Год чудес прошел - ещё один на пороге?

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A Year of Wonders — And Another to Come?

Год чудес прошел - ещё один на пороге?

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Looking back on the events of 2011, I have to keep reminding myself it wasn’t a dream.

Оглядываясь назад на события 2011 года, я постоянно был вынужден проверять себя, не сплю ли я.

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Who would have guessed, in the summer of 2010 when Wikileaks published hundreds of thousands of State Department cables, that it would trigger the overthrow of the Tunisian government? And who would have guessed, at the time of Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation in Tunisia, that the fire would spread to engulf the Arab world? That the Arab Spring would inspire activists in Wisconsin, Spain, Greece, and Palestine? Or that a second great wave of activism, the Occupy movement, would spread from Wall Street to hundreds of cities around the world?

Когда летом 2010 года на Викиликс опубликовали сотни тысяч утечек из Госдепартамента, кто бы мог подумать, что это вызовет падение тунисского правительства? И кто бы мог подумать во время самосожжения Мухаммеда Боазизи в Тунисе, что это пламя подожжёт практически весь арабский мир? Что эта "арабская весна" вдохновит активистов в штате Висконсин, в Испании, в Греции, в Палестине? Или что вторая большая волна активности "движения оккупантов" распространится с Уолл-стрит по сотням городов всего мира?

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The major Occupy encampments in the United States were forcibly removed — with notable police violence — but the movement continues as a self-organized school of revolutionary praxis, throwing off new innovations in the technology of resistance on a weekly basis.

The Occupy movement set new benchmarks in the culture of video-induced openness, as realization began to dawn on uniformed thugs from U.C. Davis to Oscar Grant Plaza to Zuccotti Park that everything they do from now on will be on Candid Camera.

Local spinoffs of the Occupy movement took the first tentative steps — sure to become a Long March — in reoccupying vacant, bankster-owned housing and restoring it to the control of the evicted, foreclosed and homeless.

Groups like Avaaz and Telecomix, and countless more, developed new techniques for maintaining secure local meshwork communications, Internet access, and communications with the outside world, for protest movements in countries whose governments might presume to “shut down the Internet.”

The folks at Anonymous, in their recent hacks of the BART police, Texas law enforcement and Stratfor, devastated their targets with the release of sensitive data. The technical sophistication of these attacks makes the “Low Orbit Ion Cannon” DOS attacks of a couple of years ago look like the Model T. How long ’til we see a new federal Cabinet department or Fortune 500 corporation hacked every week, with accompanying releases of incriminating emails and documents? Perhaps coming soon to an employer near you (I’m sure you’re crying on your pillow at the thought just as I am).

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