Tag Archives: Dahlia Wasfi

Does nonviolent resistance work? What Chenoweth and Stephan get right (Part 1c)

In her comment on my original post, Dr. Dahlia Wasfi pointed out that Maria Stephan works for the State Department. That does not necessarily mean… Continue reading

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Imagine an occupation of the U.S.

Imagine that on September 11, 2001, instead of four airplanes (allegedly) used as missiles, massive air strikes had targeted numerous strategic sites in the U.S.

Over 50 aerial bomb drops
Stenciling boasting over 50 aerial bomb drops. Image in public domain.

Instead of attacks over a few hours on one morning, consider the bombardment’s continuing unabated for three-and-a-half weeks, for the purpose of “shocking and aweing” … Continue reading

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Travesties of justice

On August 27, 2012, the US Marine Corps announced “non-judicial administrative punishments” for several Marines videotaped urinating on three dead bodies in Afghanistan.

Such minor punishments can include … Continue reading

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To follow my heart and find my voice (Liberate THIS, Part 16)

Rachel Corrie literally stood up for what she believed on March 16, 2003. She stood before the Israeli military who came to Rafah in armored bulldozers to level homes.

With her courageous stand, she equated her Western life with the lives of the Palestinian families behind her. Perhaps her actions were an affront to the occupation soldiers staring … Continue reading

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