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Race and Russian interference: Senate reports detail age-old tactic | World news | The Guardian
“Equally important was putting black activist language out on social media in order to scare white citizens into thinking their nation was changing, and mobilize white voters in support of Trump,” he said, pointing to posts that falsely showed Black Lives Matter activists with guns and claimed they planned to exercise their second-amendment rights.

“Black folks were not the target for that,” Johnson said, adding in reference to pro-law enforcement conservative reactionaries: “I’m convinced the ‘Blue Lives Matter’ crowd was the target there.”
facebook  twitter  race  uselections  activism  2016  protest  russia  power  black  white  social  socialmedia 
december 2018 by allaboutgeorge
The Yellow Vests and Why There Are So Many Street Protests in France | The New Yorker
Two truths hold: rage is ignored at its peril and must always be addressed, however irrational it may seem; and rage can never, in itself, constitute a politics. Those who bet that they can benefit from rage, or exploit it, eventually lose their bets, and sometimes their heads. It is vital, as the yellow vests symbolically remind us, that everyone in a nation is seen. But being seen is not the same as being saved. That takes the hard work of real reform.
france  protest  politics  europe  power  violence  attention  climate  climatechange 
december 2018 by allaboutgeorge
The lawyer fighting government surveillance of Black Lives Matter | The Outline
Well, there are a lot of groups talking about the right to privacy. But for people of color, we’re worried about more than companies just collecting our data. We also don’t want to be surveilled when we take the bus to work or have our movements be undermined by our government. Whether it’s the right to kneel at a football game or organize a campus protest, those rights are under attack. And people are being surveilled specifically to freeze the right to protest.
survellance  surveillancetech  attention  government  privacy  data  protest 
october 2018 by allaboutgeorge
S.F. Gate: Berkeley: No tea cozy for 'There' sculpture
The T, apparently, doesn't suit Berkeley.

Despite pleas from artists, knitters and Oaklanders, Berkeley officials plan to remove a knitted, 8-foot tea cozy stitched onto a public sculpture. Some protesters believe the sculpture insults the city of Oakland.
berkeley  oakland  art  public  protest  eastbay 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Final feature: Tweeting feminists exploring feminism and social media - Tweeting Feminists
“When I was younger it was very difficult to find people who were like minded unless they were in your immediate circle. So there was a sense of being limited by the impact you can make,” says Klein. “But now we have a forum where we can publish our own voices, we can organize, we can protest, we can within minutes circulate flyers and newsletters and letter writing campaigns and that’s incredible. I think it’s really opened up the world of activism and community.”
feminism  women  media  twitter  social  socialnetworking  online  men  identity  protest  activism 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
White conservatives say it's their turn for empowerment --
Last weekend, Cindy Wilkerson, a 44-year-old former social worker, helped organize three busloads of protesters who rode from Mississippi to Washington for the big protest targeting President Obama and his policies. The passengers, all white, wore T-shirts identifying themselves without irony as "Freedom Riders."
wtf  race  obama  protest  activism  white 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge News | Iran? The U.S. should mind its own business
Iran is not a secular nation. The majority of Iranians are deeply religious, and even though it sounds paradoxical to us, they believe in an Islamic democracy. They want most of the elements of democracy: They don't want the state to jam religion down their throats; they want a lot of freedom. But they also understand that to be guided by Islam, which is basically how they live their lives anyway, is not counter to democracy.

There's nowhere in the constitution of the Islamic Republic that says votes should be rigged if you don't like the candidate or that the president should have no power. There's nowhere it says that the people's choice does not count.

So it's entirely possible for someone like Mousavi or Rafsanjani to believe that Islam and democracy are compatible.
islam  power  middleeast  government  politics  elections  protest  social 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
…My heart’s in Accra » Iran, citizen media and media attention
I’m glad that people are taking a close look at the phenomenon of social media in the Iranian protests - it’s an important, fascinating and worthwhile topic. But there’s a lot of topics out there, and I wonder whether we benefit from a thousand well-researched stories on this phenomenon rather than a hundred, and nine hundred other stories.
media  journalism  internet  activism  twitter  protest  middleeast  iran  social  attention  editing 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
How To Communicate Securely in Repressive Environments « iRevolution
Nonviolent resistance movements are typically driven by students, i.e., young people, who are increasingly born digital natives. With expanding access to mobile phones, social networking software and online platforms for user-generated content such as blogs, the immediate financial cost of speaking out against repressive regimes is virtually nil. So resistance movements are likely to make even more use of new communication technology and digital media in the future. In fact, they already are.

At the same time, however, the likelihood and consequences of getting caught are high, especially for those political activists without any background or training in digital security. Indeed, recent research by Digital Democracy research suggests that organizational hierarchies are being broken down as youth adopt new technologies. While this empowers them they are also put at risk since they don’t tend to be as consequence-conscious as their adult counterparts.
politics  internet  technology  culture  activism  protest  privacy  security  anonymity  howto  diy  communication  power  censorship 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Model Minority "Thugs, Feminists and Boom Bap": Bart Police Kill an Unarmed Man, Oscar Grant, on New Years Day
[...] Let's be clear about how this is a teachable moment about who does and doesn't have power in our society.

When you live in a society where the people who taken an oath to serve and protect you, can conceivably smoke a person who looks like you in front several witnesses. You feel powerless.

Furthermore, it is reasonable for you to feel powerless and want smash the symbols of the power that you do not have.

Rage can only turn to violence when unchecked.

In many ways, rage is violence.

For many young folks, the idea is to carry a gat, because it is clear that no one will protect them. This means always staying
strapped. [...]
oakland  crime  BART  protest  activism  attention  reputation  cities  psychology  police  power 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
My Word: Dori J. Maynard -- When is a riot a riot? Did you see what I saw? - Inside Bay Area
After the 1992 Los Angeles riot, a columnist asked what do you do when you've marched and you've sung and you've staged sit-ins and nonviolent protests, and still you're told you don't count? I don't think he or anybody who uses the words rebellion, uprising or civil unrest was attempting to justify the massive destruction that devastated portions of the city. I think he was trying to lay bare the sense of hopelessness and frustration that can trigger a level of anger that has sent otherwise sane people into the streets.

It's not a point of view that comes naturally to some segments of our society, just as it's hard for some segments to have faith in a fair police investigation into the shooting of an unarmed African-American man.
protest  oakland  journalism  police  crime  justice  language 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
An anarchist review of Battle in Seattle - Anarkismo
"[...] For all its errors, Battle in Seattle provides a fun opportunity to return to the question of why the WTO protests represented such a massive victory, and what we as anarchists should focus on in our political work nearly ten years later. [...]"
politics  seattle  cinema  film  protest  activism  washingtonstate  hollywood  story 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
HorsesAss.Org » Blog Archive » Help Darcy get her house in order… and ours
"That bit of XML is a demarcation of the end of a block of data enclosed in tags marking it as of type 'war.' What’s profound to me is that by putting it into context by wearing it on your shirt, you’re saying “war ends here - with me.”
war  protest  washingtonstate  politics  fashion  data 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Huckabee Heckled In San Francisco - Politics on The Huffington Post
"The beauty of America is that a person can come and even make a disruption, and you know what, that person is not going to be taken out and shot."
elections  2008  sanfrancisco  california  gop  republicans  protest  activism  beauty 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Bilerico Project | Why I Don't Do 'Bi'
"I identify as queer because that term has been actively politicized and theorized to describe genders and sexualities that exceed and undermine normative ones."
sex  gender  relationships  identity  aesthetics  gay  activism  love  protest 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
History Is A Weapon (And a blog)
"We want to make something new, something online and spectacularly dangerous. The kind of thing that takes over, changes everything, and skips well past hope into the realm of revolutionary possibility." Send PHP/Drupal expertise or cash!
blog  war  protest  drupal  php  volunteering  history 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Our Prejudices, Ourselves - New York Times
"Rise up in righteousness when you witness the words and deeds of hate, but only if you are willing to rise up against them all, including your own. Otherwise suffer the slings and arrows of disrespect silently."
protest  race  sex  activism  language 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Host not found | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books
"Preservation of the global public sphere, individual civil liberties at home and the safety of dissidents in totalitarian regimes are now inextricably linked. It's not an easy knot to untangle, but we must try."
public  social  activism  information  internet  justice  yasns  www  yahoo  google  security  encryption  power  prisons  protest 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WSJ: Dealing with Hatred: How the Torrent of Anti-Americanism Affects Teenagers
"They burned the flag every week in front of the [U.S.] Embassy. I didn't understand how they could hate us so much, because I know we have freedoms they don't have. They don't see the whole picture. They see only our mistakes."
usa  world  education  teenagers  youth  protest  media 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Radical, Chic
"It is true that one sometimes overhears people discussing the beauty, allure and unexpected versatility of neoprene. It is also true that when they say these things, people are rarely making a joke."
fashion  gender  politics  aesthetics  men  women  sex  identity  protest 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Wizard of the Crow - By Ngugi wa Thiong’o - Books - Review
“The life of even the least among us should be sacred, and it will not do for any region or community to keep silent when the people of another region and community are being slaughtered. The wealth of science, technology and arts should enrich peoples.
books  africa  story  politics  power  protest  humor  novels  society 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 05/01/2006 | Protesters march through East Oakland
"Slogans included 'U.S.A., you need us,' 'No more second-class treatment,' 'U.S.A. was made by immigrants, for immigrants' and 'Who's the illegal alien, pilgrim?'"
immigration  oakland  california  alamedacounty  protest  civilrights 
may 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Immigration protest arrest brief contained therein
concord  immigration  protest  police  crime  contracosta  contracostatimes 
march 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: Two held in Concord immigration protests
"It's not clear what their agenda is. Many of them appear to be there just for the purpose of being there. There's no leader of a group we've been able to identify."
concord  immigration  protest  police  contracosta  contracostatimes  crime 
march 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Roy-Zinn Transcript, Sept. 18, 2002
"Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead."
activism  nationalism  protest 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Rebecca Blood notices an activist's success in gaining attention for her cause
"That was the turning point. I didn't get arrested. I just talked about my issues."
activism  justice  protest 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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