An article on Organizing strategy by Theresa Griffin-Kennedy.
(PORTLAND, OR) - In nonviolent protest, success or failure can depend on a variety of strategies that can determine the final outcome: whether or not the protesters are able to declare victory at the end of the day.
One way that “victory” can be determined, is by planning when participant departures take place and how long a protest will last.
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Salem-News.com (May 22, 2013 15:34)
Refugee Camps as War Zones: How Lebanon's Palestinians Are Being Pulled Into Syria's War
Dr. Franklin Lamb Salem-News.com
Popular committees have appealed to both sides to observe a ceasefire within any Palestinian camp in Syria.
(HOMS Palestinian Refugee Camp) - Pending their return to Palestine since being driven from their country by Israel, Palestinian refugees have insisted on avoiding local and international conflicts.
This was true in Jordan during the run up to Black September in 1970, at the beginning of the Lebanese Civil war in 1975, the 1991 Kuwait crisis, the 2003 US invasion of Iraq...
Gota, The National Security State And The PTA is meant to stay
M.A. Sumanthiran Special to Salem-News.com
While the PTA has brought agony and distress to its victims, it has played a fundamental role in defining governance in Sri Lanka.
(COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) - The arrest and detention of Azath Salley, leader of the Muslim Tamil National Alliance, brought the incongruously named Prevention of Terrorism [Temporary Provisions] Act to the spotlight.
There is nothing quite temporary about the PTA. It is here to stay unless the people of this country demand that it be abolished.
18-Year Old Girl Faces Felony Charges Over Lesbian Romance
Assistant State Attorney Brian Workman: Stop the prosecution of a girl in a same-sex relationship
(PALM BEACH) - My daughter Kaitlyn is a wonderful 18-year-old who is not guilty of anything other than a high school romance, but is being prosecuted for 2 felony counts of “lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12--16 years of age,” because she has a girlfriend who is 15.
Kailtyn’s girlfriend’s parents are pressing charges because they are against the same-sex relationship, even though their daughter has stated that this is a consensual relationship.
Ten Years After US Invades Iraq, Israel Eager to Take the US Into Round Two
Dr. James M. Wall Salem-News.com
John Kerry is doing his best to persuade Russia to help the US pull the Syria parties to peace talks before a civil war extends beyond its boundaries.
(CHICAGO) - Ten years after the US invaded Iraq in 2003, another Middle East war looms large between the West and Muslim states.
Signs point to the strong possibility that Israel, and its US Zionist supporters, remain determined, first, to draw the US into the Syrian Civil War, and second, to lead Israel in a joint attack against Iran.
Military Sexual Trauma: Continuing Ignored Super Epidemic
Dr. Phillip Leveque Doctor of Pharmacology Salem-News.com
Will Congress do anything??? Probably not.
(PORTLAND, OR) - Military sexual trauma: this situation is so bad! It is a longstanding continuing problem, and anything I write might help to slow down this egregious military problem based on the statement that "Rank has its privileges".