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Lisa Grand, member of “Students For Democratic Society”

World leaders convene in U.S. for G8 (World Economic Leaders) and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Summits this weekend from May 18, 2012 (Friday) to May 21, 2012 (Monday) to tackle the Global economic crisis and war at Afghanistan. G8, world economic leaders, meet at Camp David in Washington DC today May 18, 2012 try to figure out how to prevent Greece from derailing economic and to recover here and abroad while NATO will meet at McCormic Place in Chicago this Sunday May 20, 2012 to prepare withdraw the war at Afghanistan in year of 2014.
Some financial sectors or office buildings at the heart of Downtown Chicago are closed today due to tight security and protestors gathering.
Chicago stationed reporter has interviewed one of the NATO protestors at Daley Plaza in Downtown Chicago. The interviewee alleged that NATO is to be held accountable for not fulfilling their mission for the public’s interest.

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18 months ago we started work on this feature-length documentary. Through the candid and intimate testimony of the people responsible for non-violent revolutions our film seeks to tell the story of how people power can be used topple dictators.

To make this film our director (Ruaridh Arrow pictured left) slept overnight in Tahrir Square in Cairo at the height of the February revolution. He’s met the leaders of the Syrian pro-democracy movement and the people responsible for overthrowing dictators in Serbia and Ukraine. He has spent time with Gene and his colleagues as they spread their message of effective non-violent revolution.

The film reveals how the leaders of an uprising in one country train the participants in the next and how social media now threatens dictators and tyrants around the world in ways that were unimaginable just a decade ago.

Not only is this documentary an important film of record of the civil uprisings that have shaken the world in the last decade but we also hope it will help inspire future pro-democracy movements develop their strategies for non-violent revolution in the face of apparently overwhelming odds.


A documentary following the life and work of revolutionary academic Gene Sharp who wrote “From Dictatorship to Democracy” the book used to topple dictatorships all over the world.

HOW TO START A REVOLUTION is a new documentary film revealing how one man’s work has helped millions of people achieve freedom in the face of oppression and tyranny.

Gene Sharp is a shy, modest and little-known man. But his work has inspired a generation of people to challenge dictators through non-violent action in a tidal wave of revolutionary spirit and reform that has swept from Eastern Europe, though Asia and to the Middle East and North Africa.

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Google co-founder Sergey Brin participates in a panel discussion in February. -Reuters

Brin Drove Google to Pull Back in China
By JESSICA E. VASCELLARO for Technology of Wall Street Journal
March 24, 2010

Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin pushed the Internet giant to take the risky step of abandoning its China-based search engine as that country’s efforts to censor the Web and suppress dissidents smacked of the “totalitarianism” of his youth in the Soviet Union.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Brin, who came to the U.S. from Russia at the age of 6 in 1979, said the compromises to do business in the world’s largest Internet market had become too great. Finally, a cyberattack that the company traced to Chinese hackers, which stole some of Google’s proprietary computer code and attempted to spy on Chinese activists’ emails, was the “straw that broke the camel’s back.”

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Economy Watch_Washington Post Coverage of the Financial Crisis
by Frank Ahrens
Dated July 27, 2009

Obama Waves, If Not Shakes, Economic Stick at China

This morning kicked off two days of intense economic discussions between the U.S. and China here in Washington, and President Obama opened the session with a speech, mentioning the unmentionable issue with China: human rights.

Obama said that the U.S. respects China’s “ancient culture” but added: “We also strongly believe that the religion and culture of all peoples must be respected and protected, and that all people should be free to speak their minds.”

“That includes ethnic and religious minorities in China, as surely as it includes minorities within the United States,” Obama said.

This was an important statement from the young president and marked a significant break from his Democratic predecessor in the White House, Bill Clinton, who famously — or infamously, depending on where you stand on China — “de-linked” the human rights issue from trade between the two nations.

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China’s ‘socialist road’ to misery
By Jeff Jacoby for The Boston Globe
Globe Columnist / June 3, 2009

IT IS 20 YEARS since the Tiananmen Square massacre, and China’s communist regime hasn’t budged an inch.

The government has no reason to regret its murderous crackdown during “the political storm at the end of the 1980s,” a foreign-ministry spokesman in Beijing told reporters last month. “China has scored remarkable success in its social and economic development. Facts have proven that the socialist road with Chinese characteristics that we pursue is in the fundamental interests of our people.”

As a euphemism for dictatorial savagery, “the socialist road with Chinese characteristics” may not rise to the level of, say, “Great Leap Forward” or “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.” And certainly the material riches and capitalist bustle that characterize much of China in the 21st century are a far cry from the mass starvation and unspeakable chaos that devastated the country in the 20th. But make no mistake: The junta in Beijing is no kinder or gentler today than it was at Tiananmen 20 years ago, and no less prepared to crush anyone who resists its grip on power.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. concerns about the potential for cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure extended to the American electrical power grid on Wednesday and experts pointed the finger anew at Chinese hackers, among others.

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters the power grid is vulnerable to potentially disabling computer attacks, while declining to comment on reports that an intrusion had taken place.

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February 22, 2009
By Cliff Kincaid for Right Side News

The truth is starting to seep out. Because of the need for more money to finance the latest bailout-the Obama economic stimulus plan-America is going further in debt to the Chinese Communists. Our country is officially being sold to the highest bidder. And we have striking confirmation of this fact from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The good news is that a correspondent for the mainstream media-Wyatt Andrews of CBS News-has figured this out and has managed to get on the air with his terrifying findings. Andrews’ report on the Friday CBS Evening News with Katie Couric was direct and to the point. Clinton is in China to beg for a handout.

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