The Feisbukisation of Protest

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Quico says: Time was when strongmen could put a stranglehold on society’s capacity to organize itself against them just by setting up a censorship board and throwing a few dozen journos in jail.

But the world has changed, and citizens these days have options. Clamp down on the traditional mass media, and folks have alternatives beyond the old hand-cranked mimeograph, samizdat model. Who needs a mimeograph when you have Facebook!?

And so, the big shindig is today at noon, local time, in three dozen cities around the world. Look for your meeting place here.

Anybody care to hazard a guess as to the level of violence at the Venezuelan marches?

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