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Why Israel is losing the social media war over Gaza | Paul Mason | Paul Mason

Why Israel is losing the social media war over Gaza | Paul Mason | Paul Mason | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For the first time in a major Arab-Israeli conflict, the world has access to non-traditional sources of reality such as Twitter - and it means Israel is losing the battle for hearts and minds.
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▶ Bitcoin vs. War: Can Bitcoin End War? - YouTube

Without government run central banks and inflationary currencies, engaging in war is much more difficult. Stefan Molyneux speaks about the potential of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies to end war and brainstorms on how it would be possible start a war in a bitcoin economy. Speech recorded on April 12th at the Toronto Bitcoin Expo 2014.

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At Front Lines, Bearing Witness in Real Time

At Front Lines, Bearing Witness in Real Time | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We used to witness war in the rearview mirror. But journalists often now deliver what they see via Twitter, before consulting with headquarters, and it has made for more visceral reporting.
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Professor William I. Robinson: Global Capitalism Is in the Midst of Its Most Severe Crisis

Professor William I. Robinson: Global Capitalism Is in the Midst of Its Most Severe Crisis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
US intervention abroad in the 20th century - the forging of a US empire - claimed tens of millions of victims, inflicted untold suffering, and set back the aspirations of freedom and democracy in dozens of countries.
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Breaking the cycle of violence: technology can bring hope for peace - The Guardian

Breaking the cycle of violence: technology can bring hope for peace - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What's really interesting about tech-enabled peacebuilding initiatives is that they shift the balance of power. Thanks to these tools and the social and organisational forms they help create, local peacebuilders are now better equipped to challenge state-sanctioned or socially normative narratives and notions of identity. Technology can shape the future of local peacebuilding.

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LocalMark's curator insight, July 25, 9:38 AM

Let's not be naive. Technology bringing hope? Please. 

 

Let's not be cynical. Technology bringing hope? It can happen. 

 

Which side are you on? 

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Have We Gone From a Post-War to a Pre-War World? - Huffington Post

Have We Gone From a Post-War to a Pre-War World? - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Have We Gone From a Post-War to a Pre-War World?
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Vision of Humanity

Vision of Humanity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A ground-breaking milestone in the study of peace. For the first time, an Index has been created that ranks the nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers of that peace.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation