Berto Jongman: World Protests 2006-2013

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

World Protests 2006-2013

PDF (91 Pages): World_Protests_2006-2013-Final

Table of Contents
Executive Summary
1. Introduction: Rising Outrage and Discontent
2. Methodology
3. The World Awakes: Protests Increase 2006-2013
4. Main Grievances/Demands
4a. Economic Justice/Anti-Austerity
4b. Failure of Political Representation and Political Systems
4c. Global Justice
4d. Rights
5. Demonstrators 2006-2013: Who Protests and How?
5a. Who Protests?
5b. Methods of Protest
5c. Some of the Largest Protests in History
6. Who Do Protesters Oppose?
7. What Do Protests Achieve?
8. Repression and Surveillance
9. Main Policy Demands from the World’s Protesters
10. Conclusion
Main References and Complete List of Media Sources Consulted
Annex I. Main World Protests Episodes 2006-2013
Annex II. Methodological Issues

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Mar 1

Who’s Who in Peace Intelligence: Rob Sentse

Rob Sentse

Rob Sentse

Serving as an officer at several branches in the Royal Netherlands Army, Rob Sentse worked amongst others, as a coach, as an intelligence analyst, as a project officer implementing Field Human Intelligence in the RNLA and as a trainer in Leadership and Didactic skills. After a 38 year career he retired in September 2011. Right now he runs his own company in executive, personal and team coaching and as a trainer in  communicative, social, leadership and didactic skills.(www.robsentse.nl)   

In 2001 he worked in BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, RS) where he implemented a Bosnia wide project to bring into contact the several veteran unions with the local care attribution.
He built a social network consisting of the Minister of Health RS, mayors, psychiatrics, psychologists and Croat/Serb/Bosniac veterans’unions.
The Project had attention at BiH National television and other national media.
In 2006 Rob Sentse was deployed to the Canadian lead Regional Command HQ in Kandahar as J2PLANS.
In 2008 he served as G2X for Taskforce Urzugan in Tarin Kowt.
In 2010 Rob worked as a Military Observer for UNMIS in Sudan.

More to read at: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/robsentse

In 1997 he earned his Bachelor degree of Social Works at the Eindhoven University of Applied Sciences. Rob graduated with his project about prevention programs against bullying, (sexual) intimidation, blackmail and other types of violence, for Dutch scholars aging 12-18. The project had attention in national newspapers and on national television and was implemented at several Dutch schools.

Rob is a Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association (NISA) participant. Website: www.nisa-intelligence.nl

As an author of several articles about leadership and didactic skills, terrorism, political and economical relations, his articles were published in several (military) magazines and newspapers. http://www.slideshare.net/RobSentseBc

Selected Publications:

AF bandwidth dead right now.  Three items to be posted soon.

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Oct 12

Who’s Who in Collective, Cyber, Earth, and Peace Intelligence: Jen Ziemke

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Jen Ziemke

Jen Ziemke

Co-Founder and Co-Curator

Crisis Mappers Net

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Sep 3

Who’s Who in Peace Intelligence: Akbar Ahmed

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a Visiting Professor and was First Distinguished Chair of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He has taught at Princeton, Harvard, and Cambridge Universities and has been called “the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam” by the BBC. Regularly interviewed by CNN, NPR, BBC, and Al-Jazeera, he has appeared several times on Oprah, and has also been a guest of The Daily Show and Nickelodeon. For the fall term 2012, Ambassador Ahmed was the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor at Cambridge University and Visiting Fellow of Jesus College.

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Jun 8

Who’s Who in Peace Intelligence: Colman McCarthy

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Coleman McCarthy

Colman McCarthy (born March 24, 1938 in Glen Head, New York), an American journalist, teacher, lecturer, pacifist, progressive, an anarchist and long-time peace activist, directs the Center for Teaching Peace in Washington, D.C. From 1969 to 1997, he wrote columns for The Washington Post. His topics ranged from politics, religion, health, and sports to education, poverty, and peacemaking. Washingtonian magazine called him “the liberal conscience of The Washington Post.” Smithsonian magazine said he is “a man of profound spiritual awareness.” He has written for The New Yorker, The Nation, The Progressive, The Atlantic, and Reader’s Digest. Since 1999, he has written biweekly columns for National Catholic Reporter.

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Mar 19

Who’s Who in Peace Intelligence: Col Anthony Pfaff

Colonel Tony Pfaff, USA is a Foreign Area Officer for the Middle East and North Africa, currently serving as the Senior Military and Army Advisor to the Department of State. Colonel Pfaff began his military career as an Infantry officer and first served as platoon leader and company executive officer in the 82nd Airborne Division, with whom he deployed to Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. He then served as a company commander and battalion operations officer in the 1st Armored Division, with which he deployed to Operation ABLE SENTRY in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Colonel Pfaff has also served on the faculty at West Point and as the Senior Intelligence Officer for the Joint Staff’s Iraq Intelligence Working Group. He has served twice in Iraq, once as the Deputy J2 for a Joint Special Operations Task Force, and as the Senior Military Advisor for the Civilian Police Assistance Training Program. Most recently, he served as the Defense Attaché in Baghdad and prior to that as the Chief of International Military Affair for Army Central Command and as the Defense Attache Kuwait. He also served as a consultant for the Independent Panel to Review Department of Defense Detention Procedures headed by former Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger and contributed to the ethics section of the Army and Marine Corps counterinsurgency field manual.  Colonel Pfaff has a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Economics from Washington and Lee University, a master’s degree in Philosophy from Stanford University, a master’s in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and a doctorate in Philosophy from Georgetown University.

“Risk, Military Ethics, and Irregular Warfare,” Foreign Policy Research Institute, E-Note, December, 2012, http://www.fpri.org/enotes/2011/201112.pfaff.irregularwarfare.html

Aligning Means and Ends: Towards a New Way of War,” Military Review, September-October, 2011, pp. 78-83

“Ethics in Dangerous Situations,” with Ted Reich, Walter Redman, and Michael Hurley, in Patrick Sweeney and Michael Matthews, Leadership in Dangerous Situations (Naval Institute Press, 2011) pp. 121-138.

Resolving Ethical Challenges in an Era of Persistent Conflict (Strategic Studies Institute, March 29, 2011)

“Bungee Jumping Off the Moral High-ground: The Ethics of Espionage in the Modern Age,” published in Ethics of Spying: A Reader for the Intelligence Professional, Jan Goldman, ed. (Scarecrow Press, 2009)

Development and Reform of the Iraqi Police Forces (Strategic Studies Institute, January 25, 2008)

“Officership and Character,” in The Future of the Army Profession, Don M. Snider, ed. May 2005

The Ethics of Espionage,” in the Journal of Military Ethics, Vol 3, Issue 1, 2004, pp. 1-15

“Officership: Character, Leadership, and Ethical Decision Making” in Military Review January-February 2003, pp. 66-71.

“Military Ethics in Complex Contingencies,” published in The Future of the Army Profession, 2nd Ed., Don Snider and Lloyd Matthews, eds. (McGraw-Hill, 2002), pp. 409-428

Peacekeeping and the Just War Tradition (Strategic Studies Institute, September 01, 2000)

Army Professionalism, the Military Ethic, and Officership in the 21st Century (Strategic Studies Institute, December 01, 1999)

Toward an Ethics of Detention and Interrogation: Consent and Limits,” published in Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly

“Chaos, Complexity, and the Modern Battlefield,” published in Military Review, pp. 83-86

“Developing Commanders for Peace and War,” with Dr. Don Snider, Major John Nagl, in Culture and Command, Strategic Policy Studies 3 published by The Strategic Policy Studies Group of the Britannia Royal Naval College and Exeter University, 2000.

“Homeland Defense and Issues of Civil Military Relations,” in …to insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence… published by Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, December 2000.With Dr. Don Snider, Major John Nagl,

“Peacekeeping and the Just War Tradition” in Pacem, (Norwegian Military Journal)Issue Nr 2, 2000.

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Jan 12

Behavioural Conflict: Why Understanding People and Their Motives Will Prove Decisive in Future Conflict by Andrew Mackay and Steve Tatham ; foreword by Stanley McChrystal.

        The Small Wars Journal Blog has a post previewing a new book by Andrew Mackay and Steve Tatham. Behavioural Conflict: Why Understanding People and Their Motives Will Prove Decisive in Future Conflict considers how the West’s Post Cold War conflicts have been fought amongst people rather than between armies. From publisher’s description:

“These people, amongst others, have been Mendes, Kissis and Konos (and the 13 other tribes of Sierra Leone), they have been Serbo-Croats, Bosnians, Kosovars, Albanians, Unizzahs, al-Ribads, al-Zobaids, Kurds, al-Montifig (and the other tribal groups of the nearly 40 that make up Iraq), Pashtuns, Hazaras, Uzbecks (and the other 6 ethnic groupings that make up Afghanistan’s rich tapestry of population), they have been Sunni, Shia, Orthodox, Agnostic, Christian, Catholic; they have been farmers, politicians, police, administrators, businessmen, narco khans, war lords, men, women and children. In fact you can divide them in any one of a hundred or so different ways but the only certainty is that all of these groups and people will exhibit behaviour, that may appear utterly irrational but for better or worse will have profound effects upon the manner in which military missions are conducted.” 

The book is based on a paper written in 2009 for the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. The tale of the lone Afghan farmer sowing seeds in a field near the Kajaki Dam should be a warning to those from the developed world who underestimate the intelligence of people just because they don’t speak English or have grown up without electricity and running water.

This book will have utility for anyone working in military, peacekeeping, policing or any other other cross cultural situation.

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Nov 6