Alliance of Youth Movements: Color Revolution 2.0
by Tony Cartalucci
In 2008, the Alliance of Youth Movements held its inaugural summit in New York City. Attending this summit was a combination of State Department staff, Council on Foreign Relations members, former National Security staff, Department of Homeland Security advisers, and a myriad of representatives from American corporations and mass media organizations including AT&T, Google, Facebook, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and MTV.
One might suspect such a meeting of representatives involved in US economic, domestic and foreign policy, along with the shapers of public opinion in the mass media would be convening to talk about America's future and how to facilitate it. Joining these policy makers, was an army of "grassroots" activists that would "help" this facilitation.
Such as.... Shabab April 6.
From the Movements.org page on Shabab April 6. This is Mark Belinsky of Digital Democracy:
Here's Marc and his team.
If you follow Movements.org at all, you've noticed that our network is made up of grassroots activists from around the world. At our summits, and here on this site, the goal is for people to share information with each other so that they can more effectively tackle campaigns for social change. Much of what I do is work on improving these training resources and facilitate the sharing of best practices among activists. As an example, on our private listserv there have been some questions lately out of Cameroon and Nigeria about how best to set up a campaign to monitor elections. On the list, we—me, Mark Belinsky of Digital Democracy, Ken Banks of Frontline SMS, Juliana Rotich of Ushahidi, and a few others—were able to get some helpful information out to these folks. Movements.org is first and foremost about making it easier for activists to connect with each other and get the information they need.
The Shabab April 6 Movement, which was at the inaugural summit in 2008, is one of the grassroots groups that has played a role in this network of activists. As is mentioned in a diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks and cited this week at The Nation, Newsweek, the New York Post and ABC News, April 6 was able to connect with other grassroots activists - who they remain connected to - at this event. That gets at the real value (hopefully!) of this website and the annual summit: helping activists to learn from each other by providing a platform and offline events that facilitate information sharing.
So you see, basically, what they're saying is: IT'S ALL GOOD. They are right out in the open here, telling everyone that they are providing training, and a platform, and online events, to help the grassroots activists. Look they have it on a WEBSITE, because they are not ashamed to help people protest. And they insist are not controlling anything. They are just helping the people by giving them the TOOLS. Little presents... laptops, phones, cameras? A bit of training...? A little trip to an international conference to meet important people....? They are just leveling the playing field so we can have a Good Clean Hegelian Mindfuck Fight.
And it's all NON PROFIT you see. Where do they get the money though? From sponsors. Who are the sponsors?
Plus Columbia Law School. Plus the US State Department.
The sponsors have plenty of money to HELP.
So we are wondering.... we could make a list for them, of evil groups that need overthrowing.
It is hard, considering these men's affiliations, to believe that the change they want to see is anything less than a generation that drinks more Pepsi, buys more consumerist junk, and believes the United States government every time they purvey their lies to us via their corporate owned media.So true. We were young once, and suitably bright and naive to make a tempting target. We learned that when people blow smoke up your ass and make you feel special, nine times out of ten they are USING YOU. They are washing their filthy hands in your nice clean sink. And then they will send you off, run along now, to do their dirty work. Even people who seem very nice will do this. In fact, especially them. On behalf of all young people who were cynically USED to further hidden agendas, we dedicate our blog to fucking up nefarious plans. And to the young people who willingly, knowingly participate with these NGO and assorted power-peddlers, for their own personal gain or whatever bullshit excuse you tell yourself, FUCK YOU.
While the activists attending the Movements.org summit adhere to the philosophies of "left-leaning" liberalism, the very men behind the summit, funding it, and prodding the agenda of these activists are American's mega-corporate combine. These are the very big-businesses that have violated human rights worldwide, destroyed the environment, sell shoddy, overseas manufactured goods produced by workers living in slave conditions, and pursue an agenda of greed and perpetual expansion at any cost. The hypocrisy is astounding unless of course you understand that their nefarious, self-serving agenda could only be accomplished under the guise of genuine concern for humanity, buried under mountains of feel-good rhetoric, and helped along by an army of exploited, naive youth.
Sorry to vent, but we are tired of people with no integrity taking advantage of people with integrity. And that is how it is always done. So, people with integrity, it's time to wise up.
What a grand show. Click through to the pdfs and see the people involved in this. We could spend hours and hours but in the interest of time and in the spirit of piling on....
2008 Summit New York City .pdf
2009 Summit Mexico City .pdf
2010 Summit London
"(Co-founders Jason Liebman and Jared Cohen address the 2008 delegates at a gala hosted by MTV in New York's Times Square)"
Another one of those wacky "conspiracy theories" that turns out to be TRUE, like organ trafficking.
But all is not lost, because not everyone is on the payroll. So, people of Egypt, if you are someone who did NOT receive a new cellphone, camera, trip to a conference, training manual, etc., you should maybe find out who DID get those things, and ask them some questions. That's what we would do, if we were you.
Caption reads: "Women have been at the heart of organising protests in Tahrir Square [Getty]"
What model camera and cell phone?
What is "her" name?