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Steurt Strickland, Feb. 18, 2012

Putin on trial? Fake video goes viral in Russia:

A startlingly realistic fake “breaking news” video purporting to show the arrest and trial of Vladimir Putin has gone viral, garnering well over 3 million hits since it was posted on YouTube on Monday.

Styled as a breaking news item, it also charges Putin under Article 205 of Russia’s criminal code “as a person who assisted in an act of terrorism to intimidate the population.”

Any Russian will immediately recognize this as a reference to a still unsolved 1999 wave of apartment bombings that killed almost 300 people in their sleep, transfixed Russians with fear, and led to the overwhelming victory of the tough-talking former KGB agent, Putin, in parliamentary and subsequent presidential polls.

Very creative and powerful use of social media for political protest, here!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=sUZ_duWCXI4
Steurt Strickland
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Hillary Campbell, Jan. 29, 2012

Cars Circle Central Moscow in Anti-Putin Protest

Thousands of cars flying white ribbons or balloons circled central Moscow on Sunday in a show of protest against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. More protesters stood along the side of the road waving white ribbons and flags as the vehicles passed, their horns blaring.

Putin is running in a March 4 presidential election to reclaim the post he held from 2000 to 2008. He is expected to win, but is under pressure to show he can win fairly.

The protest movement has been driven by young professionals, cultural figures and other members of the urban middle class, many of them connected through online social networks.

http://en.ria.ru/society/20120129/171015604.html
Hillary Campbell
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Steurt Strickland, Dec. 26, 2011

Putin Defiant After 100,000 Rally Rocks Moscow

The protests were triggered by widespread claim of election fraud which handed a reduced majority to Putin’s ruling United Russia party.

35 year old Russian blogger and political activist Alexei Navalny vowed one million people would attend the next anti-Putin rally but the opposition has yet to announce when this will happen.

www.turkishweekly.net/news/128743/putin-defiant-after-new-mass-rally-rocks-russia.html

Gorbachev’s call

The last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, also called on Putin to quit, just as he had done Dec. 25, 1991 when the USSR collapsed exactly two decades ago. “I’m happy that I have lived to see the people waking up. This raises big hopes,” the 80-year-old Gorbachev said on Echo of Moscow radio. He urged Putin to follow his example and give up power peacefully, saying Putin would be remembered for the positive things he did if he stepped down now.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jBdcNS9Dv5I&feature=player_embedded
Steurt Strickland
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Jessie Rhodes, Nov. 9, 2011

Forecasts for a “CHINESE SPRING” :: The Chinese government has been exceptionally shrewd at monitoring and restricting its citizens’ Internet use, so far. But Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales insisted in a presentation last week that China’s government can’t keep the information out forever.

http://www.wfs.org/content/forecasts-for-%E2%80%9Cchinese-spring%E2%80%9D

Wales predicted that Chinese Internet activism will eventually galvanize a mass general strike. Once mobilized, this mass uprising would shake the whole country and destroy the reigning Communist Party. “The new generation of bloggers, Wikipedians, people on Twitter, people on social networks—they are there and they are becoming stronger.

Here’s the podcast of Jimmy Wales’ speech ath the BBC sponsored Free Thinking Festival 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b016kgfd
Jessie Rhodes
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