Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America spread #GoSilent across the web for Memorial Day

Amy Sample Ward

Just before noon, I decided to go online and see what those in my networks were sharing from their own celebrations or reflections, and immediately found the #GoSilent campaign from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). The simple call to action also lends itself to participation by many, including government officials.

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Wikileaks War Data Reveal Underreporting of Iraqi Civilian Casualties

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A Guest Beneblog by Anita Gohdes, Jeff Klingner, Megan Price and Patrick Ball The recent release of almost 400,000 secret US military files on the war in Iraq through Wikileaks has attracted wide media coverage. These documents, officially known as the significant acts database (SIGACTS), add new insights to the ongoing debate on how many casualties have occurred in Iraq since the beginning of the war.

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Great reads from around the web on May 19th

Amy Sample Ward

Over the past few weeks, we received over 250 applications from bloggers around the world – from California to Kenya, and from Mexico to Iraq. " What We Lose if We Lose Data.gov | Freedom to Tinker – "In its latest 2011 budget proposal, Congress makes deep cuts to the Electronic Government Fund. This fund supports the continued development and upkeep of several key open government websites, including Data.gov, USASpending.gov and the IT Dashboard.

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Entrepreneurship and Internet Diplomacy in the Muslim and Arab World

Forum One

We are also engaging with the Government of Iraq through the development of new web portals that will assist with project management and connecting with citizens of the country. government, members of the diplomatic corps, successful business and civil society leaders, philanthropists, media professionals, academics, artists etc. Tags: Influence Events Collaboration Communication Events Government

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50 Nonprofits Every U.S. Politican Should Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans :: @ CIAV. Related Links: Social and Mobile Media Webinars for Nonprofits and Government. The 50 nonprofits listed below are tackling some of the most important economic, social and political issues of our time. They are active in our communities, in our schools, and have valuable knowledge and experience that our nation’s elected officials could learn from and be inspired by, and yet very few U.S.

To Dubai on an Emirates Airbus 380

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It was easier to say yes than usual: I'd never been to Dubai or the region, and the government of Dubai and Emirates airline offered to fly me there business class! I was surprised a little later to realize that we were flying over Iraq. My current business trip started by heading for Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I had been invited to attend the Global Agenda Council meeting organized by the World Economic Forum.

Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

government also has its own problems with networked activists. After massive leaks of documents on the Iraq and Afghan wars and diplomatic cables from around the world, Wikileaks has demonstrated that it is a formidable threat to American legitimacy and power. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of December 15th).

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The Craig Newmark Beneblog Interview

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our government's public servants have been released to their jobs better. White House blogs, open government initiatives. A: For me specifically, government and social media (and not just Washington), social media, the Sunlight Foundation ( on government accountability and transparency, data.gov, etc.) Also working with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America to help get them the respect and services they deserve, working on reform of the VA.

Andrea Parhamovich

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Yesterday, in Iraq, Andrea Parhamovich and our security personnel were enshrined on that list. They were not the enemies of anyone in Iraq; they were there to help. The National Democratic Institute "works with democrats in every region of the world to build political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government."

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Women Rise Up Against War: Rae Abileah of CODEPINK

Have Fun - Do Good

According to UNIFEM's, "Gender Profile-Iraq-Women, War & Peace," : "[M]ore than 90 women become widows each day due to continuing violence countrywide. March 20th is the 4th anniversary of the Iraq War. CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities.

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Data, Data Everywhere: But How Does It Relate to You and Your Work?

Tech Soup Blog

It is being used and analyzed by the media, the private sector, governments, and civil society organizations to inform their decisions. And so are the ways in which governments, civil society. And for those of you interested in open government data events, have a look at the events calendar that is being updated by the Open Knowledge Foundation. technology geek, statistician, and government official though civil.

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POGO Pride

Connection Cafe

And like overly enthusiastic Convion I am, I stood proudly as the Project on Government Oversight 's name was called as the 2011 Innovator Award Winner for best Overall Use of Convio. I began working with the folks at the Project on government Oversight (or POGO as they’re known by their fans) a few years ago and have continued to be amazed by how their hardworking (yet relatively small) staff strategizes to get the max out of their Convio tools. Author: Emily Goodstein.

How-to: Let Go and Start Blogging

NTEN

This blogger writes with a personal flair, highlighting photos, statistics, government documents to comment on social and economic conditions there. Lawrence of Cyberia frequently reveals "hidden" stories of Palestinian and Israeli history that counters misinformation and myths in US major media and government policy. He noted that when he turned against the Iraq War he lost two-thirds of his readers, especially after admitting mistakes about his position on the war.

Changing the World: TechSoup's Newest Global Partner

Tech Soup Blog

Serving as a geographical and cultural bridge between Europe and the Middle East, Turkey is a country that shares borders with both Syria and Iraq (not to mention another six * countries). In addition to Syria and Iraq, these are Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, and the Azerbaijani exclave: Nakhchivan. (If Amongst these, the change in political climate in recent years has negatively affected how government bodies engage and work with civil society organizations.

[VIDEO] Raise More Money And Improve Donors Relationships Through Personal Branding

Bloomerang

That means that 70% of almost all the money given in this country other than government money is coming from people sitting down and asking face-to-face, or on Zoom calls in some kind of face-to-face setting.

The Shrinking Generational Digital Divide

NTEN

Although some local governments are experimenting with Wi-Fi clouds -- free Internet for citizens -- the technology still remains out of reach many. One grandmother, a diehard among people avoiding the Internet, became an avid online user when her grandson was stationed in Iraq. Sami Hassanyeh, AARP. Personal computers, cell phones, digital assistants, and the Internet have fundamentally changed how we communicate.

NetCentric Advocacy: Intelliwiki: intellipedia: Can a top secret Wiki work?

Network-Centric Advocacy

I kind of remember they got an intelligence briefing on terror and on Iraq ( Good old Hans Blix didnt need a wiki ) Informaiton on the wiki But hey.here is to trying harder! intelligence czar John Negroponte announced Intellipedia, which allows intelligence analysts and other officials to collaboratively add and edit content on the governments classified Intelink Web much like its more famous namesake on the World Wide Web.A "top

Support Women Survivors of War with $27/month

Have Fun - Do Good

T he program works in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sudan. However, most of the people engaged in this conversation are men acting in their professional capacities as diplomats, government officials and advisors, with very few women speaking on behalf of anyone or anything. "The program 'has dared me to hope-of having a house, of living in peace, of reclaiming my dynamism, my dignity.

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NetCentric Advocacy: The U.S. Army Professional Writing Collection: Food for Thought

Network-Centric Advocacy

The second lesson to emerge thus far from the Iraq war is that civil populations can no longer be overlooked or disregarded in war strategy. Civil uprisings against corrupt governments or invading armies are an old story in war, but modern conditions empower populations to play a more central role in warfare for a number of reasons. The second lesson to emerge thus far from the Iraq war is that civil populations can no longer be overlooked or disregarded in war strategy.

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Revamped Politics Online Conference Ready for Its Closeup - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

Here are three things I’m excited about (revealing my inner political dork yet again): The opening plenary--Pervasive Politics: How Ubiquitous Technology Will Change Politics & Government. But it’s very interesting to think about how the next administration (and governments in general) could use technology in ways to enlighten and educate people in ways that match our changing lifestyles.

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Interview with Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International

Have Fun - Do Good

We work in countries like Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, among others. She once took a microphone in a big celebration on Women's Day that we had at our office there, and she addressed a group of men who are the governor, and the mayor, and different government officials. I grew up in Iraq during Saddam's time, and during the time in which we had the war with Iran.

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NetCentric Advocacy: In the Darkness Create a Light: Political Fog will only be by Natural Winds

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Connection Grid: Students Calling Iraq | Main | The Five Dysfunctions of Team and Network-centric Advocacy » January 10, 2006 In the Darkness Create a Light: Political Fog will only be by Natural Winds Thanks Noah: Link: The Cook Political Report National Overview. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

Reallocate the money saved to support for wounded soldiers and families of those killed in Iraq. 1 million a year, but no (zip, zero, nada) lobbying or any other work relating to the government (except as an employee, like a cabinet post, ambassador, etc) after retirement.

Self-Censorship for Museum Professionals

Museum 2.0

Very dangerous things (health and safety) Adult camp-in “Partner Swap Among the Dinosaurs” An exhibition on techniques, tips, and tools for covert eco-terrorism aimed at affecting government policy. There are lots of things visitors can’t do in museums. But what about the things that museum professionals can’t (or feel they can’t) do? This week at the ASTC conference, Kathy McLean, Tom Rockwell, Eric Siegel and I presented a session called “You Can’t Do That in Museums!”

David Perlmutter Talks Blogs, Interactors, and Jon Stewart - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

I see a future where there will be small independent interactors, corporate interactors, government interactors, advocacy group interactors, and many other kinds. Yes, a lot of blogs offer their opinion on the Iraq war, but there are also a lot of blogs finding and reporting original information.

David Perlmutter Talks Blogs, Interactors, and Jon Stewart - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

I see a future where there will be small independent interactors, corporate interactors, government interactors, advocacy group interactors, and many other kinds. Yes, a lot of blogs offer their opinion on the Iraq war, but there are also a lot of blogs finding and reporting original information.

Women of Color Resource Center: An Interview with Anisha Desai

Have Fun - Do Good

A disproportionate amount of women veterans are women of color, and many of them have just recently returned from Iraq or Afghanistan and are looking to get involved with the peace moment, and with their own political development, but also with their own healing, and what it means to heal after going through the incredible trauma of war.

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Balancing People, Profit & Planet: An Interview with Reem Rahim of Numi Tea

Have Fun - Do Good

For a long time, in my family, we had discussed importing a dry desert line called "Numi", in Arabic, that we drank as kids in our native Iraq. Another garden, also in India, has put money into either retirement funds, because the government doesn't give that to them, and funds for parents with disabled children. Reem Rahim is the Co-founder and Vice President of Marketing of the Oakland-based green business Numi Tea.

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Mom in the Movement: Lisa Russ of the Movement Strategy Center

Have Fun - Do Good

He was born two months before Katrina, which sort of crystallized for a lot of people fears about global warming, and also fears about the inadequacies of our government and our systems to respond to needs. How do you balance working for social change, with the work of being a mom? Lisa Russ, the Associate Director of the Movement Strategy Center, shares the joys and challenges of being a new mom working for social change.

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Solutionary Women: Alli Chagi-Starr, Ilyse Hogue, Melinda Kramer and Reem Rahim

Have Fun - Do Good

million-member political action committee who works on issues from universal health care to climate change, and energy independence to restoring democracy through getting rid of the torture clause that the Bush administration has written into the government charter, and trying to get public funding for elections. Then, myself and my brother met in the Grand Canyon, and we had this idea for a long time to import a dried lime from our native Iraq to the States.

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