In the digital age prodemocracy movements are different from those in the "1989" era in Soviet Russia and China as they are increasingly protests arising within the global surveillance global system spawning new forms of cyberactivism
and civil disobedience, championed by the new cyber-dissidents like Edward Snowden and Julian Lassange adopting a human rights approach to global freedoms in the digital world.
We draw from studies of cyberactivism
and the New Social Movements theory (NSM), which suggest the importance of framing acts, to achieve our goal by focusing on the rhetorical strategies employed by consumer-activists in promoting different levels of change, varying from individual to social, and from market-specific to cultural.
The point here is that the ICTs and associated citizen journalism and cyberactivism
have indeed fostered a greater degree of civic engagement in China.
in the Egyptian revolution: How civic engagement and citizen journalism tilted the balance.
Hackers' threat came one day after Turkish police detained 32 members of the Anonymous cyberactivism
collective on suspicion of planning attacks on a number of websites.
Beginning with an overview of social movement theories and a proposed synthesis, she goes on to discuss the anti-Nike campaign as an example of students against sweatshops and for corporate social responsibility; contention politics, cyberactivism
, and electoral reform in the reemergence of the peace movement after 9-11; MoveOn.
the possibility of indigenous cyberactivism
as a critical force to
of Support for the Zapatista Movement, in CYBERACTIVISM
Ayers, 'The Cyberactivism
of a Dangermouse', in Michael D.
Web-based Peaceful Tomorrows, Win Without War, and MoveOn are some of the primary antiwar online SMOs that provide leading outlets of cyberactivism
dedicated to activating a broad, global movement toward peace and justice.
falls within the same moral grey area as conventional activism--how far ethically can one group promote their aims before the detriment of others or society in general begins?
Although various groups have used cyberactivism
to protest political military action, (50) imagining technology from a woman-centered perspective in the absence of patriarchy becomes extremely difficult, if not impossible.