The Blog — Case Studies
Srdja Popovic (CANVAS) and Mladen Joksic (Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs) help us kickoff Dictator Appreciation Month with a first-hand look at how "laughtivism" is bringing power to the people.
One the day when the U.S. celebrates a national holiday reserved for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Movements.org takes a moment honor the legacy of a man who inspired his generation and countless others to non-violent revolution against the tyranny of an unjust status-quo.
While Internet, mobile, and landline communication in Syria has been shutdown, Movements.org resources are available to bypass blockages.
Using Facebook, YouTube, and QR Codes the forces behind MidEast Youth have launched an interactive campaign in response to the Iranian governments practice of preventing different groups of people (Baha'i, activists, feminists, human rights defenders, etc) from receiving a higher education. Read the full case study here.
la semaine dernière, plusieurs activistes, avocats et juges ont décidé d’organiser une manifestation pour exiger l’indépendance de la justice. Premier reflexe : un appel sur facebook.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) aims to liberalize international trade by decreasing tariffs, quotas, and bans and encouraging trade agreements amongst its 153 member states. The organization asserts these measures help the environment, improve the economies of the less-developed countries, and ultimately lower costs for the consumer. Critics of the Organization, however, believe that its policies ultimately yield higher profits to the richer, capitalistic countries while exploiting the lower labor costs of their financially weaker counterparts and ignoring the human rights and environmental implications.
Since 1994 Belarus has had the same President, Alexander Lukashenko. Under Lukashenko's rule, Belarus has emerged to be viewed as a state whose conduct is out of line with international law and whose regime is considered to grossly violate human rights. Young activists in the Soviet republic have been the driving force behind this growing physical presence of discontent across the country. Will this lead to a full-blown revolution?
The world’s worst online oppressors are using an array of tactics, some reflecting astonishing levels of sophistication, others reminiscent of old-school techniques. From China’s high-level malware attacks to Syria’s brute-force imprisonments, this may be only the dawn of online oppression.
The Abahlali baseMjondolo logo Technology + a Shared Message = A Louder Political Voice in South Africa
In 2005, a shack dwellers community in Durban were denied land that they had been promised by the newly elected African National Congress - a party supposedly elected to serve them. This land would have significantly improved the community’s living situation by reducing overcrowding. This action by the government prompted members of this community to create a physical blockade to the planned development, and ultimately earn this land as their own. The Abahlali baseMjondolo (Shack Dweller’s) movement was born
The Taliban are angry that someone else has beaten them at their own game. They've been spreading rumors about their activities in order to throw off media outlets for a while now. This week, word comes that someone else is doing that for them without their consent, and Taliban leaders are angry.