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Indonesia and Civilian-Based Defense

I posted the following comment on an article in the Boston Globe, 12 Nov. 2015 (“Indonesia touts democracy: Officials insists military will not regain power” by Joe Cochrane of the NY Times): 193 more words

Collective Action

Jonathan Mowat: "A New Gladio in Action"

Originally published in 2005
Posted on Color Revolutions and Geopolitics, April 20, 2011

Orange Revolution, conceived by ex-air force officer Jack Duvall and producer/director Steve York, received mixed reviews ….the revolution itself was disgorged by the population, and so was… 5,347 more words

Armenia: Electric Yerevan and lessons on the Color-Spring tactic

by Joaquin Flores
June 27, 2015
A Fort Russ and Greanville Post Feature

The Electric Yerevan protest provides us with an excellent opportunity to review some of the basic underlying mechanics and psychology of the Color-Spring tactic.   5,124 more words

No quiere morirse, quiere hacer bulla

Para la fecha de publicación de este artículo Leopoldo López lleva 29 días en huelga de hambre, exigiendo al gobierno nacional la liberación de los presos políticos y el anuncio de la fecha de las elecciones parlamentarias. 592 more words


Why civil resistance works

Why Civil Resistance Works
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
17 February 2014

I’ve been reviewing books for over eight years and feel I’ve just finished one of the most important books I’ve ever read. 776 more words

UK Foreign Policy

Words as weapons

Actress Shirley MacLaine has caused outrage with comments in her memoir suggesting holocaust victims were “balancing their karma from ages before” (see here). The book includes in the sub-title ‘A lifetime of questions, speculations…’ and so on, leaving a lot of caveated wriggle-room.   577 more words


Jamila Raqib on Reducing Political Violence

Jamila Raquib is a woman on a mission as the Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution. In the time since she began working with the Boston-based organization, back in 2002, she has led many discussions on reducing political violence now and into the future. 542 more words