Open discussion: AVAAZ and virtual clicktivism vs. local grassroot and real action?

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On the occasion of our last newsletter raising questions about who «owns» campaigns like the one against bee  kiling pesticides

we wrote: This is an occasion to celebrate a partial victory – to ask even more about bee-killing radiation from mobile phones and HAARP; and to stay wide awake as to  «who and what moves the world». Is it really AVAAZ who «won the battle»? Below you find some brandnew well-researched critical voices… a.o.   on the secrecies behind AVAAZ (who claims that they have made the change);  an interview where avaaz does NOT answer the important questions (auf deutsch, sorry); and a Guardian article on «clicktivism».

We invite you to make up your own opinion by studying the links below, do your own research – and in the meantime: Engage with real people, in local initiatives as the ones we are featuring in this newsletter. Make the grassroot grow….

Here are some interesting resources and opinions :

Interview with the German AVAAZ leader – leaving many questions open; f.ex. who decides on which campaigns are selcted for the big public and why they are bombarding us with campagns aginst the Syrian government – even though the the grassroot never voted for it . http://www.gulli.com/news/21284-das-kampagnen-netzwerk-avaaz-im-gulliinterview-2013-04-15

a cover up from a german magazine: http://www.raum-und-zeit.com/raum-und-zeit/archiv/2013/ausgabe-182/avaaz.html

an article on Avaaz from a conservative Israeli viewpoint   http://cifwatch.com/tag/george-soros/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alastair_Crooke
http://hurryupharry.org/2011/04/11/crooke-%E2%99%A5-assad/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/nov/04/syria-iran-great-game

Left-side german ctitique: http://www.linksnet.de/de/artikel/26929

…fell free to send us other serious ressources!