Why resist? Why protest? Why react to oppression? Why fight losing battles against seemingly unbeatable odds?
Patti Smith says it succinctly
& hundreds of thousands of others.
When the US gov’t threatened to investigate all followers of Wikileaks, over 2,000 people unfollowed out of fear but over 14,000 joined in solidarity. There are now 689,240 followers with more coming on every day.
http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/f8pts/reddit_a_revolution_is_starting_strongly_in_egypt/ with 100s of comments and useful links
Free Egypt http://www.youtube.com/user/freeegypt
Al Jazeera English http://www.youtube.com/user/AlJazeeraEnglish
Associated Press http://www.youtube.com/user/AssociatedPress#p/u/17/4XnhHzs91MY
On the Web
Open letter from Anonymous to the UK gov’t. http://anonnews.org/?p=press&a=item&i=304
Tor https://www.torproject.org/index.html.en anonymous communications
Electronic Frontier Foundation http://www.eff.org/
Al Jazeera Transparency website: http://aje.me/allpapers
Liberation Technology at Stanford U. http://liberationtechnology.stanford.edu/
Global Voices http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/01/26/egypt-night-falls-after-day-of-rage/ people remove passwords from their routers so protesters can have Internet connection in the streets as police descent on them to allow the world to witness
A Guide For Bloggers and Cyber Dissidents: http://www.mediafire.com/?touwcx832m3x3al
General Strikes or as they are called in India Bandhs or Hartels are organized labor and/or business movements which bring commerce to a halt as a form of protest and social disruption particularly of government operations.
Additional related social action techniques:
Gherao http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gherao which is something like a sit in
Civil disobedience http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_disobedience
Satyagraha http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyagraha is the Gandhian form of civil disobedience
Culture jamming http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Culture_jamming_techniques
The People Have the Power
Why resist? It’s better than the alternative.