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    Hybrid Warfare

    Hybrid Warfare

    Dean Edwards reports on hybrid warfare as is happening in Ukraine. Disinformation and misinformation terms are explained.
     
    He also recommends these resources for self governance: John Locke’s writing, Second Treatise on Civil Government. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Two-Treatises-of-Government and Locke a very short introduction from Oxford University Press
     
    For some information on nonviolent conflicts see:  https://www.aeinstein.org/ 
     
    More breaking news on Ukraine is available on Walter Lehk’s Twitter @walterlekh 
     
    Since Twitter Spaces are a recent development you can find information about them at:  https://www.google.com/search?q=twitter+spaces&oq=Tw&aqs=chrome.3.69i60j69i57j35i39l2j69i60j69i61j69i60l2.8062j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 
     
    You can find links to our spaces by searching Twitter for  #democracymovementsreport and #Democracy Watch News also, without the #, search Twitter for Democracy Movements Report and Democracy Watch News. Also at: https://twitter.com/dwatchnews_eur
     
    To donate to our developing news service go to www.democracywatchnews.org
     
    #ukraine#Russia
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    • 29 min
    12-16-21 Staff Reports

    12-16-21 Staff Reports

    12-16-21 Staff reports from Democracy Watch News. Dean Edwards provides more information about the News Services’ design and the aspiration of becoming a comprehensive world news provider. #DemocracyWatchNews#GlobalNewsProviders
    Mark Taylor-Canfield reports on the current recall election for Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant. He lists her legislative successes and details the large amount of money that is being poured into the recall effort from corporations, real estate developers, and outside groups who feel threatened by her advocacy. #KshamaSawant
    https://www.instagram.com/cm.kshama/?hl=en 
    https://twitter.com/hashtag/kshamasawant 
    https://www.facebook.com/cmkshama 
     
    Recorded 2021-12-16  Duration 28:21
     
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    • 28 min
    11-04-21 Adil Sudan Discussion

    11-04-21 Adil Sudan Discussion

    This discussion describes the concerns around 11-04-2021 shortly after the military coup took place in Khartoum and throughout Sudan. Adil is a journalist from that region. He says that a national government is difficult if not impossible because there are 5 major armies, many ethnic groups, and a tradition of being organized by localized tribal groups. He says that outside influences from Egypt, United Arab Emirates, and Western powers play a major role in shaping events in Sudan. For example, Egypt does not want Sudan to use more Nile water that would come with development and The UAE is dangling money for control. Western powers are trying to support a transition back to civilian control and a more democratic governance based on a national governance. Duration: 1:14:00   Released: 2021-12-24
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudanese_Revolution 
     
     https://twitter.com/liberty_sudan 
     
     #SudanCoup #SudanJunta #SudanUprising
     
    A link to the preceding report: 11-04-2021 Sudan Report
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    Sudanese Voices Speak to the World pt 2

    Sudanese Voices Speak to the World pt 2

    Dean Edwards begins by sharing his experience of listening to Sudanese voices in Twitter spaces.  https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/spaces. We must match the tone of our reporting with the tragedies that have plagued Sudan for so long. His related article in LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6862638962700374016 . 
     
    Next, from Toronto Babajide Alao who works with  https://daugembassytv.com which strives to provide voice to people throughout Africa without the control of African governments whose censorsoring, intimidating, murdering, and imprisoning of journalists makes this very difficult in Africa. Nigeria is number one in Africa for danger to Journalists. For example, they tried to kill a lady that recorded with her phone on Instagram the military firing live ammo at citizens. Killing dozens of civilians at a peaceful protest. October of 2020 protest at Lekki Expressway Tollgate. Peaceful young people holding the Nigerian flag were murdered by the military killing dozens.
    2020 Lekki shooting - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › 2020_Lekki_shooting
     
    Daugembassytv is based outside Africa in Canada to escape control and protect journalists. They use multiple media outlets to get their message out. For example, they have over 50,000 followers on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=daugembassy%20tv  They are also on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/daugembassytv/?hl=en , YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU_vsO__mALHaKURNLekb8g , and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/all/?keywords=daugembassy%20tv%20inc&origin=RICH_QUERY_SUGGESTION&position=0&searchId=67efa9e9-bdfb-401c-8ee0-7ccb69ebb383&sid=4kV . Africa currently gets very little media attention in the world. 
     
    Babajide describes one of their initiatives to assist incarcerated youth in Africa. The Dream Again Prison and Youth Foundation  https://dreamagain.org.ng which provides training and education to those youths.
     
    Babajide also describes the horrific conflict happening in Cameroon World Report 2021: Cameroon | Human Rights Watchhttps://www.hrw.org › 2021 › country-chapters › came…
     
    A discussion followed of how Daughembassytv and Democracy Watch News might collaborate. Recorded 2021-11-2. Duration 43:15
     
    This, our second report on Sudan was preceded by our first 11-04-2021 Sudan Report .
     
    #daughebassytv#PressFreedom#BabajideAlao#africa#BringBackOurGirls#NoMoreNeocolonialism#SudanCoup#SudanUprising
     
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    • 43 min
    World Press Freedom Day 2021

    World Press Freedom Day 2021

    Monday, May 03, 2021 was World Press Freedom Day. It is an annual event held on May 03 each year.
     
    In 1993, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 3 May as World Press Freedom Day following a recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO's General Conference in 1991. It serves as an occasion to inform citizens of the violations of press freedom. This year the events went on for one week. Mark Taylor-Canfield reports. Journalists around the world are facing threats, imprisonment, and murder. Journalists are seeking asylum in the U.S. The need for information transparency and accuracy along with information consumers having skills in media literacy and critical thinking was stressed.
     
    World Press Freedom Day (unesco.org)
     
    NPC World Press Freedom Day 2021 | National Press Club
     
    Commentary by journalists  https://unesco.exposure.co/25secondsforpress-freedom 
     
    #WorldPressFreedomDay #PressFreedom#CPJ#DefendPressFreedom#MurderedJournalists
     
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    11-04-2021 Sudan Report

    11-04-2021 Sudan Report

    An introduction by Dean Edwards, International Coordinating Editor for Democracy Watch news followed by a presentation by Numairy a BBC journalist and Dr. Mohammed Hassan El Mahdi an internal medicine Resident in Sudan. Numairy starts with a review of the deadly Sudanese revolution from 2018. Chaos in the last 5 years. Then Mohammed provides additional information on the revolution and the current state of affairs.  Duration  39:41
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudanese_Revolution 
     
    https://theconversation.com/how-the-people-of-sudan-pulled-off-an-improbable-revolution-132808 
     
    The dynamic power in the streets and regions of Sudan, from the Sudanese people inspires the continent & the world, by Dean Edwards, for @ekoskaiphos @dwatchnews_mena  https://t.co/O5SE4v8DVM 
     LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/democracy-watch-news_a-journalist-walking-through-virtual-sudanese-activity-6862638962700374016-GReC 
     
     #SudanCoup #SudanJunta #SudanUprising
     
    Then a report by John Harvey, our Chief Information Officer and Chief International correspondent on the history of telecommunications going back to the 1700’s. It includes information about Facebook becoming a product of a holding company called Meta.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_telecommunication 
    https://www.telcomhistory.org/resources/telecom-history-timeline/  
     #telecommunications#ICT
     
    Then a report by Mark Taylor-Canfield, our Executive Director. Mark details the outcome of the recent Seattle elections. Progressive candidates, lots of outside money, some stark differences in some candidates.
    https://ballotpedia.org/City_elections_in_Seattle,_Washington_(2021) 
    #SeattleElections 
     
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    • 39 min

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