Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by Stercutus » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:44 pm

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Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns amid fraud poll protests.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50370013

Seems the protests are working.
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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by absinthe beginner » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:53 pm

Hong Kong protests: Rule of law on 'brink of collapse', police say

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-50384360

Tear Gas, Petrol Bombs, and Javelins: How Protesters and Police Turned a Hong Kong University Into a War Zone

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59n8 ... a-war-zone

Clashes spread to universities, business district

https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/11/artic ... -district/

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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by absinthe beginner » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:55 am

Hong Kong protesters throw petrol bombs into several Cross-Harbour Tunnel tollbooths

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/pol ... day-travel

"It's Now June 4, 1989" - Hong Kong Paralyzed For 3rd Day As Demonstrators Prepare For War

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ ... repare-war

Hong Kong’s hotel valuations drop, vacancy rates soar, as business travellers and tourists avoid city amid street protests

https://www.scmp.com/business/article/3 ... travellers

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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by absinthe beginner » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:35 pm

Series Of Blasts Target Mass Protest Gathering In Baghdad, Multiple Dead & Wounded

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ ... ad-wounded

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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by absinthe beginner » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:17 am

One Dead as Protests Erupt in Iran After Gasoline-Price Hike

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/one-dead ... 19958.html

Iran petrol price hike: Protests erupt over surprise rationing

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50444429

‘Death to the dictator’: Iran protests intensify after petrol price hike

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/m ... media.html

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Post by absinthe beginner » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:59 am

Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fran ... SKBN1XQ0BN

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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by absinthe beginner » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:01 am

Iran, hit by massive anti-regime unrest, has virtually shut down the nation's entire Internet. There's a lesson to be learned here for any peppers who are counting on using the Internet to communicate to friends and family, or maintain situational awareness, during a crisis.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/m ... tests.html

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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by MPMalloy » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:30 pm

quote="absinthe beginner" post_id=2730233 time=1574006490 user_id=82427]
Iran, hit by massive anti-regime unrest, has virtually shut down the nation's entire Internet. There's a lesson to be learned here for any peppers who are counting on using the Internet to communicate to friends and family, or maintain situational awareness, during a crisis.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/m ... tests.html[/quote]

Absinthe couldn't be more spot on. Don't file this in the back of you mind, put it front & center. All kinds of infrastructure may not be available, for any reason.

Whatever it is, be ready to go without, without missing a beat.

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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by absinthe beginner » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:36 pm

Situation in Hong Kong is going from bad to worse. It's anyone's guess when or if Beijing might decide the situation warrants a military intervention to quell protests, but if that happens, it's safe to say there will be global ramifications, given Hong Kong's status as a global financial hub and the near-certainty many nations including the U.S. would likely be forced to slap sanctions on China like they did after the 1989 massacre of pro-democracy student protesters in Tiananmen Square.

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ ... doff-rages

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/ ... 09972.html

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpic ... 44146.html
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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by absinthe beginner » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:06 am

Gilets-Jaunes: The French Insurrection One Year On

How a fuel-tax protest turned into a full-blown revolt against the elites...

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/gil ... n-one-year

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Post by absinthe beginner » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:05 pm

China warns demonstrators it will act on 'uncontrollable' unrest

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/ ... 16782.html

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Post by absinthe beginner » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:08 pm

AP Explains: Iran gas price protests quickly turn violent

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-explains- ... 40966.html

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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by absinthe beginner » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:45 pm

Civil Unrest Is Now The 'New Normal' Out There

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ ... -out-there

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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by Evan the Diplomat » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:38 pm

absinthe beginner wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:01 am
Iran, hit by massive anti-regime unrest, has virtually shut down the nation's entire Internet. There's a lesson to be learned here for any peppers who are counting on using the Internet to communicate to friends and family, or maintain situational awareness, during a crisis.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/m ... tests.html
Yes and no. When I was working at the Bureau of Democratic Human Rights and Labor in the State Department, one of the projects we were finding was nicknamed internet in a suit case.

To counter authoritarian governments from shutting down the internet in Egypt or Kashmir this was a mesh network that hopped data from mobile device to WiFi repeater until the data packets got to the unblocked internet and then went global.

I don’t know it if ever got past beta because I had retired.

There was a nice article in Time magazine called “Hillary’s Little Start-Up”. OBTW, we funded The Onion Router too.
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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by SCBrian » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:21 pm

Evan the Diplomat wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:38 pm

To counter authoritarian governments from shutting down the internet in Egypt or Kashmir this was a mesh network that hopped data from mobile device to WiFi repeater until the data packets got to the unblocked internet and then went global.

I don’t know it if ever got past beta because I had retired.
I dont know if yours was deployed, but I do remember reading about some being used in the 'Arab Spring'.

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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by absinthe beginner » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:53 am

World’s Rich Are Rattled and Seeking Old-Fashioned Security (as social unrest spreads).

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/world-ri ... 06630.html

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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by absinthe beginner » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:13 am

A Deadly Game Of Chicken In Iraq And Lebanon

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Post by absinthe beginner » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:30 am

Wealthy Hong Kongers Are "Activating Contingency Plans" As Violence Spirals Out Of Control

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ ... pirals-out

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Post by lailr » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:18 pm

My College kid just said something about there being a lot of cases of the Black Plague reported in China, and a recurring theory that Hong Kong is actually people trying to flee the county, and China covering it up. Wonder if there's any validity to that?

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Post by absinthe beginner » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:23 pm

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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by MPMalloy » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:56 pm

lailr wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:18 pm
My College kid just said something about there being a lot of cases of the Black Plague reported in China, and a recurring theory that Hong Kong is actually people trying to flee the county, and China covering it up. Wonder if there's any validity to that?
Can you get a link? Did your kid say where in the PRC?

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Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Post by boskone » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:32 pm

MPMalloy wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:56 pm
lailr wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:18 pm
My College kid just said something about there being a lot of cases of the Black Plague reported in China, and a recurring theory that Hong Kong is actually people trying to flee the county, and China covering it up. Wonder if there's any validity to that?
Can you get a link? Did your kid say where in the PRC?
Dunno about HK being people fleeing the plague, but there were a whole two (!) cases in the PRC.

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