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What’s up with Burning & Destruction?

This is the second in a series of posts in which I answer some questions spurred by the protests and rioting in Baltimore following the police killing of Freddie Gray.  In the first post I explained why people loot.  In … Continue reading

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Majority Rule, Popular Mobilization, and the Use of Live Fire

Stathis Kalyvas tweeted an interesting observation, which led Christian Davenport to jump in, and twitter’s character limit has me moving to this space to share my thoughts. I think Kalyvas makes a nice observation; one which I have had vaguely … Continue reading

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Nonviolent Protest, Istanbul Stylee

This is the third in a series of posts this week about the non-violent protests in Turkey, most of which will focus on Istanbul.  If you learn something here, please feel free to share (i.e., reblog, tweet, post to FB, etc.). … Continue reading

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An Hour on Istiklal Ave, Istanbul

This is the 1st of a series of posts this week about the non-violent protests in Turkey, most of which will focus on Istanbul.  If you are willing to translate one or more of the posts into your language, please … Continue reading

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“The Standing Man” Protest, Taksim Stylee

The following crossed my in-box the other day, and I thought I would share (though I am not a fan of the term “passive resistance”).  Here is to hoping the video link works well. From: Denis O’Hearn Sent: June 18, … Continue reading

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A spoiled relationship, Occupy Wall Street and the NYPD

This a guest post by Eric Zerkel, a graduate of Florida State University who lives in New York where he studies journalism at New York University.  You can follow him on twitter: @EricZerkel   Not too long ago, I was an … Continue reading

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As Inane as Reality TV: Friedman’s “Fear Factor”

Yesterday Thomas Friedman distributed an inane Op-Ed titled The Fear Factor.  He attributes to Daniel Brumberg the opinion that the Arab awakenings happened because the Arab peoples stopped fearing their leaders — but they stalled because the Arab peoples have … Continue reading

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