“We don’t have guns, but we have mobile phones”


Suzanne Hall caught the quote above while watching BBC World last night. Kind of says it all, doesn’t it? 

Beyond the romanticization of technology to overcome oppression — in this case in Syria — we’re also looking at the potential triumph of people-powered, technology-assisted organizing over machine-powered, technology-assisted violence. 

Let’s hope this trend continues, and becomes one of the ways the 21st century distinguishes itself from the 20th century. 

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