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Nicholas Pell is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter @NicholasPell.
What the French Revolution Tells Us About Today's Activist Movements
Posted on: Jul 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Today's protesters should remember the lessons of revolutions past, but most of all they should remember the importance of debate, discussion and argument.
It's Not Just Trayvon: 9 Other Cases That Prove People of Color Can't Safely Walk the Streets of America
Posted on: Mar 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Lynchings and racist murders didn't end with the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Even in 2012, people of color can't walk in safety in many parts of the country.
5 Countries That Could See an Uprising Next
Posted on: Mar 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Here are several places to look for social unrest, mass protests and perhaps even another Bastille Day.
The 10 Dumbest, Most Offensive Political Ads in Recent Memory
Posted on: Dec 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Not a single election cycle goes by without some attempt to use fear of the "other" to win votes. Sadly, the results are sometimes successful.
Beyond Occupy Wall Street: 11 American Uprisings You've Never Heard of That Changed the World
Posted on: Oct 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Each of these movements won lasting social change. Their limitations provide lessons about what not to do, while their successes offer a guide to future action.
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