Sunday, 25 February 2018

AVAAZ's role in the 2012 Syran "revolution"

From Vanessa Beeley

How AVAAZ kickstarted the "revolution" in Syria



Rescued from Bambuser livestream platform before they closed down - this talk was given by Avaaz campaign manager, Pascal Vollenweider in 2012. 

He explains perfectly how Avaaz equipped the "citizen journalists" and gave them the tools to produce the images and narratives essential to foment the "revolutions" in Libya, Egypt and then SYRIA which has been their most ambitious project so far.

* Unsure if he says "Lebanon/Liban" or "Iran" at end of the video.

Amal Saad wrote a while back:

" International law is indifferent to the perceived legitimacy of the state and to the form of government; both democracies and authoritarian regimes have the right to fight insurgencies and to defend themselves from external powers which aid the insurgents. Either way, it falls under the domestic jurisdiction of the state. Foreign powers are prohibited from assisting insurgents. General Assembly resolution 2131 (XX) declares that “no State shall organize, assist, foment, finance, incite or tolerate subversive, terrorist or armed activities directed towards the violent overthrow of the regime of another State, or interfere in civil strife in another State.” This was reaffirmed by the International Court of Justice in Nicaragua v. USA. The injured state is even entitled to adopt countermeasures against the intervening state."

For more reading on Avaaz please go to Wrong Kind of Green:


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