A term which describes the network of networks of activists working to contain and balance the US's imperial adventurism. And other overriding of world opinion. Interesting for examples of grass-roots organizations and activism which seem to have some effect.


PhilGreenspun on blog tracking of political issues : http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/philg/2003/04/26#a214


I think Andrew Orlowski raises some important points, but comes across as a curmudjeon. http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/30087.html

It is disturbing that bloggers googlebombed earlier discussion of "Second Superpower'' out of the way of Jim Moore's essay (although he probably didn't intend it.) In fact Orlowski's criticism has brought attention back to those other writings.

But Moore's essay isn't as bad as Orlowski paints it. For example, I think it makes a strong case for activism. The discussion in EmergentDemocracyAndTheAntiWarMovement has been mainly focussed on persuading government. Moore's essay is a reminder that SecondSuperpower should really operate through distributed (ie. direct) action. (ProtestStrategies)

Counter Orlowski here : http://epeus.blogspot.com/20030401epeusarchive.html#200094183

(Orwell on Power and Language : http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/orwell46.htm))

December 2005, How influencial are bloggers : TriangleOfPower

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