Tag: protest

  • Three great paragraphs on the internet and Chinese 'revolution'

    This from Guobin Yang of Barnard College, Columbia University, in The New York Times: Protest is also increasingly common on the Internet. I recently counted 60 major cases of online activism, ranging from extensive blogging to heavily trafficked forums to petitions, in 2009 and 2010 alone. Yet these protests are reformist, not revolutionary. They are […]

  • Police-led protests? Satire and the 'Jasmine Revolution' [translation]

    Twitter and several online communities lit up last night with talk of gatherings in several cities in China that had apparently been organized online and were given the moniker “Jasmine Revolution.” The people who gathered, according to the reports I’ve seen, were quickly dispersed or arrested by police. My first note is to caution that […]