Wall Street Journal: Russian protestors set plan for 2012

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Dec. 31, 2011, 11:29 a.m. |

Vladimir Putin's plans to return to the presidency and the general political stagnation in Russia brought around 120,000, according to the organizers, to Sakharov Avenue on Dec. 24

MOSCOW—The activists who organized Russia's largest antigovernment protests in more than 20 years said they would march again in February, a month before Prime Minister Vladimir Putin faces presidential elections, as efforts to build a dialogue between the two sides showed little progress. Longtime Putin ally Alexei Kudrin, a former finance minister, has offered to mediate, but hasn't gone beyond initial contacts with some opposition leaders, according to people familiar with the efforts.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 10:58 p.m.    

CIA protesters going to get some heads crack by the riot cops. :)

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 4:31 a.m.    

The CIA supports Putin's re-election. They would be out of a job if he lost. The CIA wants Putin to win so he can destroy Russia from within. In fact, the CIA is using &quot;zombie mind control&quot; on Putin so he increases corruption and drives off all foreign investors from Russia, making it completely dependent on energy exports for survival. The destabilization of Russia is all in Putin's mind...courtesy of the CIA. Haven't you heard? The CIA &quot;beamed&quot; cancer into Chavez of Venezuela. They can do anything!!!

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 10:50 a.m.    

Yet more most embarrassing humiliation for the US-paid traitors, heh, heh, heh :D

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 10:48 a.m.    

&quot;Wall Street Journal: Russian protestors set plan for 2012&quot;

Translation: BROKE US losers to their NGOS : &quot;Our COMMUNIST China masters are not going to give us much handouts in 2012, so no more &quot;color revolutions&quot; anymore, HA HA HA, gasp, HO HO HO :D&quot;

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Anonymous Jan. 2, 2012, 9:45 a.m.    

Fourv stages; And no one has named them better than historian Lawrence Goodwyn, a a student of the Populist movement.

Goodwyn said that successful movements go through four stages:

1) First, the movement forms. This happens when people acknowledge oppression and defy it. They create physical and psychic spaces where they can cast off conventional modes of deferment, reject resignation and start acting with radical self-respect. This self-respect involves speaking with the tongue of truth, in the language of radical experience. Millions of people acting with self-respect become a body collective self-confidence, reordering what is politically possible.

2) Second, the movement recruits. It finds a way to attract masses of people while sharing its message of resistance. Radical recruitment is done systematically and strategically, and recruiters attract people in two ways: they promise tangible relief and provide a motive and blueprint for action.

3) Third, the movement educates. It articulates the ideology of the movement. It offers an analysis of power that liberates folks from past thinking patterns, renames what is possible, and unveils a plan to make the possible plausible. It names both the enemy in power and how to get power back. It’s a murder mystery: It gives folks a suspect, a motive, and a scheme for restoring justice.

4) Fourth, the movement politicizes. The movement politicizes when its alternative solutions run up against the powers that be. It admits that power must change for change to work, and it ousts old regimes through direct confrontations with power. Having created alternative economies, practices and paradigms, it creates an alternative political structure—laws, government, and process—to protect its brave new world.

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