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THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA, Part 3

by Stefan Schindler Disturbing facts from American history, continued: 11 – The first 9/11 occurred on September 11th, 1973, when Nixon and Kissinger overthrew the elected government in Chile, the longest running democracy in South America, beginning’s America’s subsequent support … Continue reading

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

The short video at the beginning of this post features Maria Stephan and Erica Chenoweth, 2013 winners of the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for their book Why Civil Resistance Works—a thesis that is not surprisingly under debate… Continue reading

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

By Ian Hansen This is the first in a series of posts intended as reply to a comment by Dahlia Wasfi on a previous post of mine. Nonviolent uprisings are an area of interest rather than expertise for me. I … Continue reading

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