Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, Jordon, Oman, Syria… even Madison, Wisconsin, and the list grows day by day. People are filling the streets and demanding change. They want different things, but their protests have one thing in common: they have no leaders. They're organizing without organizations. I'm In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Protest 2.0, how open source protesting is changing the word.
Today on To the Best of Our Knowledge,
Protest 2.0 how open source protesting is changing the world.
First, a little theoretical overview. How exactly does social media
allow someone in say, Tunis, to overthrow their government? Jim Fleming
talks to Clay Shirky, author of "Here Comes Everybody: The
Power of Organizing without Organizations." "V for Vendetta"
is the film for the internet's Anonymous movement. They're the hackers
who brought down the sites of Master Card, Paypal and Visa after they
shut off donations to Wikileaks. Gregg Housh tells Steve Paulson
about Anonymous. Steve wanted to know how Gregg could be the spokesperson
for an anonymous organization.
To the Best of Our Knowledge is produced in
Madison, Wisconsin, which recently saw this new type of leaderless social
media revolution in full bloom. It was in response to Governor Scott
Walker announcing his controversial "budget repair bill" that
would strip the collective bargaining rights of state employees. One
of the sleep-in activists at the State Capitol was writer and blogger
Christie Taylor. She kept a diary of her experiences. The Arab
Spring caught a lot of people by surprise,but not a group called Global
Voices. It's made up of more than 300 bloggers and translators around
the world who are closely watching Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs
ready to report when ordinary people become citizen journalists.
As they did throughout the events of the Arab Spring. Ivan Sigal,
Global Voices' Executive Director, tells Anne Strainchamps about it.
All eyes have been on the Middle East for some months
now. But al Qaeda has been conspicuous for its absence. Many have declared
al Qaeda and other Muslim extremist groups irrelevant with regards to
the Arab Spring. Irrelevant? Anne Strainchamps posed that question to
Romesh Ratnesar, Contributing Editor-at-Large at Time magazine.
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