I found an interesting article on ei about Palestinians organising on the Internet:
That explosion of violence in the occupied territories brought about a tough lockdown on Palestinian mobility by Israeli forces and produced the right conditions for a home-grown, grass-roots activism — frustrated youth trapped inside all day with nothing but the TV and the internet to turn to. “It’s a way to achieve effective non-violent resistance,” says Abukeshek, 27, who is from the West Bank city of Nablus but now lives in Madrid where he helps run Pal-youth.org, an online Internet portal connecting Palestinians around the world.
It’s quite interesting because this kind of came out of necessity due to their isolation, much like Chinese bloggers having no where else to organise either. In a much lesser example, I’m sure I wasn’t the only teenager living in outer suburbs removed from accessible political activity that found my original ideas on the internet.
Anyway, read the article to keep you occupied until I can produce a real post later tonight, hopefully full of more enthusiasm for NaNoWriMo than I’m feeling at the moment. I’m trying to make progress on my list of scenes on a lazy Friday afternoon at work.
politics, Palestine, Internet, writing, NaNoWriMo