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A new campaign has been started to help coordinate worldwide protests against the acceleration of the war in Syria by the corporate military-industrial complex. Protests are already planned in over 70 cities worldwide for Saturday, August 31. It’s almost like the flash mob version of a global anti-war protest.
One of the co-founders of the March Against Monsanto, Nick Bernabe, is a leading organizer of the rallies and his experience may be just what is needed to help mobilize people quickly. Wednesday, Bernabe discussed the viral reach of the campaign to date on the Adam vs. the Man show. He described the open source nature of the protests by saying “we’re just trying to help get this thing viral”, noting that they were leaving the structure of the protests up to the local leaders.
One advantage the alternative media can wield is the timely use of social media to counter false media narratives, and the March Against Monsanto co-founder has already done that once. The March Against Monsanto brought over 2 million people to the streets in 52 countries. That organic movement broke through many mainstream media barriers, including forcing CNN to at least acknowledge that the protests happened and there is some controversy over GMO food.