of what we see. Read the rest of this entry »

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