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

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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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