David Thoreau on civil resistance

May 18th, 2015

Excerpts from David Thoreau’s writings on civil resistance The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies. They are the standing army, and the militia, jailers, constables, posse comitatus,(7) etc. In most cases there is no free exercise whatever of the judgment or of the moral … Continue reading »

The World’s 11 deadliest leaders of the past 100 years

August 8th, 2013

The list is prepared by Earthling Concerned with some revision by us. It was originally posted in 2009, but the list will remain relevant for years and generations to come. Below is a list of the most destructive world leaders in the last 100 years. I got most of the numbers from here and if … Continue reading »

003 – An All Faiths Coalition for Peace, Freedom and Justice

April 22nd, 2013

Often religious organizations have networks, both spiritual and financial, throughout the societies in which they operate, from the wealthy elites down to the grass roots of society. As they are well educated they are generally respected by their followers. They can often influence the attitudes and behavior of others far beyond moral and religious teachings. … Continue reading »

002 – Dictators 2.0. (How dictators have evolved with the times)

April 16th, 2013

Dictators have gotten smart, to keep pace with changes in technology. Old-school oppressors like Mao, Pol Pot or Idi Amin could keep their atrocities relatively secret. That’s not possible today. If a dictator tried to orchestrate a mass killing and keep it secret, he’d likely fail. It would end up on YouTube. So today’s cleverest … Continue reading »

001 – Mass Uprising Strategic Weapons

April 15th, 2013

For Mass Uprising Struggle follow strategy, avoid chaos; anarchism , and avoid terrorism [ሽብርተኛ (terrorism) ማለት የሕዝቡን መብትና ንብረት የሚጥስ ብቻ ነው]. Even the regime’s supporters are to be wooed, not attacked. Civil resistance has an entire arsenal of “nonviolent weapons” at its disposal. They are classified into three broad categories: 1. Nonviolent protest and … Continue reading »

9.13 – How To Communicate Securely in Repressive Environment (III of III)

September 12th, 2012

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. Leaders that try to restrict the flow of information condemn their nation to underdeeloped status. PFDrucker DiIGITAL SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES When combine with the tactics described in (PART I of … Continue reading »

9.12 – Digital Security Tactics (PART II of III)

September 11th, 2012

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. Digital Cameras Keep the number of sensitive pictures on your camera to a minimum. Add plenty of random non-threatening pictures (not of individuals) and have these safe pictures locked … Continue reading »

9.11 – Digital Security Tactics (Mobile Phones) (PART I of III)

September 10th, 2012

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. MOBILE PHONES SECURITY TACTICS The tactics listed below are case- and context-specific. They need to be adapted to the local situation. Buy lower-end, simple phones that do not allow … Continue reading »