Al LeBlanc's Blog Posts Tagged 'Uprising' (2)

#Cyberpeacefare Fleeting Moments/Opportunities/DataInundation

It seems to me, a cyberpeacecitizen, that many important fleeting messages/expositions on "world peace and planet survival" are lost or "deadended" in social media because of fleeting opportunity of conscientious instant action or just "indifference" of fellow citizens of the world to re-tweet/comment ?

Further, the deluge of social media data from millions/billions of sources requires collaboration/ synchronicity of sources to achieve most important messages going viral. …

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 29, 2013 at 11:22am — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare "They All Laughed" Song/Ira Gershwin

"They all laughed at Christopher Columbus

When he said the world was round

They all laughed when Edison recorded sound

They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother

When they said that man could fly

They told Marconi

Wireless was a phony

It's the same old cry !

(One of these days in the 21st Century - Individual CyberCitizens will say "Enough death and destruction; I am outraged at this insanity of humanity and will cry out/RT  in unison…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 12, 2013 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

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The Crack-Up: The 1919 Elaine Massacre & the Struggle to Remember, with Nan Woodruff

The massacre in rural Elaine, Arkansas was one of the most violent episodes of 1919's Red Summer of racist confrontations, but it also remains one of the least-known. In this talk with historian Ted Widmer, Penn State's Professor Nan Woodruff explains the causes and how it fits in to the post-World War I context. Why are people still reluctant to speak about this massacre? How should we remember this dark chapter in American history?

The Individual & the Collective, Politics, & the UN, with Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Jean-Marie Guéhenno, former head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, discusses the tensions between the individual and the collective in a world filled with political tension, pervasive surveillance, and fear of risk. What is the role of the UN in this environment? How can we avoid the violent upheavals that marked other transitional phases in humanity?

A Russian Take on the Kurds and U.S. Foreign Policy

A Russian defense news site declared the United States an "unreliable ally" after the the withdrawal of American troops from Northern Syria. Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev connects this characterization to the need for leaders to connect a specific policy action to a larger, understandable narrative for the American public.

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